Ralph74

The Resilient (Winter 2023)

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ralph74's Sketchbook

  • The Resilient (Winter 2023)
  • Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

  • 250 Box Challenge

  • Drawing Prompt: The Day Balloons Fill the Sky

  • Drawing Prompt: What's With All the Cows?

  • Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

  • Drawing Prompt: Who Doesn't Love a Good Meal?

  • Drawing Prompt: Ice Witch's Frozen Construct

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PureRef

PureRef

This is another one of those things that aren't sold through Amazon, so I don't get a commission on it - but it's just too good to leave out. PureRef is a fantastic piece of software that is both Windows and Mac compatible. It's used for collecting reference and compiling them into a moodboard. You can move them around freely, have them automatically arranged, zoom in/out and even scale/flip/rotate images as you please. If needed, you can also add little text notes.

When starting on a project, I'll often open it up and start dragging reference images off the internet onto the board. When I'm done, I'll save out a '.pur' file, which embeds all the images. They can get pretty big, but are way more convenient than hauling around folders full of separate images.

Did I mention you can get it for free? The developer allows you to pay whatever amount you want for it. They recommend $5, but they'll allow you to take it for nothing. Really though, with software this versatile and polished, you really should throw them a few bucks if you pick it up. It's more than worth it.

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