Designers have a lot to juggle when it comes to new projects. Working as a designer can be tough but rewarding. Building the proper skills to complete any task will make your workload a lot easier. Understanding how to draw can extend into practically any field of design.

This gallery includes 22 amazing books you can purchase to learn about drawing. This is a powerful skill to help with most of the planning stage. Some people wish to learn drawing from life, while others may wish to draw ideas from imagination. Either way these books provide an excellent starting point for those curious to learn illustration.

And remember that learning to draw is 15% study, 85% practice!

How to Draw by Scott Robertson

how to draw environments objects from imagination

The Practice and Science of Drawing

practice science of drawing book

Civardi’s Complete Guide to Drawing

giovanni civardi complete guide to drawing book

Drawing Light & Shade

giovanni civardi light shadow chiarascuro shading

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner

drawing for absolute beginner book

The Natural Way to Draw

natural way to draw working plan for art

Sketching from the Imagination

sketching from imagination insight to creative drawing

Keys to Drawing

bert dodson keys to drawing book

Figure Drawing: Design and Invention

figure drawing design invention michael hampton book

Creative Illustration

creative illustration andrew loomis book drawing

Perspective Made Easy

ernest norling perspective made easy drawing book

Drawing for Product Designers

drawing book howto for product designers drafting

A Hand-Drawn Approach for Better Design

hand drawn approach better design book

How To Draw Comics The Marvel Way

howto drawing comics marvel style book

A Guide to Drawing from Observation

deborah rockman drawing essentials from observation

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

drawing on the right side of the brain book betty edwards

Cartooning: Character Design

sherm cohen spongebob cartooning book character design

Framed Ink

framed ink book visual storytellers

Landscape Graphics

landscape graphics howto book design

Keys to Drawing with Imagination

keys to drawing with confidence imagination style

Secrets to Drawing Realistic Faces

secrets to drawing realistic faces book carrie stuart

Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators

force life drawing for animators book

Posted by Jake Rocheleau

Jake is a writer & digital designer/illustrator. He writes about all things web and creative. Check out his website for work samples and follow his latest updates on Twitter @jakerocheleau.

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