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    Red face Book Recommendation pleeease

    How is everybody doin'?
    I never considered learning from a book much,
    but i hear there are some really good ones out there.
    I'm leaving for India in two weeks and think about
    taking one or two books on drawings / shading
    techniques with me... Could you please recommend
    a good one?
    Thank you so much.


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    Grab an atlas of human anatomy for artists if you don't have one yet, its a great book.

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    While Ive never read these 2 books I've heard lots of good things about them. Kimon Nicolaides "Natural Way to Draw" and Glenn Vilppu's Drawing Manual. I heard they were excellent books on drawing, especially in the sketching/gesture area.

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    If you're just starting out, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain" can help you make some quick progress and give you the feeling that, even if you can't be Rembrandt, you can learn to be a competent artist, regardless of your natural "talent".

    Natural Way to Draw is also a good book, with a clearly laid out schedule of drawing, and lesson instructions.

    A lot of people here also like Bridgman's books on human anatomy. Two other authors to look at (for anatomy) are Civardi and Vanderpoel. Good Luck.

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    @Yutani: I did an amazon search on it and there were several books. did you mean this one :
    Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist (Galaxy Books) by Stephen Rogers?

    'natural way to draw' looks like quite a monster.
    i think i will get it and tame it. muahaha.

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    If you want an introduction to drawing, Bert Dodson's Keys to Drawing is great. It's similar to Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, but it's more comprehensive I think. It covers just about everything.

    Or if you just want interesting books, Life Drawing in Charcoal (Graves), Drawing Realistic Textures in Pencil (Hillberry), The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing (Ryder) and Pencil Drawing Techniques (Lewis).

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    @Yutani: I did an amazon search on it and there were several books. did you mean this one :
    Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist (Galaxy Books) by Stephen Rogers?
    yeah, this one will do

    there's also some other ones, you can probably find them at your local Barnes and Noble.
    i got myself a fancy hardcover one by Sarah Simblet, with transparent overlays of skeletons, color photos and such, but really, all that stuff isn't nessesary
    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg...glance&s=books

    this one is also pretty good, i think it actually is better then the one you found

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