Resource Roundup April

I thought I’d write about a few resources I’ve found lately that might be useful to someone else as well (occasionally I post links to things on my Twitter, but I want to give some context).

I have been an avid listener of the Seanwes podcast for the last few months since I discovered it. I only wish it had been around 7 years ago but what can you do. Learning from your own mistakes is pretty essential anyway, and I’ve learned a lot let me assure you.

I found this awesome video which explains the 12 basic principles of animation. I don’t do animation mind- but I have always been interested in it and I have to get around to learning Toon Boom Studio at some point:

The illusion of life from cento lodigiani on Vimeo.

Another thing I’ve seen lately is the release of a new digital painting tool called Rebelle which looks similar to ArtRage in that it simulates real medium- in this case Watercolour. This is not so much a recommendation because I have not tried it but it looks interesting. I have enough software for now though and I quite like using the real thing as well. Hopefully there will be some reviews of it at some point.

Yet another piece of art software I came across is called Hexels. This is for isometric art lovers really. Whilst I admire such art I’m not sure about trying it myself just yet.

So that’s that for now. I’m thinking of providing free resources and my learning notes from the years gone by at some point, so stay tuned.

Author: Christine Garner

I'm an Illustrator from the UK working in digital and traditional mediums with a focus on character design.

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