yes, i was mostly self taught. For this one, i used a really old and really awesome German anatomy book from when my dad was my age. I'm sure that any high ranked drawing book will do. You have to flip through the book a bit to see if it's what you're looking for really. visual teachers are always best though because you can ask them questions and clarify what you don't understand. you should search youtube and deviantart for helpful tutorials. though i did have teachers, i found the internet most helpful. you have to ask for help in order to find it cheers!