Art Resources!

Hey all you digital artists and art enthusiasts! This is a list of free art resources/tools that might just help you out!


Programs:

Paint Tool SAI - SAI is probably the most popular tool to use for digital art (aside from stuff like Adobe Photoshop). It has a really simple interface and a lot of different features. You can download brushes for this program like water colours and patterned brushes for free from deviantart. It also has the option for layers and lineart/colouring layers! I use this for lineart mainly, but it’s good for colouring as well.


Krita - Krita is another popular tool. It’s a little like SAI, although I prefer this program for colouring (unless you have a drawing pad, I would recommend doing lineart in SAI and then colouring in Krita). It’s really simple to use and has a nice interface and a LOT of brushes and effects! This will take a moment to start up though, so give it about 2 - 3 minutes. It also has a palette option so you don’t have to go searching for colours!


MyPaint - I haven’t personally used MyPaint before, but from what I’ve seen, it has a similar interface as Sai and Krita and is updated regularly, unlike the other two (although they don’t need updating really, they’re great tools!). It has a simple interface and different brush and layer options.


Pyxel Edit - This program is for pixel art and what I use to do my pixel sprites and tilesets. It’s VERY easy to use and a great program! I highly recommend it for pixel art. Note: the free version is just as good as the premium, so don’t worry about that - and no, it does not expire.

Communities:

PaintBerri - PaintBerri is a cute little site made for digital artists in late 2015! It’s so adorable! This site also allows you to create art online with a tool similar to Sai but not as advanced (last time I had used it anyway). I highly recommend this site!

DeviantArt - Chances are you’ve heard of DeviantArt. This is a community not just for digital art but also for games, photography, traditional art, fanfiction and so forth. This has got to be one of the biggest creative community online and is a great way to share art!

Here is a pretty great place to share it too, though a warning: you should always have a claim on your work so that others can’t steal it.


Resources:

DesignDoll - WORDS CANNOT DESCRIBE HOW THIS PROGRAM HAS HELPED ME. It’s a program where you can pose a doll for reference and body proportion. IT’S AMAZING AND I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT. You can also download different models and poses for this program!


DragoArt - This is a great resource for beginners or those who aren’t feeling confident. It has a bunch of easy tutorials on how to draw pretty much anything. And it’s updated almost every 10 seconds! Even if you’re confident, this is still a good resource to check out.


And that’s it! Thank you for reading this incredibly long post. Please reblog for your arty followers and feel free to add on anything I missed!

Have a great day (ノ◕ヮ◕)ノ*:・゚✧