I have two separate questions:
- What would you suggest as a book for drawing/practicing faces? I have studied bodies with Bridgman, and I am practicing regularly with posemaniacs. This way, I do make progress. But I don't have a good book for faces. It should contain the basics, but also many examples which you can quickly draw for day to day training. It would be great to have a great variety of expressions and bot female and male faces. They should be apt to make quick sketches.
- I've been learning how to paint digitally just through the use of this forum. I made some efforts, people commented, made overpaints, and this way I made progress. But is there maybe a good book (or maybe video lectures) to show some solid techniques, e.g. how good painters handle layers, what their steps are in making a painting etc? If you look at e.g. deviantart Tutorials, you'll find as many techniques as there are tutorials. Some start off with a well defined lineart, some scribble and color and define later. Some start with hard brushes and later smudge, others start with soft brushes and add edges later, etc. It would be good to have something to guide me here...
Thanks in advance!