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    Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson

    Hi!

    I don't know if it's illegal on this site to ask this question (since I'm new here) but...do you guys know where I can find a Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson (free) ebook/pdf? I would really prefer it to be free because I don't have a credit card and/or a dollar account to pay for it online. I really need that book and I've searched every nook and cranny of every bookstore here in the Philippines but they're all out.

    If you guys have any links as to where I can find it, just send me a message...or if you have scans or a pdf copy, will it be okay for you to send it to me? I really, really need that book.

    Thank you so much.

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    Quote Originally Posted by love_art View Post
    Hi!

    I don't know if it's illegal on this site to ask this question (since I'm new here) but...do you guys know where I can find a Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson (free) ebook/pdf? I would really prefer it to be free because I don't have a credit card and/or a dollar account to pay for it online. I really need that book and I've searched every nook and cranny of every bookstore here in the Philippines but they're all out.
    Yes, it most certainly illegal to ask for links to readily available, in-print books. Do it again, and you'll be banned.
    Most bookstores should be able to order books that they don't have in stock for you.

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    Why do you NEED that particular book? If you really want it, then you can ask a store to order it for you. Did you check a library to see if they may have it? Unfortunately, I'm not sure if all the services we have are available where you are.

    Either way, I'm sure you can find other books that'll be useful in the meantime. Or you can look at online exercises and tutorials likes the ones in this forum.

    And there are free books online like loomis that will be really helpful as well. I believe there should a sticky in the forum about such resources.

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    http://www.amazon.com/Keys-Drawing-B...1435397&sr=8-1

    It's a miracle.

    Also, if you don't want to spend the money, you can see if your library will order it for you.

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    I really need that book and I've searched every nook and cranny of every bookstore here in the Philippines but they're all out.
    I'm from the Philippines, and as far as I know they never carried that book. I bought my copy in Hong Kong.

    I suggest you follow the good man's link and get it on Amazon.

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    I can order that book for you and ship it to your address but I need to charge a nominal fee of US$30 for my service. It's a good book and it's worth it.

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    hmm i have that book and didnt think it was anything special. its not a bad book or anything. It just didnt impress me and i didnt learn much from it. maybe i should look at it again?

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    Thanks for the replies guys. That book was recommended by my professor because it's very helpful for beginners and stuff. I really want to get better that's why I'm looking for all the references and tutorials that I could find. I'm already done with requesting for the book (like you guys said) in some bookstores here but the charge was like TRIPLE of the original price. I'm still a student so I really can't afford it. I'll try requesting for the book in our school library.

    Maybe you guys can give me suggestions for free books that are great for beginners like me?

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    hmm i have that book and didnt think it was anything special. its not a bad book or anything. It just didnt impress me and i didnt learn much from it. maybe i should look at it again?
    I think you should if you're a complete beginner. Uhm...may I ask if you have pdf scans of that book of yours?

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    no all the books i have are owned / paperback.

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    Do you not know how to google?

    You can find almost any book illegally in pdf form, pretty easily.

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    Try this: http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Your-A.../dp/1581808119 in case they have it in the Philippines.

    Bert's book is very good, but this book is even better. The contents are like Bert's, but is more well-rounded and better fit for a beginner (also covers various approaches to drawing). Definitely much better than Edwards' book as well.

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    You honestly don't need that book. There are a lot of free stuff being offered online, so you don't really need to resort to stealing. Also, try asking your teacher if he will lend you the book so you can flip through it (providing he has it). To be honest, I have that book and read through to page 20 before ditching it. Remember, many people will recommend books, that doesn't mean you need to run over and buy them all - especially if you are a student. All art books pretty much cover the same stuff anyway.

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    You could also borrow your teacher's book and photocopy it for your own personal use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell View Post
    Yes, it most certainly illegal to ask for links to readily available, in-print books. Do it again, and you'll be banned.
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    Uhm...may I ask if you have pdf scans of that book of yours?


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