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    Free REFERENCES and RESOURCES sites

    Here's a list of free stuff that you can find on the net. I hope it will help.

    Human ANATOMY:
    http://www.personal.psu.edu/jas43/skel/skeletal.htm (photos of the entire skeletal system)
    http://www.bartleby.com/107/indexillus.html ANATOMY OF THE HUMAN BODY-Henry Gray 1918
    http://fineart.sk/ (Anatomy books an photos.The main attractions are 4 old Andrew Loomis books and an old Anatomy atlas)
    http://www.bvh.univ-tours.fr/Consult...6_47294&mode=1 DE HUMANI CORPORIS FABRICA by ANDREAS VESALIUS 1543-THE FIRST ANATOMY UBERBOOK -This link contains the whole book...IT is in latin, but if you're not interested in the text or don't know latin , you can just browse thru it and look at the wonderful anatomy drawings. Here's an example of the kind of pictures that you will find in Vesalius's book:


    http://www.artnatomia.net/uk/artnatomy.html
    http://www.getbodysmart.com/ap/muscu...menu/menu.html
    http://www.rad.washington.edu/atlas/
    http://www.michaelmhensley.com/page0006.htm
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmontesi/sets/1499867/

    Animal anatomy:
    http://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/Web...&numrecs=12%7FAn Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists by W. Ellenberger. Very detailed illustrations. Here's an example of the kind of images that you will find in Ellenberger's atlas:


    http://www.skeletaldrawing.com/ (dinosaurs)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/curious...7600339587826/ (Mammal skeletons)

    Free CG TUTORIALS

    http://www.3dtutorials.sk/
    http://www.luxology.com/community/tutorials/
    http://www.subdivisionmodeling.com/wiki/tiki-index.php
    http://www.3dtotal.com/
    http://www.antropus.com/tutorials.htm (the first 2 links from antropus aren't working anymore. But you can find them on the tutorials section from zbrushcentral.com, along with many other zbrush tuts)

    TEXTURES
    http://www.mayang.com/textures/ ( many many free hires textures- download quota 20/day)
    http://www.cgtextures.com/ (17.000 highreztextures- you can download 15Mb/day)
    http://www.psicosonic.net/?zona=01do...252850a1a9#cat

    Art:
    http://www.artrenewal.org/
    http://www.allartclassic.com/picture...r=1&countsp=15

    Modern master sculptors:
    http://www.richardmacdonald.com/
    http://www.richardstipl.com/
    http://www.sabinhoward.com/
    http://www.tskuebler.com/gallery.html
    http://www.schellstudio.com/sculpture.htm

    Various reference sites:
    http://www.old-picture.com/collection-index-001.htm (huge collection of old photos)
    http://www.cherrys.com/ped_rif1.htm (rifle photos)
    http://www.trekearth.com/ (thousands and thousands of photos from all corners of the globe)
    http://www.tenring.com/stuff.html (fire arms photos)
    http://oldguns.net/catedw.htm ( lots of weapon photos- press view picture)
    http://www.uglybug.org/06dex.shtml (electron microscope insect photos)
    http://www.tescan.com/an/an_gal.html (electron microscope insect photos)
    http://www.mos.org/sln/sem/sem.html
    http://remf.dartmouth.edu/imagesindex.html
    http://vvdfx0.tripod.com/id11.html (make-up FX )
    http://www.tccandler.com/
    http://www.iowbathospital.org.uk/gallery.html (hires bats photos)
    http://therionarms.com/old_armor_page.shtml
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dmontesi/sets/1499867/
    http://www.k-state.edu/parasitology/625tutorials/

    Free/Opensource SOFTWARES:

    modeling:
    http://www.blender.org/ (modeling,rendering,rigging..)
    http://www.wings3d.com/ ( nice little modeling app-it has all the necessary tools for doing a nice job)
    http://moi3d.com/ (NURBS modeling)
    rendering:
    http://www.povray.org/
    http://sunflow.sourceforge.net
    http://www.indigorenderer.com/joomla/

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    Now that post is worth a Thanks! Thank you so much for posting all those, Iatriki. I especially appreciate the Ellenberger animal anatomy link. I'm currently mentoring in animal anatomy and creature design, so that'll be a great resource for my mentees.

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    Thank you SO much!

    For CG tutorials I also know http://www.3dbuzz.com you have to subscribe though, but that's free. There are some cool tutorial movies on there.
    Ofcourse there is www.characterdesigns.com for references, www.posemaniacs.com/blog for anatomy and poses
    Also at www.cloudstars.com you can download some cool apps with a 3d rotatable female or male (or hand or face) and some poses. The free versions come with a annoying pop up window every minute or so though, but they're nice poses.

    Well, this is a great list.
    If it keeps updating it would make a GREAT sticky..
    .. Correction, it would make a great sticky whether updated or not

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    good lord what a selection of links! I'm always looking for good photo refs and sculpture to study from, so thanks very much for these! definitely should be stickied I think (at least in the reference subsection if anything).

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    um......

    Thank you so much!

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    tons of insect photos
    http://www.insectimages.org/
    animal and human skeletons
    http://www.boneclones.com/
    roaring and yawing animals
    http://www.gapingmaws.com/GapingMaws.htm
    tarsiers (primitive primates)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/sungityabang/134148871/
    tons of old stuff- weapons,armours,clothing items
    http://www.aurorahistoryboutique.com...ockPistols.htm
    old arms and armour, Glasgow museum
    http://www.glasgowmuseums.com/showEx...=52&slideid=50
    katar knives/blades..or something like that
    http://www.jnanam.net/shastra/katar.html
    blueprints for vehicles,aircraft,ships
    http://www.suurland.com/
    factory machines
    http://www.widell.com/newsale1.htm
    Ron Mueck (sculptor)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/brookly...7594352071092/
    http://blip.tv/file/94203 a video wich starts by showing some of /mueck's pieces from Brooklin Museum and continues by showing some of his techniques
    David Simon (sculptor)
    http://www.davidsimonart.com/
    Daniel Simon (designer)
    http://www.danielsimon.net/

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    Wow...
    Thanks so much, this is really helpful

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    This is great! i've been looking for some good animal anatomy stuff.
    Thanks for posting.

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    Amazing collection, thanks.

    I love GapingMaws.com, hilarious stuff.

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    that was the most helpful post ever.. until recently i had all my reference as pictures, on my pc. now i have to add lots of links too..lol
    anyway this link i use all the time, you can see some free images turn them 360 etc. really helpful for sculptors, you can find almost any figure any shape in any position, have fun!

    www.magicsculpture.com

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    Atlas of clinical medicine It shows pictures of different diseases and deformities.
    http://www.fleshandbones.com/imageba...SBN=0723431949
    Human cadaver dissection-by regions( it may be disturbing ).
    http://www.med.umich.edu/lrc/coursep...deo_index.html
    Old medical instruments & stuff
    http://www.braceface.com/medical/Civ...et_1861-65.htm
    medicalantiques.com/
    http://antiquescientifica.com/

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    I haven't found it anywhere on CA, so I think this should be included in this great collection. Because this is awesome:
    Acland's Video Atlas of Human Anatomy

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    Thanks Leysan - that's a new one on me, and excellent!

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    Leysan, these videos are amazing. Thanks for sharing! And thank you iatriki for the many links!

    Being a huge open-source freak, I'd like to share a couple links. I recommend Gimp and Krita for those just starting with digital art and/or anyone who's intrigued by anything open-source. Many may have heard of Gimp, but Krita is particularly nice as it supports color management, many color-spaces to work with and convert from/to (including cmyk, lab, ycbcr, grayscale, and of course rgb).

    Bit depths of 8, 16, and 32-bit per channel are also there (only a couple colorspaces support 32-bit though), ruby & python scripting, adjustment layers, group layers, and, I think in the next release, actual painting complete with color mixing and natural media tools.

    Yea..... I'm kinda' a nut with this stuff lol. Check it out
    Gimp
    Krita

    Oh, and Krita is linux-only at the moment, but a Windows version is in the works. Gimp, on the other hand, is available for many OSes

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    great thread.
    I find this homepage very helpfull:
    Human Anatomy in 3D
    http://www.visiblebody.com/start

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    here's another cool site, with textures, and photo references and other thingies http://www.characterdesigns.com/

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    Preston Blair-Advanced Animation, first edition. It's a beautiful book for cartoon drawing/animation
    http://www.animationarchive.org/2006...ion-first.html
    Hundreds of aircraft photos
    http://www.vectorsite.net/gfxpx.html
    http://www.af.mil/photos/index.asp?galleryID=2
    national archive pictures. scroll down to ''online resources'' and choose your category. You'll find hundreds of photos that will spark your imagination. some of them are public domain, some of them aren't
    http://www.archives.gov/research/for...graphs-dc.html
    interesting faces
    http://www.chicagopolice.org/ps/list.aspx
    highspeed camera gallery
    http://www.pulsephotonics.com/gallery.htm
    human anatomy
    http://www.anatomyatlases.org/atlaso...ateindex.shtml
    guns and militaria
    http://www.avrick-antiques.co.uk/
    Combat Vehicle Reference(blueprints&photos)
    http://www.inetres.com/gp/military/cv/index.html
    dermatological atlas
    http://www.atlasdermatologico.com.br/
    highrez photos of the beautiful J.E.T tokamak fusion reactor
    http://www.jet.efda.org/pages/multim...ery/index.html
    architecture &stuff
    http://arkinetia.blogspot.com/search...20minimalistas
    http://gaileguevara.blogspot.com/
    DaVinci'z drawings
    http://www.drawingsofleonardo.org/
    Andrew Loomis' books
    http://www.alexhays.com/loomis/
    gauchos(south american cowboyz)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bombead...7594139353592/
    people from Vanuatu
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/mytrips...7601964083735/
    http://www.celebritypictures.com/cel...-actresses.php
    digital&traditional artists
    http://souvlaki.jp-ar.org/
    http://www.jacobcollinspaintings.com/
    http://www.christianlorenzscheurer.c.../homepage.html
    http://szukalski.com/gallery.html
    http://www.redwhirlpool.com/index2.p...f=abssfi10.jpg
    http://www.jtfinearts.com/gallery_figure.html
    http://www.gezfry.com/gallery.shtml
    http://www.howardswindell.com/Mudbox.html
    http://www.mattcg.com/wordpress/
    http://www.erikgist.com/
    a skilled dude that makes hyperrealistic sculptures
    http://www.evanpenny.com/slide_figures.php
    http://www.jenecio.com/mainmenu.html
    Julie Tsang . painter
    http://www.jtfinearts.com/gallery_figure.html
    frank frazetta
    http://frankfrazetta.org/

    greek and roman sculpture and coins
    http://www.romancoins.info/Sculptures5.html
    http://www.romancoins.info/Content.html
    roman and greek sculpture
    http://www.theoi.com/GalleryS1.html

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    Thank you Thank you Thank you. Truly Amazing

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    Woah! all i gotta say! Thanks a lot man!

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    they are so great!
    thank you so much!!

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    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    Wow. I daresay this is the single greatest post in all of CA.org history!!!

    1,000,000 internets to all, and to all a good night!

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