Workshops and Training
The Gnomon Workshop
The Gnomon Workshop is the industry leader in professional training for artists in the entertainment and design industries. Drawing students who are serious about their future in these industries will find lots of instruction and inspiration here. Recommended for high school and above.
>The Gnomon Workshop
Design Studio Press
If concept design is your future career with drawing, then this publisher is a source you'll want to visit. The high-quality books and DVDs feature the work of top concept artists in science fiction, transportation, and fantasy. Recommended for high school and above.
>Design Studio Press
Drawing and Visual Art Blogs
This is an excellent source for drawing students interested in learning about character design. The blog features interviews and artwork of professional character design artists. Recommended for high school and above.
This is one of our favorite blogs about illustration and cartooning. Every day there's something new that's sure to inspire your drawing. You'll want to bookmark this one for sure! Recommended for high school and above.
Tutorials and Lessons
Classical Animation Lessons
Excellent lessons for advanced students covering the basic drawing skills for animation. Lots of good info. Scroll down to bottom of intro page for first lesson.
>Classical Animation Lessons
Copper Comic Tutorial
Kazu Kibuishi, creater of the Wed comic Copper, shows you his step-by-step creative process. It's an excellent look at the penciling, inking, and digital stages of making a Web comic. Also, be sure to check out his Web site called Bolt City.
>Copper Comic Tutorial >Bolt City >Article About Kazu
Myron Barnstone leads the charge for the Renaissance of drawing. His studio features a disciplined program based on classical art and design training for college bound students.
>Myron's YouTube Videos >Barnstone Studios
Star Wars Characters
If you're a serious Star Wars fan, then you'll enjoy these step-by-step lessons posted by various illustrators.
>Star Wars Kids
Quick Lesson on Perspective
This is an advanced lesson on drawing buidings.
>Perspective Drawing Lesson
Online Drawing Communities
5oup: Online Community for Student Artists
5oup is a spectacular showcase of student artwork. It's a great place to get your work shown to a huge audience as well as getting feedback from other artists. Recommended for high school and above.
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