My Favorite "How To" Books
May they be a source of inspiration, guidance, and clarity.
Figure and Anatomy
George B. Bridgman
This was one of the first books on anatomy construction I ever bought. It helped me to think of the forms in a more 3 dimensional way. I still fall back on what I learned in this book.
I know Ben personally, and can say he's a great teacher. This book teaches the fundamental truths about character design in a delightful and charming way. A must have for cartoonists.
What's cool about this book is Bancroft got some of the best artists across a varied field of disciplines to design the same character. It's cool to see so many ways to design one character. You can learn a lot from it.