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Hello everyone!

I've decided to keep a few of the journals I have written for this week and I'll be posting them as news instead, as they are more opinion centric by studying the methods of story telling.

However for my last journal I want to share with you some delicious resources, beware this journal should get pretty huge!!

I have split them into two...deviantART and Outside Links. As you know I cannot control what is on third party websites so enjoy at your own risk, but you can trust that I wouldn't post anything untoward.
That said, please enjoy and use these resources to your heart's content!

deviantART Resources

My own collection of artistic nudes for reference.

::HAND PRACTISE 4:: by Suobi-chanbass hand study by briannacherrygarcia
Guide to Human Types part 1 by Majnouna
Anatomy Reference LinksHey guys! :iconthepurplecat: here!~ I notice a lot when I draw or paint, I kind of just 'wing it' when it comes to figuring out the correct anatomy. I never take the time to study refs or anatomy like I probably should. I thought it would help me out if I make a list of links of references for different parts of the body. Most of the links are from deviant art, so you know they’re safe!! I thought it could be useful to others, so I’ll share the links with you
edit/ Although there are some male references in here- it's more geared toward female anatomy!
Complete Artist Anatomy Reference Links
This first link is great for anything! Poses, hairstyles, and even clothing folds!::
^ One of the best reference sites I know to study lighting and anatomy/etc
Human Body:
• Eyes
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Ultimate animation tutorial by Gashu-Monsata

Lip-Sync - Mouth reference by DarkmaneTheWerewolfA FLASH TUTORIAL ANIMATION 2 by NCH85

External Resources

You should gesture draw every day if you want to be a sucessful animator. Studying the movements of life is an invaluable tool. If you cant get to life drawing classes and you got thrown out of Starbucks for staring at people and drawing them then you can do some at work too with these three great links:

Quick Poses

The drawing script

Character Designs (lots of photo refs)

Pixar Animator Victor Navone's tutorials

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Photo Library

Acting Refs on Vimeo

Reference Reference (free video refs for animators)

Mega Speed (slow motion video refs)

The Slow Mo Guys (youtube)

High speed Imagine Links


Pirate High Speed Video & Film stock footage

Photron High Speed Cameras

Disney Model Sheets

101 Dalmatians Walk Cycles

Sherm Cohen's Storyboard Secrets


The next set of links are courtesy of Flooby Nooby. Some of the links on his Goodies page are broken, but feel free to go through this amazing super dump of resources. If you don't wanna play hit and miss, then here are my personal recommendations!
Thanks to him for all of these things, they're literally amazing and such a great source of inspiration and help.

Avatar: The Last Airbender Layout

Ren and Stimpy Storyboards

Perspective Drawing Handbook

Walt Stanchfield's Gesture Drawing For Animation

Bambi Sketchbook

Eadward Muybridge's The Human Figure In Motion

Ron's Photoshop Brushes for Storyboards [download link]

Basic to Advanced Color Theory and Illustration Techniques for Photoshop

Pintrest board of HUNDREDS of nude refs

Sample portfolio from Walt Disney Feature Animation

Ratatouille Concept Art


Save Loomis - a ton of Andrew Loomis books all for free on PDF. Seriously download all of these now.

Principles of Animation

Autodesk Software FREE for students

Plastic Animation Paper 4.0 - Free 2D animation software

Tom Bancroft's Character Mentor website

Phew! That's as much as I can squeeze into one journal - I hope you all find something new and inspiring here!
Please please let me know if any links are broken! 

I know my week hasn't been filled with lots of tutorials but as animation is such a broad subject I hope this can inspire you in any small or big way. Get those hands animating, and submit to the great Film and Animation gallery here on deviantART - we love your work!

This took so long to finish! I hope you all glean something from these amazing resources. Credit where credit is due, I did not make any of these references. There are some amazingly talented pros out there who took a lot of time and effort to show us their work and I am very thankful!
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BloodMoonEquinox Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student General Artist
Oh my goodness, PERFECT timing! :happybounce: I need to learn more animation for a school project and these links are hugely helpful! Thanks so much for sharing them! :hug:
MelloW77 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Hobbyist Filmographer
Thank you so much, Amelia!:huggle:
glumpot Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Thank you for sharing! I can't wait to check these out. :)
FreakieGeekie Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a wonderful variety of resources!
lintu47 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
kurooooo Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you so much!! I knew about some of these already but any and all resources are great!!
They definitely will be useful in the future! :meow:
ToxiicClaws Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing resources here - fav and keeping for use in the future
Thank you for making this! extremely helpful ;v; <3
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