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Favorite Drawing Books

Here is a shelf on my bookcase with some (but not all) of my favorite drawing books:


Featured here are the Famous Artists drawing course, Composing Pictures by Donald Graham, All of Andrew Loomis’ published books, both volumes of Walt Stanchfield’s Drawn to Life, most of George Bridgman’s books, and very old and battered copy of The Art of Animal Drawing by Ken Hultgren, Animal Drawing by Charles Knight, three books by  Jack Hamm, Stephen Peck’s Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist, Anatomy A Complete Guide for Artists by Joseph Sheppard,  An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists by Fritz Schider, Dynamic Figure Drawing by Burne Hogarth, The Vilppu Drawing Manual, The Big Book of Drawing by J.M. Parronmón, Rendering in Pen and Ink by Arthur Guptill and How to Draw Trees by Henry C. Pitz.


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4 Comments to Favorite Drawing Books

  1. by Josh Sheppard

    On April 1, 2010 at 8:56 am

    Good collection. I’d downgrade the Hogarth book to a lower shelf. Maybe lose the Parramon book. I’d definitely add “Drawing People”, by Barbara Bradley (the only comprehensive book on drawing modern clothed figures that I’ve seen). I’d also add “drawing the Hand” by Joseph Henninger.
    Henry Pitz also has a good book called “Drawing Outdoors”.
    Maybe the Alex Toth Sketchbook? Also, there really need to be a comprehensive book on drawing cars; I mean DRAWING regular cars, not rendering hot rods. As far as I know, there is no good comprehensive book out there…

  2. by admin

    On April 1, 2010 at 9:31 am

    The Hogarth book is there for sentimental reasons; I’ve had it since High School (we’re talking the mid-seventies here). The only ones I’ve had longer are Bridgman’s “Complete Guide to Drawing From Life”, Loomis’ “Figure Drawing for All It’s Worth” and Hultgren’s animal drawing book.

  3. by Kathy

    On April 4, 2010 at 9:11 pm

    C-h-a-p-t-e-r F-o-u-r-r-r-r-r-r…
    when will we see it?
    Soon, I hope!

  4. by Samuraiartguy

    On April 24, 2010 at 9:41 am

    Aw com’ON.. .Hogarth is Great Fun.
    Loomis… YESS
    Atlas of Human Anatomy.. .YESSSSS

    And OMGods.. .the Famous Artisits School binders… Eeeeeeeeee… They actually had decent content, even though the program was vaguely scammish. *laughs*

    NICE shelf.

    And where’s Gardner and Janson? (Frakking weighty tomes…. )

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