After I was told (for some reason) that I shouldn't be using How-to-Draw anime books for anything, I decided to buy Hogarth. Then I was told that he sucks shit. Then I bought Bridgman, but I don't really care for his illustrations, besides maybe his hand references.
So, I wanted to be sure this time, before potentially throwing away more money, that what I'm going to be ordering is top-notch and A-ok. I'm aware of the books in the stickied thread, but anyone can post, and it's hard to gauge the value of one book over another (Hogarth is recommended in there).
What I have is:
"Drawing the Head and Figure" by Jack Hamm - http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Head-F...pr_product_top
From the reviews I've read it seems he is a great source for beginners.
Second, "Figure Drawing: Design and Invention" by Michael Hampton - http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0615272819
Seems like his stuff is more organized, and more "clean", than Bridgman.
and as an aside, "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" by Stan Lee and John Buscema - http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_no...the+marvel+way
I'm mainly looking for stuff on the head and facial features at the moment, but anything decent on the figure as a whole, I would also like. The only reasonable resource book I have now is Stephen Pecks, "Atlas of Human Anatomy", so I'd like to beef up my collection with more quality books.