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What are the best books for teaching yourself to draw and paint? Which are your personal favourites?
This list is an open, crowd-sourced resource. That means that not only can you see this list, you can vote on your favourites!
Help this list get more votes by sharing it on facebook. The more people vote, the more useful (and interesting) it gets:
If you have a personal favourite that you don’t see here, add the title and author in the comments and I’ll add it to a “bubbling under” list at the bottom of the page. A book can live there for six months. If it gets enough votes to make it onto the main list in that time, it stays. If not, it goes.
This list is about books that teach you to draw and paint. Books about the philosophy of art are outside the scope of this list. If you think we should have a “philosophy of art” list, or perhaps an “Art Inspiration” list, let me know in the comments, and if it looks like it’ll be popular, I’ll set up one up 🙂
So them’s the rules. Join in! Vote on your favourite book or add one that you don’t see in the comments.
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