Design, Other

Other Resources #


I try not to promote resources you have to pay to access on OpGuides. I am not paid to say this. I bought my own copy on a whim. This book is pure gold. It’s about the written word, but will help any artist just as much. It’s probably the most beautiful, lovingly hand crafted book I have ever read. It’s full of character and art and beauty and words of wisdom that will make you think about what it means to be an Artist.

Mobile Apps for Art & Design #

Name & Link Description Demo/Screenshot
Pixlr phone version of
Fragment Add some neat geometric reflections into your art
Mirror Lab ^
Spiro, Tilemaker Makes some interesting tiled patterns
Easyposer, plenty of other alternatives Decent app for posing character models. Some presets and models require a $5 pro version
Fraksl, Fractal Eye, MandelBrowser Neat Fractal Explorers
Glitch Lab Tons of glitch effects, including some nice pixel sorting options.
Euclidea Not sure this one counts. It’s a game about making various geometric shapes using circles. It’s useful for learning some art techniques, though.

Working with other artists #

Orions Arm Universe - Collective, shared setting for art and stories

Events that can help you with art #

  • Inktober
  • Swordvember
  • Smaugust

Photography #

Filmulator accepts raw files from cameras and simulates the development of film as if exposed to the same light as the camera’s sensor. This brings about several benefits:

  • Large bright regions become darker, compressing the output dynamic range.
  • Small bright regions make their surroundings darker, enhancing local contrast.
  • In bright regions, saturation is enhanced, helping retain color in bright skies, brighter skin tones, and sunsets.
  • In extremely saturated regions, the brightness is attenuated, helping retain detail e.g. in flowers.

Extremely high resolution scan of art

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