Genuinely good instructional art books for an aspiring artist?
Does anyone know any good instructional drawing books? Or reference books? I currently have "Classic Human Anatomy: The Artist’s Guide to Form, Function, and Movement" and would love to get more books like this. Perhaps one on perspective? Or one on practicing pencil strokes?
Or other art books that have just a BUNCH of art for me to copy/trace for reference. I’m thinking of getting an art book from the artists of Capcom/Marvel to copy/trace to learn styles. Or maybe some anime.
I really want to get some "How to Draw" books but there’s so many of them out there I’m sure most of them are CRAP. I’d like to know if anyone knows of any legit good ones.
My goal is to develop a style that’s somewhere in between comic book and anime, much like the art from Street Fighter. I want to develop a style that’s, I guess, exaggerated? Like how when drawing a cube in 3 point perspective it like swooshes out all crazy.
I also want to be able to draw women’s bodies decently, to make some tasteful ecchi pieces that are more creative than perverted. I’m thinking of making a series of canvasses where my theme is hot girls with evil/dark tone. But that’s in the far future.
I know it’s a tall order, and it’s gonna take a lot of patience and work. I’m sure there are lots of you out there who have the experience and skill to be able to give me solid advice. So, any suggestions? Thanks!