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    Art books you've bought lately

    I've a thing with knowledge, from an old habit of filling my head and applying said info to my life, so I got into a book buying addiction. (Yeah, I admit it. )

    Art Books recently purchased:

    100 years of Fashion illustration by Cally Blackman

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    The Art of Animal Character Design by David Colman-

    Anyone else an addict?
    "Everything must serve the idea. The means used to convey the idea should be the simplest and clear. Just what is required. No extra images. To me this is a universal principle of art. Saying as much as possible with a minimum of means."
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    Haven't bought that many books lately, but I have discovered a newfound appreciation for the RISD library here. Just stumbled upon the DVD collection of all of Robert Beverly Hale's anatomy lectures. Sweeeet.

    It's very useful, also, because I get to read through all of these art books and such and then determine which ones I really want to have in my collection.
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    I'm not the type that likes to spend money. Unless it feels somewhat necessary, I can wait on it.

    Example: I still haven't bought Darkness Calls because of that horrid "Now a major motion picture!" sticker that Diamond slaps on before they ship it. But I have gotten Cartoon America and the Human Machine.
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    I don't buy art and anatomy books on a regular basis, but I have some in mind for a big order of game and animation artbooks I want to place sooner or later. As for the last purchases, it's been a while but I believe from store: Fashion Source: Poses and Strength training anatomy by Frederic Delavier. As for recent online purchases from a few months ago: Bridgman's complete guide, Perspective! For comic book artists by David Chelsea, The artists guide to anatomy by Gottfriet Bammes and Art and Fear, which is kind of related.
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    This was the last book I bought. Check it out, it's a perfect art book!
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    a few
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    these are the ones from this year

    right now i'm wanting to pick some up on Diebenkorn, Klimt, Oskar Kokoschka, and Beardsley.
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    Lol. I just had a Friday moment.
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    I'd love to go out and drop tons of cash on art books, but I've never got the cash to do that. However, if a golden opportunity presents itself (Art books at an estate sale, obscene online deals, et cetera), I'll make room in my budget somewhere.

    Recent acquisitions are "Creative Illustration" and "Figure Drawing for all it's Worth" by Andrew Loomis, "Perspective for Artists" by Rex Vicat Cole, and a super old book about figure drawing from the 19th century (I forget the author, but it's pretty cool).
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    grief i get weak at the knees seeing all them art books.

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    I buy books online every 1 or 2 months and I generally order about 10 books. And every few weeks I scourge around regular bookstores. I'm thinking about ordering some new stuff this weekend:



    - Vilppu drawing manual.
    Seems to be exorbitantly priced though, anyone got an idea why?

    - Euan Uglow : The Complete Paintings.
    I've only seen a few paintings by him and I really enjoyed them, so I think it'll be worth the price.

    - Egon Schiele : Drawings and Watercolours.
    His different kind of esthetic made me curious.

    - Rembrandt (Erotic Sketchbook)

    - Maybe a Rodin book. Haven't decided yet which one. I'm thinking about one of these two:

    Rodin : Drawings and Watercolours
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBS...?id=0500238359

    Rodin : His Art and His Inspiration
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBS...?id=190397366X

    - And out of curiosity, probably some Burne Hogarth books.
    My Self-Portraits

    "Work for your self first. You can paint best the things you like or the things you hate. You cannot paint well when indifferent.
    Express a mental opinion about something you are sensitive to in life around you. There is a profound difference between sensitivity and sentimentality."

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    I spend an absurd amount of money on art books.

    Yesterday I bought the Art of Star Wars, the Force Unleashed, which is overflowing with unbelievably inspirational work by Amy Beth Christenson and the rest of the Lucas Arts crew. Along with that I picked up the Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head, which is an introduction to portraits in chiaroscuro method by William L Maughan, and I'm on the last parts of one of Joseph Sheppard's anatomy books.

    Mmmmmm. Books.
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    Surprisingly I've bought less this month than I usually do. The only thing's I'm counting are "The Who's Who of Animation" and a book of French Postcards (they're totally arty!).
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    You guys must be rich... Grief, I am very envious.
    I usually get books as gifts because I'm too cheap to buy my own. When I accumulate an extra $100, I'm definitely purchasing Odd Nerdrum: Themes and John Singer Sargent: Figures + Landscapes
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