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September 6th, 2008 #1
CHoW Culture - A Resource for Character Design
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September 6th, 2008 #2
Well, a lot of game art designers have great works, but only three persons carved into my mind: George Kamitami who is responsible for art design of Odin Sphere and GrimGrimoire games, Kou Yoshinari and You Yoshinari (they're brother and sister ), who made stunning artworks for Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth game.
A lot of Odin Sphere artworks can be found there. A example picture. Generally speaking, his artworks has very nice designs, marvelous colours and brush strokes. Characters are drawn in manga style.
Now, Kou and You Yoshinari, their artworks from Valkyrie can be found here. Example.
Also, I recommend to explore site, some of galleries contains neat artworks! As expected from Japanesse guys
EDIT: Seems hotlinking doesn't work, so I put links to images.
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September 6th, 2008 #3
Great idea for a thread, Oregano.
Earth Album Alpha- Click on a country, and view photos from that country. Or, zoom in, and click on a city, and view photos that were taken in that city!
AncientWeb.org- A nice site with info on past cultures from around the world.
Godchecker.com- "We have more Gods than you can shake a stick at." Searchable database of deities and myths.
September 8th, 2008 #4
The Met - Collection Database Not only can you look up art of certain periods to influence the style you might take in your piece, but they also have zoom-able images of their armor, weapon and clothing selections.
A lot of museums have searchable databases. Depending on the culture called for, you can even do a search for a national museum within that country. Example: Tokyo National Museum for all your samurai sword and armor needs.
Good luck getting through all of the Louvre's databases, though. The site is in English, but the database is in French. You'd need to take a quick trip through a translator to get the words you want and then do a search. On the up side, it looks like they've just started a theme section that will probably develop nicely.
Costumer's Manifesto - Some general ideas for period clothing, though mostly euro/western.
Encyclopedia Mythica - More myths, yay!
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September 26th, 2008 #6
October 27th, 2008 #7
Moai~ interesting sites, but the site about the gods it looks like is made as a joke and the info is not true at least about the slavic gods
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November 5th, 2008 #8
Flickr has great stuff....Namibia, Java, massy1970's photo sets
November 5th, 2008 #9
Really awesome sites guys! Here's a site I found. It has some pretty cool old photos and things on it.
November 8th, 2008 #10
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December 21st, 2008 #12
I'm one of those people who refuses to draw nudes... why? Because its boring... designing and drawing clothing is the best part of character design!! (So says I... )
I have a few websites I visit a lot for inspiration, fashion history and vintage pattern sites (I have more bookmarked at work, I'll update later)....
And don't forget the good 'ole US Library of Congress for Vintage and Historical Photos!
Also when I'm trying to break out of a color combo rut (I catch myself using the same combos over and over!) I love going to this website for inspiration:
WOW! The Royal Collection of England On-line! Pretty amazing stuff here.... including Leonardo and Michaelangelo Figure Studies...
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April 2nd, 2009 #14
Hi everyone ... i'm a chinese student in Italy and i'd like to show you a good art magazine. maybe you know it yet..
It's an interactive magazine, the problem is that is written in chinese but you can download and enjoy the huge amount of images from all the world that's the link. The good thing is that is completely free ... http://cgart.cgfinal.com/
I had used it as a reference a lot of time ... hope to help someone :]
July 10th, 2009 #15
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September 24th, 2009 #16
Thank you so much this thread is like a treasure box
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Thank you everyone for sharing!
March 17th, 2010 #18
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March 18th, 2010 #19
http://www.costumersguide.com/ - Guide and collection of costumes from movies
http://demodecouture.com/ - Historical costumes and how-to's
http://www.gutenberg.org/files/10940...-h/10940-h.htm - An ebook gathering custom and dress facts from the Middle Ages
http://www.surlalunefairytales.com/ - Annotated fairy tale reference
Also, I have a request for links. Does anyone have any links to share that talk about the lexicon of terms for concept artists and their design processes? (ie. orthographic study, silhouettes, etc)
March 25th, 2010 #20
Wow, this thread ... I mean, you're great, people!
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September 25th, 2010 #23
There's tons of great videogame concept art here, including the character designs from them.
My page on Facebook, which I update much more often.
November 14th, 2010 #24
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January 17th, 2011 #25
And speaking of costumes, if you are ever in need of some fancy historical ensemble for one of your works, OMG that dress! is a place to visit.
- historical clothing (female)
- historical clothing (male) (not as much, though)
- historical clothing (children) (some)
- 20th century formal wear of all decades (from top fashion designers)
- historical accessories (shoes, caps, some jewelry)
- lots of other hidden gems
Highly recommended by this costumography junkie!
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March 5th, 2011 #27
Wow, I feel like I just stumbled upon a gold mine!
March 8th, 2011 #28
Shorpy is an online archive of thousands of photos from the 1850s to 1950s. (Their namesake, Shorpy Higginbotham, was taken from a photograph of a teenage coal miner from the turn of the century.) Great detail, since the resolution scans are so high...
I looked at yours, now you look at mine...sketchbook here
"The doctor said I wouldn't have so many nosebleeds if I kept my finger outta there." - Ralph Wiggum
"Never keep up with the Joneses. Drag them down to your level." - Quentin Crisp
"Ordinary morality is only for ordinary people." - Aleister Crowley
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March 21st, 2011 #29
wow thanks for share this links
June 22nd, 2011 #30
So amazing! Thanks!!!!
- Drive By Uppercut,
- Trent Rommel,
- Principe Daemoniorum,
- Francisco Garcia,