Helpful Links

Reference Tools:



Pixelovely Figure & Gesture Drawing Tools  – Has a classroom mode and features training modules for Figure and Gesture Drawing, Hands and Feet, Facial Expressions, and Animals. This site also has training resources and a community forum where you can participate and get feedback from others learning right along with you. – Has an extensive library with a variety of models and poses, features challenges for some more advanced gestures, as well as a training section and a community forum on where you can share your progress and get feedback on how to improve. This site also offers a genuine certificate for gesture drawing certificate for three different levels of dedication (10h, 30h, 70h) and tracks all of your progress via your email address.
As far as I know, Posemaniacs was the first site of it’s kind. It offers 3D models arranged in a variety of poses and boasts an impressive interactive tool that allows you to turn models around and view them from any angle. It also sorts poses into action types that are easily accessed and allows for many time intervals and a full screen view.

Recommended Reading:

Famous Artsist Course

Famous Artsist

The Complete Famous Artist Course – 1960 –
This was created by the Famous Artists Schools Inc. (Author) , Albert Dorne (Illustrator) , Fred Ludekens (Illustrator) ,Norman Rockwell (Illustrator) , Al Parker (Illustrator) , Ben Stahl (Illustrator) , Stevan Dohanos(Illustrator) , Jon Whitcomb (Illustrator)

One of the most complete and prolific sources for art education available.

A study of commercial art and illustration; 24 lessons in 4 oversized binders. Lessons are in: Materials and their use; form; human form; simple anatomy and figure drawing; the head and hands; the human figure in motion; animal anatomy; perspective; composition and pictorial design; figure composition – light and dark; studio procedures, fashion illustration; layout, lettering, posters; pretty girls – today’s men and women; variety in forms – textures and surfaces; draperies and costumes; landscape painting, interiors, furniture, stil life; observation, photographs, research file, mechanical aids; making the picture; drawing in line; painting in tone; color theories; color painting; advertising illustration; and editorial illustration.



Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists – including comics superstar Alex Ross – for his mastery of  drawing. His first book, Fun With a Pencil, published in 1939 is a wonderfully crafted and engaging introduction to drawing, cartooning, and capturing the essence of a subject all while having fun. With delightful step-by-step instruction from Professor Blook, Loomis’s charming alter ego on the page.

Videos that have helped me:




Other Artists who are doing the 365 challenge:

Keith Jones: 

This is my cousin’s blog dedicated to the 365 art project. Basically he saw me continually posting to Facebook and started commenting on my art then we had a conversation and I convinced him to start a blog and give it a go.


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