What are your favorite art books? Why? What makes them stand out?
This can be "Art of" books for movies, books created by artists, or art-related textbooks!
Here's my little list:
- Color and Light by James Gurney: this is one of the most esteemed books on color and it holds up to all the praise now and into the future. If you want to understand color and light, this is the book for you. It's comprehensive, easy-to-understand, and illustrated with gorgeous examples of every concept. I love all of Gurney's work but this book holds a special place in my heart.
- How to Draw Portraits in Charcoal by Nathan Fowkes: the concepts here relate to every aspect of portrait art, not only charcoal drawing. He breaks down concepts that are often glossed over in other books, but ones that are integral to the topic and should always be remembered.
- The Art of Dreamworks: a comprehensive look at the art of every Dreamworks movie. Manages to cram so much incredible art and information into a single book.
Of course I love many more than these, but these are the ones that come to mind for me! I'd love to add more!