alexander_rose

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alexander_rose's Sketchbook

  • Sharing the Knowledge
  • Using boxes and cylinders to create this sketch

  • 25 Wheel Challenge

  • 250 Cylinder Challenge

  • Lesson 6: Applying Construction to Everyday Objects

  • Applying Construction techniques to angry birds reference in my sketchbook!

  • 250 Box Challenge

  • Lesson 5: Applying Construction to Animals

  • Lesson 4: Applying Construction to Insects and Arachnids

  • Lesson 3: Applying Construction to Plants

  • Lesson 2: Contour Lines, Texture and Construction

  • Lesson 1: Lines, Ellipses and Boxes

  • Partial Lesson 1 Submission (3 / 10 exercises)

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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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