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    gonna get 5 books.. great decision?

    The Best of Bridgman: Boxed Set (Boxed Sets/Bindups)
    • Bridgman’s Life Drawing
    • The Book of a Hundred Hands
    • Heads, Features and Faces

    Constructive Anatomy

    The Human Machine

    Figure Drawing: Design and Invention

    I'll use figure drawing book for introduction and such and use bridgman's books for reference and depth. Works?

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    Hey, that's 6 books! You're cheating!

    Seriously, sounds good, have fun!

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    haha i miscounted. guess i need to take math counting class..

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    I placed an order on six books too - here's my idea:

    Human Anatomy for Artists for an in-depth and highly detailed bones and muscle reference,

    Drawing the Living Figure and Strength Training Anatomy to get an idea of how the muscles behave in action,

    Bammes's book for the simplified forms of bones and muscles so I can remember them easier when drawing from imagination,

    Anatomy For Fantasy Artists because it is awesome and Frank Frazetta's Rough Works because it is also awesome and because Frazetta's sketches are very..hm..plastic.. I belive that it is the term - it's a joy too look at them.

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    Bridgman is great and beautiful to aspire to but I consider his books to be fairly advanced. The "Design and Invention" book didn't look too good to be honest. I highly recommend Deborah Rockman's book: Drawing Essentials and Jim Gurney's Imaginitive Realism. Also try to find some Andrew Loomis - out of print but you might be able to find some resources on the web.
    Have fun!

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    Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life has most of everything from 5 out of 6 Bridgman books I believe; have you checked into that?

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    Definitely get Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life. Skip on Constructive Anatomy and Human Machine because these two are in that book.

    The boxed set is great.

    You'll probably want to get an anatomy reference book. A good valued for money one is Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist's Guide to Form, Function, and Movement

    I've got some anatomy books reviewed on my blog. There are some pictures if you want to check out what's inside.

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    ordered these
    Drawing the Living Figure
    Figure Drawing: Design and Invention
    Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life

    arriving on saturday xD.
    thanks parka. ur blog reviews are helpful

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    My books arrived a day earlier. soo excited.

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    Does anyone have a link to an actual image of George Bridgman-- the man himself?

    (I'd fall off my chair laughing if he was a big barrel-chested fellow with a head shaped like a birdhouse!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamber Parrk View Post
    Does anyone have a link to an actual image of George Bridgman-- the man himself?

    (I'd fall off my chair laughing if he was a big barrel-chested fellow with a head shaped like a birdhouse!)


    I couldn't find one yet. One would think at least one of his students would draw him.

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    Strength Training Anatomy to get an idea of how the muscles behave in action,

    does that one work well?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kamber Parrk View Post
    Does anyone have a link to an actual image of George Bridgman-- the man himself?
    (I'd fall off my chair laughing if he was a big barrel-chested fellow with a head shaped like a birdhouse!)
    I've been searching for his photo on the web but can't find any. Even Loomis and Nicolaides have photos, but not Bridgeman. But then again, during Bridgeman's time, I don't think photography or even cameras are widely used (assume they even exist during Bridgeman's time).

    From my guess, I would say be probably looks like Nicolaides, but with blonde thick french moustache busking out from both sides, and maybe a thick long beard too.

    By far, the most handsome artist I've seen is John Ruskin. In his younger days, he easily beats the shit out of any Hollywood actor. I wish I was him.

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    I got those Strenght Training Anatomy books in my wish list too.
    They seem better than the anatomy for artist ones.

    Quote Originally Posted by Xeon_OND View Post
    I've been searching for his photo on the web but can't find any. Even Loomis and Nicolaides have photos, but not Bridgeman. But then again, during Bridgeman's time, I don't think photography or even cameras are widely used (assume they even exist during Bridgeman's time).
    They existed way before. There are photos of one of his mentors, Jean-Léon
    Gérôme, on Art Renewal.

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