Suggestion: Create a Book Club Category
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Gannon Beck
It seems there are a lot of us here that love books. Some of the books we all love are the kind of books you have to draw your way through, like Scott Robertson's books. If we had a category for it we can draw our way through books together as a community, or just discuss books that we all like.
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Christopher Lebreault
This is such a great idea! If this ends up being a thing, I'd 100% be apart of it. If not, i don't see why can just start our own draw along book club thread?
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Gannon Beck
Very true. We could start a thread in the appropriate category for any book we wanted to go through with others reading the book. Figure Drawing For All It's Worth in Anatomy, Scott Robertson's How To Draw in Drawing Fundamentals, etc.
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Charline B.R.
I really like the idea, while I never got the chance to do such in art school... people where too individualistic... Sadly I'm with so few hours a day I will probably just watch such groups... I really would love to give myself exercises based on Scott books ! Or perspective/composition attempt following Mateu-Mestre principle... I also found a very old book on inking and wanted to experiment with what they describe in here, but I would have to scan it because I'm absolutely certain only an handle of copy still exist...
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Gannon Beck
I didn't get a chance to go to art school either. As a result I've had the experience of being held back by the simplest of information. Books, videos, and online courses have helped bridge the gap over the years, but I still feel I have a ton to learn.
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Adam Davis
I like that idea. I own a lot of drawing books and I’m sure most people here do as well. It would be very helpful to be able to compare notes and thoughts as we all work our way through whatever tome, to see where we might be overlooking or misunderstanding something. There’s definitely a few books I own that have baffled me. Seeing how other people incorporate techniques from the same titles would be beneficial for sure.
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Yiming Wu
I think it's good... But a thing about online community is that you can't really share books, unlike domestic groups where you can just pass books around, doing it online we can only recommend books. So it ended up daunting to either get another copy of a physical one or to find someone who scanned or shared it anywhere :(
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Gannon Beck
This is true. Not every person will have or be interested in every book. But for those who find they have the same books in their libraries, they can compare notes and go through them together. Mind you, this is supplemental with what we're already doing. If I had a choice between reading Andrew Loomis's books and following Stan's videos, I would pick Stan's videos. There is real value to watching someone demonstrate these skills. Furthermore, Stan has a knack for chunking the information into digestible bits, which prevents cognitive overload. Still, I love books, and love talking about them with other people who love them as well--especially art books.
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