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Books on Illustration / Drawing Techniques

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Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
by Betty Edwards
Publisher: Tarcher; Revised edition, 1989
'a very effective way of learning how to draw'

Drawing: A Contemporary Approach
by Claudia Betti, C. Betti, Teel Sale
Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company; 4th edition, 1996
'highly resourceful book on drawing with instruction for drawing exercises with discussion on a variety of methods and media'

Presentation Techniques
by Dick Powell, Patricia Monahan,
Publisher: Little Brown, 1990

Design Rendering Techniques: A Guide to Drawing and Presenting Design
by Dick Powell, Publisher: North Light Books, 1986

Marker Rendering Techniques
by Dick Powell, Patricia Monahan, Publisher: North Light Books, 1987

Exploring Illustration (Paperback)
by Michael Fleishman
Publisher: Thomson Delmar Learning; 1 edition, 2003

'presents a methodology to learning illustration; fundamental concepts, techniques, styles, and mechanics are highlighted'

The Complete Guide to Digital Illustration (Paperback)
by Steve Caplin, Adam Banks
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications, 2003
'a guide to a variety of digital illustration techniques'

Digital Texturing & Painting (Paperback)
by Owen Demers
Publisher: New Riders Press; Bk&CD-Rom edition, 2001
'combines traditional texture creation principles with digital texturing techniques to enhance your scenes and animations'

Basic Rendering: Effective Drawing for Designers, Artists and Illustrators
by Robert W. Gill
, Publisher: Thames & Hudson (August 1, 1991)
'An excelent starting point for designer's about the mechanics of drawing'

The Art of Drawing: 
by Willy Pogany, Will Pogany,
Publisher: Madison Books; Rev Exp edition (June 25, 1996)
'Provides a complete drawing system and includes hundreds of illustrations'

Perspective Drawing Handbook

by Joseph D'Amelio, Publisher: Dover Publications (May 17, 2004)

Visual Thinking
by Rudolph Arnheim, Publisher: University of California Press (June 1, 1969)
'Asserts that all thinking is basically perceptual in nature'

Experiences in Visual Thinking
by Robert McKim
Publisher: Brooks/Cole Publishing Company; 2nd edition (June 1, 1980)

Design in India

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