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Moving this to a journal so I don't have to have it on my page anymore... Feel free to fav this and such for quick reference! I'm currently revamping my page and I might put a link to this on there in a bit! Enjoy <3


This is a collection of resources done by a variety of artists here on deviantART. I have found all of these to be extremely helpful and in-depth and I wanted to share them with everyone in one big collection. This is far from finished, I will be adding more as more exceptional resources catch my eye. In the meantime, enjoy!

!!Important Advice!!

Some Links of Inspiration and AdviceSome of you may have seen these before, but here are some thoughtful, inspirational, and light-hearted links that have served as a great reminder to myself to keep doing what I do. Sometimes we need these kind of reminders. They've just been hanging around in my bookmarks, and since I saw a few of these things resurface on tumblr today, I decided now was as good a time as any to share.
:bulletblue: Studio Shelter "Keep Drawing"
:bulletblue: Tales Of Mere Existence: "My Favorite Artistic Advice"
:bulletblue: Super Obvious Secrets I Wish They'd Teach In Art School
:bulletblue: How to Steal Like an Artist
Best Advice Tutorial by fox-orian Exposure, Getting Better, Having the ChopsEXPOSURE & GETTING BETTER AT WHAT YOU DO
I'm only going off of my own personal experiences talking about these few things. (And I'm not specifically talking about ONLY dA here.) So take it with as many grains of salt as you can.
I've recently been asked questions like "How do I get people to see my work?", "Why am I not receiving commission inquiries?", "Why isn't anyone following my work?", "What can I do to get better?". Often, and I answered it before, the answer is as simple as this:
Create, as in, DRAW. PAINT. RENDER. SCULPT. You have to do develop a tolerance (or the obvious definition: LOVE) for creating if you want exposure and to get better. You have to LOVE the drawing or illustration that you HATE how it came out in the end. You have to ask yourself after every piece, what could I have done to do that differently. And you have to do this frequently.
Some folks come on the scene, post once or twice a week, and expect an audience to flock yo………


Icon Tutorial 1: Setting Up by Not-Quite-NormalIcon Tutorial 2: Animation by Not-Quite-NormalIcon Tutorial 3: Saving a GIF by Not-Quite-Normal


Pants,jeans,clothes study .... by moni158DJ Coulz Suit Tutorial: BASICS by DJCoulz


How I See Color - A Tutorial by glitchedpuppetEstablishing Mood with Color by TamberEllaPainting via Adjustment Layers by fox-orianGiant Shading Tutorial by TamberElla


The Secret to Composition by Lulie


Say NO to the Internet PricesI've been observing a situation of the artist who courageously set up their prices on very decent prices (in meaning: no more 50 bucks full color image of yer characters! but almost 200$ one for her really nice character painting) where I felt so proud of her for being brave to set up the real price of the art. But I was also a witness of bunch of complaining people (mostly I noticed they were young) screaming that her art is not worth for shitload bucks.
I really wanted to slap faces of these people.
Really, who decide that someone's art is worth that price?
You do not decide how much wort is my art - as my work.
You do not know how much effort I've put into a piece, countless hours, stress, time, including also a years of practice and studies, frustration as well personal finances into the art materials.
Do you think my art is a fun hobby?
You do not decide if my art is a form of fun and what are real feelings with the artist while working on artwork as part of paid job.
It's no more


The Hitchhiker's Guide to Critique by akreon


Lackadaisy Expressions by tracyjbSemi-realistic + anime Eye Tutorial and References by Qinni

Feline/Canine Anatomy

Feline Face Profile Tutorial 1 by TamberEllaOLD: How to Draw Big Cats Part 1 by TamberEllaHow To Draw Big Cats Part 2 by TamberEllaBig Cat Paw Tutorial 2 by TamberEllaBig Cat Paw and Leg Tutorial by TamberEllaCanine v. Feline Anatomy Tut. by DaesiyCanine v Feline Face Anat Tut. by DaesiyCanine v Feline Chest Anatomy Tutorial by Daesiy


Fur Painting Tutorial by NovawuffFur Tutorial by Tatchit

Humorous Tutorials

How to draw a Lion King by AudreyCosmo13:thumb160781581:


Like an artist by JellyVampire1000 W0RDS by yuumei


Paint Pages: Lineart by S-Nova


Perspective + Composition Pt.1 by fox-orianPerspective + Composition Pt.2 by fox-orianP+C Pt.3 - For What its Worth by fox-orian


How to Plush your Dragon by Katy-A


sculpting tut part1: armature base by mangakasanSculpting tut part 2 1 of 2. reupload by mangakasanSculpting tutorial part 2 of 2 by mangakasan


enemy at the gates stepbystep by sandaraTwilight Chill WIP Shots by KatieHofgardMS Paint Steps Edward by MaquendaTutorial: How To Paint A Wolf by ceronaLong Tutorial is Long by TastesLikeAnyaMercedes McLaren SLR - steps by LizkayColouring Tutorial by Omar-DoganRoger Staubach steps by DJCoulzSpeedpainting tutorial by vesnerFantasy Eyes Tutorial by JoJoesArt Mebukijika Process, With Brushes by hellcorpceo

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Ishida1694 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013

OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2012  Student Digital Artist
:3 purrrfect, just in time for a project that I am about to start, you must have magic timing powers :D
OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Apparently hahaa <3
Good luck with your project!
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2012  Student Digital Artist
God I'll need that luck, we have estimated up to 3 years :P (I'm gonna die, but it'll be fun and worth it)
OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
I believe in you! :D

Perhaps your awesome will convince me to do some art/projects for myself too hahaa. <3
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
aww thanks, btw when we finish segments of it we want to show it to a small amount of deviants that we admire and we were thinking that you might be a good person to show (and yes, that means we admire your awesome work :3) would you be interested?
OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Yes, of course! I'd love to help out :)
Arcticfox98 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Awesome, it'll be a few months until we get the first segment finished so we'll notify you when we are near completion (probably by e-mail) but we can discuss this closer to the finishing date :)
OrcaOwl Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Sounds great :)
You can email me at when you do the first segment :D
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