Resources Library

Big ol collection of nifty things on all kinds of subject matter relevant to my intrests to some degree. Obviously, this is not a 100% endorsement of every tiny thing included in each link. This library is also ever changing. You can use the buttons below to filter things by topic and/or CTRL+F to search for a specific tag if you are on your desktop.

Art, Programs

Various digital art tools.


FOSS

  • LIST | Open source, experimental, and tiny tools roundup | #list #other
    Big ol list of various FOSS or free tools, ranging from 3D, fonts, zine makers, game making, and more.

  • Alchemy | #experimental #illustration #painting #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform
    Experimental digital art software, with some purposely limited tools and functions to encourage users to "output of a great number of good, bad, strange and beautiful shapes." I find this nice for when I feel too booged down by the number of tools other software has or if I need a change of pace.

  • Blender | #3d #cad #animation #video #vfx #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform #mayaAlt #autodeskAlt
    Everyone's fav FOSS 3D model software. Supports 2D animation as well apparently?

  • Darktable | #photography #raw #lighttableAlt
    FOSS alternative to Lighttable. You can also automate tedious, boring stuff with Lua as well.

  • Drawpile | #illustration #social #fun #iscrbbleAlt #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform
    Fun collaborative drawing software, akin to ol' iScribble but you have to download it.

  • Electric Zine Maker | #zine #print #publishing #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform
    Software for assembling/making zines.

  • FontForge | #design #fonts #vector #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform
    Ever wanted to make your own font? Well here you go!

  • GiftedMotion | #animation #gif
    GIF editor/maker software.

  • GIMP | #illustration #painting #raster #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform #photoshopAlt #clipstudiopaintAlt #painttoolsaiAlt
    You've probably heard this one. It's the common FOSS PhotoShop alternative. Bunch of features, weird learning curve, unfortunate name. Limited CMYK support with the Separate and Separate+ plug-in.

  • Inkscape | #illustration #design #vector #cad #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform #illustratorAlt
    Vector/SVG editor useful for a bunch of stuff. Illustrator Alternative. No CMYK support.

  • Krita | #illustration #painting #raster #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform #photoshopAlt #clipstudiopaintAlt #painttoolsaiAlt #animation #2D
    General raster digital art software with a 2D animation engine. Used to use this several years ago but felt like the brush strokes felt off? But it is probably much better nowadays. No CMYK support if I recall correctly.

  • OpenToonz | #2D #animation #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform #tvpaintAlt #toonboomAlt
    2D, frame-by-frame animation software comparible to something like ToonBoom or TVPaint [though not exactly the same]. Bit of a learning curve.

  • Pixelorama | #pixel #sprites #animation #2D
    Sprite editor with animation.

  • Rarebit Webcomic Site Template | #webcomics #publishing
    Static site template for hosting/showcasing webcomics.

  • Riso Print Sim | #riso #print #publishing
    Preps files for Riso printing.

  • Scribus | #design #publishing #indesignAlt
    More for layouts for flyers, magazines, other print media. Akin to InDesign. Supports CMYK!

  • Storyboarder | #animatics #animation #storyboarding
    Software made specificlly for storyboarding animation.

  • Synfig | #animation #2d #flashAlt #vector
    Animation software that's more focused on rig/puppet based animation you'd see with stuff made with old school Flash, though pretty bare bones.



  • Programs [Just Free]

  • FireAlpaca | #illustration #painting #animation #2d #raster #windows #mac #crossplatform
    Pretty basic, light weight drawing and 2D animation software. No CMYK support. Win and Mac only.

  • HEAVYPAINT | #experimental #illustration #painting #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform
    Similar to Alchemy, but with much more organic brush textures. Also avalible on Android and iOS if I recall.

  • MediBang Paint | #illustration #painting #manga #raster #windows #mac #crossplatform
    "Diet" Clip Studio Paint. More geared towards folks who wanna make comics/manga. Some features require a sub. Win and Mac only. Also on iOS and Android.

  • PureRef | #reference #moodboard #windows #mac #linux #crossplatform
    Lets you stick all of your ref material/photos in one spot. Also nifty for building things like mood/inspo boards.



  • Programs [$$]

  • Clip Studio Paint | #illustration #painting #manga #raster #2d #animation #windows #mac #crossplatform
    What I use primarily. Lovely paint engine, easy to adapt to if you are coming from PhotoShop, and the animation engine is also good. Includes features for comic/manga/webtoon publishing. No where near as buggy as PS, and desktop is a one-time-pay model with free updates. No CMYK support. Win and Mac only. Also on iOS and Android with a sub.



  • Art, Digital Assets

    Digital things you can use in your art making.


    Assets [Free/CC/Public Domain]

  • LIST | Punkray Resources Page | #brushes #textures #clipstudiopaint
    Shiny's got a list of both free and paid brushes and textures mostly for Clip Studio Paint, including some halftone ones.

  • BADASS LIBRE FONTS BY WOMXN | #fonts #foss #publicdomain
    Free and open libre/public domain fonts by women/femms/women-adjecent people.

  • Unsplash | #photo #publicdomain #creativecommons
    High quaility photos, most are free for personal and commercial use without needing to credit.

  • Velvetyne Type Foundry | #fonts #foss #publicdomain
    Free and open libre/public domain font foundry. Also neat articles and the like.

  • Pixabay | #photo #video #clipart #vectors #royaltyfree #audio #sound #publicdomain #creativecommons
    Free and/or royalty free photos, videos, sounds, clipart, and more.

  • Spoon Graphics [freebies] | #textures #brushes #overlays #design
    Mostly geared towards Adobe users, but some assets can be easily used in other art software.

  • Wikimedia Commons | #photo #video #audio #publicdomain #creativecommons
    Photos, vids, sounds, and more. Some PD and some CC.



  • Assets [$$]

  • True Grit Texture Supply | #textures #brushes #overlays #design
    Shit's a pretty penny but really good.

  • Textures.com | #photo #textures #video #audio #publicdomain #creativecommons
    Mix of free and premium textures and assets.



  • Art, Learning/Other

    Stuff on learning how to art, and other art/crafting/making related things.


    Learning

  • Draw a Box | #drawing #illustration #free
    Learn how to draw, starting from the basics. Very detailed and free.



  • Tattoo, Gear

    Tattoo tools and materials. Be smart/be safe/you are responsible for what you choose to do with/to your body.


    Non-Disposibles

  • Link | #tag
    More info.



  • Tattoo, Info

    Info on tattoo, including history and practice. Be smart/be safe/you are responsible for what you choose to do with/to your body.


    Saftey

  • Link | #tag
    More info.



  • Web Dev

    Webmastery, coding, that kind of stuff.


    Learning

  • Link | #tag
    More info.



  • Web, Indie/Small

    The indie, not-corpo, personal, and/or small web inculding where it is, what it is, and how you can participate.


    Info

  • link | #tag
    info


  • Manifestos and Essays

  • Internet Manifesto | #indieweb #socialmedia
    Modern [circa early 2020's] manifesto on taking back the web, the current state of cyberspace, and things you can to get take back control. Short and easy to read.

  • The Indie Web Manifesto | #indieweb #oldweb
    From 1997. Short and easy to read.

  • Rediscovering the Small Web | #indieweb #smallweb #essay
    2020, essay explaining the history of the small/indie web, the current nature of the internet, and how you can get back to the small/indie web. Long but easy to read.


  • Communities

  • tilde.town | #indieweb #community
    Small community hosted on a Linux server.

  • Yesterweb.org | #indieweb #community
    Hub for the Yesterweb community, with a ton of resources, info, and so on regarding building a better, more humane internet.


  • Hosting/Services

  • Dreamhost | #hosting
    Cheap webhosting

  • Neocities.org | #indieweb #community #hosting
    Free static webhosting.

  • Spacebear Federation | #hosting #fediverse #social
    Afforable hosting and set up for building Mastodon, Hometown, Pixelfed, and other similar community/self run social media platforms.

  • Teacake | #hosting
    Cheap webhosting for personal and hobby websites.

  • tilde.town | #indieweb #community #hosting
    Small community hosted on a Linux server. Requires a sign up/approval.


  • Webrings

  • Link | #webring
    More info.



  • Food for Thought

    Various topics/things to think critically about.


    Solarpunk

  • Link | #tag
    More info.



  • Fun Stuff :)

    Fun and feel-good/amusing things found in cyberspace.


    Digital Toys

  • Bongo Cat | #noisemaker #cat #cute
    Bongo cat!

  • Pink Trombone | #noisemaker
    A "bare-handed speech synthesis" thing.


  • Games

  • the right place | #game #browser #cat #cute
    Micro, in-browser game about a cat looking for the right spot. Short and sweet with a cute ending.



  • Miscellaneous

    Stuff that didn't fit anywhere else in the library.


    ???

  • Link | #tag
    More info.



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