Over several years of creating art, there are a few books I have found the most helpful, inspiring and informative for the kind of art I do, and now, having teamed up with The Bookshop, an independent book store in East Grinstead (at which I happen to work!), I can make them available to you too!
The Creature Garden by Harry and Zanna Goldhawk
Long before I found this book, I'd found Harry and Zanna Goldhawk on Etsy, trading under Papio Press, and bought two of their art prints. I'd also seen their work on beautiful book covers, but it took me ages to realise they were one and the same! This book will teach you how to draw any creature you care to from tigers to unicorns, and is well worth having in your artist's inspiration pile.
This may not be the cheapest you can find this book, but every sale benefits indpenedent store The Bookshop in East Grinstead, a wonderful, beautiful, historical, haphazard place of books and coffee and cakes.
*PLEASE NOTE THAT BOOKS SHIP TO UK ONLY, IF YOU ORDER FROM OUTSIDE OF THE UK, I WILL HAVE TO CANCEL THE ORDER*