During the 1st year of drawing, I've read these ones:
- Betty Edwards, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain"
- Bert Dodson, "Keys to Drawing"
- Brenda Hoddinott and Jamie Combs, "Drawing for Dummies"
- Andrew Loomis, "Fun With a Pencil"
- Michael Hampton, "Figure Drawing: Design and Invention"
- Giovanni Civardi, "Drawing Portraits: Faces and Figures"
- Ernest Norling, "Perspective Made Easy"
- Kimon Nicolaides, "The Natural Way to Draw"
- Andrew Loomis, "Drawing the Head and Hands"
- Nicholas Lee, "Fundamentals of educational academic drawing" (it's in Russian)
And as for the following years, I can mention such authors as Glenn Vilppu ("Drawing manual"), Scott Robertson (on shading), Jack Hamm (seascapes/landscapes).
The most valuable youtube channel (on academic drawing): www.youtube.com/user/WwwSkulpt…
(but it's Russian).
And recently I've attended to an online college of fine arts, but it's Russian only too.