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CM's Recommended Reading
« on: April 07, 2016, 06:04:44 PM »

"How to Draw" Books:

   

UNDETAILED NUDITY SECTION

None Yet~


"How to Draw Clothing" Books:




"How to Draw Animals" Books:




How to Draw Perspective and Theory:




Environmental design and painting:




Artistic Help and Tips:




Evangelical:



As far as we can tell these books are all clean and suitable for everyone. If anyone knows of any objectionable content in these books, please let us know! Thank you!
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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2016, 06:18:23 PM »
You're all welcome to tell us about books you love! Can be art books, manga, novels, anything you like, just as long as it fits the CM rules. :) Once you've posted them, I'll add them to the list at the top~

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #2 on: April 08, 2016, 03:52:11 AM »
I'd also suggest:
"How to Draw Clothing" Books:



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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #3 on: April 11, 2016, 09:13:38 PM »
TADAH~ Added them all in! ^__^ Thanks Sarah! Any other recommendations?

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 03:35:39 AM »
Come to think of it, there was a really old thread where we talked about how to draw manga books:
http://christianmanga.com/smf/index.php/topic,1578.0.html

That said I can't be bothered at the moment to go through it >.< (just got back from work... blergh...)

Although, does anyone have any recommendations for Steampunk books? I have recently developed an interest in Steampunk fashion :D

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2016, 11:16:47 AM »
Thanks Sarah, I looked through it and picked out a lot of good books through there. :) I'll be adding them to the list soon~

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2016, 12:47:53 PM »
Bumping~ Added a bunch of how-to-draws~ ^__^

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2016, 01:07:28 PM »
I'd add Brick by Brick by Stephen McCranie. Its not so much a book about drawing as it is about being an artist, and from a Christian perspective as Stephen is a Christian. He doesn't spell it out but its really obvious in some of the later chapters. Deals a lot with comparing your work to others, pride, goals, taking criticism, etc - all in an easy to read graphic novel format.

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2016, 01:20:55 PM »
Thanks, Hota! Added! :)

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2016, 02:09:25 PM »
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is a must for all  humanity XD
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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2016, 03:38:49 PM »
This one is also a good'n for animal drawing:
http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Animals-Made-Amazingly-Easy/dp/0823013901

EDIT: PS - I love the banner you've put on the front page ^-^

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2016, 04:03:47 PM »
This is a fantastic book for visual storytelling and paneling
http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953

This one looks silly, but is great for learning copic markers
http://www.amazon.com/Shojo-Wonder-Manga-Art-School/dp/1440308624/ref=sr_1_22


Perhaps make a category for books that specialize digital or traditional techniques?
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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2016, 05:20:05 PM »
This is a fantastic book for visual storytelling and paneling
http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953



I second Framed Ink buuuuut - and granted I've only tabbed through it a few times since my storyboard class- I kind of faintly remember some nudity in it? I could be wrong though and I packed it and sent it back home so I don't have it on me to check =w=;
I could also straight up be confusing it with the Animator's Survival Kit, which I know for a fact has some nudity in it

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2016, 06:04:42 PM »
This is a fantastic book for visual storytelling and paneling
http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953



I second Framed Ink buuuuut - and granted I've only tabbed through it a few times since my storyboard class- I kind of faintly remember some nudity in it? I could be wrong though and I packed it and sent it back home so I don't have it on me to check =w=;
I could also straight up be confusing it with the Animator's Survival Kit, which I know for a fact has some nudity in it


ummmm, I've only read through it once.. but I don't remember any content in it... Since it's mostly about just... setting the frame/paneling/camera

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Re: CM's Recommended Reading
« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2016, 06:24:24 PM »
This is a fantastic book for visual storytelling and paneling
http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953



I second Framed Ink buuuuut - and granted I've only tabbed through it a few times since my storyboard class- I kind of faintly remember some nudity in it? I could be wrong though and I packed it and sent it back home so I don't have it on me to check =w=;
I could also straight up be confusing it with the Animator's Survival Kit, which I know for a fact has some nudity in it


ummmm, I've only read through it once.. but I don't remember any content in it... Since it's mostly about just... setting the frame/paneling/camera


I just found a video of a guy flipping through and there definitely is some at the back end when he talks about body silhouette/line of action.
A great book but if you can't handle some artistic nudity (its about as detailed as a barbie doll) or if you are ok with ripping out one page because from what I can see its only on one page