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Fri Jul 08, 2011 8:41 am
Post recommendations of books that helped you.
For me it was Secrets to Realistic Drawing by Carrie Parks.
It gave me a better understanding of realism.
And right now i'm reading Dynamic Anatomy by Burne Hogarth.
Fri Jul 08, 2011 12:57 pm
- If you could read German, Sehen und Verstehen by Gottfried Bammes (this is mostly about human anatomy).
- The Animator's Survival Kit by Richard Williams (even if you are not an animator, it helps with creating interesting/dynamic poses for your characters)
- The Weatherly Guide To Drawing Animals, by Joe Weatherly
- The Complete Guide to Perspective, by John Raynes
Other means that helped: anatomy books, the internet, and drawing people/animals/objects around us
Fri Jul 08, 2011 2:26 pm
Since I can't read german i'll take a look at the other 3.
Sat Jul 09, 2011 10:56 am
I just remembered - ImagineFX. Another wonderful source of tutorials. Although it mostly covers digital art, the theories can be applied onto traditional art as well.
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:09 pm
I love your censoring.
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:17 pm
Almost forgot to, but I wouldn't want your thread to be booted :b
Sat Jul 09, 2011 1:25 pm
It would have been ok as long as I put a NSFW tag on the thread.
But thanks for saving me the trouble.
Anatomy for fantasy artists is also a good read.
Gives some nice tips.
Thu Jul 14, 2011 3:06 pm
"How to Draw Animals" by Jack Hamm -- a good book to start out with, if you're interested in drawing animals. Covers such things as anatomy, skeletal structure, musculature, etc.
Of course, anatomy books in general are a good place to check if you need references. I can recall one particularly good anatomy book aimed at artists, but I can't recall the name...
Also, check out James Gurney. I highly recommend the books "Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter" and "Imaginative Realism."
The color and light book is a very good tool to use for any medium in general, really. You could easily take what you learn about light and apply it elsewhere. Imaginative Realism isn't as much a staple, but it is good if you are in need of inspiration. Covers a wide range of topics--good for ideation.
Burne Hogarth, as you mentioned, is a wonderful place to look if you need a reference for dynamic figure drawing.
Andrew Loomis is another good place to reference the human figure. I think you can download some very informative PDFs here: http://escapefromillustrationisland.com ... downloads/
Thu Jul 14, 2011 8:00 pm
I need all the help I can get for realism.
Also, Burne Hogarth is king.
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