Sunday, October 2, 2011

Good Books

Below is a list of books that I recommend for Life Drawing study.  Most of these books are available at your local library or may be purchased at Amazon. 

Instructional Books:

Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist  Stephen Rodgers Peck
The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head  William Maughan
The Beginner's Guide to Human Anatomy  James Horton
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life  George B. Bridgman
Body Parts  Simon Jennings
Complete Guide to Life Drawing by Gottfried Bammes
Drawing Fashion  Bill Thames
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters  Robert Beverly Hale
Drawing the Human Form  William A. Berry
Drawing People: How to Portray the Clothed Figure  Barbara Bradley
Drawn to Life V.1  Walt Stanchfield
Drawn to Life V.2  Walt Stanchfield
Face Parts  Simon Jennings
Figure Drawing for All It's Worth  Andrew Loomis
Figures/Faces: A Sketcher's Handbook  Hugh Laidman
Human Anatomy  Jose M. Parramon
Human Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form  Eliot Goldfinger
The Human Figure  John H. Vanderpoel
Life Drawing: How to Portray the Figure with Accuracy and Expression by Robert Barrett
Master Class in Figure Drawing  Robert Beverly Hale
Principles of Figure Drawing  Alexander Dobkin

Image Reference Books:

Atlas of Foreshortening  John Cody
The Human Figure  Erik A. Ruby
Illustrator's Reference Manual: Hands and Faces
Illustrator's Reference Manual: Sport
Samurai and Ninja Action Scene Collection 

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