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    Books to learn

    Dear all,

    Since my early days I dream of drawing like most of you guys do. Unfortunately I'm not gifted as many of you are and hard study must be done.

    Could anyone advise me some good books for learning how to draw humans? Ive seen some anatomy books that looks good, but I also need to learn about perspective and the "basis".

    There are the "How to draw manga" books but Ive seen some in stores and it does not teach much about the basis...

    Thanks.

    Rui

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    Sorry. Ive posted on the wrong section.

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    Most people will tell you to forget about the "how to draw manga" books. I've only looked into a few of them, but I as well think that most of them won't help you at all.
    Go for a book that teaches you real anatomy of real people. That will help you with everything also with manga, if you want to draw that. Then just draw as much as you can. (Also take life drawing classes if you can)
    I cannot recommend to you any books personally, but most people here say that Loomis or Hogarth are really good, so you may want to look out for those.

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    Cepro,

    Thanks a lot for the help. I'll search for those Drawing classes are not an option for now due to my work. Maybe next year...who knows

    Cheers,

    Rui

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    Well, now that you've posted in the wrong section, looks like you have to start a sketchbook.

    Cepro speaks the truth -- ignore those "How to Draw Manga" books. Every one I've ever seen has been total trash. Even if you want to draw manga-style, you won't learn much from those. You can download Andrew Loomis' books here -- they're about the best books you'll find on figure drawing. Combine them with a good anatomy text, study hard, and draw from life, and you'll be awesome in no time (...no time being many years. )

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    funfetus,

    Thank you very much for this link. I've loved what I've seen. I'll start posting my draws before December!! Gonna hit the books

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    Thanks Crush,

    The second link you gave me looks very, very interesting!

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