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.

  • Glyphr Studio | #design #fonts #vector #webapp #crossplatform
    Free web-based font designer.

  • 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.

  • DESIGN SYNDROME | #free #paid #design #fx #mock-ups #fonts #textures
    Free and paid assests for design.

  • Heritage Library by Heritage Type | #free #illustration #vintage
    Free for commercial use vintage illustrations.

  • ICONS8 | #freemium #design #photos #music
    Free? Icons, music, tools, so on. Be sure to check the free vs paid licenses. Does feature AI-powered tools.

  • Open Doodles | #free #illustration #foss #creativecommons
    Open-source illustrations, one art style.

  • 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.

  • Open Drawing Books | #drawing #illustration #free
    All sorts of free, old drawing books.

  • [PDF] Stop Stealing Sheep: Find Out How Type Works | #typogrophy #design #fonts
    PDF book on typogrophy. Also contains a ton of links at the end of the book before the bibliography.

  • TEXTMODE | #digitalArt #textmode #PETSCII #ANSI #ASCII
    Learn about text art i.e. old school ASCII art.

  • Reference

  • Reference Angle | #reference #human
    Use a 3D model to find references of human heads at various angles.

  • x6ud.github.io | #reference #animal
    Similar to Reference Angle, but more focused on animals.



  • Web Dev

    Webmastery, tools, coding, that kind of stuff.


    Design

  • HOVERSTAT.ES | #webDesign #experimental #archive
    Archive of alternative web code and design.


  • Guides

  • The Quick ā€˜nā€™ Dirty Guide to Making a Website (2022) | #how-to #webDev
    Guide to help not web-savvy people get started making their own website. NOTE: While this guide is safe for work, other content on the site is for an 18+/adult audience.


  • Tools/Web apps/Templates

  • DokuWiki | #wiki #notetaking
    FOSS wiki software you can host yourself on or offline.

  • Rarebit | #webcomics #static #template
    Static tempate for hosting webcomics. Very plug-n-play.

  • TiddlyWiki | #wiki #journal #notetaking
    Flexible note-taking web app.



  • Web, Indie / Small

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


    Manifestos, Articles, and Essays

  • Axbom | #indieweb #digitalEthics #fediverse #socialmedia
    Per Axbom's blog/website with various articles related to digital ethics and design.

  • 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.

  • 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.




  • Web, Fediverse / Mastodon

    Info, tools, and more for Mastodon and the wider Fediverse.


    Getting Started/Guides

    In the order of most beginner friendly to more advanced topics, not alphabetical order.

  • Axbom.com | "A Brief Mastodon Guide for Social Media Worriers" | #fediverse #guide #article #socialmedia
    Small and easy guide to Mastodon, aimed at Twitter users.

  • Fedi.Tips | #fediverse #mastodon #guide #socialmedia
    An "informal, unofficial guide for non-technical people who want to use Mastodon and the wider Fediverse."

  • fediverse.info | #fediverse #guide #socialmedia
    Information on the Fediverse, including the various apps/platforms that reside in it, server lists, guides, so on.

  • Axbom.com | "The many branches of the Fediverse" | #fediverse #guide #article #socialmedia
    Article and visual of the various platforms that make up the Fediverse.

  • Grow Your Own Services | #indieweb #smallweb #guide #fediverse #socialmedia
    The what, why, and a bit of the how to build your own social media space on the web/the Fediverse.

  • joinmastodon.org | #fediverse #mastodon #instanceFinder #socialmedia
    For joining Mastodon, including info on what Mastodon is, a list of servers to join, support, and so on.


  • Tools

    For both users and admins.

  • Fedifinder | #fediverse #mastodon #twitter #socialmedia
    For those moving from Twitter to the Fediverse/Mastodon. Find the Fediverse contacts of your followers and people you are following on Twitter.

  • fediverse.space | #fediverse #mastodon #socialmedia
    Tool to visualize networks and communities on the fediverse. Will not work on instances with 10 or fewer users.

  • Furry Fediverse | #fediverse #mastodon #socialmedia #instanceFinder #furry
    An instance finder, but for funny animal people.

  • instances.social | #fediverse #mastodon #instanceFinder #socialmedia
    Instance finder. NOTE: make sure you filter properly/be mindful and discerning that some instances featured might not be the safest thing you want to associate with.

  • joinmastodon.org | #fediverse #mastodon #instanceFinder #socialmedia
    For joining Mastodon, including info on what Mastodon is, a list of servers to join, support, and so on.

  • Mastodon-Twitter Crossposter | #fediverse #mastodon #crossposter #twitter #socialmedia
    Crosspost between Mastodon and Twitter.

  • Twitodon | #fediverse #mastodon #twitter #socialmedia
    For those moving from Twitter to the Fediverse/Mastodon. Find the Fediverse contacts of your followers and people you are following on Twitter.


  • Hosting/Services, Fediverse

  • Masto.host | #hosting #fediverse #mastodon #social
    Afforable hosting and set up for your own Mastodon instance.

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




  • 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.

  • Web Art

  • Fungi: Simple Organisms | #mushrooms #fungi #textmode #PETSCII #ANSI #ASCII
    Group web art project featuring mushrooms.

  • FERAL.EARTH | #solarpunk #kitepunk
    Cool web project hosted on a solar server.



  • Miscellaneous

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


    Nifty

  • myfridgefood | #food
    Pick what you got in your pantry and it'll summon some things you can cook.

  • noises.online | #noisemaker #focus
    Online noise maker.



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