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  03 March 2006
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ACantarel,

Hey there, I don't have that particular book, but I've certainly heard of it. I think generally it's good to have a range of books, and I'm sure that would be an excellent one to have.

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  03 March 2006
Hi Rebeccak!

Thank you for the fast answer So it´s not so bad to have several books? At first I thought it would be a bit confusing because everybody might have a different style of teaching and beginning.

André
 
  03 March 2006
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André,

Yep, the generally held knowledge is that no one book can cover everything anatomy related ~ so it's good to have a number of different books, as they will all contain something a bit different.

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  03 March 2006
Ok thanks, so I´ll buy the german one and borrow some others from friends

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André
 
  06 June 2006
I'm going to spend a lot of money today

Currently working out which books to buy here's my 'definite' list so far:


Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life: Over 1,000 Illustrations - George Bridgman;

Dynamic Anatomy-Burne Hogarth

Force:the Key to Capturing Life Through Drawing: -Michael Mattesi

Here's some others I want, but may not be able to afford to add the the list:

Drawing Dynamic Hands-Burne Hogarth

Anatomy Lessons from the Great Masters - Robert Beverly


What do you think? Any here not worth buying? Or any that a more worth buying then some that maybe arn't as good?

Thanks

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  06 June 2006
enialadam,

Here are the books which I recommend getting in addition to what you are currently purchasing if you can:

"Artistic Anatomy", by Dr. Paul Richer - Watson Guptill, publisher

"Dynamic Anatomy", by Burne Hogarth - Watson Guptill, publisher

"Vilppu Drawing Manual", by Glenn Vilppu - (self-published)
Describes how to break down form simply. Definitely worth getting.

Master Draughtsman Series of Paperback Books: (You don't have to buy them all, but I recommend getting the ones on Michelangelo, Rubens, Harry Carmean
Great books because they are cheap, light, and great for copying from, as you will not be concerned about destroying the book ~ they are really instructional devices, more than anything else.

I don't know about this one: Force:the Key to Capturing Life Through Drawing: -Michael Mattesi (I've not heard of it, but it certainly doesn't mean it's not good).

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  06 June 2006
Thanks Rebecca,

looks like I'm only going to be able to afford around 4 books :

What do you think of this list? I can always buy some of the other later on.

Dynamic Anatomy-Burne Hogarth

Vilppu Drawing Manual-Glenn Vilppi

Bridgman's Complete Guide to drawing from life-George B. Bridgman

Drawings of Michelangelo (Master Draughtsman Series)





 
  06 June 2006
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enialadam,

I think that's a great list!

Cheers,

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  06 June 2006
Pls help me in selecting Books

Hi Rebecca

I have been following your artistic and anatomy thread for quite some time and since the time I have joined this forum I have been a very big fan of your hardwork and mainly your artistic skils. I have been drawing for past few months due to the lack of knowledge I have not been able to improve upon my drawing skills especially getting the contours ( human body or any organic form). I have selected a few books from the list u have recomended.

Atlas of Human Anatomy For artist (Stephen Rogers)
Albinus on Anatomy
The New Drawing on the right side of Brain

Are these fine for a beginner if not please recommend any other books so that I can improve my figure drawing skills. I am finding it difficult to select books after I have looked into their reviews.

and sorry for that long piece of text.

thanks a lot BYE.
 
  06 June 2006
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Quote: Originally posted by akumar: I have selected a few books from the list u have recomended.

Atlas of Human Anatomy For artist (Stephen Rogers)
Albinus on Anatomy
The New Drawing on the right side of Brain

Are these fine for a beginner if not please recommend any other books so that I can improve my figure drawing skills. I am finding it difficult to select books after I have looked into their reviews.

akumar, thank you for the compliments! I hope that you will post your work sometime soon to the Anatomy Forum.

Regarding books, I think that the following list might be better for a beginner:

The New Drawing on the right side of Brain
Great exercises for the very beginner in drawing

"Vilppu Drawing Manual", by Glenn Vilppu - (self-published)
Breaks down form into simple shapes and describes well how to put them back together

"Artistic Anatomy", by Dr. Paul Richer - Watson Guptill, publisher
A classic text with clear Anatomical plates (drawings)

(perhaps) "Dynamic Anatomy" by Burne Hogarth
Great reference and artist to copy, though I would not recommend drawing in his style ultimately

There are many resources here for beginners! :

Beginners' Lounge

Resources for Beginners

Hope this helps!

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  06 June 2006
Thanks Rebecca, I think it now very clear to me what I have to purchase. I soon start posting my work on the anatomy forum as soon as I get a digi cam to photograph some of my recent works.

Bye
 
  07 July 2006
How about Andrew Loomis books?


No one mentioned them here (Atleast I didnt see them). Is there any reason? or just that they are not up the snuff?

I have downloaded all of them and am thinking of following them... what do you advice?

And how do you think this book is ? "Figure drawing without a model"

And last but not least, are there anybooks that would help me learn quick gesture drawing? I am a character animator, and although drawing is something i like to do, most of it is used for quick studies in pose and gesture for animation. And usually its exaggerated and cartoony. Are there anybooks that would help me in this line and also with gesture drawing in public?


cheers..
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  07 July 2006
Andrew Loomis!

d_jnaneshwar,

Andrew Loomis has been mentioned in Steven Stahlberg's Reference and Tut thread !Loomis is definitely worth studying, but ull need other Anatomy books also.

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  07 July 2006
Quote: Originally posted by d_jnaneswar: No one mentioned them here (Atleast I didnt see them). Is there any reason? or just that they are not up the snuff?

I have downloaded all of them and am thinking of following them... what do you advice?

Hi there, Loomis is actually mentioned with great frequency on this forum. Someone who has done some incredible Loomis studies and whose thread you should check out is Lyneran:

Anatomy Thread of Lyneran
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=303591

Quote: And how do you think this book is ? "Figure drawing without a model"

I don't have this book nor have I seen it personally, but it seems to have a good rating on amazon.com

Quote: And last but not least, are there anybooks that would help me learn quick gesture drawing? I am a character animator, and although drawing is something i like to do, most of it is used for quick studies in pose and gesture for animation. And usually its exaggerated and cartoony. Are there anybooks that would help me in this line and also with gesture drawing in public?

The established industry drawing for animators master instructor is Glenn Vilppu, whose work you should familiarize yourself with.

http://www.vilppustudio.com/

Check out his "Drawing Manual" and his dvds. Additionally, razz has done a number of lovely Vilppu studies on his Anatomy Thread:

Anatomy Thread of razz
http://forums.cgsociety.org/showthread.php?t=352287

Definitely check it out, you can also ask razz how he likes Vilppu's work.

Cheers,

~Rebeccak
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  07 July 2006


Books from Glenn Vilppu, Gottfried Bammes, Andrew Loomis, Jack Hamm, and more...

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