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    recommended books on composition or purely for design?

    I would like some recommendations on books or websites that goes more in depth on composition or design, if possible maybe more focused on character/creature design. I did read up a few things on basic composition, but I only understand how to to use it on still life type drawings.
    I have tried reading some of the composition books from this place, but their stuff is in some old fashion english, i can hardly understand what I read. http://forums.conceptart.org/showthr...1#.UVrV9Fe8EcY
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    Framed Ink
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    and i found this other day http://ronbigelow.com/articles/adv_comp/adv_comp.htm

    neither of which i have read but i hear the book is good...
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    +1 to Framed Ink. One of the Loomis books has some good stuff on composition... Creative Illustration, I think?
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    I agree that Framed Ink is good.

    If you want a more basic, from the ground up, approach to composition, try "Visual Literacy" by Wilde.
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    james gurney Imaginative Realism there are some basic stuff about what you should think when you are doing characters, creatures, vehicles etc. and it have some stuff about composition
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