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Free resources and downloads

We wanted to bring you even more useful content, so we have added this new section to our shop. You can now find a fantastic selection of free resources all in one place! Learn how to design and animate characters, explore sci-fi art and tutorials, discover essential anatomy tips, and more! This section will continue to be updated with informative and inspiring items, so keep checking back to see what new resources become available for free, or sign up to our newsletter to be the first to know!

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  • Anatomy for Artists - SAMPLE (Download Only)

    Please enjoy this free sample of Anatomy for Artists, an extensive visual reference guide to the human form for artists of all abilities and mediums. Containing stunning photography and comprehensive illustrations showing the muscular structure of varying shapes, Anatomy for Artists is a unique book that will quickly become an indispensable addition to your library now and for years to come.
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  • Character Design Quarterly - Sample Issue 2021 (Download Only)

    This jam-packed sample issue is an awesome amalgamation of some of the best articles that have featured in the magazine over the last couple of years. Step into magical worlds of storytelling with in-depth tutorials from Kate Pellerin and Rachelle Joy Slingerland, then learn the best way to keep a sketchbook and make it work for you with Jose Ciceraro. We also put the studio spotlight on Red Knuckles studio, and find out from Rayner Alencar why everyone should be getting into animation right now.
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  • How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator - SAMPLE (Download Only)

    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from How to Be a Children's Book Illustrator, where illustrator Ruth Hammond covers the topics of considering your audience and illustrating an ongoing narrative. Plus, inside you can find a code to receive four free reference cards when you order How to Be a Children's Book Illustrator from our shop.
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  • Masters of Sketching: Jim Pavelec & Bobby Rebholz (Download Only)

    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from our popular Masters of Sketching book, featuring artists Jim Pavelec and Bobby Rebholz. Sketching is a versatile medium used by artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, from the old Renaissance Masters to modern concept artists today. Learning from other artists is one of the best things you can do to improve your own technique, and through fascinating and unique step-by-step breakdowns, these master sketchers share how they approach and think about their sketching process.
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  • Masters of Sketching: Abigail Larson & Christina Mrozik (Download Only)

    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from our popular Masters of Sketching book, featuring illustrators Abigail Larson and Christina Mrozik. Sketching is a versatile medium used by artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, from the old Renaissance Masters to modern concept artists today. Learning from other artists is one of the best things you can do to improve your own technique, and through fascinating and unique step-by-step breakdowns, these master sketchers share how they approach and think about their sketching process.
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  • Masters of Sketching: Patrick Ballesteros & Paride Bertolin (Download Only)

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    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from our popular Masters of Sketching book, featuring concept illustrator Patrick Ballesteros and character designer Paride Bertolin. Sketching is a versatile medium used by artists of all backgrounds and disciplines, from the old Renaissance Masters to modern concept artists today. Learning from other artists is one of the best things you can do to improve your own technique, and through fascinating and unique step-by-step breakdowns, these master sketchers share how they approach and think about their sketching process.
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  • FREE CHAPTER - Creating Stylized Characters

    Free downloadable sample chapter from Creating Stylized Characters. In this chapter, illustrator Max Grecke creates a high-ranking alien villain equipped with a protective armored suit.
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  • Sketch Workshop: Cityscapes (Downloadable Edition)

    Sketch Workshop: Cityscapes is a ready-to-go workbook containing step-by-step projects by top artists and illustrators Dmitry Sorokin, Wojciech Ostrycharz and Marisa Lewis. Inside, you’ll find pro tips and tricks for improving your drawing techniques, plus references and templates to help you hone your craft.
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  • Sketch Workshop: Creatures (Downloadable Edition)

    Sketch Workshop: Creatures is a ready-to-go workbook containing step-by-step projects by top artists and illustrators Abigail Larson, Kurt Papstein, Mike Corriero and Jeff Miracola. Inside, you’ll find pro tips and tricks for improving your drawing techniques, plus references and templates to help you hone your craft.
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  • Loish - Coloring Book (Download Only)

    Mini downloadable coloring book featuring designs by popular digital artist Lois van Baarle, AKA Loish.
    Incl. Tax: Free!

  • Character Design Quarterly - Sample Issue 2019 (Download Only)

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    This sample issue features a fantastic collection of tips and tutorials from talented artists, including Shaun Bryant, Avner Geller, and Stephanie Rizo. Additionally, Ida Hem builds a sense of disappointment into her character to create a cohesive story, and Almu Redondo shows how she uses standard practices from other disciplines, such as psychology and method acting, to innovate her design choices. You can also find inspiring words and invaluable career insights from renowned artists Meg Park, Kenneth Anderson, and Max Ulichney. Enjoy!
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  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 04 (Download Only)

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    Issue 04 of Total magazine returns to the theme of anatomy, including features on basic form and proportions, how to prepare for a life drawing session, the structure of the human skull, and more!
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  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 03 (Download Only)

    Issue 03 of Total magazine focuses on the theme of characters, including tutorials from Randy Bishop, Denis Zilber, and Brun Croes to help you hone your character design skills. So, get stuck in and see what characters we can help you create in the issue!
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  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 02 (Download Only)

    Welcome to total magazine issue two! This month’s focus is squarely on anatomy, with a mix of traditional, 2D, and 3D tutorials to get stuck into. So polish those tools, crack your fingers, and refine that muscle definition or nail that pose!
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  • FREE MAGAZINE - Total Issue 01 (Download Only)

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    In the very first issue you will be treated to an introduction to the 3dtotal team, and an insight into some of the projects we are working on at the moment. Additionally you can enjoy some of our sci-fi themed articles and tutorials which we hope will help take your own work to the next step.
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