- Here are
some websites I suggest you may want to visit in your
surfing travels. They are connected to websites of
various business or manga connections I've made. I'll add
others as I find them. If you have any suggestions, send
me an e-mail.
I am happy to present these links to you, I will not be
responsible for any content, or issues regarding connections, pop-ups,
etc. The links are updated every so often, but if one goes dead,
let me know. I'll happliy remove it.
- www.smithmicro.com. This is the
site you should visit if interested in some of the most
important software I use when rendering the computer
generated Kaiten Angels. The latest version of their
primary figure rendering software, POSER 6, has been out
since early 2005, and has been a fantastic resource for
me as I teach figure drawing with senior students.
- www.daz-3d.com. This is the
site belonging to the company that makes my landscape
rendering software, BRYCE. It has been a great place to
visit for purchasing third party models for use in the
Kaiten Angels project.
- www.contentparadise.com. The online
store connected to E-Frontier, from which Terai Yuki,
Miki and many other clothes, sets and props came. It is
easy to navigate, and the models are quite affordable.
- www.turbosquid.com. Another place
to get 3D models of all descriptions. This site
advertises in my favourite film effects journal, CINEFEX.
- www.renderosity.com. Like Turbo
Squid and the others, it is a great resource for models
of all types.
- www.sharecg.com. A great site
to obtain free downloads of models for use in Poser. Look
up the aircraft models under the tags of Caparros and
Neilwil, representing Pedro Caparros and Neil Wilson
respectively. Their models have been excellent resources
for me in my graphic projects.
- www.runtimedna.com. Another model
site where you can get great 'toon' figures like Cookie
and add-ons for Daz models like Victoria and Michael.
AND BUSINESS RELATED WEBSITES
- www.bigartbuzz.com. A new website,
representing a collective to which I belong, with links
on Facebook, Twitter and other social media. Links to
artists displaying on the site are readily provided and
the interface is excellent.
- www.comicbookaddiction.com. This is my
primary source for shopping in comics and graphic novels
in Durham region. It is highly recommended. I have also
participated in the shop since 2014 as a guest artist
during Free Comics Day in May and have tught classes in
figure drawing there at one time.
- www.virtualpose.net. A great
website for a really interesting product. I bought
VIRTUAL POSE 2, a book and CD Rom of figure reference
material- poses of female and male models in print and on
disk. On the disk, the models can be rotated in ten
degree increments, solving the age old problems of
artists looking at photo references and saying "I
can't see her hand properly in this shot. If only I could
rotate the model." Now you can. You also get some
good music and great tutorials to work with.
- www.scottmcloud.com. This website
is run by the author of UNDERSTANDING COMICS, one of the
best books ever written on the subject.
- www.martinbowersmodelworld.com. Martin Bower
is not just a fan building models of ships from famous
sci-fi movies and shows. He is the chief model builder
from Gerry Anderson's series SPACE: 1999 and THE DAY
AFTER TOMORROW, plus the original ALIEN and OUTLAND,
among others. His collection is awesome. His skills are
incredible. If you want to see your favourite Gerry
Anderson mecha just like they were shown in that classic
TV21 comic in the sixties, go here. His pics of Fireball
XL5 are beautiful. He is also a great figurative sculptor
and...sigh...just log on!
- www.thedigitalbits.com. A phenomenal
site relating to the release of DVDs and market/industry
information on what's coming. A friend of mine literally
budgets his entertainment purchases on what is listed
www.japanable.com. A wonderful
site I found recently about the country. It contains
information on language, culture, and many many tips on
how to live in the country itself. Watching anime is fun,
and thinking about living there is great, but the
experience can be daunting, if not unhappy if you are not
prepared. This is a good place to start.
www.oxfordseminars.com. There are
those who may want to teach ESL in Japan. Great! But you
need to get TOEFL qualifications first, and this site
will list resources and seminars to help you in that
direction. For Canadian viewers of this site, you'll be
happy to know that the locations are all close to home.
www.thejapanfaq.cjb.net. Another site
with lots of information on Japan and living there.
www.jtbi.ca. The site for
the Japanese National Tourist Board in Canada. Their
resources were awesome when I went to Japan. Also, it is
the place to go to if you want to get tickets to the
Studio Ghibli Museum in Mitaka. The museum does not sell
tickets at the door, and foreigners must order before
getting on the plane to avoid disappointment. Sounds
weird, but you have no choice, and honestly, it's worth
it, because the museum is crowded enough even with the
traffic control they enjoy there.
www.japanese-online.com. Just as it
Link to Contents page.