Derek Van Derven

Derek Van Derven Fine Art

Realistic Drawing book suggestions

Drawing reading recommendations..

Andrew Loomis books..drawing from knowledge.

Robert Beverly Hale…artistic anatomy.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain Betty Edwards. Learning to see abstract shapes.

For likeness….Bargue Drawing Technique book( sight size method of copying what you see.

  1. Michelangelo and Da Vinci were more illustrators than copying. More like Andrew Loomis and George Bridgman books..illustrators.

John Singer Sargent was more of a Sight size Bargue method ” copy the model” for likeness guy. So was 14 year old Picasso.