I thought that it might be nice for me to compile a list of my favorite resources for other people to use. This will be continually updated. It's broken up into sections, including a general information section. This is for little tidbits I may want to incorporate somewhere. I'll probably add a book section to the bottom later. I've tried to mark which links are definitely NSFW - Not Safe For Work with an explanation; however, please be aware that you are visiting the links at your own risk.
I'm always open to other suggestions, but this is also my personal list, so please don't be offended if I don't add the link.
Figure Drawing/General DrawingGeorge Bridgman's Books
- Bridgman was Rockwell's teacher (among other notable students). Constructive anatomy is out of copyright and the others can be purchased cheaply.Andrew Loomis Books
- Fantastic figure drawing books written by illustrator Andrew Loomis. These are out of print, but are being save by artists who pass them around.Japanese Loomis
- From the original post: "Andrew Loomis was reincarnated as a Japanese man, and this is his website." It is in Japanese, but it's very visual.Sheldon's Art Academy
- Sheldon teaches in the Florentine style. There are videos you can pay for, but there are useful samples posted up for free on youtube. I also recommend his books.
- Gesture tool where the time can be set. Also has videos I haven't seen yet. (NSFW
- Gesture drawing tool, holds photo for set amount of time, also offers longer sessions that cycles through poses. (NSFW
Drawing for Animation/Illustrationtracyjb's Expression Tutorial
- Great tutorial for character expressions! Important to see the individual variations in standard emotions.CG Masters Workshop
- This is a pay site, but the workshops look fantastic. I really want to get them. Be aware that at least for 2011, you may only access them for a period of time you pay for.Temple of the Seven Golden Camels
- Fantastic resource by Disney storyboard artist Mark Kennedy. Has lots of information about staging and drawing for animation.
Animation ReferenceLiving Lines Library
- FANTASTIC RESOURCE! Has countless images and pencil tests from all sorts of animated films! I cannot recommend this enough! Some links go to the movie's poster where you click on the title or subheading.Harald Siepermann's Blog
- Lots of Disney concept art I haven't seen elsewhere. The whole site has a lot of stuff from other studios too. Seems to favor stylized art a bit. Has images from The Snow Queen!
Little mermaid reference thanks to shadzane
Figure Drawings: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6 Part 7 Part 8
- Nudity)Ariel Model Sheets
- Likely not final, but very helpful! (NSFW
- Nudity)Video with Short Live Action Clips
- This video has some brief clips from the live action reference the Disney animators used!Character Sheets
- Photobucket with a bunch of model sheets.Animation Archive
- Various Preproduction Work. The thumbnails are down, but many of the images are still up. Also has Preston Blair book!Deja's View
- Andreas Deja's blog (he animated a lot of the classic villains). Lots of pencils tests, old concept art, and unique insights to the nine old men in particular. Posts some other neat artists too!
Miscellaneous Info10 Bizarre Job-Related Illnesses
- Little odd diseases for specific professions. Great for adding a little bit of character here and there.