Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Drawing Specific Objects. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Morpho: Simplified Forms: Anatomy for Artists (Morpho: Anatomy for Artists)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

This small, portable book presents a unique perspective on the human body for artists to study and implement in their drawing work. In this book, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella simplifies the human body into basic, synthetic shapes and forms, offering profound insight for artists of all kinds, sparking the imagination and improving one’s observational abilities. Rather than going the traditional route of memorizing a repertoire of poses, Lauricella instead stresses learning this small collection of forms, which can then be combined and shaped into the more complex and varied forms and postures we see in the living body. (Publisher's Note: This book features an “exposed” binding style. This is intentional, as it is designed to help the book lay flat as you draw.) Table of Contents Foreword Introduction Head and Neck Torso and Shoulders Upper Limbs Lower Limbs Resources

  • Author: Michel Lauricella
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook (April 1, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1681984483
  • Dimensions: 4.6 x 0.7 x 6.9 inches


2. Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter (Volume 2) (James Gurney Art)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

From New York Times best-selling author of the Dinotopia series, James Gurney, comes a carefully crafted and researched study on color and light in paintings. This art instruction book is the follow up to the acclaimed Imaginative Realism: How to Paint What Doesn't Exist . James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second art-instruction book, Color and Light: A Guide for the Realist Painter . A researched study on two of art's most fundamental themes, Color and Light bridges the gap between abstract theory and practical knowledge. Beginning with a survey of underappreciated masters who perfected the use of color and light, the book examines how light reveals form, the properties of color and pigments, and the wide variety of atmospheric effects. Gurney cuts though the confusing and contradictory dogma about color, testing it in the light of science and observation. A glossary, pigment index, and bibliography complete what will ultimately become an indispensible tool for any artist. This book is the second in a series based on his blog, His first in the series, Imaginative Realism , was widely acclaimed in the fantastical art world, and was ranked the #1 Bestseller on the Amazon list for art instruction. "James Gurney's new book, Color and Light , cleverly bridges the gap between artistic observation and scientific explanation. Not only does he eloquently describe all the effects of color and light an artist might encounter, but he thrills us with his striking paintings in the process." --Armand Cabrera, Artist

  • Author: James Gurney
  • Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; 13642nd edition (November 30, 2010)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Drawing
  • ISBN: 978-0740797712
  • Dimensions: 9 x 0.6 x 10.5 inches


3. Rock Art Handbook: Techniques and Projects for Painting, Coloring, and Transforming Stones (Fox Chapel Publishing) Over 30 Step-by-Step Tutorials using Paints, Chalk, Art Pens, Glitter Glue & More

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

Rock art is showing up everywhere, and anyone can do it! Over 30 step-by-step tutorials make Rock Art Handbook your comprehensive rock art resource Covers various craft techniques for decorating rocks like dot painting, marbling, embellishments, and much more Use your favorite craft supplies from nail polish, puff paint, and gelly roll pens to chalk, washi tape, glitter glue and more Perfect family craft for parents & kids to do together Make your own "kindness rock," a growing trend seen on Facebook and reported on the TODAY show Rock art is showing up everywhere—on Etsy, at craft shows, online, and on hidden "kindness rocks" around your neighborhood. And the good news is you can do it yourself! Just look in your own backyard, a nearby beach, or the local gardening center to find the perfect rock. Then with the help of a few colorful craft supplies and the tutorials in Rock Art Handbook , you'll be on your way! Author Sam Sarles shares her favorite tips and techniques for transforming the humble rock into a work of art. Brush painting isn't the only way to decorate a rock! Almost anything you do on paper or canvas, you can do on a rock. Discover how to get great results with puffy paint, acrylics, oil pastels, alcohol inks, gelatos, art pens, watercolors, and more. With more than 30 step-by-step projects, this book is the comprehensive rock art resource!

  • Author: Samantha Sarles
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (August 13, 2018)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1565239456
  • Dimensions: 6.9 x 0.4 x 8.9 inches


4. Constructive Anatomy (Dover Anatomy for Artists)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

"Excellent. The most valuable, detailed anatomical studies (which are also beautifully drawn) of all parts of the figure." — American Artist "The best book on artist's anatomy available anywhere." — Art Students League News Countless artists and students since the 1920s have used this and other books by George B. Bridgman (for nearly 50 years a teacher at the Art Students League in New York) for a solid foundation and understanding of human anatomy. They have found, and continue to find, that his unique way of discovering the vitalizing forces in the human form and realizing them in drawing carries the student pleasantly over one of art's most severe hurdles. Bridgman's superb anatomical sketches, of which there are nearly 500 in the book, also bring clearly to fruition his lucid theories of how to draw the human body in its structure and its complex movements. Constructive Anatomy, an anatomical reference guide for the working artist, sculptor, and student, graphically shows important parts of the human body, both in motion and in repose — hand, wrist, thumb, fingers, forearm, arm, armpit, shoulder, neck, head, eye, nose, ear, mouth, chin, trunk (front, side, and back), pelvis, hip, thigh, leg, knee, ankle, foot, and toes. Drawings of bone and muscle structure of the working of the joints and the interrelation of the various parts of the body are mainly concerned with movement of all sorts — movements that are described in detail as well as illustrated. The bending, twisting,and turning, creasing and interlocking of the various parts of the body are represented in drawing as the wedging of masses in specific ways that are clearly defined by Mr. Bridgman. Every artist will save tedious hours of research with this simple but effective approach, and will be delighted with its directness and fervor.

  • Author: George B. Bridgman
  • Publisher: Dover Publications; Later Printing Used edition (June 1, 1973)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Drawing
  • ISBN: 978-0486211046
  • Dimensions: 6.5 x 0.5 x 9.2 inches


5. Learn to Burn: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Started in Pyrography (Fox Chapel Publishing) Easily Create Beautiful Art & Gifts with 14 Step-by-Step Projects, How-to Photos, and 50 Bonus Patterns

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

Known as pyrography, which literally means "writing with fire," woodburning is a rewarding art that is practically infinite in its applications! This book shows you everything you need to get started in this fun and expressive craft: Create beautiful art using ready-made materials found at your local craft store 14 step-by-step projects —appropriate for every skill level Illustrated with how-to photographs Easy exercises introduce basic concepts for beginners Learn expert techniques for texturing, lettering, shading, and finishing Make memorable decorative gifts for friends and family—bangles, jewelry boxes, gift tags, fridge magnets, and more! 50 bonus patterns This easy-to-learn introduction to the art of pyrography offers 14 step-by-step projects for making decorative gifts—from coasters and picture frames to bangles, decorative plates, and door hangers—illustrated with clear how-to photographs. Each pyro project can be completed using ready-made materials that are easy to find at your local craft store. 50 bonus patterns will allow you to unleash your creativity on hundreds of additional woodburning projects. In Learn to Burn , award-winning artist and pyrographer Simon Easton shows you how to "write with fire," taking you from basic woodburning concepts to tips and techniques that encourage your creativity and help you develop your own individual style. Easton guides you through purchasing tools and materials, and setup and safety. His expert lessons will help you master all of the essential techniques of the craft, from making simple marks to texturing, lettering, shading and finishing. This a book that you'll come back to again and again as you develop your expertise in an innovative art form.

  • Author: Simon Easton
  • Publisher: Fox Chapel Publishing; First edition (March 1, 2013)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Home Improvement & Design
  • ISBN: 978-1565237285
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.5 x 11 inches


6. Doodle Dragons: Adult Coloring Book (Stress Relieving Creative Fun Drawings to Calm Down, Reduce Anxiety & Relax. Great Christmas Gift Idea For Men & Women 2020-2021)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

You should be yourself, unless you can be a dragon. Then, the choice is easy! Put good vibes and motivation back into your day with this coloring book for adult’s relaxation. It includes a variety of dragons designs to make your life more relaxed and enjoyable. You don’t need any special skills. Even if you haven’t drawn anything, ever, you will enjoy coloring in this booklet. Let your inner artist out. Guaranteed hours of pleasure, relaxation and relief from stress. Each drawing is on a separate page, so you can share. This coloring book is the perfect gift for friends, family, and anyone else you love. Join us in this special journey! It will inspire you and introduce you to the hidden artist found in all of us. Why You Will Absolutely Love this Book Relaxing Coloring Pages . Every page you color will pull you into a relaxing world where your responsibilities will seem to fade away... Beautiful Illustrations . We’ve included 30 unique images for you to express your creativity and make masterpieces. You can use markers, gel pens, pencils and watercolors. Everything goes! Single-sided Pages . All drawings are single sided to reduce the bleed-through problem found in other coloring books Great for All Skill Levels . It matches perfectly to your skill level & coloring experience, as it's suitable for beginners and experts About Blush Design 50+ Coloring Books . Explore the entire Blush Design catalog and find an amazing book for your next coloring adventure. As a Blush Design fan, you have access to books in a variety of popular themes, including animals, Funny quotes, fantasy, inspirational, and so much more! 1000+ 5-star Amazon Reviews . Blush Design is one of the most loved coloring book brands and a frequent bestseller on Amazon. When you buy a Blush Design coloring book, you know it's a Coloring book you'll love Buy Now & Relax... Scroll to the top of this page and click the Add to Cart button . Know someone who loves to color? Make them smile by getting them a copy too! Coloring books make wonderful gifts . Which gifts will you need soon? Buy now and have your gifts ready in advance. Coloring books are great for any holiday or special occasion. Christmas Gifts, Stocking Stuffers Easter Baskets, Gift Bags Family Vacations & Travel Birthday & Anniversary Presents Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day White elephant party, Yankee swap gift exchange, secret Santa gag gift

  • Author: Blush Design
  • Publisher: Independently published (November 4, 2019)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, Graphic Design
  • ISBN: 978-1705529218
  • Dimensions: 8 x 0.16 x 10 inches


7. How to Draw People: Step-by-Step Lessons for Figures and Poses

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

The Ultimate Beginner's Guide to Drawing Figures! To draw an anatomical figure, you don't need a stack of weighty anatomy books. Just take it step by step! In How to Draw People , author Jeff Mellem teaches beginning artists how to draw the human figure, from stick figure to anatomically accurate person, in clear, easy-to-follow lessons. More than just a reference, this book provides the step-by-step instruction to teach you to draw the human figure and the anatomical knowledge to draw it realistically. In each chapter, called "levels," you'll learn core concepts for drawing the human figure. Each new chapter builds on the previous one to give you the skills you need to add complexity to your drawing. By the end of each chapter, you will be able to draw the figure with greater detail. By the end of Level 5, you will be able to draw an expressive figure with defined muscle groups in a variety of poses both real and imagined.    • Clear goals to progress from stick figure to anatomically correct    • Exercises and assignments to practice new skills    • Level-Up Checklists in each chapter to assess your skills before moving on With clear step-by-step demonstrations and check-ins along the way, How to Draw People is the beginner's guide to drawing realistic figures.

  • Author: Jeff Mellem
  • Publisher: North Light Books; Illustrated edition (April 24, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1440353161
  • Dimensions: 8.26 x 0.41 x 10.86 inches


8. All The Little Things: A tense and gripping thriller with an unforgettable ending

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

Never trust anyone. Never trust yourself. Rachel has made poor decisions in the past, but she has always tried her best for her daughter. When Vivian needed a fresh start, Rachel didn’t hesitate to move them far from London. She just wishes she could shake the nagging doubt that Vivian is hiding something. Vivian isn’t like other teenagers. On the surface she seems the same as her friends, but she knows she is different. When enigmatic Alex takes an interest in her, Vivian’s cool demeanour hides an intensity of feeling she has never known before. His touch sets her skin on fire. Mother and daughter are both keeping secrets. But just how dangerous are they? As lust and anger give way to violence Rachel will have to decide: is she prepared to give up everything for her child? Even her own life? A taut and gripping psychological thriller about toxic families, secrets and life-or-death decisions. Don’t miss this if you’re a fan of He Said/She Said , Good Me, Bad Me and The Girlfriend . Praise for All The Little Things ‘Sarah Lawton's hugely atmospheric debut novel will pull you in as secrets are slowly revealed and the tension rises .‘ Heat , 'Read of the Week' ' An astonishingly accomplished debut.. Dark, disturbing and compelling , this will have you reading deep into the night'  WI Life  ' Pacy, compelling, and super dark with a very tense ending’ C D Major, author of The Other Girl ‘Highly recommended… kept me reading FAR too late into the night ’ Tammy Cohen, author of The Wedding Party ‘ I could not put this down – a riveting, psychological page-turner from a major new talent .’ Cathi Unsworth, author of Bad Penny Blues ‘Get ready to get acquainted with one of the most unforgettable characters of 2021 .’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘Really enjoyed this - a very clever psychological thriller that left me wrong-footed at every turn.’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ‘A totally gripping fantastic book full of lies, deceit, betrayal … for readers like us that love a twisted tale. I absolutely loved it! Highly recommend ’ NetGalley review ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

  • Author: Sarah Lawton
  • Publisher: Canelo (March 25, 2021)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Literature & Fiction


9. Morpho: Anatomy for Artists

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

In this book, Michel Lauricella presents both his artistic and systematic methods for drawing the human body—with drawing techniques from the écorché (showing the musculature underneath the skin) to sketches of models in action. In more than 1000 illustrations, the human body is shown from a new perspective—from bone structure to musculature, from anatomical detail to the body in motion. Morpho is a rich, fascinating, and helpful book that can go with you everywhere on your sketching journey.

  • Author: Michel Lauricella
  • Publisher: Rocky Nook (July 3, 2018)
  • Genre: Arts & Photography, History & Criticism
  • ISBN: 978-1681983745
  • Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 8.2 inches


10. A Swear Word Coloring Book for Adults: Sweary AF: F*ckity F*ck F*ck F*ck

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Drawing Specific Objects - August 2021

GIFT IDEAS | COLOURING BOOKS FOR GROWN-UPS | HUMOROUS Pardon my French, but I'm sweary AF! ---The Honey Badger Laugh your a** off as you color this hilarious and irreverent coloring book for adults only. Honey Badger Don't Give a Sh*t! Product Details: For adult only (NOT FOR CHILDREN) Silky matte finish cover design Printed single sided on bright white paper Perfect for all coloring and paint mediums High quality 60lb (90gsm) paper stock with full page designs

  • Author: Honey Badger Coloring
  • Publisher: Honey Badger Coloring (September 18, 2017)
  • Genre: Crafts, Hobbies & Home, Crafts & Hobbies
  • ISBN: 978-1640011175
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.26 x 8.5 inches