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Here are some art related sites that you may find useful. Some have more to offer than the category heading may imply! Feel free to note me if you have any problems with links or if you want me to add new links

FIGURE DRAWING RESOURCES (may contain nudes):
Figure Drawing sessions:… 900 schools and galleries in the USA and Canada that offer figure drawing sessions you can attend
pixelovely:… reference photos of people and animals
PoseManiacs: anatomical drawing references
Quickposes:… nude photos for figure drawing
Zvork Virtual Lighting: interactive lighting on 3d human models
human anatomy for artists: www.human-anatomy-for-artist.c… reference photos: small images= free/ large images available with membership
human comic art reference photos: photo-reference-for-comic-arti… huge professional photo reference site
Female Anatomy for Artists: www.female-anatomy-for-artist.…
Live Model Books:
also google image search or tumblr search (be aware that you may end up seeing some porn images)

animation resources a long list of animation related links
Animation Mentor:
The Animation Collaborative:…
Art Center: artists' tips
ArtistsHospital tutorial list on DA: list of popular art software tutorial links
Artpapa: - lessons, online workshops and video workshops
Beyond Art Tutorials drawing and digital tips and tutorials
Cartoon Brew:
CGMA(2D Academy):
Character Design Blog:  character design animation and storytelling
Chong Toons:  animation learning and resources
Chris Oatley:
Conceptart:… - art schools, tutorials, and community mentoring
Concept Design Academy:
CrimsonDaggers:… livestreams, challenges and chats focused on improving fundamental skills
Ctrl Paint Digital painting tips tutorials and videos
Deviantart Tutorials:… art tutorials
Digital tutors:…
Dr. Sketchy:
drawingtutorialsonline Paid courses
Feng Zhu:
Freddie Williams (Digi-Art Quick Tools):…
i draw girls: ( drawing tutorials and videos
Illustrator Magazine:
Permanoobs critiques challenges and tutorials
Photoshop Lady: lots of photoshop tutorials
The Safe House:
Sketchoholics:  art resource and competition and make your own book
Storyboard Secrets:
the art classes drawing tutorials and videos- mostly paid courses I think
TAD:… The Art Department- High quality online art school (paid)
Total Training:
Youtube: has many many tutorials (some are good, and others are not as good, so peek at the finished drawing at the end of the video before watching the whole thing)
Youtube-matthew39arch… one example of insightful (intermediate-advanced) drawing tutorials
Youtube-richgraysson… has a series of beginners drawing tutorials
Video Co-Pilot:

COMIC BOOK creation, publishing and printing and webcomics
alibaba… print on demand how to make your own comics…
Comic Fury webcomic hosting
Comic Genesis webcomic hosting print on demand distributor
Drunk Duck webcomics
Ka-blam comic printing company for self publishers
Marvel Comics- create your own…
printninja http/
RA Press…
Smackjeeves webcomics

FORUMS- discussions, critiques, job ads, tutorials etc.

Conceptart: - art, forums, portfolios, tutorials, and jobs
CGhub: Computer graphic art work, tips tools and forum with some jobs
CGTalk: Computer generated art forum
DeviantArt: forums and galleries with job ads
DigitalWebbing: comic book news, forums and jobs
DrawSpace critiques, challenges, discussions...
Elfwood: Sci-fi and fantasy art, fan art, stories and forums
Epilogue: Fantasy art community
FurAffinity: furry and anthro art (some NSFW) with commissions and jobs in the forum
ModDB… games and mods forum with job ads
Nabyn: A small art community- currently in open beta
Newgrounds: art,games,audio, and forums
Pixeljoint:… gaming forum with job offers
Shadowness: art community
SheezyArt: Art, critiques, scoring, clubs
Storm-Artists: - art showcase and discussion
VirtualPetlist:… Virtualpets list forum and market
wipnation: art articles, interviews and inspiration
ZWOL:… comic and webcomic message board

Full Time or Part Time Job Listings and Company career pages:
Indeed: job search with info from various job sources
Game Guzzler:  post or search gaming company job offers
Green Light Jobs:
Creative Talent Network:
Pop Cap Games:
Tiny Co.:
Riot Games:
Storm 8:
Double  Fine:
Tell Tale Games:…
Wildbrain Animation:
Dreamworks (Glendale PDI):…
Disney Animation (Feature):
Playdom (Disney Social Games):…
Lucasfilm Recruiting:
Cryptic Games:
Film Roman:…
Nickelodeon Careers:
Tit Mouse:
Rough Draft Animation:…
Renegade Animation:

500px: Photography gallery
The Academy or Art University - Portfolio Site:
Artweb: your personal online gallery
Behance: professional artist portfolios
Cartoon Retro:  retro cartoon art
Character Model (tumblr):  concept art, and model sheets from games, books, movies, etc
FFFFound: unusual images
Flickr: Photo sharing
Frederator: animation blog
Google Art Project: virtual museum of high rez, zoomable paintings
Living Lines:  animation archive and links
tumblr: -Gobs of interesting art and photos

Artbreak: buy and sell art online
Artfire: handmade marketplace to buy and sell
ArtWanted: browse , buy, sell and search art
Artweb: buy and sell art
CafePress: Custom clothing and gifts with your art or photo
Ebay: buy and sell most anything
Etsy: - buy and sell arts and crafts, vintage, and supplies
Redbubble: - Buy and sell your art prints or tees etc.
Sketchmaven: buy and sell original comic art
Society6 affordable art prints, iphone cases, tee shirts...
Spraygraphic: creative art and thought put into clothing
Threadless: art on clothing and accessories, also competitions
Zazzle: custom tee shirts and customized gifts

Sites for Freelance Jobs:
artcorgi  site for commissions
artists n clients (probably pretty new) site for commissions
Elance (merging with Upwork)
Fiverr: buy or sell goods or services here for five dollars (US$) Plenty of art jobs with budget range provided Didn't see many art jobs here. clunky interface freelance jobs sorted by category and location a freelance marketplace
iFreelance: nice layout but not many art jobs
Illustrationweb: illustrators and clients
oDesk: (Now Upwork-  see below)
SimplyHired: search through job ads pulled from various other sites.
theLoop: a career network for creative talent mostly in Australia
Upwork  Odesk and Elance merged to form Upwork. Very large professional freelancing site. Free members can apply for a certain number of jobs, paying members can apply for more.
99designs a contest site where clients set a monetary prize and artists submit design work to compete for the prize.

Animation Guild:
Society of Illustrators:
National Cartoonist Society:
Society of Children's Book Writers Illustrators (SCBWI):
Graphic Artist Guild:

Sites, Articles and Advice About Freelancing:
An introduction to Freelance Art
How to become a freelance artist
Getting Your Shit Together
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seprira Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015
This is...
Wow. I can't even imagine how much time it took to compile all of this! Thank you so, so much! I'm sure the artistic community has really benefitted from this list!
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Hope so! Thanks =)
sandpiper101 Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Ehmagerd o_O So useful... Thank you for your efforts
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Thanks for the positive feedback. :-)
Missgraza Featured By Owner Edited Jan 13, 2015
Thank you for this!
I think is also a good freelancing website :)
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! :)
White-Warren Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
THIS IS AMAZING! How did you compile all of these?
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
A lot of them are copied from other lists I found online and some are suggestions from other DA members :)
White-Warren Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks for compiling them! It really helps tons.
robert952 Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Great listing!

There's a lot of really interesting and useful sites here.  

I've perused several since I found this posting a couple of days ago.  Will definitely look at more of them.  Thanks for putting this all together.
AncientWonder Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
would any of these sites help me find readers for my comic book?????
the books already for sale on Kindle book store & I just need to find readers/buyers
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Edited Dec 2, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
You could do an Internet search for articles about how to market your book. The kindle and lulu sites may have FAQs about that too. Some of the links in the comics section above may have advice about marketing your work (online, at conventions, at local comic shops etc)

Part of the solution is finding potential buyers, but part of the solution is insuring that you have a marketable product that is better than competing products and that appeals to a target audience that is willing and able to spend money on it.

Keep in mind that a lot of factors have to come together to make a book desirable to readers, so be sure to objectively evaluate the story, art, panel layout, balloon layout, spelling, grammar, punctuation, continuity and any other factors that might make your book seem more or less polished. Some of the links (especially in the tutorials and figure drawing sections) above may help you continue to improve your art skills so that your finished work attracts more attention.
Kotarow Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I would like to contribute :D
Digital Tutors for online courses…
And in layerpaint they have some kind of tutorials (not videos)
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
added, Thanks! =)
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FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
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Cristails Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014
Hm, i don't really see anything about graphic design here...
maybe it's because it's not considered art? i'm doomed if that's the case
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
If you find some that you like, let me know and I'll add them!
TriasZephyr Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the huge set of links!

But "I don't recommend becoming a freelance illustrator" directs to a "not found" page.
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the heads-up! I'll remove the link.
ChiBStudio Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
love castle's link doesn't work anymore.
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Awwww. Thanks for letting me know!  I'll add a note and then take down the link if it stays offline.
MitTeam Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
this is very helpfull , I have to thank you again :D
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
My pleasure! :)
LeighAD Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Awesome stuff. Thanks.

So you know, comixpress has recently shut down:… A lot of people seem to like RA Comics,… I've never used them, but I've heard good things.

It might be worth pointing out that for comic books, Lulu is pretty pricey - it costs about twice as much as Ka-blam (base price $25 versus $12 for only 100 page, full color, perfect bound paper back book). Ka-blam also allows printing/sales of comic issues, as opposed to just paperback.
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Updated the links, thanks! =)
noxious-somnium Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-cries- too beautiful
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Dec 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
mariam-mahrous Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013
That's really helpful Hug 
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
GhostingFish Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist

FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks! added.
fireflyskys Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is very useful. Thank you for taking the time to put together these lists!
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for visiting!
Fionabus Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012
Thanks you for putting the time into this! Much appreciated!
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
You're welcome! Thanks for visiting!
skybrush Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for posting this list, it is very helpful. :hug:
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Jul 16, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you for visiting!
hobbnob1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist

Some people might also like those, they provide random images based on certain catagories and you get a user-defined amount of time to draw them, it's very helpful for practising :)
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you! I'll add those to the lists!
hobbnob1 Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2012  Student General Artist
You're welcome :)
Self-Epidemic Featured By Owner Jun 12, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Ah I love these! Ty!
FriendlyHand Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thank you. I'll add that one right now!
Keko-Illustrations Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oops. that should be
Keko-Illustrations Featured By Owner Jun 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thankyou so much for posting these links and for being such a friendly...hand on the forums :) is another good one :) they have jobs and an art community.
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