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Expanding the comfort-zone by FOERVRAENGD Expanding the comfort-zone by FOERVRAENGD
Yes I know, it's a bit hypocritical to call this a "not tutorial" and yet place it in that category. But I honestly don't really know any better category (Devious Fun feels a wee bit off-topic you know). Suggestions for a better category are welcomed.

List of tutorials that helped me with environmental painting:
"How to make your own Perspective Grid in PS" <--- this one is the best thing I've ever discovered. Srsly CHECK IT OOOOUUUUT!
Snuffen's Background Tutorial P1 More or less ALL tutorials by Griffsnuff is awesome, so make sure to check out the rest of them!
More or less ALL tutorials made by AquaSixio!

List of youtube channels that also helped and inspired me:

FZDSCHOOL - More or less one of the most known concept art-related resources I know on youtube. It's great to sit and draw and just listen to the talking.

SinixDesign - This guy is also great! He has some design workshops ever now and then where the viewers can send in their stuff for critique! very encouraging and inspiring!

moatddtutorials - This guy is more into drawing than painting, and has a more cartoony style. He has interesting methods when it comes to perspective. And he also challenge himself in some of his videos (the engine block video is a great example of this)

foxOrian - Also known here on dA for his awesome perspective and composition tutorials. He has a youtube channel where he posts some videos that might be interesting as well.
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thredd Mar 20, 2014  Student General Artist
you should be a teacher.
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xTwilightWingsx Mar 1, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I play minecraft often and HOW has it never occurred to me to use that for landscape ideas!?
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enillej Jan 3, 2014  Student General Artist
I am on the brink of giving up on doing concept art since I am so bad at it and I feel like I'm not improving but then I read this and I was encouraged to practice more. Thanks a lot. You're a blessing to me right now. TTvTT/
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TeddyBearDog Dec 21, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

This helped me with my animals ^^

  In art we had to draw something with chalk and oil pastel. I usually draw dogs, only dogs. But on

this project I picked a dragon and a horse, to improve and get out of MY own 'comfort zone'. Suprizingly

to hear that for my first times drawing dragons and horses they turned out better then the references

I got them from! Even better than the kids in my club that have been studying them for a long time,

which I was very happy and proud of!

  Thanks to that horses, cats, hyenas, dragons, and even bunnies are my new priorities now. Occasionally

a wolf or a dog if I'm really in the mood. But also this tutorial, thank you also for encouraging me to step

out of my 'comfort zone', I think of myself as a much better artist than I used to be and thank you so much

for letting me do that and encouraging me to be a better artist for the future. ^^

 

p.s. This is my friends account so don't be expecting any of those drawing posted on here ^^' ))

 

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This is super inspiring, but I know it doesn't work.
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amoret-elf Oct 20, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much. This was something that I really needed to hear. After reading this I think I'm ready to start trying more difficult subject matters that I'd kind of given up on. 
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Umbravita Sep 29, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Thanks for this. I need to expand my horizons to get better and although each time I succeed I'm reminded of the value of persistence, it always feels like I'm learning to draw all over again when I do it. :faint:
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vinman99999 Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Pretty cool, where can I find this environment-challenge template you said
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