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August 5th, 2005 #1
Alright, lets hear it...name your entire library of art and reference books.
I've just noticed that I have a fat load of books, and I'm starting to think about insurance has I have a younger pyromaniac sister.
Let see what we have here:
Flight, 100 Years of Aviation
One Thousand Buildings of Paris
Draw Faces and Expressions
Arnold Schwarzenegger: New Encyclopedia of Bodybuilding
Collin's Artist Manual
How to Wow! With Indesign
Digital Photography Expert: Light and Lighting
Photoshop 6 Shop Manual
Photoshop Users A-Z
3DS Max 4 Workshop
Harnessing 3DS Max
Concept Design Volume 1
Expose 1 & 2
The Art of Stephen Martiniere
Comic Artists Asia
Japanese Game Graphics
How to Draw Cars like a Pro
How to Draw Cars the HotWheel's Way
The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering
Aliens Vs Predator Graphic Novel
Batman: Darknight Returns Graphic Novel
Monstruo: Art of Carlos Huante
Perspective for Comic Book Artists
Illustration With Photoshop
Digital Character Design and Painting: PS CS and Painter versions
Painter IX WOW!
Adobe Illustrator: Classroom in a Book
Illustrator CS: Creative Studio
Acrobat 6: Hands on Training
3DS Max Bible
Macromedia Creative Suite Bible
Anatomy for the Artist
Nude Figure: References for the Artist
Encyclopedia of Oil Painting Techniques
National Geographic: Through the Lens
National Geographic: In Focus
Visionary Architecture: Unbuilt works of the Imaginaton
The Skillful Huntsman
Drawing Dynamic Hands by Hogarth
Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery by Hogarth
Dynamic Figure Drawing by Hogarth
Figure Drawing for all its Worth by Loomis
How to Design Cars like a Pro
...Jesus christ, I didn't realise I had that many books.
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I don't have time to type it,
you don't have time to read it.
**Finished Work Thread **Process Thread **Edges Tutorial
Crash Course for Artists, Illustrators, and Cartoonists, NYC, the 2013 Edition!
"Work is more fun than fun."
"Art is supposed to punch you in the brain, and it's supposed to stay punched."
August 5th, 2005 #3
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The Art Of Halo: Creating A Virtual World, How To Draw The Marvel Way and various other How-To-Draw books from when I was, like, eight. (Garfield, Simpsons, Crash Bandicoot and Nintendo Heroes and Villains). I royally do suck.
In my own defence, however, I often can't afford the books that I want and with such a wealth often on offer, I'm never sure what I actually want when I'm shopping for them. Curse temporary unemployment.
EDIT - Okay, I bowed to pressure and bought something else - Digital Manga Workshop, but, I may add, for the colouring techniques more than anything. The anatomy coverage in there is scant at best anyway.
Last edited by Sinnyo; August 7th, 2005 at 06:53 AM.
August 5th, 2005 #5
last i counted,
i have over 500 art books.
there are more than what you see here,
but the shot would have included my embarassingly messy studio!
note my foster original on the top shelf
books behind that too!
don't even ask about comic books!!!!
August 5th, 2005 #6
i know a little messy..and I don't have any fancy originals by awesome artists (nice to rub it dan! - you just put it there to make me envious )
- I started to note some of the harder to get books, or books i really love, but then it got tedious so i said screw it.
- This isn't all of it...I have art books in every crevice in the house, and have recently tried to buy only the ones I really "need"...but , ya know how that goes. I guess I'm kind of a collector of art books.
(Noticed the Winsor McCay book, Dan, on your shelf...got the same one...one of my favorites!)
August 5th, 2005 #7
yeah, well that akseli gallen-kallela book you have is baaad ass!
i tried to track that one down for a long time.
i ended up getting a much smaller, older one.
August 5th, 2005 #8
August 5th, 2005 #9
Nice collection guys, see lots of good artists in there. I'm envious. Sagging shelves is always a good sign.
Myself, being a poor student...I have less than twenty books. But give me a good ten years and maybe I'll have something to show.
Please find attached one heart, human, removed from my own chest at great personal hardship. It's for you.
August 5th, 2005 #10Originally Posted by Elwell
I've got two shelves full in Singapore and one shelf full in Canada....so I really don't know what I have to list them out in full.
There are 3 sides to every story. Yours, mine and THE TRUTH.
August 5th, 2005 #11Originally Posted by EccoXile
And like the others, there is a stack of books that I really want to read "when I have time"...
August 5th, 2005 #12
Unmarked book in 2nd pic is Art of Metal Gear Solid. Bruce Lee snuck his way in there. He's a quick one. I wish I could see the names of the books you guys have...
August 5th, 2005 #13
"Das Grosse Buch der Waffen" (The Big Book of Weapons) - William Reid
"Anatomie Der Menschen" (Human Anatomy) - medical atlas
I envy you people...
Then again, how much do you guys pay for our books? Some of you probably have over $500 on your shelves.
August 5th, 2005 #14
Art of Warcraft or something
Drawing from the right side of the brain (was a present)
DC guide to Inking
DC guide to penciling
I have print outs from Loomis figure drawing and succesfuly pencil drawing i think its called
Complete book of Drawing (kiddy book)
This big encyclopedia of animals of all kinds
The Fundamentals of Drawing
Grey;s Anatomy (my parents bought it for some reason)
Book about Da Vinci
some heavy metal mags
a few comics
half the art books i have i havent read, cuz they are about differet mediums like oils and shit, which i dont do
August 5th, 2005 #15Originally Posted by Hayabusa
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I have way too many and I don't care to list everything. I'd shoot a pick, but my books are everywhere not just in one isolated area. But does anyone here have a 'crown jewel' so to speak in their collection? Mine would be my Sorolla book 'Vida y Obra' had to wait like 4 months for the damn thing to ship from spain. Plus it was like $250, but my god, that is the best Sorolla book ever. yes, ever.
Being stubborn towards humanity since 1982
August 5th, 2005 #17
Nice collection Dan (if that is your name dsillustration).
How big is the foster original?
Anyway, I don´t got that many books.
Halo 2 art
Learning to draw from the masters (title?) by Hale or something
Constructive anatomy George Bridgman
And a big book on Carl larsson, got story about his life, his house etc. and a shitload of his paintings, some of his drawings etc.
August 5th, 2005 #18
its tough if you are a student.
i didnt start until about 5 years ago.
i think i missed a ton of good ones.
now, everytime i finish a commission, i go buy a few.
after a while, they add up.
if you spend $50 on a book,
and it gives you 1 great idea,
that you then sell...
it payed for itself tenfold!
( the foster is 11 x 17... thats 187 square inches of genius! )
August 7th, 2005 #19
Dan- if you want we can trade..the gallen-kallela book for the Foster painting.
Here's an awesome book I think all fans of Terada Katsuya must have:
My friend showed me this and I instantly tracked it down. It's just 1000 pages of sketchbook work...mostly black and white. Yeah..it's $50..but 1000 pgs?! C'mon...no text ..just all images. I can't wait till mine comes in the mail.
- For those looking to build up the artbook collection...you must know about this place :
Good company, and great inventory.
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