Framing on a Budget Links

Artcare Frames
Nielson and Bainbridge Artcare frames can also be found at Prairie Gardens in Champaign IL.




Educational and entertaining links.

Matt Kohr, Ctrl+Paint

Through dozens of free tutorials, Matt Kohr offers a solid foundation of traditional and digital techniques for the aspiring illustrator.  If you would like more in-depth training, I highly recommend purchasing an online video course. It's well worth it!

AlienThink: the complete human drawing course.

This is the most comprehensive human anatomy drawing course online. Riven Phoenix guilds you through 77 hours of proportion, anatomy, and compositional tutorials. The first dozen lessons are free. The entire course is $45, a real bargain for the same training used by Pixar, LucasFilms, and Universal Studios.

Completing the course takes commitment and time, but it's well worth it!

Figure and Gesture Drawing Reference Generator

If you're searching for figure references and advice from other artists, this is a good place to start. The format is similar to a real life drawing course. Choose your subject, set the timer, and draw. Ideal for warming up or casual practicing.


The brainchild of Bobby Chiu founder of Imaginism Studio, Schoolism offers online courses taught by the best illustrators and animators in the industry. The hefty cost of tuition is daunting, but worth it. Recently Schoolism completed a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for a future subscription program to make the classes more affordable. If you sign up for Schoolism's newsletter, you have gain access to some great resourses.   

Will Terry YouTube Channel

Children's book illustrator and college instructor Will Terry has some great advice regarding the business of commercial illustration on his YouTube channel.