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    Quote Originally Posted by Alex Chow View Post
    And my previous question still stands. Does anyone know how good Itten's "The Elements of Color" is?
    Hi Alex, I've just done a short piece on Itten here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arshes Nei View Post
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    Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function and Movement Valerie L. Winslow

    This book is like a reference book for people trying to understand terminology used in other figure drawing books. If you get a term that makes you go "huh?" this book is like your encyclopedia to look it up, pronounce it correctly and what its about .

    It's also one of the more well organized books I ran into. I guess the best way to put it is like owning a cookbook that uses "blanch" but you have no idea what that term is. If there was a cooking reference book it would tell you cooking terms. This is what this book is in terms of learning artistic anatomy.

    I know there are other books out there that talk about Anatomy like Goldfinger's book, but this is very good for a beginner to intermediate trying to understand things. Peck's book goes great with it.
    i completely agree, i recently picked this up( i had my eye on it for a while. ) and was very satisfied with the information and and explanation of how our anatomy works. it is a great companion book.if i don't understand something i can usually figure it out between this book,Hales books, Richer , Albinus. real quick i just picked up a book called" Leonardo's Notebooks" edited by H.Anna Suh. great book please check it out.its like getting a lesson form one of the Renaissances' greatest minds. just my 2cents take care guys
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    awesome lists guys. Anyone can reccomend on drawing vessels or vehicles?
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    Went to the Local university library and pleasantly discovered this gem.

    it features all of Norman Rockwell's illustrations for the Saturday evening post from the years 1928 to 1943.
    All works recieve a neat little page dedicated to the history of the piece, where every piece is shown in full colour and at quite an impressive size
    (26cm X 34cm)


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    Digital Art Masters: Volume 5
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    Covers 2D and 3D art. Variety is immense.

    Some pictures on my blog | http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0240522109
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    For those interested in inking your comics, here are some books I've gotten over time that covers the topic.

    DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics
    This is one of many books published by DC Comics in regards to making comics. This one specifically goes into inking, and shows examples of inked works and how they are applied in its titles. Includes art examples from Frank Miller and Jack Kirby, among others. Has at least one walkthrough of the inking process for a page.

    The Art of Comic-Book Inking
    This one is from Dark Horse, and also covers inking, but spends a bit more time explaining how inking is applied, with both more correct and incorrect approaches. What I like most is how it will have different versions of the same basic drawing so you can see how inking affects the appearance. Another element I enjoy is the pages of examples of different inkers inking the same page. It makes it very apparent how much of an impact inking can have on a piece, and how much an inker has to fill in sometimes. The last plus are the Bristol pull-outs for you practice on. Unfortunately, it looks like this may out of print, so you'll have to look around.

    Pen & Ink: The Manga Start-up Guide
    This book differs from the others in two ways. First, the approach is from manga and not American comics. The terms and approaches reflect the source audience, Japan, and the kinds of tools available. Second, unlike the previous two books who briefly touch on using the nib pen, they have some preference for the brush, Pen & Ink pretty much covers using the nib pen. It does go into general manga/comic making elements, such as coming up with a plot and drawing it, but the real strength is its focus on nib pen inking, clarifying the different kinds of nibs available, and providing exercises to get more comfortable with inking with nibs.
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    I would love to check out most of these books, but the sad part is, is that at the present, i'm so broke it hurts. I have found loomis PDFs because people in america want to keep the books in print and in mind, but what is advised for the "starving artist wannabe"?

    are their any freer options to these books? any alternatives at little to no price?

    I'm learning on a very strict budget (see the moth flying out of my wallet).
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    Quote Originally Posted by themegagod View Post
    I would love to check out most of these books, but the sad part is, is that at the present, i'm so broke it hurts. I have found loomis PDFs because people in america want to keep the books in print and in mind, but what is advised for the "starving artist wannabe"?

    are their any freer options to these books? any alternatives at little to no price?

    I'm learning on a very strict budget (see the moth flying out of my wallet).
    Try a library.
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    Can anyone specify some books on Color Theory and if possible books or articles which talk about the effect or impact of color on the human mind? Also, something on Digital Painting?

    Hawthorne is awesome! Looking forward to buy it

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    Framed Ink is a great resource for composing pictures.

    The Artist's Reading List

    Some pictures on my blog | http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1933492953

    The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics

    Good book if you're into digital comics creation

    The Artist's Reading List

    Some pictures on my blog | http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0823099237

    VENT Volume 1 is from UDON. It's filled with art and tutorials. Mainly manga style.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfa View Post
    The Human Figure: John H Vanderpoel
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    A classic. The text is dry and dense, but it has fantastic examples of how to simplify the features on the head and render form through tone. Try to find an older copy if you can; reproductions in early editions reveal much more gradation than in recent editions.
    The Vanderpoel book [2nd edn, 1908] and the Bridgman Book of a Hundred Hands are now available as pdfs, along with a lot of other great stuff, including many excellent illustrated exhibition catalogues. Please see my post here:

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