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    literature: basics, perspective, light, etc.

    hi, I would like to give me some useful advice regards to literuture i should follow. i am starting with sketchint. have already buy papers and pencil and starting with basics, studying how to hold pencil and how sketch, how shadow works etc. get more focus between eye and hand. that all is nice. i mean practice, but also i ne med follow some theory i ne med some english book how to start draw i mean i need tehnics how to use light, perspective etc u find useful. and also my achieve is to become environment artist... i will be so grateful for anything u give me... thank you

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    A good starting set:

    "Drawing Essentials" by Deborah Rockman
    "Drawing Scenery" by Jack Hamm
    "Imaginitive Realism" by James Gurney

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    "Perspective Made Easy" by Norling
    "Figure Drawing for All It's Worth" by Loomis
    "Drawing the Living Figure" by Sheppard.

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    thanks so much. Lets start !!

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    Thanks to thzt topic i choose several pieces thank you so much ,y passion is so big. thanks to my new life I received I also received with it new inspire place and time to fully focus to art, I think it is unique chance in my life when to start with art, all days I only sketching but guys do not want to see my first pieces- horrible, i have been painting only digitaly way on my pc but not any more I am convinced good ertists especcially environment concept artists I would like to become will be able to drawt sketch traditionaly.

    what I want to say- it missed me technics- basics- how to use pencil how to hold it how use light and perspective to sketch....if exist really some basics book like a bible how to start practicing please tell me about it, I would like to make order asap to support my time and sketching with theorry, cannot wait... thanks so much;

    for visitors to inspire them, there is summary of books I would like to buy. but it miss me really stron basics guide regards to drawing painting, what kind of pencils what tehcni use, because I mean what I learn on the beginning it turn to a habbits so i need strong guidance on the beginning not only to trying something...

    SUMARIZE BEGINNER ADVISES:


    http://www.scribd.com/doc/4460866/Dr...anley-maltzman
    http://www.amazon.com/Shelter-Sketch...er+sketcchbook
    http://www.amazon.com/Perspective-Ma.../dp/9563100166

    Highly recommended one for beginning:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawing-Scen...8874542&sr=8-1
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keys-Drawing...8874559&sr=8-1
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawing-Esse...8874571&sr=8-1

    Inspiration how to paint environment, characters, etc
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Skillful-Hun...8874987&sr=8-1

    Another good books but expected some basics:
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Imaginative-...8875000&sr=8-1


    Quote Originally Posted by LORD M View Post
    Hello!

    You say you want to learn the fundamentals like shadow and lights and perspective. Get Andrew Loomis book "Successful Drawing", it teaches that and beyond.
    Good luck to you!
    http://www.amazon.com/Successful-Dra...essful+Drawing

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    Hello!

    You should study both from life and reference. Go out in town and sketch buildings, looking at the horizon to spot the vanishing points and get the perspective as accurate as possible in your buildings. And aslo go to the countryside.

    Quote Originally Posted by luthertaylor View Post
    how to hold a pencil
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bDQgM7C2Kdw

    1. work on your line drawing first and correct placement of objects(proportions)
    draw objects in your house first to build up confidence, like fruit, a tv, your room, staircase. when you gain confidence and get better. start going out with your sketchbook and work from life.

    2. start working in your rendering starting light and eventually working your way darker. Squint a lot to see values (shadows)

    3. you need something that can apply shade broadly like a piece of charcoal. a good ol' pencil like the one in the video, or a clutch pencil. a faber-castell clutch pencil. if you by a clutch pencil. you can either buy a good sharpener that sharpens the lead to a long fine point, or buy a sanding block to sharpen it.


    perspective. pay attention to vanishing points. you'll notice that lines start to converge towards each other in the distance. those are vanishing points. a good book in comic format
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Perspective-...8700010&sr=8-1

    or again
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ecNodVeFq7Q

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIVPAWzuAPY

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rAa-OXkmyE

    bookmark the site, but probably ignore colour for now. that's a different beast.
    values....Briggsy's site http://www.huevaluechroma.com/021.php
    Other inspirations things:
    http://www.art-is-fun.com/learn-to-draw.html
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...TE)-)-gt/page2
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...ing-to-Improve
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...chbook-Journal
    http://conceptart.org/forums/showthr...RBA-Sketchbook




    Finally, Hesitating between it, I dont want to buy similar books. Need realy one of them to have a stron guidance regards what was mentioned:

    http://www.parkablogs.com/node/8316
    http://www.scribd.com/doc/10338/Andr...essful-Drawing
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Keys-Drawing...8874559&sr=8-1
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawing-Scen...8874542&sr=8-1

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    http://www.amazon.com/Perspective-Co.../dp/0823005674

    Perspective for the comic book artist is a good book on perspective and imagine that it's not just for comic book artists lol. Has a narrative/teacher-ish approach. Well explained.

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    Dunno about you guys but I learned a great deal about perspective combined from Loomis' 'Successful Drawing' and Carl Dobsky's perspective massive Black download.
    The latter of which seems to have passed into folklore and legends which no artist speak of since the exodus. I'm rather disappointed with that.
    If you can find Carl Dobsky's perspective download then A) You're a Wizard and B) It's amazing.



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    Ou! Thanks so much!! But I rather instead of Drobski video set prefer printed material... If somebody reminds something else about some BASIC Guid how to start sketching please share, Also I will be so happy to any comment to my suggestions books above... I do not want spend all my money for all of them...just pick one of them or two...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tr79 View Post
    Ou! Thanks so much!! But I rather instead of Drobski video set prefer printed material... If somebody reminds something else about some BASIC Guid how to start sketching please share, Also I will be so happy to any comment to my suggestions books above... I do not want spend all my money for all of them...just pick one of them or two...

    any suggestions please? I m wainting on your advice to buy proper book...thank you very much

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    If you want the basics, I'd suggest some of the books above, such as one suggested by JeffX99, Drawing Essentials by Deborah Rockman, and one that has been suggested before, Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson.

    As far as the books you have listed above, a number of them are pretty informative and good books from my own personal experience. The Skillful Huntsman is not a book to get to learn to draw, but it is good if you want inspiration and insight into creating concept art for characters, creatures, and environments. Hamm's Drawing Scenery is another good one, and a bit closer to giving basic drawing advice it sounds like you're looking for, such as mark making. It is not limited to just landscapes; the book goes over composition, texture, and tone, which is why I tend to go back to it over and over for inspiration and information. Imaginative Realism is another really good book for creating illustrations, but Guerney does expect you to have basics techniques of drawing and painting already, so not one to get for information on how to draw and paint.

    Really, the best place to get informative information and suggestions for good instruction books is the Artist Reading List stickied at the top of the section

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    Last question. I picke these books:
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Draw.../9780399508066
    http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/Keys.../9780891343370

    And my question is. is it worth pay for this book? Do anybody experience with it?
    Drawing Essentials: A Guide to Drawing from Observation
    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Drawing-Esse...8874571&sr=8-1

    thanks so much

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