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« on: September 23, 2009 02:10:21 PM »

I'm wondering what some of your favorite art books are?
Specifically about painting with acrylics, but, lets just have a general craft books thread. Know of any good ones?

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« Reply #1 on: September 23, 2009 10:33:52 PM »

I'm totally not going to be too helpful here but... lately I've found that older books that I've been picking up in thrift shops and stuff to be really great resources. Art books are soooo expencive and I'm soooo cheap. Just saying you might find a gem in that old pile-o-books... it just might take a wee bit of digging.

« Reply #2 on: September 24, 2009 10:17:20 AM »

The Complete Acrylic Painting Book.
Acrylic Tips & Tricks: Getting the Best Results from Acrylics.

those are 2 books that might help.

my Friend Jason Seiler may have a book or some videos on how he paints, I'm to lazy to make a video lol.

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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2010 08:33:33 PM »

New Acrylics Essential Sourcebook: Materials, Techniques, and Contemporary Applications for Today's Artist  by Rheni Tauchid. Its great for people who use acrylic paint and shows you how to use them in ways I never even IMAGINED.

Oh and there was this one book that showed you classic painting mistakes and how to fix them. But I forgot where it was! The old ones are pretty good, I can find good ones in the library just browsing. For anything else I do use the internet more, especialy deviantart.com its such an amazing resource with so many artists. I learn a lot from there
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2010 07:21:56 PM »

I just went on a spending frenzy on Amazon for metal working books. The Jeweler's Directory of Decortive Finishes: From Eneameling and Engraving to Inlay and Granulation. by Jinks McGrath is the best, but I like The Art of Enameling: Techniques, projects, Inspiration. by Linda Darty, The Jeweler's Studio Handbook: Traditional and Contemporary techniques for Working with Metal and Mixed Media Materials. by Brandon Holschuh and The Colouring, Bronzing and Patination of Metals by Richard Hughes and Michael Rowe. Lots of really good information for the studio jeweler. I'm taking my second jewelry class this semester. The funny thing is I'm not that into "bling". Lol. I'm just into learning more techniques in art.

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012 09:57:10 PM »

To help you as a creative person and artist (which is usually my main issue), I would recommend Art and Fear by David Bayles, and The Artist's Mentor by Ian Jackman. 

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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2013 05:44:45 AM »

Well it's not about painting but in my opinion you first have to know how to draw really good before you can paint really good.  Smiley

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« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2013 03:43:03 AM »

Anatomy for Artists Andras Szunyoghy (Illustrator) and Gyorgy Feher (Text by). It's not a cheap book but it's very thick and worth every penny if you want to get good at anatomy. I've bought it to practice my anatomy skills but I've yet to put it to use.

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