Instructive Art Links, for inspiration and learning

Lately I've read some really wonderful how-to articles on various topics, and I didn't want to lose track of them because I know I'll want to go back again and again.  So here's a list of some of my favorites:

Howard Lyon's explanation of Color & Light.  He shows how and why we should select a limited color pallete, and how light works - with particular emphasis on skin tones.  Wonderful explanation and examples!

Gregory Manchess' post about the creative process, thumbnail sketching, failure, discouragement, etc..  The importance of not giving up, and working through that discouragement phase.  It's all part of the process and even the most successful artists go through it. Very inspirational.

Dan dos Santos' post about how to do thumbnail sketches.  This one really kinda knocked me over.. you might, "thumbnails? boring" - but it's totally worth a look.  He's got a great process and made me rethink my own process (or lack thereof). 

David Gray's teaching blog is always great.  He's posted some really helpful videos up there as well.