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Art Book References #2?!

Hello everyone!,
      Today's post is the second of many series of art book references which may inspire you, or give you ideas for your drawings. Have you ever wanted to paint outer space? Are you not sure where to begin? You overwhelms by the task? Fortunately, there may be a book out there that may give you guidance, or inspiration!
      While outer space is a broad topic, both in the subjects of science, and art, if you're looking for color inspiration, or illustrations created by great artists within the last 50 years, The Art of Space: The History of Space Art, From the Earliest Visions to the Graphics of the Modern Era, by Ron Miller, maybe you're kind of book! This book is a history of space art, not only in artists themselves, but the knowledge behind space illustrations, too. Topics include planets and moons, stars and galaxies, to space colonies and cities, and finally aliens. If you like a art book reference regarding space and ideas and concepts associated …

Art Book References #1?!

Hello everyone!,
     Do you want to imitate an art style, but you're not sure where to look? Or do you remember a particular image you whites, but you're not sure who the artist was? Or better yet, you want to do your own self-study, but you want to have a reference for you don't have to worry about copyright issues online? Well, no worries, because this entry will cover one of miniseries of art styles. Today's blog entry will talk about styles from the 1950s and 1960 are illustrations!
     If you're looking for inspiration from artists that did magazine, book cover, or even newspaper illustrations, purchasing Lifestyle Illustration of the 50s and Lifestyle illustration of the 60s, both edited by Ryan Hughes, is the best way to go! Both books are over 400 pages long, and contain thousands of beautiful art pieces done by various artists throughout the world.
    However, if you do know a particular artist during the 1950s and/or 1960s timeline, one artists I would…