ART BOOKS FOR STUDENTS
Textbooks for ALL Academic courses:
An essential guide to color-from basic principles
to practical applications by Patti Mollica
2. Perspective Drawing Handbook (Dover Art Instruction)
Textbooks for Portfolio preparation courses (15+):
Jose Maria Parramon
Color Theory (Watson-Guptill Artists Library)
This guide explains how colour works in nature and how it can be manipulated to make expressive paintings.
FUNDAMENTALS of DRAWING
Fundamentals of Drawing
Drawing (1st edition published in Russian 2007, awarded with Silver and Gold Medals by the Academy in 2011) is the first and only teaching aid on academic drawing in 30 years officially approved and recommended by the Russian Academy of Arts.
Anatomy For the Artist: Drawings and Text (Paperback) buy here
Bridgman's Complete Guide to Drawing from Life
The timeless classic on drawing human figures is back! Following impressive runs by Sterling’s previous editions comes a new, redesigned version of George W. Bridgman’s landmark work. It combines six well-known books by the celebrated artist and lecturer, who taught figure and anatomy drawing for many years at New York City’s Art Students League
Complete Guide to Life Drawing
This highly informative book represents the distillation of many years spent studying and teaching the human form by the author, Gottfried Bammes.
Constructive Anatomy (Dover Anatomy for Artists)
Robert Beverly Hale
Drawing Lessons from the Great Masters
this bestselling classic is the ultimate manual of drawing taught by the late Robert Beverly Hale, who’s famed lectures and classes at New York City’s Art Student League captivated artists and art educators from around the world.
The Artist's Guide to Human Anatomy
This profusely illustrated book by a master of the subject offers a complete course in transforming the study of anatomy into art, with emphasis on the skills needed to draw the human body "from the inside."