Teach yourself how to draw and paint with a graphics tablet
This list is based on my personal favorites and the favorites of other graphic designers from newbs to professionals.
Includes tips and techniques that are practical for painters and animators from professional digital artists.
If you aren’t sure if this is a good book for you, 3dTotal will you a sample chapter of the book on their own site so you can see what you’re buying.
This is NOT a “How to draw” book! It is better described as a “How to draw using your computer” book. This is a great book for shifting into digital drawing and comic book illustration. The author/designer does a great job of explaining the process.
Unlock your digital artistic talent with Corel Painter 12, the industry standard for pixel-based drawing and painting. Digital Painting Fundamentals with Corel Painter 12 provides step-by-step instructions for using the basic features of Painter X along with a Wacom graphics tablet.
Capturing the dynamic motion of a pose that is the prime factor in an appealing drawing.
This isn’t an animation book per se, but no one interested in animation or any other form of figure drawing should pass up the lessons Mattesi teaches.
Traditional drawing and painting theory exercises, coupled with real-life projects, to show readers how they can use Painter and Photoshop with pressure-sensitive tablets to draw and paint with a computer.
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Photoshop CS5 choose Adobe Photoshop CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 14 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Photoshop CS5.