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Art + Anatomy book Recommendations

Journal Entry: Fri May 23, 2014, 12:54 PM


15 books I recommend for anatomy, art fundamental study and art inspiration. Please note that these are simply my personal recommendations and books that's helped me a lot in the past. 

I've taken photos for these books, so Here's a less image-heavy list (on tumblr)

This took so much longer than I first anticipated so I really hope people find this helpful cause, seriously, spending 3 days on this does not feel like it was worth it ^^;

edit: I'm putting the tl;dr list here first as a preview of the books I'm recommending. 

TL;DR List of books

Anatomy Books


Boing! Boing! Art Book Recommendations Boing! Boing! 

Anatomy Books


:star: An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists :star:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
One of the best anatomy books I've owned, and shows great draftsmanship from many old masters


:star: The Art of Animal Drawing :star:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Really simple-to-understand animal anatomy book that breaks down animal forms in simple shapes and explanations


:bulletblue: Anatomy for the Artist :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
This book has some really good photo-references with really pretty models. There are also see-through paper that goes on top of some of the photos that has bones and sometimes muscles that goes on top. Pretty neat.


:bulletblue: Figure Drawing for All It's Worth :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Andrew Loomis's books are all pretty great, I think. You can probably find his pdfs online but I find things on print easier to absorb for me and I tend to carry my books around. Anyways, this one has some great stuff on perspective and foreshortening.


Animation/ Illustration/ Concept art Skill-set books

Colour Theory





:star: Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter :star:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
:+favlove:I strongly suggest this. Seriously, this is one of the best books I have ever bought. It's really great and really thorough. It's also one of the few art books I've read the text thoroughly front to back.

Concept Art





:bulletblue: The Skillful Huntsman :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
This one is really good if you want to go into concept art. It takes you through the steps of brainstorming to final product and there's a lot of great silhouettes to learn from.

Composition/ Storyboarding





:bulletblue: Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Wonderful book on pre-production of animation, and covers from compositions to layout brainstorming, to storyboard colourscripts.

Animation





:bulletblue: The Animator's Survival Kit :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
A must-have for animation-beginners, this almost-400 page book is definitely worth your dime if you want to be an animator.

Beginner Perspective





:bulletblue: Perspective Made Easy :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
A small handbook for starting perspective, great for beginners and has lots of info on basic perspective rules and tricks. Also pretty cheap so that was a plus for me xD

Perspective and Design Fundamentals





:star: How to Draw: drawing and sketching objects and environments from your imagination :star:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
A 200+ paged book full of great stuff mainly about perspective as well as design and basic fundamental skills; good for artists of any level, really.


Inspiring Illustration Books


:bulletblue: Art of Pixar: The Complete Colour Script :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Awesome collection of Pixar's colour scripts and illustrations. Great for colour inspiration


:bulletblue: Art of Tangled :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Actually all of the art-of books are pretty amazing, and are full of character designs, background/layout designs, colourscripts etc.


:bulletblue: James Jean's Fable Cover Collection :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
I know this book is sold out right now but they might do a reprint again so if you don't have the money for it right now, keep an eye out. I remember the original price to be around $40 so it was definitely worth the beautiful illustrations inside. James Jean is one of my favourite illustrators so I just had to put this up here even though the book's sold out xD;


:bulletblue: Spectrum Collection :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
Any of Spectrum's collection of contemporary illustrations are all really great and very industry-standard. Great inspiration illustrations


:bulletblue: Bouguereau :bulletblue:
Amazon.com | Amazon.ca
I just had to add a master painter in there. Bouguereau is one of my absolute favourite painters along with John Sargent. Seriously, if you have a chance, get their books and do master-studies off of their paintings. They REALLY help with realism.
Thanks for looking~! If you made it to the end, here's a cookie~ :cookie:
If you only have a chance to get just one or two of these books, I've highlighted my top 4 with a star beside it....I tried to narrow it down but I couldn't narrow it down too much. Anyways, I think this list covers a wide range of stuff. 

tip: On top of studying anatomy, do some master studies (that's when you pick an artist you feel has really mastered their medium and skill level is off the roof, and you pick something they've drawn and copy it). They really help.

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