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Artist Resource

Below are some resources I hope might help you on your artistic journey. Please research and pick the best one for you. I own man of these and have not read all of them.

BOOKS FOR ARTISTS:

Here is a list of books that I own.  I have not read all of these yet so I can’t quite say which I like yet but I have read a few. Research and pick whichever book you feel could serve you best.  I have been collecting these books for years and I’m making my way through them.  All the BOLD titles are highly recommended by professionals.

Anatomy Books/Drawing People:

  • Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet
  • Anatomy for the Sculptor by Uldis Zarins (This is more of a guide with little to no text but VERY helpful)
  • Drawing People Clothed by Barbra Bradley
  • Force Dynamic Figure Drawing
  • Dynamic Figure Drawing
  • Atlas Anatomy for the Artist
  • Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery

Writing Books:

  • Story by Robert McKee
  • Save the Cat
  • Anatomy of Story by John Truby
  • Creating Character Arcs by K.M Weiland
  • Understanding Show Don’t Tell
  • Writing Dazzling Dialogue
  • The Art of Comic Book Writing

Color:

  • Color and Light by James Gurney
  • Color Choices by Stephen Quiller

Painting:

  • Basic Portrait Techniques
  • People in Watercolor

Perspective:

  • Perspective Made Easy by Robbie Lee
  • How to Draw Manga:  Putting things in Perspective

Drawing:

  • Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson
  • Drawn to Life by Walt Stanchfield

Animation Books:

  • The Animators Survival Kit by Richard Williams

Comics/Storyboarding:

  • Framed Ink by Marcos Mateu
  • Making Comics by Scott McCloud
  • Understanding Comics by Scott McCloud
  • The Art of Comic Book Writing

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