Links and Resources

Links and Resources - Creative Ace StudiosA list of links and resources for websites of illustration organizations, blogs, image databases, biographies of masters in illustration, and more illustration related information.

 

 

ORGANIZATIONS – links and resources

Pencil Mileage Club
New York Society of Illustrators
Society of Illustrators – Los Angeles
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
National Cartoonist Society
Illustrators’ Partnership of America
Association of Medical Illustrators
National Association of Comics Art Educators
Science Illustration Program, University of California Extension, Santa Cruz

BLOGS & FORUMS

CG Society
James Gurney
Drawn!
Illustration Mundo
Concept Art Org

CG Hub
Illustration Friday!
Weekly (or so) themes which anyone can illustrate and get linked
Gallery Comics Blog
Paul Giambarba’s “100 Years of Illustration” blog
Reproductions and insightful comments on many illustrators (Elizabeth Shippen Green, Charles Dana Gibson and his imitators, Howard Pyle, Edward Penfield, Maxfield Parrish, Norman Rockwell, and more)

THE HISTORY OF ILLUSTRATION, ILLUSTRATOR BIOGRAPHIES & RESOURCES

American Art Archives (more than 100 bios of illustrators)
Yahoo! Directory of Illustrators
Bud Plant’s Bios of Illustrators and Comic Artists (more than 100)
National Museum of American Illustration
Includes reproductions of work by H.C. Christy, Charles D. Gibson, Norman Rockwell, Dean Cornwell, Elizabeth S. Green, Meade Schaeffer, John Falter, J.C. Leyendecker, Frank E. Schoonover, Harrison Fisher, Maxfield Parrish, Jessie Willcox Smith, J.M. Flagg, Howard Pyle, N.C. Wyeth
Page of links to resources on illustrators
Illustration magazine
Illustrators Hall of Fame at the New York Society of Illustrators
Women Who Illustrated Children’s Books
Fashion Illustrators
Nice selection of World War I posters
Illustrators include Howard Chandler Christy, James Montgomery Flagg, Henry Patrick Raleigh, and more
Large galleries of illustrations (with thumbnails) of illustrators who drew “pin-ups”
Notes: This website is devoted to “pin-up” images (images of young pretty women). Be aware some images contain nudity. Second, the site is in German, so here are some words you should know: “bild” and “bilder” mean “image” and “images” respectively, “zur galerie” means “go to the gallery”, “Seite 1 von 3” means “page 1 out of 3”. If there is a page you want translated in English, go to http://babelfish.altavista.com/ Then type the URL of that page and select “From German to English”
Illustrators of covers for the Saturday Evening Post and the Country Gentleman magazines
To view all the covers of the Saturday Evening Post click on the “Chronological Image Gal” link
Sample Saturday Evening Post covers organized by themes
Magazine Cover Art
Site devoted to archiving some of the best examples of magazine cover art
The Illustration House
A current house of auctions specializing in the sale of originals by great illustrators. Website includes a gallery, bio of selected illustrators (e.g. Leyendecker, Parrish, Phillips, Pyle, Remington, Rockwell, Wilcox Smith, Whitcomb, N.C. Wyeth)
The Illustrated Gallery
A gallery selling illustrations by great illustrators

GENERAL ART WEBSITES & ONLINE VISUAL RESOURCES

Google Advanced Image Search
Art Movements (World Wide Arts Resource)
General information on movements and concepts
Artist Biographies (World Wide Arts Resource)
Biographies of artists
Bio, Suggested Reading References, Images, and Links to Artists
Collection of artworks by 12,000 artists (from the Fine Art Museums of San Francisco)
You can zoom in very close on works on the database.
ArtCyclopedia
Find information on artists by name and locate their images (what museum has them)

Art Stores in Los Angeles and Orange County

ORANGE COUNTY ART STORES

Fullerton Titan Bookstore CSUF Campus 714-278-3418
Huntington Beach Pearl Art & Craft 7227 Edinger 714-903-5100
Fullerton Utrecht 601 N Placentia Ave. 714-528-8790
Westminster Art Supply Warehouse 6672 Westminster Blvd 714-891-3626

 

LOS ANGELES COUNTY ART STORES

Beverly Hills Paper Source 9460 Brighton Way 310-288-9700
Culver City Cartoon Colour Company 9024 Lindblade Street 800-523-3665
Culver City Graphaids 3030 S La Cienega Blvd 310-204-1212
Culver City Nova Color 5894 Blackwelder St 310-204-6900
Glendale Swain’s 537 N. Glendale Ave 818-243-3129
Hollywood World Supply 3425 W. Cahuenga Blvd 323-851-1350
Long Beach Lyon Art Supply 420 E. 4th Street 562-435-5385
Los Angeles Blick Art Materials 7301 W Beverly Blvd 323-933-9284
Los Angeles Blue Rooster Art Supplies 1718 N Vermont Ave 323-661-9471
Los Angeles Graphaids 12400 Santa Monica Blvd 310-820-0445
Los Angeles Kinokuniya Bookstore 123 Onizuka St, Ste 205 213-687-4480
Los Angeles McManus & Morgan 2506 W 7th Street 213-387-4433
Los Angeles Pearl Art & Craft 1250 S. La Cienega Blvd 310-854-4900
Los Angeles Utrecht Art Supplies 11677 Santa Monica Blvd 310-478-5775
North Hollywood Carter Sexton 5308 Laurel Cyn 818-763-5050
Pasadena Blick Art Materials 44 S. Raymond Ave 626-795-4985
Pasadena Paper Source 163 W Colorado Blvd 626-577-3825
Pasadena Shizu 120 W. Colorado Blvd 626-395-7295
Santa Monica Hiromi Papers (Bergamot Stn) 2525 Michigan Ave, Ste G-9 310-998-0028
Torrance Walser’s 23145 Kashiwa Ct 310-891-3403
Walnut Artist Mart 1261 N Grand Ave 909-595-2284
West Los Angeles The Art Store 11660 Santa Monica Blvd 310-477-0451
Westchester Graphaids 8655 Lincoln Blvd 310-216-6300

 

MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Aaron Brothers Store locator 888-372-6464
Michael’s Store locator 800-642-4235

ONLINE ART STORES

www.utrechtart.com
www.dickblick.com
www.aswexpress.com
www.italianartstore.com
www.danielsmith.com
www.artsuppliesonline.com

 

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