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Artist Resource LinksA list of useful links for artists
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Hello! These are links and resources for all kinds of artists that I've been saving over the years. Most of this has been incredibly useful info in my journey as an artist so I've compiled them all
together in case anyone else would find any of this to be helpful. Feel free to take a look and share with others! If you have anything you'd like me to add feel free to DM me on Twitter.
I'll continue to update this spreadsheet as I find new things as well! Enjoy!
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JOB RESOURCES
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JOB SITES & BOARDSRESUME & COVER LETTER TIPSWEBSITE & PORTFOLIO TIPSNETWORKINGMISC
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Animation/VFX/Game Industry Job Postings
Maaike Scherff - Cover Letter TipsWebsite Setup Guide for BeginnersNetworking Guide for ArtistsAnimation Guild Studio List
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Toon Boom Job Connections 10 Common Resume MistakesPortfolio Website Tips - Part 1Networking TipsMy Animation Life
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Cartoon Brew Animation Job BoardTricia Andres - Cover Letter TipsPortfolio Website Tips - Part 2Portfolio Day - TwitterAnimation/Illustration Job Guide
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Animated JobsResume Mistakes to AvoidTips for Building a Storyboard PortfolioBusiness Cards Advice ThreadAnimator's Resource Kit
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Game Jobs BoardHow to Write a Great Cover Letter๐ŸŽฅLaura Price - How to Make a Vis Dev PortfolioWB Careers - Career Tips & Advice
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Artstation Job BoardHow to Write a Resume๐ŸŽฅLaura Price - Common Portfolio MistakesJob Interview Tips
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Animation Magazine Job BoardWriting a Cover Letter for an Unadvertised Job๐ŸŽฅSony Animation - Vis Dev Portfolio TipsQuestions to Ask in a Job Interview
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CreativeHeads.netCover Letter Guide๐ŸŽฅToniko Pantoja - Story Portfolio Tips๐ŸŽฅCindy Gallop: Building Your Personal Brand
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Cover Letter Resources๐ŸŽฅLaura Price - Character Design Portfolio Tips
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Maaike's Real Quick Resume GuideBasic Requirements for a Good Portfolio
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Maaike's Character Design Portfolio Tips
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TAG Story Group - Portfolio Website Guide
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๐ŸŽฅHow To Make a Portfolio Website
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FREELANCE RESOURCES
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PRICING & INVOICESCONTRACTS & LEGAL FORMSTAXESTIME TRACKERS & TIME MANAGEMENTMISC
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Laura Wood - Illustration Pricing ResourcesSample Contracts & Legal Forms๐Ÿ“Taxes for FreelancersToggl - Time TrackerJessica Hische - Client Email Helper
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The Freelancer Rate Calculator๐Ÿ“The Importance of ContractsEstimated Tax WorksheetSelf-Employment Time Tracker SpreadsheetBusiness of Illustration
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๐Ÿ“Jessica Hische - The Dark Art of Pricing๐Ÿ“Illustration Contract GuideA Freelancer's Guide to TaxesTime Sheet Template๐Ÿ“Getting Freelance Work
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Setting Freelance RatesBasic Checklist for Creator-Owned ContractsFreelance Tax TipsTime Management TipsArt Business Bootcamp - Art tips & tools
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๐ŸŽฅBaM Animation - Tips for Negotiating & Pricing๐Ÿ“Contract Resources for Comic Creators๐Ÿ“Illustration & TaxesQuickbooks - Time Management TipsTips for Finding Freelance Clients
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๐Ÿ“Pricing your Illustration WorkCopyright Information๐ŸŽฅJake Parker - Time Management Practices ๐Ÿ“Cale Atkinson - Studio Vs. Freelance
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๐Ÿ“How to Create an InvoicePre-Contract Checklist๐Ÿ“Alex Clauss - Time Management for FreelancersAnoosha Syed - Tips for Getting into Freelance
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๐Ÿ“What Should Go on an Illustration InvoiceClockify - Free Time TrackerGraphic Artists Guild - Tools & Resources
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๐Ÿ“What to do When You Haven't Been Paid๐Ÿ“Tips on Doing Admin Work for Freelancers
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Litebox - Collection of Freelance Job Rates1FW - Helping You Succeed in Your Art Business
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Calculate Your Freelance Rate
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How To Ask a Client For More Money
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EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
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ONLINE COURSESTOOLS & BOOKSSTUDENTSEDUCATIONAL BLOGS & TUTORIAL SITESONLINE ARTIST COMMUNITIES
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SchoolismAnimator's Resource - Book List๐ŸŽฅJake Parker - How To Do Art School RIghtMuddy Colors Drawabox - Art Fundamental Lessons
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CGMA AcademyJake Parker - Book RecommendationsSchools & Learning Sites List3dtotalCharacter Design Challenge Facebook Group
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Concept Design AcademyGraphic Artists Guild Handbook๐ŸŽฅArt Career Advice for High School GraduatesTraditional AnimationArtstation
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Society of Visual Storytelling3dtotal Books & Magazines๐Ÿ“Phil McAndrew - Advice for Students๐ŸŽฅToon Boom - Video TutorialsBehance
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SkillshareDrawabox - Tools, Program, & Book Recs๐Ÿ“Should You Go To Art School: A Flow Chart๐Ÿ“How to Think When You Draw TutorialsCharacter a Day Challenge Facebook Group
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Lynda.comJake Parker - ToolsInternational Education & Career GuideConcept Art WorldDigital Painting: Tutorials & Feedback
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The Illustration AcademyInktober - Tools๐Ÿ“10 Things to Know Before Going to Art School๐Ÿ“IAMAG - Digital Art Resources & InspirationArt Critique & Career Advice Discord
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Animation MentorConcept Art World - Books๐ŸŽฅIAMAG - Video LibraryBG Art Discord
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๐Ÿ“Parka Blogs - Art Books & Products ReviewsCtrl+Paint - Digital Painting Video LibraryVirtual Plein Air Facebook Group
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Art Education Resources DeviantArt
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ANIMATION
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PRODUCTION PIPELINE & JOB ROLESPITCH BIBLESSTYLE GUIDESPRODUCTION ARTMISC
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๐Ÿ“A Guide To TV Animation ProductionPitch Bible EssentialsAdventure TImeThe Art of Hotel Transylvania 3Animation Price Guide Calculator
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Animation Production Process
What Goes into an Animated Pitch Document
๐Ÿ“Spongebob SquarepantsAmphibiaAnimation Resources & Mentorships for BIPOC
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Animation Job DescriptionsAdventure Time - Pendleton Ward๐Ÿ“Wander Over YonderCraig of the Creek Women in Animation
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What is a Visual Development Artist?Bravest Warriors - Pendleton Ward๐Ÿ“My Life as a Teenage RobotArt of Animation - Part 1Studying Design for TV Anim on a Budget
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What Do Story Artists Do?Cupcake & Dino - Pedro EboliPowerpuff GirlsArt of Animation - Part 2Maaike's TV Animation Basics Zine
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What Do Color Stylists Do?The Other Town - Marcy Bones๐Ÿ“Disney Model SheetsSteven Universe
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๐Ÿ“Owen Dennis - What Do Color Stylists Do?When Do We Level Up? - Coleman Engle๐Ÿ“Animation Style GuidesThe Concept Art Blog
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What Does it Take to do Visual Development
Coconauts - Gene GoldsteinLiving Lines Library - Production Art
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Pixar in a Box - Behind-the-Scenes Look ๐Ÿ“Bee and PuppyCatBee and PuppyCat
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Storyboard Revisionist GuideFree Sample Pitch Bible
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Vis Dev Guidebook for 3D AnimationTV Series Bibles
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๐ŸŽฅLaura Price - Animation Jobs Explained
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Latoya Raveneau - TV Anim. Day To Day Series
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COMICS & ILLUSTRATION
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COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELSILLUSTRATIONKIDLITZINESARTIST/CREATOR DATABASES
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Resources for Comic Book Creators๐Ÿ“Types of IllustrationWrite/Illustrate Children's Books: Getting Started How to Make a FanzineCartoonists of Color Database
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The Comic Creator Finance Workbook๐Ÿ“Cale Atkinson - Illustration Agents InfoHow to Promote Your Picture BookCall for Zine SubmissionsQueer Cartoonists Database
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Comic Book Freelancing Tools & Resources4 Keys to a Long & Healthy Illustration CareerBuilding Your Kidlit Career: AgentsDisabled Cartoonists Database
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๐Ÿ“Pitching Your Comic Book: Outline Template๐Ÿ“How to start an Illustration Career#DrawingWhileBlack Directory
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๐Ÿ“How to do Research for a Graphic NovelAgents for IllustratorsWomen Who Draw Directory
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Pocket Lawyer for Comic Book CreatorsDirectory of IllustrationBlack N' Animated
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๐Ÿ“Colorist on Coloring: What is a Flatter?
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Comic Creator's Guide to Literary Agents
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Why You Should Get an Agent
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Resources for Graphic Novelists
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Comics Mentor & Resource Directory
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COMMISSION, CONVENTION, & SHOP RESOURCES
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COMMISSIONSPAYPAL INVOICINGSHIPPING & PACKAGINGCONVENTIONSONLINE STORES & MERCH
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Commission Tracker Template๐Ÿ“Guide to Paypal InvoicesUSPS Postage Price CalculatorConvention Expense vs. Profit WorksheetHow To Source Suppliers
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MISHlistPaypal InvoicesPirate Ship Shipping SoftwareArtist Alley Quick-Start Guide๐Ÿ“Marketing Tips & Tricks
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Commission TipsPaypal Fee CalculatorClearBags - Eco Friendly Bags๐Ÿ“Artist Alley Resources Post๐Ÿ“Marketing for Indie Creators & Kickstarters
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Pricing CommissionsSmall PayPal Guide for CreatorsBulk Office Supply - Recyclable MailersPin Display Presentation TipsGuide to Making Enamel Pins
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Guide to Tabling at ConventionsMerchandise Resources