Books | Tools | Tips | Optics for Artists The Part-Time Professor Welcome to the Part-Time Professor. Below is an overview of the resources you'll find in this neck of the woods. Books Book recommendations for figure drawing, 2D animation, and composition/design. Tools Every artist needs good tools. For digital artists, here are recommendations for supplies such as computers, tablets, and cameras. Tips There's a lot to learn out there. Here are some useful tips for software and art in general. Also here are links to some of the best sites, videos, and materials I've found on the internet. Optics for Artists An NSF - sponsored endeavor to teach the scientific principles of light to artists. Where STEM becomes STEAM.