Asked for help
I am trying to differentiate myself from my peers, do you recommend any good books on rendering technique for drawing and painting?
Jack Faragasso has a Reilly book but it is very complicated, I know Dough Higgins also has a few books on it but have not picked it up. I recommend following Watts' teachers on Instagram, such as Erik Gist and Brian Knox they drop tidbits of Reilly Abstraction. You could also audit 1 or 2 streaming classes ($49 to audit, $210 to participate). You can also base your study schedule on the online program without actually taking it, since the online program is in phases, and the preview, it shows what you learn in those phases. Ex. in Head Phase 1 you start off by studying head layins (loomis head), then skull in 3 views, simple Asaro head 3 views, Reilly Abstraction 3 views, finally Asaro Head in 3 views.