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    There's been talk about this book on other posts so I thought I'd bring it up. Everyone knows his work, but I think the man is just as interesting as the work, and his life story is very cool.He wasn't as consevative as you would have thought he would've been.





















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    okay here are some more.

    Okay this isn't a book but it's still good American Artist. It has a lot of good articles and some great artists. I specially like the ones on drawing.


    a book about Lawrence Alma-Tadema I don't have this book but I've looked at it so much at B&N that I pretty much do. It's like the same style book that the Waterhouse one is by Phaidon.


    i just got this one the other day Hellboy Art of the Movie. If you like the other Hellboy art book you'll like this one.


    Frank Cho I really enjoy his linework. I'm more into his illustrations than the comic strip there still good though.


    Batman Animated I like Bruce Timm art and the animated style. There's some great stuff in here i just wish there were more sketches and pencil drawings.


    joemadfan.com I run this site

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    Madman!- Awesome thanks, we need to get some others to start posting, I want to keep this thing going, I know we're just scratching the surface.
    I've seen all of these except the Frank Cho book, great choices.

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    I don't have much of a library, but one book I've found myself flipping through now and again is Dinotopia: The World Beneath (my friend has the first book, I have the second). It's in an amazing world where dinosaurs and humans co-exist. James Gurney really emerses himself in the world and illustartes many of the concepts in the book. Here are a few pics (taken from here):











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    Spacey- Thanks,that's a great book. I hope you post others when you get inspired.

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    Well first of all THANK YOU Madman for putting up Waterhouse. He is my most favorite artist of all time. Noone else comes close. Second, I'll post a few books that had a tremendous effect on me at an early early age. The pictures in these books transported me to a different place, and made me want to be an artist.

    St. George and the Dragon(Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman):


    Rapunzel (Illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman):


    And there was a third that I can't find a picture to, that was even more mind blowing illustration wise than these, called "The Water of Life" also illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman.

    I know they are "kiddie" books but theyhave some of the most beautiful artwork I've ever seen. period.

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    Chingwa- I love children's books, thanks for posting, I'll look for them.

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    Trina Schart Hyman is one of my favorite artists. It seems not that many people know about her though. She's amazing--she draws those figures straight from her head.

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    okay a couple more.

    Joe Mad- I could post tons he is my favorite of all time of artists. I'm sure a lot will disagree but he is my favorite. I run joemadfan.com (currently making changes) here are two good ones for people to get I like them all so it would be hard for me to choose.

    bc hard cover


    and the Cliffhanger sketchbook I like seeing sketches plus it has Campbell and Ramos too. There is another version but it has the same stuff just different covers.
    link (big scan from my site) http://joemadfan.com/battlechasers/sketchbook2.jpg


    J Scott Campbell Another one of my favorites a lot to choose from but this is a good one.
    sketchbook


    Jim Lee same reasons as above. This is the Wizard Millennium Edition it has 256 pages of Jim Lee goodness.



    Alex Ross One is the same style book as the Jim lee one and another that is much bigger.




    brian Froud i'm not really into dark crystal but I like his art and the sketches in the book.



    and this book I don't have it but I have seen the year 1950's and it looks really good. Anyone have the others from the 1940's and 1960's they're e sealed at the books store. They have like 900 pages in each book.


    Fredflickstone you gonna show the other 12 shelves soon? I really would like to more of what you got. No rush or anything I can wait patiently just want to make sure you don't forget.

    p.s. and since I'm pretty much running out of books that I own and that others haven't seen here is my other sources of Inspiration.

    MY Links Page

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    Madman- Thanks.

    A new one and there are many inspirations in this book.


    I love this genre.This book is good and it's cheap.



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    Sargent is talked about a lot on this site but no one has highlighted books about him yet.





























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    Ron's more of an authority on Sorolla than I am but if you don't know about him you should check him out, truely a Painter's painter. Anders Zorn as well.



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    Some of Zorn's pieces, Sorolla and Zorn were contemporaries.There are books on Zorn's work but they're very hard to find.



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    Hey, Madman i like JoeMad too and Arnold Tsang who colored most of JoeMad work, keep the site up and goodwork. Well I don't have a lot of book and couldn't have a library but for inspiration I have some in my hard drive like Andrew Loomis.



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    one of my few books:

    Gottfried Helnwein.
    one of my favourite pieces from him:

    go check his hp at http://www.helnwein.com/ for more ..

    Jj.

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    Jj- Cool , I haven't seen his work for a long time, not since I was into the Scorpians. Fun choice. Thanks.

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    Aha, awesome. I knew if I checked on this thread regularly I'd be introduced to artists I haven't heard of (Zorn and Sorolla), which I feel kinda dumb about since this work of theirs you posted is amazing. Also, I got reminded to get some Sargent books. Keep posting guys!

    I'll try to post some stuff soon too, if I ever find anything that Bojee doesn't already own . Man I can't say enough about how your library rocks, nice and eclectic, the way I like it.

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    Groover- Thanks. Like I've said before I have pretty varied tastes but there is probably a similar thread running through out. I don't own all of the books I've posted, I own probably 85 to 90% percent of them and the rest are just books/artists that I think people should be aware of or relate to the last book someone posted or that i posted. My library is large, getting bigger all the time but I thought I should clarify that.I've spent time with all the books I've posted but I use the public library too. Great resource if your not using it, at least it is up in seattle. So if you know of a good book but don't own it ,it's still cool to post it. I'm just trying to get the word out.

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    Hey I'm not complaining this thread is GREAT! I'll definitely be contributing soon, actually I would right now but I'm at work and i'm not even supposed to be here, hehe.

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    Didn't think you were.

    Look forward to seeing what you post.



    A new one for you. Anything by Steven Heller is great.

    This is a great book that talks about where illustration is today from many different points of view. An easy read and really interesting especially if your interested in being a illustrator.

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    A few more books by Steven Heller , one of the greatest historians on graphic design.

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    Ok here's a few sorta obvious ones

    Spectrum (of course)



    Comm arts illustration annual is cool. Mostly editorial stuff.


    And I'm a big fan of Dave McKean



    And if anybody hasn't read Sandman yet, please run to your nearest bookstore and buy them immediately! Always a fave read.

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    Groover- Great choices! Especially Dave Mckean! Here are some of the covers. Sandman rocks! Have you ever read Cages?









    He's an amazing artist, sooo Versatile.Dave Mckean

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    Groover- You mentioned CA Illlustration annual, that's a great one, the only other one that I think gives it some competition is American Illustration, This is the cover of the most recent edition. It's worth a look even if you don't buy it.

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    Ah I haven't read Cages yet. Might have to pick it up post Austin workshop when I have money again

    Here's a couple more

    In case it wasn't obvious, I love Sandman! And i'll pretty much read anything Neil Gaiman writes.


    Another Ashley Wood book


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    Wow objee bojee thanks for the Zorn/Sorolla books pics. Do you know how much or how many pages are in it or them?

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    Groover- Yeah Neil Gaiman's a stud, I've read most of what he's written.

    Madman- No Problem, It kinda depends on the book, the Zorn books are much harder to find than the Sorolla books, I've seen some of both , bud plant has this sorolla book that looks good for Sixteen dollars give or take.

    There's also a Sorolla/Zorn book that shows their work back to back since they knew each other and were influenced by each others work.

    Good luck on your search.

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    Wow, I cant beleive anyone hasnt posted this book yet:




    Drawing on the Right side of the brain by Betty Edwards...

    wonderful book changed my perspective / approach to drawing in general, recommended for novice artists, and even a veteran artists out there could learn something from this book. At the moment of this posting I know there is a newer edition that the copy that I have. Great book though! Highly recommended!!!!

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    Pitvipr- Yeah, kind of a classic, I've read parts but i haven't read the whole thing. I'll look at it again.
    Thanks for posting.

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    Early influence;
    A couple of childrens books that had a big influence on my imagination.

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