Recently, I bought a great pile of books from Amazon. One of them was An Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing by Anthony Ryder. I just finished it and did a 5 hour sketch. He recommended that you do 12 sessions of 3 hours sketching but I don’t have that kinda dedication or patience and I was interested in the procedure instead of the realist result.
Anyway, I would greatly recommend this book for beginners who are interested in a different approach to drawing from life or photos. The modeling of the forms captivated me but while they are pretty, I am not very keen on creating art that are easily duplicated.
Hope you like it.