Up until now, I’ve been reviewing books that where written quite a ways back. Mostly because books written around the 40s and 50s, when illustration was king, are some of the best academic drawing books to get.
However, things are changing. Especially since concept art, animation and other drawing disciplines have made more academic art a viable income source.
This means that academic draftsmanship knowledge has become important again. New books are being written about it in a more contemporary way.
In this video, I talk about one of two contemporary figure drawing books I highly recommend:
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BOOKS – Figure Drawing Books Worth Owning Part 1: Famous Artist School How to Draw the Human Figure
Figure drawing is a huge part of becoming a good draftsman. There are plenty of professionals who don’t learn to do this and it shows.
The artist who don’t are very limited by their drawing skills. The artist who figure draw well, tend to be better and far more versatile.
In case you’re interested in learning to figure draw and you don’t know which of the many books on the subject you should get, I thought I’d make a series of videos pointing out the best books to get on the subject.
Beginning with this one. If you want to purchase the book, there’s an affliliate link to the book below the video: