USEFUL BOOKS ABOUT DRAWING


Drawing (General / How to)

"Drawing Wildlife"

Animal anatomy, basic animal structure and characteristics, animals' natural environment

Author: J. Amberlyn
Publisher: Watson-Guptill
 
"Drawing Dragons and Those Who Hunt Them"

Anatomy, different dragon breeds, illustrations

German version

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Topp Art
 
"Anatomy for Fantasy Artists"

Learn the basics of anatomical drawing and musculature, as well as perspective and composition.

German version

Author: Glenn Fabry
Publisher: Knaur
 
"Intensivkurs Manga zeichnen"
(German)

Anime Mania - Comics im japanischen Stil

Author: Christopher Hart
Publisher: Knaur
 
"The Art of Animal Drawing"

Construction, Action Analysis, Caricature

Author: Ken Hultgren
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
 


Drawing / Anatomy

"Drawing dynamic hands"
(English)

Structure, proportions, anatomy, movement, foreshortening, inventions, functions,
gesture, occupations, aging

Author: Burne Hogarth
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications Inc.,U.S.
 
"Die große Zeichenschule - Anatomie"
(German)

Grundlagen, Techniken, Motive

Author: Tom Flint
Publisher: Gondrom
 
"Animal Anatomy for Artists"

The Elements of Form
Anatomical structures, interrelationship of muscles and bones, shape and proportion, "basic body plan"

Author: Eliot Goldfinger
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
 


Drawing / Painting Techniques

"Digital Painting Techniques - Part 5"

The 5th volume features such topics as weapon design, cartoon characters, painting materials, and battle scenes, and is a worthy addition to this groundbreaking series.

Author: 3dtotal.com
Publisher: 3DTotal Publishing
 
"Digital Painting Techniques - Part 4"

The successful Digital Painting Techniques series presents another volume bursting with advice, tips, and techniques for digital artists.

Author: 3dtotal.com
Publisher: 3DTotal Publishing
 
"Digital Painting Techniques - Part 3"

Volume 3 presents another collection of inspiring and motivational tutorials for artists of all levels. Professional artists share the benefits of their experience in the digital art industry and offer tips, tricks and advice.

Author: 3dtotal.com
Publisher: 3DTotal Publishing
 
"Digital Painting Techniques - Part 2"

Volume 2 brings a selection of in-depth tutorials from digital artists. Custom brushes, speed painting, characters and fantasy are just a few of the topics covered, with tutorials, valuable tips and advice.

Author: 3dtotal.com
Publisher: 3DTotal Publishing
 
"Digital Painting Techniques - Part 1"

Practical Techniques of Digital Art Masters. Discover the tips, tricks and techniques that really work for concept artists, matte painters and animators. Volume 1 offers digital inspiration with hands-on insight and techniques from professional digital artists.

Author: 3dtotal.com
Publisher: Focal Press
 
"Color and Light:
A Guide for the Realist Painter"


The book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects.

Author: James Gurney
Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing
 
"Wildlife painting basics -
Wolves, Foxes & Coyotes"


Acrylic drawing step by step

Author: Jan Martin McGuire
Publisher: North Light Books
 
"Von der Skizze zum Aquarell"
(German)

Learning how to draw with aquarell colors (water colors), techniques, material

Author: Peter Woolley
Publisher: Taschen Verlag