Online Sources for buying art books:Amazon.comChapters.ca
-Amazon.com is pretty good for deals as well as when you buy sets of them. Also having sales once in a while including used books if you don't want to pay full price.
-also if you buy a certain amount of books over a certain price range you get the shipping for free.
-usually get your books within the next 3-4 days sometimes sooner with amazonScribd? what is that?[link]
-it is a document-sharing website which allows users to post documents of various formats, and embed them into a web page using its iPaper format.
-In other words a social publishing site, where people share original writings and documents.
-there are books you can buy from there as well and provide a preview of so many pages you then can download to your iphone or Amazon kindle.*Send me a note if you want to see some of the list of books both animation and art you wish to see that I have collected*Which books should I buy? price vs quality
When you go to either a book store of a used book store and you find a art book you think you can learn from think about a few things.
Does it have exactly what it intends on delivering?
Is there step by step instructions on it you can learn from?
Does it contain helpful steps or just jumps straight to the finished piece?(The "infomercial effect" showing the before and after of something without the in-between steps)
depending on the individual you might learn just fine from non-step by step Learning to draw books but its nice to see the steps as you go through each exercise.Things to look for and not to look for in a How to learn Art book avoiding having regrets of buyingPositives
(+) step by step instructions.
(+) informative & tries to go the extra mile in helping you learn.
(+) provides a CD of examples and stock images to learn from.Negatives
(-)too technical with little to no examples
(-) too many of the authors works and not enough learning
(-)descriptions of how to do something without providing steps
(-)includes no drawing lesson but contains just a artists or artists works