What's in your library?
Hi ya'll. What books are indispensable in your art library?
Quite honestly, the entire catalog of Calvin and Hobbes comics by Bill Watterson.
@rhirsch o my gosh, no joke - Pretty sure we also have the whole library of C & H... Family favorite....
Making Colors Sing by Jeanne Dobie, a must for watercolorists
For drawing fundamentals-
How to Draw What You See by Rudy De Reyna
Perspective Made Easy by Ernest Norling
Successful Drawing by Andrew Loomis
Drawing the Head and Hands by Andrew Loomis
Figure Drawing, Design and Invention by Michael Hampton
How to Render- by Scott Roberston (Haven't used this book a ton, but it does cover a lot of what I have taken in online courses)
Color and Light- by James Gurney
Composition and Illustration
Imaginative Realism- by James Gurney
Framed Ink- by Marcos Mateu-Mestre
Creative Illustration- by Andrew Loomis
@tessw Imaginative Realism and Color and Light by James Gurney is such an amazing book. Actually, anything his makes is amazing (check out his blog if you love color).
@laurel-aylesworth Mostly just my collection of children's books. My favorites are the Mercer Mayer fairy tales. Also, my daughters have the Spiderwick field guide and the art of Totoro -books which I steal often. :)
Animate film cartoons by Preston Blair. I have several of these old school books from Preston Blair. They are fun and rather helpful.
I have a book of Gustav Klimt's work as well. Love his patterns and use of gold!
Here's a couple of my favorites I've had for a long time:
All of Will Eisner's how-to books, plus "Drawing Ideas: A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design." This one is an absolute gem! It's technically for designers, but really the process is almost the same for illustrators. Seriously recommend this one!
Marsha Kay Ottum Owen
I like Perspective Made Easy