Currently reading (as of 3/14)
The Second Mayflower | Kevin Swanson
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This is an incomplete list of books that I appreciate:
Hidden Art | Edith Schaeffer
So Much More | Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin
It’s (Not That) Complicated | Anna Sofia and Elizabeth Botkin
For the Family’s Sake | Susan Schaeffer Macaulay
Passionate Housewives Desperate for God | Jenny Chancey & Stacey MacDonald
Art for God’s Sake | Philip Graham Ryken
Daughters of Destiny | Noelle Wheeler, editor
Charlotte Mason Companion | Karen Andreola
Institutes of Biblical Law | R.J. Rushdoony
Loving the Little Years | Rachel Jankovic
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(Many art books contain inappropriate images. Books to be wary of are marked with an asterisk*)
Drawing People* | Barbara Bradley
Probably the best book out there on drawing people. For practice, I just copied a lot of her work to help me loosen up and see things a little differently. Copying another artist’s sketches, style, and practicing anatomical correctness helps a lot in learning the process of drawing people.
Facial Expressions* | Gary Fagin
This has loads of info on the muscles in the face.
The Art of Portrait Drawing: Learn the Essential Techniques of the Masters* | Joy Thomas
One of my favorites on strictly portraits. There’s also a neat drawing of a skull that I copied. Very helpful.
The Book of a Hundred Hands | George B. Bridgman
Copied several pictures from this book as well. Lots of little bones, muscles and tendons!