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Digital Art Resources

Here’s a short compilation of the digital art resources I use to create my artwork.  Most of these resources are inexpensive or free, for artists that may not have the means to purchase everything the art business throws at them.  Remember, you can draw with a standard office HB pencil on the back of an envelope, it’s still art.

I will most likely add to this list as I find more helpful resources.

Clip Studio Paint

I’ve used GIMP, Photoshop, Autodesk Sketchbook as well to create digital artwork. I find CSP’s interface familiar (similar to PS and GIMP), with all the tools I need to create artwork without getting too fancy.  Manga creation tools are useful too, and it’s not difficult to find custom materials and brushes.  However, the main reason I use CSP is because it’s inexpensive.. non-subscription, $50 for the software.

Read more about how I use Clip Studio Paint 

Pixlr 

Lazy way to add effects and filters to your work. It’s free, and there are also “express” versions for mobile.  If you sign up for a membership, also free, you’re able to download more features.

Brushes

15 Grunge Brushes by N3KRoM3KHANIKaL

 

Martina Cecilia ink brushes
Brushes by Martina Cecilia

Brushes Pack 1 / Pack 2 / Pack 3 by Martinacecilia

Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint Brushset by typesprite

Brushes for Manga Studio 5/Clip Studio Paint by typesprite

DV brush Set by Darkodev
DV brush Set by Darkodev

DV Brush set for Clip Studio Paint (my go-to brushes for effects) by Darkodev

Frenden – Many brushes! ($15/USD for over 300 brushes!)

Gouache Brush Set for Manga Studio (Dry Brush v.2) by RoastedStix

 

Textures/Materials

Paper Pack by dierat

Pose Reference

Faestock

Senshistock

I almost always use DeviantArt’s stock resources section for pose reference.  It’s an excellent place to start if you’re looking for poses.

Free stock photos and clip art

Unsplash – free photos

Open Clip Art

(Please take time to review the licences attached to the artwork you’re using for your project).

Videos (coming soon!)

 

Do you have any suggestions? Please feel free to leave them in the comments, I’m always happy to hear from you.

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