My Top 3 Internet Resources for Artists

By August 21, 2014 Resources No Comments

BTSIt is back to school season! Many are going back to school and even if you are not, it is not a bad thing to go back to learning. Learn something new or brush up on your current skills. So in the spirit of continually growing and learning I decided to list my top 3 internet resources for Artists. There are a lot of great resources now on the internet but here are my top 3 and why I continually go back.

1. Schoolism – There are some great courses from people currently working in the industry and you can get 1-1 feedback from them on your course assignments. If you are on a limited budget they do offer a spring sale and some classes are available as self-taught at a lower rate. Check out some of their free resources like interviews with leading artists and my favorite Bobby Chiu’s Livestream on Thursdays. The Chiu stream is a weekly dose of motivation, inspiration, and tips for being an artist today. I highly suggest tuning in each week.

2. The Gnomon Workshop – Again here are a wealth of dvds to purchase, and keep a look out for those online master classes they offer once a year. If your on a limited budget they do offer year subscription and they hold free contests each month where the 1st-4th place prizes get you tons of free dvds from their library. A few years back I entered this contest every month for a year and I learned so much! And I came out with some great pieces of art for my portfolio. There are two contests a 2D and a 3D contest each with a new theme each month. I enter about 8 times before I ever placed, but just the practice of doing a new piece helped me get better and better. If you are a beginning artist and need practice and portfolio pieces I suggest committing to this contest monthly.

3. FZD School of Design Youtube Channel – Feng Zhu has a free YouTube channel that offers great tutorials and incites. I have been a fan of Feng Zhu’s teaching style for years and even have a few of his dvds from the Gnomon Workshop. No matter what the subject, I tend to watch all his videos because he is just a great artist and teacher. I can always find good design lessons that can be applied to any subject matter.

These 3 internet resources are great places to start with to learn something new, brush up on your skills, and/or just to get some new inspiration and motivation.

Happy Back to School Learning Season!