PODCASTS, VIDEOS, & BLOGS
A detailed and in-depth list of resources, most of which I stole for my list.
One Fantastic Week
A weekly web show where self-employed fantasy artists Pete Mohrbacher and Sam Flegal talk about current business, creativity and the all-important question "How was your week?"
- Muddy Colors
Different artists contribute to this blog and it has a ton of useful information about anything art-related.
- Dear AD
Art directors answer your questions anonymously.
- Kelly McMorris
Kelley's blog has wonderful articles about working as a professional illustrator.
- Drawn + Drafted
Everything you need to know about building a client list, contracts, etc. Created by Art Director of Orbit Books Lauren Panepinto and artist and Art Director Marc Scheff.
- Illustration Age
Articles, podcasts, online classes, etc.
- Picture This by Molly Bang
A simple break down on composition.
- The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals by Joe Weatherly
An excellent guide to drawing animals.
- Drawing the Head and Hands by Andrew Loomis
Helps you break down and understand the basic structure of the human head. A very systematic approach.
- Color & Light by James Gurney
A guide that introduces all kinds of lighting scenarios as well as a ton of information about mixing colors and palettes.
- Imaginative Realism by James Gurney
A guide on how to make your fantasy creations really come to life.
- How to Draw by Scott Robertson
An extremely dense book that contains everything you need to know about perspective and constructing objects from imagination.
- Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
Extremely useful if you want to work on telling stories with your art and how to get your message across.