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5:07 PM, Thursday January 12th 2023

There is a book called "Perspective Made Easy", by E.R. Norling, that is gold to learn the basics.

8:46 AM, Tuesday January 17th 2023

Oh I heard of that one. I think Marshall Vanduff talkes once about it on the dratfsmen podcast about that one. It's on my list but well...there is so much great information on the internet it is kind of overwhelming. For everyone who reads that listen to the drafstmen podcast, it's good and informative, they talk about so much stuff and always art focused.

12:18 PM, Tuesday January 17th 2023
edited at 12:19 PM, Jan 17th 2023

It's a short book, you can read and make exercises in a weak or two.

If you feel you need the basics, that's the one.

If you want to go hard, How to Draw by Robertson, and Framed Perspective vol. 1 and 2, by Mateu-Mestre.

edited at 12:19 PM, Jan 17th 2023
12:35 PM, Friday January 20th 2023

I,ve wanted to buy the how to draw book by Robertson for a while, never got around to it. But Framed Perspective 1 I've bought wanted to buy the second one after finishing the first one.

Isn't there also Framed Ink by Mateu-Mestre?

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12:15 PM, Tuesday January 17th 2023

Oh, Proko and Vandruff podcast!

It was on my radar because of shorts on YouTube but I forgot about it.

Thanks for the recommendation!

12:36 PM, Friday January 20th 2023

No problem I slept on it too for like a year. I have a lot of catching up to do.

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Here we're getting into the subjective - Gerald Brom is one of my favourite artists (and a pretty fantastic novelist!). That said, if I recommended art books just for the beautiful images contained therein, my list of recommendations would be miles long.

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