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08 August 2006, 10:22 PM
I am looking to buy a new book. I am a little drained doing just Hogarth studies and just wondering what other top authors there are. I have checked out George B. Bridgman, I am a little interested in his Life drawing book (1000 illustrations) as I will be doing that when I get to Uni. What other authors are there? I have seen Loomies, and I am not sure he is what I am looking for.

08 August 2006, 10:34 PM

I recommend checking out Vilppu's ( DVDs as well as his Drawing Manual.

As well you can find several Anatomy Book recommendations here:

Anatomy Resources : BOOKS (



08 August 2006, 10:46 PM
I just ckecked the sticky on the books, and I have found what I need. I chose THIS ( for the body, and THIS ( for the head.

I have read that it depends on if you like the artists style if you enjoy the book. And although Hogarth is really skilled, I dislike his comic book exaggerations within his work. So maybe continueing with his studies may be a mistake, or may not be. I will look at these books and possibly decide then. I dont think I will give his books up as they ARE useful, but might not be what is for me. I will use them for information definatly!

EDIT: Seems you beat me to posting. I think I will buy some of his DVD's when I get my student loan. I believe, and may always stand by it, that watching something happen is ALOT better than seeing it already complete in a book; it shows how its been done.

08 August 2006, 07:05 AM
I have Burne Hogarth's, "Dynamic Figure Drawing." That book has mad information + illustrations of everything.

08 August 2006, 06:44 PM
I love the Anthony Ryder book you have chosen. It is a very exacting technique, but I beleive it can be very rewarding over time.

08 August 2006, 06:40 PM
I work in a bookshop and I've seen loads, but I have to admit the burne hogarth books are quite good, if a little charismatic.

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