Animal Anatomy for Artists: The Elements of Form

This is a great book for drawing animals as it gets to the bottom on how to draw the skeleton of the animal and the muscles above it! There may not be information about drawing the skin or fur, but just like with drawing humans, an understanding of the skeleton structure and of anatomy is essential before learning how to draw the skin and wrinkles. This book covers a vast variety of animals, even of certain birds and from wild animals to our everyday friends of dogs and cats.


The entire “Force” series is a true masterpiece for animators! Michael Mattesi, the author of this series, has collaborated with Pixar, Walt Disney Feature Animation, Walt Disney Consumer Products, Marvel Comics, Dreamworks/DPI, Nickelodeon and many others, with result having lots of years experience in places with great specialty in the animation department. The “Force” series is basically a guide in the understanding of any creature’s “aliveness”, shown through lines that combine the creature’s anatomy to the pull of the gravitational force.

The first two books focus on the human form, while the third one focuses on animals.


Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist

Imaginative Realism is an incredible book that has all the information you will need to create anything out of your imagination. From robots to elves, to amazing architecture and to the most bizarre things you can ever think of, this book covers all kinds of fantastical ideas you might have and how to successfully put them down on paper. In addition, the absolutely fascinating imaginative drawings featured in each page of the book can be a great inspiration and a powerful boost to your own imagination.

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