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Author Topic: Good books/tutorials for beginners?  (Read 1106 times)

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Offline Zelina

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Good books/tutorials for beginners?
« on: March 02, 2014, 04:29:09 PM »
I started using Loomis Fun with a Pencil, but I don't like his book that much. I had a look at other books he wrote, and they're even more difficult.
Can someone suggest books for beginners or tutorials?

I didn't draw today because I didn't want to use Loomis again, and I think that's a bit sad.  :(
Thing is I don't want to just draw and not get better because I'm doing the wrong things.

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Re: Good books/tutorials for beginners?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 04:59:08 PM »
I would always recommend Mark Crilley and his video's. There always very helpful, not too long and he covers a huge range of techniques. (e.g. different ways to draw hoods, different ways to draw hands, perspective, manga layout etc)
He does also have a how to draw book too.
Here's his channel https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=mark%20crilley%20how%20to%20draw%20&sm=1

Hope that helps :)

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Re: Good books/tutorials for beginners?
« Reply #2 on: March 05, 2014, 08:01:50 PM »
http://thepiratebay.se/torrent/6103369/How_To_Draw_Manga_-_Vol_1_-_Compiling_Characters_%5BPDF%5D
Here's a good book. There are many good manga drawing books(particularly the how to draw manga series) that go over basic drawing techniques.

Please give Loomis a try in the future. When I first started reading it, I was quite scared of it as well. Manga drawing basics are more simple and basic, should give you a foundation to tackle some of the more complicated art books out there like Loomis.

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Re: Good books/tutorials for beginners?
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2014, 04:04:45 PM »
Michael Hampton and Bridgman are good replacements for Loomis.

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Re: Good books/tutorials for beginners?
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2014, 02:55:29 PM »
Thank you very much! Which books by Hampton and Bridgeman would you recommend in particular? Do you have download links you could send me by PM?
Does anyone else have books download links or titles?
I'm currently studying poses a bit more seriously, I updated my thread.  :dance:

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Re: Good books/tutorials for beginners?
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2014, 12:09:49 PM »
Anyone heard of Robert Beverly Hale?

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Re: Good books/tutorials for beginners?
« Reply #6 on: May 16, 2014, 03:48:41 PM »
Yes, I have his 'Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters' book. Good book, pretty insightful. I should use it some more.

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Re: Good books/tutorials for beginners?
« Reply #7 on: May 16, 2014, 03:50:57 PM »
The actual physical copy? That's great! Do you focus on what they're saying or just generally do the drawing excercises? I mean this for any drawing book in general.

I think there are some video tutorials I could look at, but perhaps I could find an ebook.