Artist Resources

 

Below are several lists of external links to resources I have found useful in my art practice or have heard good things about. All of “My Favorite” resources are tools I have actually used and recommend.

 

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Categorized Resource Lists:

Color Palette Generators

See how colors interact with each other or get color schemes for projects.

My Favorite:

 Coolors  

Honorable Mentions:

 Design Seeds

Color Palettes.net

Canva Palette Generator

Palette Generator.com  

Paletton.com  

Reference Photos

Photos to use for traditional art reference or digital projects.

My Favorite:   

Wildlife Reference Photos

Honorable Mentions:

Photocase

Pexels

Pixabay

Unsplash

Wet Canvas Reference Library

Anatomy Reference

References for the human body.

*Warning – most of these sites contain nudity*

My Favorite:

Anatomy360 

Honorable Mentions:

Adorka Stock

Character Designs

Endless Reference

Proko Tools

Quick Poses

 

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Customizable Reference

Customizable reference tools for drawing human and humanoid figures.

My Favorite:   

Hero Forge

Honorable Mentions:

Anatomy 360 3D Tool

Handy

Just Sketch Me

Magic Poser

Pose Tool Mobile App

Skelly (by proko)

 

Practice Tools

Tools for developing your art skills, including prompts, timers and challenges.

My Favorite:   

David Birss Drawing Prompts

Honorable Mentions:

Art Prompts

Art-Res Reference Boards

Drawing Prompts

Figurosity

Line of Action Practice – warning – contains nudity

Sketch Daily

 

Art Inspiration

Various tools for use in digital art and design

My Favorite:   

Silk Interactive

Honorable Mentions:

Art Breeder

Jackson Pollock

Night Cafe Generator

Perchance

Random Art Generator

Word Art

 

Printing

Printing for art prints, posters, and marketing materials.

My Favorite:   

Canvas Champ

Honorable Mentions:

48 Hour Print

Giclee Today

MooJ

Printify

Printful

Sticker Giant

Vistaprint

 

Print On-

Demand

Companies that offer

Print-On-Demand shops

and services for artists.

My Favorite:   

Zazzle

Honorable Mentions:

ArtPal

Fine Art America

RedBubble

Saatchi Art

Society6

Spoonflower

 

Artist Platforms

& Communities

Communities and places to

display or promote

your artwork.

My Favorite:   

Fine Art America

Honorable Mentions:

Art Finder

Artful Home

Artzine

BeHance

DeviantArt

 

Online Storefronts

Places for creatives to sell their products and packages online.

My Favorite:   

Etsy

Honorable Mentions:

Creative Market

Gumroad

Patreon

Podia

Shopify

 

Apps & Programs

Software intended to aid artists in their practice

My Favorite:   

Artonomo

Honorable Mentions:

Are.na – (apple only)

Artnear

Inkscape

Just A Line

Procreate – (apple only)

WallApp

 

Digital Editing & Painting

Software used to edit artwork

My Favorite:   

Canva

Honorable Mentions:

Adobe Illustrator

ArtFlow Studio

ArtRage

Gimp

Krita

Photoshop

PicsArt

Procreate – (apple only)

 

Learning Resources

Improve your artwork

My Favorite:   

Honorable Mentions:

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Art Channels & Influencers

Notable people in the art community

My Favorite:   

Honorable Mentions:

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Art Festivals

Shows and Festivals to display artwork

My Favorite:   

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