Art Supplies

  • Dick Blick - Website of a great art supply chain. Good seletion and good prices.
  • NovaColor - Mail-order manufacturer of acrylic paint for a great price.
  • Frames By Mail - Mail-order frames, the cheapest ones I've found yet.

Other Artist Websites

Online Illustration Resources

Recommended Reading

  • Color : A Natural History of the Palette by Victoria Finlay
    A wholely remarkable exploration of the history of pigments and how they have impacted colonialism, trade systems, chemistry and more. Highly recommended.
  • Mauve: How One Man Invented a Color That Changed the World by Simon Garfield
    An historical account of how synthetic colors drove the rise of chemistry and changed the world. While Mauve is not as compelling as Color (above), it is worth a read.
  • The Business Side of Creativity by Cameron Foote
    A good book on how to think of your art career as a business. In other words, this book is about the practical stuff you didn't learn in art school.
  • Graphic Artists Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
    An annual publication by the Graphic Artist's Guild, this handbook lays out the details of general business practices and pricings of the visual arts.
  • Cyclopedia Anatomicae by György Fehér, illustrated by András Szunyoghy
    Detailed anatomical drawings of the bones, muscles and proportions of the human and many common animals- the cow, deer, dog, cat, etc. CAUTION: This book is not an "artist's guide" but a general anatomical reference.
  • Working from Home by Paul and Sarah Edwards
    A good book on business practices for those working out of their own house.
  • Historical Encyclopedia of Costumes
    A decent general guide to wardrobes worn throughout history and around the globe. This book is a collection of drawings, often taken from the time periods, so it is not a detailed or comprehensive reference.
  • Century
    An amazing photo book filled with historical photos of the past century, from the quaint and fashionable to the gory and horrific.
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    Use this website to find your books cheap!
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    A book search engine.

Miscellaneous Links

  • Web Hosting Lunarpages - Affordable web hosting. I use them and have been very happy with their service, managing utilities and pricing. If you need a website host, I would recommend Lunarpages.
  • Buy Paintings - at
  • ART-VOLGA Gallery - Oil paintings for sale - Russian online art gallery. Original art by contemporary Russian artists.
  • FindArtInfo - Free auction records. Price database for art.
  • Fine Art Reproductions, Oil Painting Reproductions Gallery - Offers museum quality hand painted oil reproductions of masterpieces.
  • Wholesale Oil Painting From China - China's Leading art manufacturer and supplier. J&M Artwork(xiamen) offer Oil paintings. Pencil Sketches, Watercolors, Pastel Drawings, Printed painting, portrait from photo, frame and so on.

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