It has been quite some time since I last posted and recently I am getting slowly back into drawing again.
Drawing aircraft profiles is fun and it gives me a chance to get used to improving my shades and details. And after joining some aircraft related groups it was quite easy to find inspiration from talented fellow artists like
. Their work on details, reflections and textures are inspiring!
For inspiration I also tend to look at magazines and online obviously.
For scifi related material I tend to use, beyond the obvious artists I follow here, checking movies and a variety of other methods, artbooks. I bought quite a lot of books during the years ranging from architecture, mechanical manuals and concept art related books.
And recently I started to look at some of the older ones and thinking getting one or two new ones.
I am looking for Battletech related books but sadly I haven't seen any yet but I am also quite interested in Patlabor bboks.
Also Star Trek and Star Wars has a few great artbooks around, Albeit the Star Wars related ones are better in some cases and certainly more numerous.
But a question I wanted to ask anyone who reads this which books they like and use when they need inspiration. Or just to enjoy reading how the artists do it and what the thoughts behind the eventual design is.
And since I am considering selling some of my small collection to compensate a bit, room wise (and lets be honest money wise) my question is where to sell them? What are your experiences with for example using ebay? I mainly bought via amazon and that is quite something different.
The ones I am considering selling are mainly Warhammer artbooks which have less appeal or fanbase here where I live. I do love the universe and the amount of detail you see in those books thats why I got quite a few of them.