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    Venetia
  Wed Apr 08, 2009 4:51 am
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Are you a graphic artist or designer, or painter, or pixeller, or photographer, looking for some inspiration from other creative people?

Post your links to the image sites or galleries you frequent so we can compile some neat places to go to when you're suffering the dreaded :dead: ARTISTIC BLOCK :dead: .

Please give us a description of the link.
If you want to link to a very large community gallery full of private artists (i.e. DeviantArt), please provide a link to specific artist's page instead of the root url.
And please, keep the manga/anime stuff to a minimum, unless it's particularly amazing.
Please link to galleries, not forums or single images. Private Photobucket and Imageshack galleries are allowed.
If the gallery contains nudity, please label [NSFW].



GENERAL COOLSTUFF
FFFFOUND! | A blog comprised of submitted images, scans, and photos, pulled together by graphic artists with an eye for the unique and interesting. (Warning: Some images may be [NSFW].)

TextArt on DeviantArt | There is some very exotic and eye-catching text art here to give ideas to the budding graphic designer.

gelatometti | Home of some of big artistic inspirations, such as Jim Lee, Ale Garza, JJ Kirby, etc.

threepanelsoul.com | Quirky, short comics, which deal with video games.


PRIVATE ARTIST GALLERIES
jdillon82's DeviantArt Page | This artist actually does professional-quality digital paintings for book covers and posters. Her use of color and light is very interesting.

Inquisitor's Gallery | Inq, a highly-influential artistic member here, does 3D, digital paintings and high-quality pixel art.

Dustin Nguyen's Gallery | Awe-inspiring watercolors.

Mr.Delicious Loves art! | It sounds like a porno name but its damn good art. [[NSFW]]

Pockybox! Gallery | Her artwork is absolutely phenomonal. Mostly MGS-inspired but its definitely worth a look.



PAINTING, PIXELLING, & ARTISTIC GALLERIES
PixelJoint | A well-known library of the best of the best pixelling talent on the web.

Eboy | If you've not seen eBoy before, it'll be a surprise. Their art isn't specifically amazingly outstanding quality, but its the sheer size, the isometric look and the accuracy of shapes that makes it popular. It is pixel art. [[some images contain art nudity, though not real nudity.]]




This list needs more content! Share with us your links!

Special Thanks to those who've put links here


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    boon
  Wed Apr 08, 2009 12:28 pm
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If you've not seen eBoy before, it'll be a suprise: http://hello.eboy.com/eboy/ [[some images contain art nudity, though not real nudity.]]

Their art isn't specifically amazingly outstanding quality, but its the sheer size, the isometric look and the accuracy of shapes that makes it popular. It is pixel art.
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And no one can forget about Mr. Inq himself, it's my personal inspiration: http://rjanes.co.uk

Inq does 3D, digital paintings and high-quality pixel art.

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    Makasu
  Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:29 pm
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Location: Artist Gallow, Texas
gelatometti
Home of some of my biggest artistic inspirations Jim Lee, Ale Garza, JJ Kirby etc.

Dustin Nguyen
His work with watercolors put me in awe.

threepanelsoul.com
I love the quirky nature of the short comics and since they deal with video games it doesn't hurt one bit. :)

Mr.Delicious Loves art!
It sounds like a porno name but its damn good art.

Pockybox!
Her artwork is absolutely phenomonal. And mostly MGS inspired but its def worth a look.

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    Venetia
  Thu Apr 09, 2009 4:46 am
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List updated! Thanks! Add more soon!

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    Makasu
  Thu Apr 09, 2009 2:08 pm
Peri did my avatar! <3
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Location: Artist Gallow, Texas
Loish
Because Loish is amazing. Her tones, her style all of it have its own flavor.
Lois van Baarle
again. Amazing artist. Worth a serious look.

Ea-comics
Objects worth a read: Sticky Floors, Ever After, Brain Dead, Grim Tales, Sugar bits. Various artists brought together under one roof creating a powerhouse of of comics with great art as well!

VGcats.com
Because we could all use a little video game humor every now and then.
Worth reading: Main comic and Super Effective

Machall.com
you can't have threepanelsoul.com without machall first.

James Jean's blog
If you can figure out how to navigate the site you'll be blown away.

Ryanottley.com
because things like this
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make me laugh. Tacos of course.

Androidarts.com
Awesome possum. :D Surely maybe inspiring to some video game artists out there.

Kisai.blogspot
He's the man. So you should peep him when you get the chance.

itchstudios.com
Worth a look. The tutorials and the blog mainly. But he's got some good art scattered about as well.

Doctaj.blogspot.com/
Simplistic in a good way.

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    Substant
  Sun Apr 12, 2009 3:24 am
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One word: Fool.
Need I say more? His pixel art is absolutely incredible. Definitely inspiring.


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    Shadow_Strike
  Sun Apr 12, 2009 11:29 pm
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Famous Concept Artists that work for Blizzard Entertainment
http://www.sonsofthestorm.com/

Freelance Concept Artist, draws amazing trolls
http://mattdixon.co.uk/gallery.htm

Steampunk!?
www.cwalton73.deviantart.com


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    dadevvtsvre
  Tue Apr 14, 2009 5:00 am
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http://www.conceptart.org/?-A website which basically features a bunch of concept art from many talented artists across the web. Most of it is fantastic art and definitely inspiring.


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    Alrunia
  Mon May 11, 2009 3:44 pm
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http://wen-m.deviantart.com/
Incredible character design and detail~


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    Toams
  Tue Aug 11, 2009 5:33 pm
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I've uploaded this for you guys.
it's fucking gorgeous.

http://webgel.net/bb/files/Fucking_Gorgeous.rar

it's a 'comic'.

ah whatever, just look at it.
I don't know where it's from though.
got it from someone

also this: http://www.uneventual.com/portfolio.html
chech (or something, polish maybe w/e) graphic designer. his works are seriously detailed to the max, and are very eye-pleasing. He works mostly with his own vector drawings, and then polishes them up with very gorgeous textures.

and this: http://www.evokeone.com/v4/
The best digital art community i've come across. Of on dA there are also very talented people, but if you look at the quality-quantity relationship between the two..

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    VexedEnigma
  Sat Sep 12, 2009 1:52 am
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I always pop over to Creative Uncut when I need some character designing inspiration. Massive collection of official artwork from various games.

http://www.creativeuncut.com/


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    Gulch666
  Mon Nov 02, 2009 7:19 am
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Location: California, land of law testing
http://phillgonzales.livejournal.com/

this is my friend phill's little place he posts from time to time

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    Ricoman
  Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:52 am
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my inspirational art comes a LOT from Hans Werner-Sahm:

http://www.eurofineart.com/

just AMAZING concepts of scale and dimensions :shock:

P.S. - doggone it, I'm sorry...just realized this was WAYYY necroposted... :crazy:


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    Toams
  Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:23 pm
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Location: Netherlands
http://www.behance.net/ - need i say more?
http://abduzeedo.com/ - graphic design blog

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    Toams
  Thu Oct 21, 2010 9:50 am
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Location: Netherlands
a couple of portfolio's i visit once in a while
to see if they updated etc.

http://goslingo.com/
http://www.complexfruit.com/
http://www.hellomonday.com/
http://uneventual.com/
http://iseedeadpixels.nl/
http://www.edberry.net/
http://www.geleeroyalestudio.com/fr-fr/index.html
http://lsd.eu/

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    Amy
  Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:49 am
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Guys if you remind me on Monday I'll go around Leicester and take lots of photos - there are some really nice places around there that would be great inspiration for a game.

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    Toams
  Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:43 am
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Location: Netherlands
http://tebe-interesno.livejournal.com/

this is a blog by tebe interesno, aka dmitry maximov, guilty of making these:

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lets just say it's amazing.

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    Amy
  Sun Feb 06, 2011 10:55 am
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A nice London street:

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    moxie
  Tue Mar 22, 2011 7:36 pm
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god damn these are wonderful


here's some rad tumblrs


http://creaturejournal.tumblr.com/ (thanks bacon)
http://peachifritter.tumblr.com/
http://bw-inc.tumblr.com/
http://dresdencodak.tumblr.com/

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    bacon
  Wed Jun 29, 2011 12:54 am
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http://theklaudijus.deviantart.com/
http://samsketch.tumblr.com/
http://www.juliedillonart.com/
http://curioos-arts.tumblr.com/

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    Venetia
  Fri Apr 13, 2012 6:08 pm
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Okay, this is the FIND OF THE DECADE for me, as someone who needs a lot of "stock" photography, without wanting to pay the ~$2500/yr costs of stock photo sites.

http://pirc-bw.com/free-photos.html

^^^ That site links you to a number of sites that deal in royalty-free, commercially-allowed photo libraries.
A couple of the sites require small costs for certain photos, but the greater majority of the photos (especially the ones without people in them) are free as a bird, and aren't just shitty cameraphone pictures, either.

IDK how many of you even work with photos on a commercial scale, but ohmygod I have never known such relief in my life to have these sites you have no idea omg no idea.

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    Toams
  Wed Apr 18, 2012 7:36 am
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thanks

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    Venetia
  Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:39 pm
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Here's an awesome basic tutorial on hands!

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    bacon
  Tue Jul 31, 2012 3:05 am
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http://fineart.sk/photo-references/andr ... tomy-books

A bunch of Andrew Loomis's books

http://sashas.deviantart.com/art/The-Pe ... l-94166651

Pretty Good perspective tutorial

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    Venetia
  Fri Dec 07, 2012 2:06 am
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http://www.thisiscolossal.com/2012/12/beautiful-marker-and-pen-portrait-time-lapse/

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I can't embed the video of this, as it's Vimeo, but click the link. It's a time-elapse of someone doing a piece of art within 3 hours, using only Micron pens, markers, and colored pencils.

He's obviously a boss at what he does, so he doesn't demonstrate the first steps novice artists SHOULD do by blocking, but in case you've ever wondered how to properly color & shade a face, check this out.

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    Amy
  Thu Jan 30, 2014 5:13 pm
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Tudor Castle-ish house


Mountain in the clouds


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    BizarreMonkey
  Thu Mar 20, 2014 1:27 pm
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Oooh, saved that Hand Tutorial, thanks Venny!

As for me, I have had some inspiration for my art.

I've always been a fan of artists who can convey unfathomable anger in a character. While there's several good examples, the one I think I've been most inspired by is Jack Noir.
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I've always been inspired by armadas that have covered in a near moshpit, the shot, a feel of absolute impending doom. The Space fleets in somethings do this well, Invader Zim among them.
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A tutorial by the artist and writer behind the LackadaisyCats webcomic has helped me out greatly with expressions. However it's not the only tutorial she's written.


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    coyotecraft
  Thu Jan 08, 2015 11:29 am
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    niccolo17
  Fri Dec 15, 2017 4:12 am
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Mine would be this. I just love the color palette chosen.


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