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    ok madcat - heres some more to wrap up my list....for now

    JC Leyendecker Collection- the poster book
    Norman Rockwell -332 Magazine Covers

    Tapestry: Paintings of Robert E. McGinnis
    Art of Tom Lovell - W. Reed

    Americas Great Illustrators - Meyer
    Famous American illustrators - Ermoyan
    The illustrator in America - Walt Reed
    The Vadabancouer Collection of Images - Vol. 1-6 (from budplant.com)

    Alphone Mucha - Spirit of Art Nuveau
    Lawrence Alma Tadema
    - Barrow

    Wondrous Strange- Wyeth Tradition
    An American Vision: Three Generations of Wyeth Art


    Stars - Kruger
    Batman Animated
    Steamboy mechanical

    Illustration 05 - the peter de seve issue

    Charles Bargue Drawing Course - Ackerman
    Artistic Anatomy - Richer
    Everything I know about painting - Schmidt
    The Art of Animal Drawing - Hultgren
    Animals in Motion - Muybridge
    Animal Anatomy - Ellenberger

    Some Reference for costume:
    Fruits and Fresh Fruits- Phaidon
    Dressing The Galaxy -Star Wars
    Ethnic Dress - Kennet

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    yay even more books!.
    thanks rascar!

    Update on the order, just found out, after like 4 days of eagerly waiting that the order hasn't even been sent out yet some of the stuffs outta stock or has to be found of some shit, so the date of arrival is 6th-26th of sep.. wat a bummer, i really wanted to get my eyes into the concept design books, sheesh, i could re order everything in little pieces, wats in stock, and wait till the stuff that isn't. is, but i see no point, i just want to them all to come together like its 15 christmas's together, so i'll wait.

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    well this is one of my sets of book shelves, there is another shelf below with photo ref books and anatomy, animal drawing that kinda thing on it.

    I waited 6 months for the art of sin city, then fucked it off and bought it from the marketplace it took two days and was 5 quid cheaper than amazon.

    p.s. sorry for the shit quality dodgy lighting, too impatient to go get a lamp.

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    haha Youngpaddy you fucker.
    the only book i could read sidesways at 1st was the plucker lol, then i saw the fat matrix book, looks so yummy.
    your a penis can't wait till my shelf looks like that.. and i'm happy to see i've got a book you ain't. woo hoo!

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    what's that then, I've got some spare cash this month, hehe.

    To paraphrase Forrest Gump's mum "Penis is, as penis does."

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    i'm not telling you damnit!

    lol its how to draw cars like a pro by Thom taylor.
    some more: Colored pencil techinques beverly jhonson
    Fantasy art by Finlay cowen
    fantasy art anatomy by Glenn fabry


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    sorry buddy next shelf down, together with some slightly embarrassing how to draw anime fight scenes and stuff like that

    I wasn't sure whether you meant dragon art or fantsy figures, so plumped for the fantasy one as I ain't got the other
    but you will be getting a coupla book I haven't, like the luis royo and brom's darkwerks

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    haha you fuck. yeah well...i have the hard back and paper back version of finlays book!.

    I have to wait for a fucking month to get my books though.. how damn depressing..

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    YES!!! just got 7 of my 15 books. so happy, and the ones i wanted most too, skillful huntsman and the concept design books. I really wanna hurry up and order the rakuga king book, 1000 pages of sketches...fuck me..

    ok happy babble over.

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    I would recommend the Art of Oddworld book over almost any other game-related art book.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCat
    YES!!! just got 7 of my 15 books. so happy, and the ones i wanted most too, skillful huntsman and the concept design books. I really wanna hurry up and order the rakuga king book, 1000 pages of sketches...fuck me..

    ok happy babble over.
    What a coincidence! I just received those two books along with one of Carlos Huante's book a few days ago from Amazon. Two more books to go..

    I recommend anyone who's interested in character design to get the Skillful Huntsman book. It's fantastic! Lots of awesome concepts and you get to see how the characters come about from the early block out to the final render. Great book!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzkin
    I would recommend the Art of Oddworld book over almost any other game-related art book.
    God I need that book...

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    Damn, nice guys. I'm jealous. Anyone know any books that would have good steampunk refs? Victorian or futuristic, doesn't matter.

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    Stuff by Brian Froud.
    John Howe, Alan Lee - anything to do with Lord of The Rings.
    Also like art of WoW.

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    couple of suggestions....

    Faeries by Brian Froud and Alan Lee

    Any of HR Gigers outsize books like Necronomicon i & ii

    I'd also venture into historical genius' like Hieronymous Bosch or Pieter Brueghel

    and sculpture, ....maybe Andy Goldsworthy, (break away from steampunks and industrial crap for a change)

    Was there ever a book of the art of Ico the videogame? that I'd like to see

    Great list BTW guys and gals!!

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    Ohhh Im wondering, how long did it took for you to recive "Concept art 2" and "the skillful huntsman" ??? I bought em a week ago from amazon, and people says the que is VERY long...hm

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    haha, Dile I'm waiting for that book also, I called Amazon to ask them why my copy hasn't shipped yet. I'm 12th on the list of 80 or so. pld: I'm really wanting that book. But I have to say the

    A most recent book I just recieved,

    the Concept Art d artiste book with George Hull, Andrew Jones, Nicolas Bouvier, and Vicktor Antonov, this has got to be the best D artiste book I've seen and owned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rascar Capac
    ok madcat - heres some more to wrap up my list....for now


    Norman Rockwell -332 Magazine Covers
    No way!!!... There's actually such a thing?!!

    LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!
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    Dile, darktwin Mine didn't take long to come at all, i thought i'd be waiting for over a month to get all my books aat once, phoned up amazon to see if i could get the outs that was instore straight away, but some stupid woman was like 'we can, but it'd cost alot more and loads of over crap' so i told her to forget it, i'd wait, but the books seemed to come one by one, my 1st book was world of kong then it was the skillful huntsman and then Concept design 2 so no, not long at all.

    I REALLY want the d'artiste book, leather bound edition damnit!
    and the rakuga king one too, once i get some more money in, though i can get them now, but i wanna save some dosh just in case.

    thanks for the recommandations guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadCat
    I REALLY want the d'artiste book, leather bound edition damnit!
    Don't you think it's kinda pointless to get a leather bound when it's extra fifty bucks?... I mean, normal edition already has a sturdy cardboard case already...

    LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!
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    Seba boi i get your point totally. but theres something so pulling about it, though i'd be happy with a softcover slipcase. i really want a softcover or leather book.. for once in my life!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by seba_boi
    No way!!!... There's actually such a thing?!!
    well - maybe 331- now that its been found out that one was a copy and not a real Rockwell- and I think the one in the book is a reproduction of the copy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rascar Capac
    well - maybe 331- now that its been found out that one was a copy and not a real Rockwell- and I think the one in the book is a reproduction of the copy...
    Yeah, I heard that... It's an uncanny replication though...

    And I just bought the book...... for $11.50, new and everything... I hope I wasn't gypped...

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    yeah - its a whole lotta book for very little...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rascar Capac
    yeah - its a whole lotta book for very little...
    Actually, I only ordered the folios... Damn...

    LONG LIVE YOKO KANNO!!!
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    My copies of RakugaKing and Zenbu arrived a couple of days ago and they just kick all kinds of arse.

    Got Japanese Comickers 2 today not bad at all, some serious skill.

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    Quote Originally Posted by young paddy1
    My copies of RakugaKing and Zenbu arrived a couple of days ago and they just kick all kinds of arse.

    Got Japanese Comickers 2 today not bad at all, some serious skill.
    Did you buy your Zenbu off eBay or something?...

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    I just got d'artiste: Conept Art in the mail today. I'm enjoying it, there's a fair amount of interesting reading material and each of the 4 featured artists has three step-by-steps to show their process (with notes). Mmmm... and I'm a sparth nut, so I really enjoy having a bunch of recent work in book forum plus seeing how he made them. Andrew Jones as well. I've only skimmed through it so far, but yea, lots of solid art. Granted it's expensive, but I'm glad I got it.

    Also, I noticed a new Jon Foster book coming out this year? Definitely gotta pick that up.

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    HyperReal: The art of Martin Emond
    Marty fucking Emond died recently, but he is a favorite of mine that more people should be aware of, because he was a fucking genius.
    The World of Kong: A Natural History of Skull Island, nice digital paints there. Little too flashy for my taste, but if you wanna learn how to paint digitally, look at this book and start taking notes.
    Anything by Claire Wendling: Iguana Bay, Drawers, Les Lumieres de l'amalou.
    Sky Doll 0: Doll's Factory, by Barbucci and Canepa...Beautiful, beautiful work that must be enjoyed by more people in this country. I think you can also pick up the three tomes of Sky Doll at Amazon.fr. Shipping isn't nearly as expensive as you might think, and i got mine in less than two weeks, which is amazing.
    Anything by Sergio Toppi. Sharaz De I and II especially.
    Les Liberateur, by Enrique Fernandez is fantastic too.
    Recently I also picked up the Peter de Seve sketchbook and it is great.

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    Hey guys, thanks for the book tips, Sinix i've been wanting to get that book alot, so would you certainly recommand it for the money?

    Now wat would be awesome would be a rakuga king style book from Marko haha, or all the masters here on CA and call it the Concepticus Sketchbookicus haha. I can dream...sigh..

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