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    What are good art or reference books?

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    "Get reference.
    There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
    No one complains about life drawing,
    so take a photo.
    its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
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    I just bought one yesterday called "The Artists Complete Guide to Figure Drawing" by Anthony Ryder. This guy is amazing. He reminds me of the masters. But anyways, he covers figure drawing head to toe (no pun intended) Ive already learned alot of cool things from his book. Id suggest it to anybody on these forums. (cept maybe Android...)

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    thanks, i have that one already.

    -http://iwasink.com/-
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    "Get reference.
    There is nothing wrong with using a photo to help you see things.
    No one complains about life drawing,
    so take a photo.
    its easy, and will improve your piece greatly."
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    Cyclopedia Anatomicae is mandatory anatomical reference for both humans and animals.

    -Sean

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    I know about some on line books. They are old but stil very useful. Here you are them adresses:

    Andrew Loomis: Creative Illustration
    http://www.gfxartist.com/actions/go.php?ID=7638

    Andrew Loomis: Drawing the Head and Hands
    http://www.gfxartist.com/actions/go.php?ID=7642

    Andrew Loomis: Figure Drawing For All Its Worth http://www.gfxartist.com/actions/go.php?ID=7639

    Andrew Loomis: Fun with the Pencil
    http://www.gfxartist.com/actions/go.php?ID=7643

    Andrew Loomis: Successful Drawing
    http://www.gfxartist.com/actions/go.php?ID=7641

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    Hi, me again. Burnie Hogart make best anatomy books I have ever seen. He don't bother you with some bones, skin structure. He not representate his drowing skill than he show only what you need. Just look and you will see.

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    well, since aou are searching for art and ref books, i think i'd recommend the art of metal gear solid artbook by yoji shinkawa.

    it's very refreshing to see such unusul concept art and charismatic illustrations.
    he's the guy who did all the brush pen imagery for mgs.

    plus, there is an interesting interview with shinkawa and yoshitaka amano in it.

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