"Art" Books I love.
As artists we all love to stock our shelves with material that inspires us. These are the books that I owe my career to an absolutly can't live without.
Dream Worlds: Production Design for Animation
One of the keys to any great storytelling is composition. This book, above all the rest, decodes and simplifies the process of creating the most cimematic images i have yet to find.
Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter
For any digital painter, or any artist in general, Gurney's book is an absolute must own. his teachings on capturing the details of the real world will take your work to a new level.
Figure Drawing: Design and Invention
Anatomy and figure drawing is an often overlooked yet massively important part of any illustration. I recommend devouring any help expressing the human and I have found this to be one of the best.
An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists
The Art of Asking: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help
Business and Legal Forms for Illustrators
if there is one thing that most artist's hate yet absolutely fall on there face about it's forms and contracts. This book can help solve some of the mystery.
Graphic Artist's Guild Handbook of Pricing and Ethical Guidelines
This is basically the scout handbook for anyone working in the creative industry. Be prepared. A must own.
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
If you are into telling stories, this is a must read. Often cited as the basis for all great stories, this book can help unravel the myths and sorites that resonate with us today and how to accomplish the same with your own works.
On Writing: 10th Anniversary Edition: A Memoir of the Craft
A truly great book on writing written by one of the modern master's. this book should be mandatory reading by everyone, not just creatives.