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Title: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach on April 07, 2016, 06:04:44 PM

"How to Draw" Books:

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UNDETAILED NUDITY SECTION

None Yet~


"How to Draw Clothing" Books:

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"How to Draw Animals" Books:

(http://bargaindiner.com/stuff/recommendations/hikaruhayashianimals.jpg) (http://amzn.to/1YrTVJ0) (http://bargaindiner.com/stuff/recommendations/christopherhartanimals.jpg) (http://amzn.to/1N75kxh)


How to Draw Perspective and Theory:

(http://bargaindiner.com/stuff/recommendations/rexvicatcoleperspective.jpg) (http://amzn.to/20c1mpi)


Environmental design and painting:

(http://bargaindiner.com/stuff/recommendations/dopressbookscgscenes.jpg) (http://amzn.to/1NbVCnX) (http://bargaindiner.com/stuff/recommendations/jaecheolparkpaperblue.jpg) (http://amzn.to/1Sh8NoO) (http://bargaindiner.com/stuff/recommendations/robalexanderfantasyarchiecture.jpg) (http://amzn.to/1VBSxUQ) (http://bargaindiner.com/stuff/recommendations/robalexanderfantasylandscapeandcityscape.jpg) (http://amzn.to/1RSXF2e)


Artistic Help and Tips:

(http://bargaindiner.com/stuff/recommendations/stephenmccraniebrickbybrick.jpg) (http://amzn.to/1Wq65DP)


Evangelical:

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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!
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach 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~
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: sarah_yt on April 08, 2016, 03:52:11 AM
I'd also suggest:
"How to Draw Clothing" Books:

(http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61lLrR7fW2L.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Shojo-Fashion-Manga-Art-School/dp/160061180X)  (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/61VIvPxxbiL.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Shojo-Fashion-Manga-School-Year/dp/1440310807/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_2?ie=UTF8&refRID=1GX374QA2719S31G64NW) (http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/715WgjR4GoL.jpg) (http://www.amazon.com/Shojo-Fashion-Manga-School-Boys/dp/1440334722/ref=pd_bxgy_14_img_3?ie=UTF8&refRID=13HK2DB35T0QFWWX8ENG)
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach on April 11, 2016, 09:13:38 PM
TADAH~ Added them all in! ^__^ Thanks Sarah! Any other recommendations?
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: sarah_yt 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 (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
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach 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~
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach on April 12, 2016, 12:47:53 PM
Bumping~ Added a bunch of how-to-draws~ ^__^
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: HopefulHotaru 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.
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach on April 12, 2016, 01:20:55 PM
Thanks, Hota! Added! :)
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: Foreign Grid on April 12, 2016, 02:09:25 PM
Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis is a must for all  humanity XD
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: sarah_yt 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 (http://www.amazon.com/Drawing-Animals-Made-Amazingly-Easy/dp/0823013901)

EDIT: PS - I love the banner you've put on the front page ^-^
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: redfur-akamaru 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 (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 (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?
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: HopefulHotaru on April 12, 2016, 05:20:05 PM
This is a fantastic book for visual storytelling and paneling
[url]http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953[/url])



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
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: redfur-akamaru on April 12, 2016, 06:04:42 PM
This is a fantastic book for visual storytelling and paneling
[url]http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953[/url])



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
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: HopefulHotaru on April 12, 2016, 06:24:24 PM
This is a fantastic book for visual storytelling and paneling
[url]http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953[/url] ([url]http://www.amazon.com/Framed-Ink-Drawing-Composition-Storytellers/dp/1933492953[/url])



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
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach on April 12, 2016, 06:37:15 PM
Added those, guys~ Thanks for the additions! Also, if you find any broken links, let me know. Most of these, I'm not testing, lol. No time. >.>;;;; But anyway. As far as making separate categories for digital and traditional, I may do that at some point. :) Thanks so much for all of the suggestions~

Also, I can remove the Framed Ink one if you guys feel that it's inappropriate. ^^
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: HopefulHotaru on April 12, 2016, 06:43:58 PM
I, personally, don't feel its inappropriate, but I know there are people on CM who are sensitive to nudity which is why I brought it up.
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: redfur-akamaru on April 12, 2016, 07:50:37 PM
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

Ah, thanks for helping resolve that~ : D  Perhaps not best for the list then, I must've missed that last page. Tis a fantastic book though.
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach on April 12, 2016, 08:12:07 PM
Decided to just mark it as having undetailed nudity. :) That way, if there's someone who wants it and isn't bothered by that, they can still get it.
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: HopefulHotaru on April 12, 2016, 08:15:16 PM
Sounds like a happy medium, because it is a very useful book!
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: yorokobigirl123 on April 12, 2016, 10:37:55 PM
Does anyone know of really good how to draw books for American cartoons/comic styles?
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach on April 13, 2016, 10:50:39 PM
Removed "Framed Ink" and the two "How to Draw Computones" books. I've been informed that some of the content is detailed nudity or extremely suggestive (I saw shots of some of the pages, and they were a bit too much). Just so you all know~
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: HopefulHotaru on April 13, 2016, 10:54:38 PM
Ah ok~ I only saw a quick flash of one of the pages of Framed Ink so wasn't sure and didn't have it on me to check
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: redfur-akamaru on April 14, 2016, 04:23:23 PM
Removed "Framed Ink" and the two "How to Draw Computones" books. I've been informed that some of the content is detailed nudity or extremely suggestive (I saw shots of some of the pages, and they were a bit too much). Just so you all know~

Thanks for your vigilance
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach on April 14, 2016, 09:42:53 PM
You're all very welcome~ ^__^
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: Micah Seven Eighteen on April 28, 2016, 11:58:06 AM
Drawn by the Father by James White

The Potter's Freedom by James White

Debating Calvinism by James White and Dave Hunt

The Roman Catholic Controversy by James White

The Same Sex Controversy by James White and Jeffrey D. Niell

All of Grace by C.H. Spurgeon

Last Days Madness by Gary DeMar

Unleashing God's Word in Your Life by John MacArthur

God is the Gospel by John Piper

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (you can read this for free here:
http://biblehub.com/library/defoe/robinson_crusoe/index.html (http://biblehub.com/library/defoe/robinson_crusoe/index.html))

The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan (you can read this for free here:
http://biblehub.com/library/bunyan/the_pilgrims_progress/index.html (http://biblehub.com/library/bunyan/the_pilgrims_progress/index.html))
_

I'm trying to only stick with what I have actually read (or, in the case of Last Days Madness, am currently reading through). These are what I recall, and I'll try to add more if I recall anything else.

EDIT:

Sorry, I figured this may be useful also:

http://biblehub.com/library/ (http://biblehub.com/library/)

All sorts of stuff you can read for free and legally, as far as I know.

EDIT 2:

By the way, I'm not necessarily recommending everything in that library by any means as if it's all solid, just the library itself. Very useful tool.

EDIT 3:

Yeah, some Roman Catholic stuff in there, it seems (Teresa of Avila), and even Charles Finney (pretty much pure Pelagian), so be careful if you're reading through there.

Some authors I'd personally suggest would be John Bunyan, John Flavel, John Calvin, John Knox, John Charles Ryle, (oh my gosh, so many Johns?!), Jonathan Edwards, Charles Haddon Spurgeon, George Whitfield, George Muller, A.W. Tozer and A.W. Pink. I'm sure there are more, but those're some names that stand out to me and that I'm comfortable recommending.
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: calbhach on April 28, 2016, 02:13:11 PM
Thanks, Micah! :) I'll add those in asap. :)
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: Micah Seven Eighteen on April 28, 2016, 06:24:39 PM
Thanks, Micah! :) I'll add those in asap. :)
You're welcome. They've been useful to me, and I hope they'll be useful to others as well.

Thank you for creating this thread. Good idea, sister!
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: Foreign Grid on May 04, 2016, 09:20:17 PM
Aww... I happen to like the writings of st teresa of avila >v<
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: sarah_yt on May 05, 2016, 04:01:45 AM
Just my two cents, but it might be more appropriate to keep the Recommended Reading to art/how-to books only - if CM recommends theology books, then chances are it is crossing that line of being non-denominational (as taken from the front page):
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We do not support strong denominational lines dividing the body of Christ and respect the viewpoints of other denominations. Even though we may not agree on everything, we try to get along as best we can.

Not saying we should discuss those books or their content - far from it, that's healthy - but the recommended reading list probably isn't the place to have that discussion.
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: Micah Seven Eighteen on May 05, 2016, 12:27:07 PM
Just my two cents, but it might be more appropriate to keep the Recommended Reading to art/how-to books only - if CM recommends theology books, then chances are it is crossing that line of being non-denominational (as taken from the front page):
Quote
We do not support strong denominational lines dividing the body of Christ and respect the viewpoints of other denominations. Even though we may not agree on everything, we try to get along as best we can.

Not saying we should discuss those books or their content - far from it, that's healthy - but the recommended reading list probably isn't the place to have that discussion.
Y'know, I thought about that too, but saw that theology books were recommended and it was okay so I suggested some myself.

I think I understand the concern, because it's CM's recommended reading, right? Not just any of us as individuals who hold these views and promoting them, but CM promoting any of them, am I understanding you properly?
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: sarah_yt on May 05, 2016, 03:21:58 PM
Yeah, that's right ^-^
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: D-Kitsune on May 05, 2016, 03:37:14 PM
So, we can recommend any type of books, as long as they fall under CM rules, right?

Okay then! (Hee-hee-hee!) I hereby recommend Dragons in Our Midst by Christian author Bryan Davis.
An allegorical fantasy tale taking place in modern day that dips its toes into Arthurian Legend and Christian/Jewish mythology. It contains magic use, but only on the villain's side. It's cool, inspiring, and even funny at times!

(Oh, it also features dragons--not all dragons, but some--as good guys; in case that bothers anyone.)
Title: Re: CM's Recommended Reading
Post by: Micah Seven Eighteen on May 05, 2016, 11:02:25 PM
Yeah, that's right ^-^
When I shared my books, I kinda figured people would share books with opposing views as well. It would seem like this thread would be a place where the individuals that make up CM (CM really isn't anything in and of itself, after all) could share books of any kind. I can't say CM having a thread like that would mean it was somehow taking sides and causing division in the body. If anything, it seems like it'd be respecting that we have different views and allowing us to share those with each other, anyone willing to give them a look, y'know?

I wonder if that statement was made due to concern for division, but I don't believe this has to be divisive. Ultimately, though, I guess it's up to them one way or the other. I don't think it of necessity violates their statement. Regardless, I can understand the concern, and we'll see what they decide to do with it.

If we end up not being able to post here, anyone could really just make their own threads recommending books anyway, right?