Watch & Learn
Bob Ross – The Joy of Painting
Grab your painting supplies and follow along as Bob Ross shows you how to turn every mistake into a happy little tree.
Platforms: Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Prime, YouTube
LinkedIn Learning with Lynda.com
Students, staff, faculty, and recent grads of FSU have FREE access to over 13,000 videos and courses through LinkedIn Learning with Lynda. Courses and tutorials cover areas from technology to business to creativity. Features like a Q&A, virtual notebook, and lesson transcripts ensure you have the most well-rounded delivery possible.
Formats: Videos with transcripts available
Adobe Creative Cloud Tutorials
Fun & Games
Scribbl.io is the virtual version of Pictionary. Play with random people or start a private room with friends from anywhere. Each player takes turns choosing a prompt and drawing it out while everyone else races to guess what the picture is.
Drawful 2 is an awesome game from Jackbox games (which has a LOT of fun offerings that are great, virtual party games to play with people near or far). These games are available on an insanely large list of platforms from Amazon Fire TVs, to iPads, to PCs and much, much more. Players are challenged to draw prompts then guess what each other created.
Platform: pretty much anything you can think of (see link for full listing)
Format: multi-player (3-8)
Cost: $5-$10 depending on the platform
Color & Create
Adobe Coloring Book
You don't need access to the Adobe suite to take advantage of this offering from Adobe. Print them out or color them on your iPad or computer, it’s up to you. The best part is these coloring pages designed by various artists are 100% FREE.
Available formats: PDF, JPG, PSD
Blender is the free and open-source 3D creation suite. It supports the entirety of the 3D pipeline—modeling, rigging, animation, simulation, rendering, compositing and motion tracking, video editing, and 2D animation pipeline.
Available for: Steam, Linux, PC, Mac
Coloring Game 3
Relax with this paint-by-number style game available for free through Steam. Enjoy 30, pixelated images to paint with 2 difficulty modes.
Steam download for PC only
GIMP is a cross-platform photo editor that’s similar to Photoshop. GIMP utilizes raster images. This program utilizes raster images and can be used to edit photos or to digitally paint. According to their website, "whether you are a graphic designer, photographer, illustrator, or scientist, GIMP provides you with sophisticated tools to get your job done. You can further enhance your productivity with GIMP thanks to many customization options and 3rd party plugins." GIMP has a number of tutorials and resources on their site here.
Software download from the website
Available for: GNU/Linux, OS X, Windows, and more
Gravit Designer is a free vector design software that’s comparable to Illustrator. It works great for illustration and graphic design and is available on a variety of platforms. You can also utilize this software for web and app UI and editing photos. Click here for a look at Gravit Designer in action.
Software download from website
Available for: Mac, PC, Linux, Chrome OS
Cost: FREE (also has a paid PRO option with offline capability)
"Pixel Studio is a new pixel art editor for artists and game developers. Simple, fast and portable. No matter whether you are a beginner or a professional. Create amazing pixel art anywhere and anytime! We support layers and animations and have a ton of useful tools - all you need to create cool projects. Use Google Drive to sync your work between different devices and even platforms."
Available for download via the App Store, Google Play, Steam, Amazon, and more