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Old 02-18-2007, 04:44 PM
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Re: Books, Videos and Various References

I have found some excellent books as well ,however there all by the same artist.

Doug Linstrand

The artist guide to drawing realistic animals

Drawing Mammals: An Artists Reference Guide To North American Mammals

Alaska Sketchbook: An Artists Guide To The People and Wildlife of Americas Last Frontier.

Deer : The Ultimate Artists Reference : A Comprehensive Collection of Sketches,Autographs and Reference Material.

Bear: The Ultimate Artists Reference

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Re: Books, Videos and Various References

I have two books I can recommend, the first is :

Drawing & Painting Animals By Trudy Friend, it is a problems & solutions type of book which I have found very useful.

The second is :

Keys to Painting Fur & Feathers edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf, another book that I wouldn't be without as it is full of tips whatever medium you use.

Please try them.

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Re: Books, Videos and Various References

Two very beautiful books:

An African Experience
By Simon Combes
My UK edition by Blandford, ISBN 0-7137-2235-5
This is an autobiography of a not-so-very-old artist.

Cats of Africa
By Paul Bosman and Anthony Hall-Martin
My US edition by Smithsonian Institution Press, ISBN 1-56098-760-X
A wonderful combination of scientifically accurate text and great paintings (oils, pastels, pencil).

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"The Pencil" by Paul Calle
isbn# 0-89134-118-8

Great work, he did alot of stuff for NASA and his painting is just as impressive!
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Re: Books, Videos and Various References

Cute pix (and sometimes video) of newborn zoo critters, called (natch) Zooborns
Art is not a mirror held up to reality, but a hammer with which to shape it. ~Bertolt Brecht (1898-1956), attributed
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Re: Books, Videos and Various References

Sounds interesting.

Could you post the link to that Post by James Gurney?
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I find this source very useful, it has tons of wildlife photos. It has a plenty of tags and a search field http://pixdaus.com/

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Re: Books, Videos and Various References

Here's some books I've found very useful:
Drawing from Line to Life, Mike Sibley, 978-0-9551-5780-6
Your Artist's Brain, Carl Purcell, 978-1-4403-0844-4
The Big Book of Drawing, Andras Szunyoghy, 978-3-8331-5655-7
Keys to Drawing, Bert Dodson, 978-0-89134-337-0
Drawing From Observation, Brian Curtis, 978-0-07-735627-9

I also followed the drawing schedule described in the first 16 chapters of The Natural Way to Draw, Kimon Nicolaides, but I have a very old book that doesn't have an ISBN number. I know it's still offered on Amazon.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to share their favorites
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Re: REFERENCES: Books, Videos....

Adding to the great books already mentioned;

"Drawing Animals" by Norman Adams & Joe Singer - published by Watson Guptill

And an extremely old book, probably out of print now, but it covers everything about drawing horses and it's one that I've gone to many times over the years;
"Lets Draw Horses" by H.C Harlan
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