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HUGE cache of drawing and art related book PDF files.

There’s literally hundreds of great drawing, manga, comic, painting, sculpting, and art related books on this site. The website language is in Russian but many of the books are in their native language. Hopefully this is as helpful to many others as it was to me! 

Okay but seriously though.

It doesn’t stop doubtful manga looking artbooks.
There are anatomy artbooks by Vilppu, by Matessi…Artbooks from video games( ac , thieves …) ,  Artbooks about zbrush modelling, 3DS max lightning how to texture properly. Even how to concept art for video Games !!Without mentioning artbooks from movies ! From Miyazaki to Pacific Rim, I encourage you to check them out. This post doesn’t have nearly enough notes ! Fellow artits, share the references around ! =D

Oooh, I have quite a few art reference books, but having PDF files would be SO much easier than digging them out of the abyss that is my bookcase.


King Cheetah.

The king cheetah is a rare mutation of the cheetah characterized by a distinct fur pattern. The cause of this alternative coat pattern was found to be a mutation in the gene for transmembrane aminopeptidase Q, the same gene responsible for the striped ‘mackerel’  versus blotchy ‘classic’ patterning seen in tabby cats. The mutation is recessive and must be inherited from both parents for this pattern to appear, which is one reason why it is so rare.


Check out this weeks exercise and tutorial post focused on creating different materials: http://cgcookie.com/concept/2013/08/19/exercise-material-studies/


The Perfect Theme?

Have a vision in your brain of an exactly perfect blog theme? Make it come true using your fingers!

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Hercules and Megara - (C)DISNEY - Steve Thompson

Another film I worked on back in the day was “Hercules”. I actually worked on the characters “Pain and Panic”, but thought I’d do a quick sketch of the two main characters. 

i’ve recently posted Jane from Tarzan, Kida from Atlantis and now Meg. I’m thinking maybe Esmerelda From Hunchback next? Hmmm……..

Original layout created in 1955 for a full-color newspaper section presenting some of the “many delights and wonders that are yours to enjoy at Disneyland.” (via