We are asked all the time to recommend drawing books to our members. We are happy to provide the following list of books we like with explanations of why we like each one. It is important to note: The best drawing book is the book that helps you draw better. That will be different for all of us. We want to help you avoid buying expensive books that will simply sit on your shelves. We hope the list below will be of value to you. If you have a book that you would like us to look at, please email us through the contact page.
Drawing America only recommends classes and books we believe will improve the drawings and skills of our members. We have partnered with David Drazil because we believe his video and book are excellent resources for our members.
“I’ve been asked a lot about books lately and this is a response…
The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing is perhaps the most effective book for those seeking to learn how to draw the human figure. In
This is the most helpful book for artists to learn about the bones of the human skeleton. Bammes thinks like a mechanical engineer and draws
This book contains clear drawings of every muscle needed for drawing artistic anatomy. It should be considered a reference book for just that reason and
This the number one book for those who want a clear course in how to draw from the very beginning. Chapter one teaches drawing with