Holidays are finally coming up for me in like a week or so and I would like to develop my artistic skills over the holidays. Just wondering, when looking for reference books, what sort of books should I be looking for? I'll be taking a trip down to the library to rent out some books there. (( http://catalogue.mvcc.vic.gov.au/ <-- Library's Catalogue))
Also, I know there's a lot of internet books...is there any good free ones? I think I downloaded a few on this forum early in the year...?
I'd like to develop my anatomy skills so I guess that would involve finding some good anatomy books? Should I look at the bone and muscle structures to understand how the body works? Like medical books or something? Would they be more beneficial?
And I also want to learn how to paint machines, so should I look at reference books or photograph books of machines and stuff? And like armour and mechanical stuff over people. Cause that stuff is awesome and I'd like to learn.
Also, with animals should I look at photography again and possibly find a few books on the underlying structures?
Btw, if you have any spare time, I'd love it if you went through the catalogue (( http://catalogue.mvcc.vic.gov.au/ )) and found some alright books for me. ;D
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http://www.conceptart.org/forums/sho...d.php?t=192127"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."-John Huston, Director