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  01 January 2006
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"The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing" by Anthony Ryder (artist).

Excellent book, and not too expensive! The artist is a traditional artist working in pencil ~ his work is HIGHLY realistic and beautiful.

Will add this to the first post, as well as a link later.

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~Rebeccak
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  01 January 2006
Rebecca, firstly, I want to say I think it's great that you're willing to put so much time and effort into helping people.

I just know you're going to say you can't pick a very favorite one, but out of all the books that you have listed, which one would you say is just hands down the best?

Also, which one is good for people with really short attention spans who don't like to read thru books that have any sort of unrelated rambles?
 
  01 January 2006
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cypherx,

Thanks, I appreciate your kind words. I quite enjoy seeing all of the fantastic activity here, so it doesn't quite feel like work.

It sort of depends on what you are looking for. If you can more specifically describe what you think you need / are your greatest weaknesses, that would help me.

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  01 January 2006
pro advice needed

Hi Rebecca,

this is my first post in these forums (cgtalk). I followed and now admire your intense activity in teaching and giving feedback to people here.

I am just a programmer and drawing for me is a hobby.

I took a look on the links to the books you posted and I want to buy one. Can you recommend one for me please?

thanks a lot.
 
  01 January 2006
hmnnn
ok

I guess I have no trouble drawing what I see, my problem is drawing what I can't see. I'm a science major, but not the science of anatomy, so I would like to become intimate enough with anatomy to do things much like your drawing of the human male knee/leg. Where you're able to see within it, as well as outside of it. So I can stop trying to be a perfectionist (especially when drawing from life, it's easy just to sit there with a photo and "copy" the photo, in real life people are all twitchy!). I have only taken one art class, and the guy who taught it (no names :/) was very very post post modern, and didn't want us drawing anything that resembled an actual person.

SooOoo yeah, I guess I want something that's easy to understand, flows really well, and that helps me get past trying to "copy" the person and allows me to draw the innards and outards of their form. Make any sense?
 
  01 January 2006
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cypherx,

Makes perfect sense!

2 books I would recommend:

"Vilppu Drawing Manual", by Glenn Vilppu - (self-published)
About Drawing in a methodical, simplified, but beautiful way.

"Anatomy Lessons From The Great Masters", by Robert Beverly Hale and Terence Coyle - Watson Guptill, publisher
Lots of master drawings, which are great to copy. Best way to learn, imo. See Erich / El Chief's Anatomy Thread ~ he is doing copies from this book.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  01 January 2006
Well I'll give both of them a whirl and let you know
thanks!
 
  01 January 2006
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Quote: Hi Rebecca,

this is my first post in these forums (cgtalk). I followed and now admire your intense activity in teaching and giving feedback to people here.

I am just a programmer and drawing for me is a hobby.

I took a look on the links to the books you posted and I want to buy one. Can you recommend one for me please?

thanks a lot.

adiere,

Just saw your post. I validated it this morning, guess it takes a while to appear.

At any rate, welcome to the forums, and thanks for the support! I am thrilled that you have found the forums useful, and hope that you will post your work here.

I would say that if you are a beginner, to try Betty Edwards' classic work, The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain.

Also be sure to check out this Anatomy Forum list of links for Beginners:

Resources for Beginners:
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showpos...666&postcount=2

I recommend most the Beginner's Lounge and the Drawing On The Right Side of the Brain Workshop ~ both of these threads you are welcome to join at any time.

Cheers,


~Rebeccak
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  01 January 2006
manny thanks

I've orderd two books on amazon, I'll have them at the end of Jannuary (I'm from romania)
1. Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters: 100 Great Drawings Analyzed, Figure Drawing Fundamentals Defined - Robert Beverly Hale

2. The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain - Betty Edwards

thanks for the advice.
 
  01 January 2006
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adiere,

Happy to be of help! I hope you really enjoy your books, once you get them.

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  01 January 2006
Question on Anatomy Books??

Has anybody ever looked at "Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simblet?

I bought the book, and it has been interesting for me to go through. I call it "mah big book o' nekkid peoples". Muah haha! :P

At ay rate, here's a link but I would like to hear some feedback from anyone who would like to comment on it. I think it looks pretty good, but being fairly inexperienced at drawing figure anatomy, perhaps someone has a more educated opinion than myself?

ANATOMY FOR THE ARTIST by Sarah Simblet

Much appreciated,
Meredith
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  01 January 2006
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Meredith,

I just recently purchased that book, and I have to say that the photographs are beautiful. I have not read through it yet, however, and would be unable to comment on any of the instructional drawing material there.

The book seems mostly a showcase of the photographs, which are certainly worth the money ~ the models are flawless muscular specimens shot in beautiful black and white by an expert photographer ~ in that way, the book seems more like a coffee table photography book than a drawing book, but I'm only judging it as such from the pictures, not the text.

I think it's worth having a variety of books, but I would recommend other books for purely instructional purposes or Anatomical breakdowns.

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  01 January 2006
Sarahs Book

Excellent book design and great pics Sarah's work is exceptional <> copy and instruction is very average <> but still a worth while book to own <> I also have her other book "Sketchbook For The Artist" same story there <> really great drawings <> hers and many others <> great survey of styles and techniques with wonderful examples <> but not much content in terms of actual
HOW TOs and do like both books and would put they on a recommend list.

BTW it should be no surprise that I own just about everything out there so feel free to ask!
 
  02 February 2006
I just got today from amazon the Bridgman Life Drawing.


I seems to be a lot of good information in this little books. Numbers of practice hours. It will be perfect for a beginner like me.
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  03 March 2006
Does anybody know the Books of Gottfried Bammes? A friend (studying art) told me that his books are good for learning and understanding human anatomy.

Unfortunately I only know the german title which is:
"
Die Gestalt des Menschen Lehr- und Handbuch der Künstleranatomie"

473 Pages / October 2002

Maybe someone has it and can tell me if it is the right one for me or not?
I´m more a beginner.

At Amazon everybody seems to be happy with it.

Thank you

André
 
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