any art books that empathizes heavily on spatial reasoning?

11:19 PM, Tuesday May 10th 2022

I'm looking for an art book that goes heavily into spatial reasoning and construction, similar to whats being taught here.

A lot of the popular ones seems to be about observational drawing only, and the books that do go into construction tend to be very advanced.

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2:27 AM, Wednesday May 11th 2022

Scott Robertson's "How to Draw"

1:17 PM, Wednesday May 11th 2022

Thank you!

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12:04 PM, Wednesday May 11th 2022
edited at 12:08 PM, May 11th 2022

Dynamic Bible by Peter Han is a very practical book;

It handles spatial reasoning adequately without being too technical.

In fact, I believe part of the Drawabox curriculum is based on teachings from the author of that one.

Successful Drawing by Andrew Loomis is also (somewhat) simple to understand and apply.

On the other hand, Scott Robertson's How to Draw is often complicated to understand, especially if you don't have much experience in the field of spatial reasoning.

edited at 12:08 PM, May 11th 2022
1:16 PM, Wednesday May 11th 2022

Thank you! I’ll go check them out.

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