Again it falls upon me to make the new art thread; and again I have no time to make a bumper.
So have a loli Commisan.
inb4 Hino kills me.
Drawing Progams (free or pirated):
Paint Tool Sai: https://mega.co.nz/#!k4FwgI5B!TD-s6ySRNMmLbtZswI20nCKoi61JmOYUG6MkFnm0DxY
Networked/Collaborative Drawing Programs:
openCanvas 1.1: http://wistinga.online.fr/opencanvas/#downloads
Art thread header copy-pasta:
UNSORTED ANIMATION JUNK (I'll go through it when I unlazy myself.)
12 principals of animation in quick summary; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haa7n3UGyDc&list=PL-bOh8btec4CXd2ya1NmSKpi92U_l6ZJd
Timing charts; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=86tqKH3zxuM (rest of their vids are fantastic too!)
The art of Timing and Spacing; http://www.wimp.com/animation-basics-the-art-of-timing-and-spacing/ ReaaaAAaaally trippy and informative.
Aaron Blaise; https://www.youtube.com/user/AaronBlaiseArt/videos Everything he makes is golden.
Glen Keane Animates a scene; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cHbA6lG79Eo&list=PLFA1F0A644817602D Watch the fast, effective, and loose workflow of a well known master.
General overview of Sakuga; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLNHSrJoqFM&list=PLuPNSyztkHPqV-M4ePSmN_2BLhONu0WLg
Sakuga Booru https://sakuga.yshi.org/ lots and lots and LOTS of anime clips, in many states of completion, great for research, reference, and analysis
51 great Animation exercises; http://www.animatorisland.com/51-great-animation-exercises-to-master/ Their whole site has a lot of good articles
Physics for Animation; https://www.youtube.com/user/AlejandroLuisGarcia/videos Definitely way more on the sciency technical side of motion, and why things behave as they do, but reaaaAAAAlly good material to geek out on.
11 second club http://www.11secondclub.com/ every month, animators work with an audio clip from a movie/show/etc, and vote/critique on the submissions.
skullgirls animation; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mw0h9WmBlsw lots of great tips and concepts behind the scenes.
Every Frame A Painting; https://www.youtube.com/user/everyframeapainting/videos this one gets a bit more into cinematography and film, but it's still relevent to animation and setting up your shot/continuity/etc.
a few free animation softwares to dabble in;
Highly recommended books you should buy/download;
The Animator's Survival Kit; https://www.amazon.com/Animators-Survival-Kit-Principles-Classical/dp/086547897X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467280317&sr=8-1&keywords=the+animator%27s+survival+kit This book is THE go-to for any college ANI101 class out there, and for good reason. 1 part theory, 1part history, and 1part formulas, very helpful and practical.
FORCE - dynamic life drawing; https://www.amazon.com/Force-Dynamic-Life-Drawing-Animators/dp/0240808452/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467280410&sr=8-1&keywords=force+figure+drawing unlike most figure drawing books that focus on anatomy, this one is on aesthetic, flow, and organic feel to figures. Life changing once you get the concepts in your bloodstream.
FORCE - Animal Drawing; https://www.amazon.com/Force-Drawing-locomotion-concepts-animators/dp/0240814355/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467280517&sr=8-1&keywords=mike+mattesi+animal Another book by the same guy, covering animals.