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    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
    Car Design

    ...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.


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    I like to see what other people have on their shelves, it means that they were of some use to someon else and might be of use to me. PSOT IT!!!!1221

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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.

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    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!!!!

    Alright, lets hear it...name your entire library of art and reference books.

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    Alright, lets hear it...name your entire library of art and reference books.
    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!)

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    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.

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    a rembrandt fan! good taste my man!

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elwell
    I don't have time to type it,
    you don't have time to read it.
    Oh man....thanks for the laughs Elwell....very true yet very funny.


    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EccoXile
    Nice collection guys, see lots of good artists in there. I'm envious. Sagging shelves is always a good sign.
    I have to flip over my shelving planks every once in a while because they tend to arch at a dangerously angle :o Damn those anatomy books

    And like the others, there is a stack of books that I really want to read "when I have time"...

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    Alright, lets hear it...name your entire library of art and reference books.

    Alright, lets hear it...name your entire library of art and reference books.

    Alright, lets hear it...name your entire library of art and reference books.

    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...

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    "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.


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    hmmmm

    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
    Art Class
    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

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hayabusa
    ... like oils and shit
    wow, thats almost as depressing as "analog drawing"

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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.

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    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.

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    yeah,
    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! )

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    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:
    http://www.animebooks.com/terkatrakkin.html
    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 :
    www.budplant.com

    Good company, and great inventory.

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    Haha Quickman, nice to see the Tao of Jeet Kun Do sitting in that pile. Great stuff.

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    I got tons but here are some of my favorite ref books.

    Alright, lets hear it...name your entire library of art and reference books.
    Alright, lets hear it...name your entire library of art and reference books.

    I looove military uniforms.

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