This instructive volume introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing. Written by a distinguished Pre-Raphaelite painter, portraitist, and book illustrator, the treatment begins by explaining the construction of the figure, head, and limbs. Su... read more
Oil Painting Techniques and Materials by Harold Speed Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. 64 photos. 5 line drawings.
The Painter in Oil by Daniel Burleigh Parkhurst A wealth of insights for amateurs and professionals encompasses materials, principles, and applications. Topics include canvases, easels, brushes, paints, drawing, perspective, light, shade, still life, portraits, and landscapes. 64 illustrations.
120 Degas Paintings and Drawings Platinum DVD and Book by Edgar Degas, Carol Belanger Grafton Ready-to-use portraits of ballerinas, bathers, jockeys, and milliners include such classics as Cabaret and After the Bath. And they all can be printed at poster size — plus you can play a slideshow of the images on your TV or computer!
Animal Painting and Anatomy by W. Frank Calderon An expert presents useful information on important anatomical features and directions on how to handle subjects and express their forms and postures. Topics include drawing from life, movement, and composition. 208 drawings.
The Art of Painting and Drawing Animals by Fredric Sweney Practical guide makes it easier for beginners as well as advanced artists to paint everything from dogs, cats, and deer to birds, sheep, and goats. 236 black-and-white illustrations, 26 in color.
Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting by John F. Carlson The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, perspective, painting of trees, more. 34 black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams.
Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting by Edgar A. Whitney Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of 7 of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over 100 black-and-white illustrations.
Drawing and Painting Trees by Adrian Hill This classic guide by noted British painter Adrian Hill starts with a brief history of tree painting and advances to general principles, color choices, and techniques. Its 150 illustrations include 7 in full color.
Hawthorne on Painting by Charles W. Hawthorne Hawthorne was an American painter who founded the Cape Cod School of Art. This work, collected from notes taken by his actual students, offers hundreds of direct lessons, ideas, suggestions, and more.
Hensche on Painting by John W. Robichaux, Dorothy Billiu-Hensche Hensche taught students to "see the light, not the object," says his biographer Robichaux, who in this book reveals the basic painting philosophy and methodology of a great teacher.
John Sloan on Drawing and Painting by John Sloan This illustrated, practical record of talks and instructional advice by a member of the "Ashcan School" of American painting discusses line, tone, texture, light and shade, composition, design, space, perspective, related issues.
Painting Boats and Harbors by Harry R. Ballinger Artists who love the sea will treasure this illustrated guide with advice on technique, color, and composition. Ballinger shows how to paint seaworthy vessels, calm and stormy waters, sea birds, the sky, and more. 8-page color insert.
Painting Surf and Sea by Harry R. Ballinger Profusely illustrated and easy to follow, this book combines basics of composition and color mixing with simple methods for painting ocean waves and shores. 12 color and 85 black-and-white illustrations.
Painting Trees and Landscapes in Watercolor by Ted Kautzky Comprehensive advice on painting landscape components such as plant life, puddles, rain, and fog. Includes composition, value arrangement, balance, rhythm, pattern, and the structure of trees. 127 illustrations. 16 pages in full color.
The Practice of Tempera Painting: Materials and Methods by Daniel V. Thompson Based on exhaustive study, this work provides a wealth of historical background, as well as a lucid, careful exposition of all aspects of authentic technique, a guide to materials, and more. 85 illustrations.
Techniques for Painting Seascapes by Borlase Smart Written by a prominent member of Cornwall's St. Ives Society of Artists, this guide discusses composition, color, beach scenes, clouds, moonlight, and much more. More than 70 color and black-and-white illustrations.
An Illustrator's Sketchbook: Master Drawings from the Model by Arthur Keller, William Steven Kloepfer, Jr. These early-20th-century sketches offer students of figure drawing insights into an expert's work. No text accompanies the images, which will also interest lovers of fine art and period dress.
A Toulouse-Lautrec Sketchbook by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Toulouse-Lautrec produced art of striking originality and power. This little-known volume includes 85 of his most striking early efforts, the majority of them studies of horses.
The Art and Technique of Pen Drawing by G. Montague Ellwood Excellent reference describes line technique; drawing the figure, face, and hands; humorous illustration; pen drawing for advertisers; landscape and architectural illustration. Drawings by Dürer, Holbein, Doré, Rackham, Beardsley, Klinger, more. 161 figures.
Bridgman's Life Drawing by George B. Bridgman The revered instructor explains anatomy in nontechnical terms, discussing movement, light and shade, proportion, movable masses, and more. Nearly 500 illustrations cover every principle and point of instruction.
Drawing and Illustration: A Complete Guide by John Moranz Utilizing as few words as possible but presenting a tremendous variety and volume of illustrations, this all-in-one guide details the fundamentals of drawing in its various phases and fields.
Drawing and Sketching in Pencil by Arthur L. Guptill Introductory guide offers clear, concise instruction on composition, outline, proportion, perspective, light and shade, more. Its 66 illustrations encompass numerous subjects — mainly architectural, but also people, animals, and landscapes — and a variety of techniques.
Drawing Animals by Hugh Laidman Step-by-step instructional drawings of 26 animals, wild and domestic, appear with a text that focuses on understanding animal anatomy and behavior as a key to creating natural, expressive drawings.
The Drawing Handbook by Frank J. Lohan Clear, concise guide for beginners features more than 500 step-by-step illustrations. Topics include composition, tools, geometric shapes, and simple methods, plus exercises focusing on landscapes, architecture, animals, flowers, faces, more.
Drawing Lessons by Willy Pogány A sequential, constructive guide to drawing the human figure from a master illustrator. Begins with the humble dot and progresses to perspective, shading, portraiture, balance, motion, and more. 375 illustrations.
Drawing the Draped Figure by George B. Bridgman One of the foremost drawing teachers shows how to render 7 different kinds of folds: pipe, zigzag, spiral, half-lock, diaper pattern, drop, and inert. 200 black-and-white illustrations.
Drawing the Living Figure by Joseph Sheppard Innovative approach to artistic anatomy focuses on specifics of surface anatomy, rather than muscles and bones. 177 drawings of live models in front, back, and side views, and in widely varying poses.
The Elements of Drawing by John Ruskin Timeless work by one of the greatest art critics of all time begins with bare fundamentals and offers brilliant philosophical advice. " . . . the truth behind Ruskin's statements is always clear." — American Artist. 48 illustrations.
Figure Drawing and Portraiture: In Pencil, Chalk and Charcoal by Borough Johnson, Borough Johnson With easy-to-follow advice and 82 illustrations, an award-winning artist demonstrates how to draw the human figure, offering advice on proportion, anatomy, composition, drawing from memory, and capturing emotion with an economy of line. Includes an 8-page color insert.
Life Drawing in Charcoal by Douglas R. Graves Rather than building up a drawing from lines, this innovative method encourages students to begin with tonal masses. Suitable for experts as well as beginners, its step-by-step demonstrations feature over 200 illustrations.
On the Art of Drawing by Robert Fawcett The "Illustrator's Illustrator" presents fundamentals of improvisation, lighting, style, and technique. Thorough examinations of the human figure and landscapes feature 100 illustrations and stress the importance of design and composition.
One Hundred Figure Drawings by George B. Bridgman Compiled by a famous teacher, this splendid gallery is geared toward intermediate-level students. Its complete and detailed drawings feature a tremendous variety of styles, poses, and techniques.
Pen and Pencil Drawing Techniques by Harry Borgman Manual by acclaimed artist contains the best information available on pencil and ink techniques, including 28 step-by-step demonstrations — many of them in full color.
The Technique of Pencil Drawing by Borough Johnson Artists at every level of experience will appreciate this guide's wealth of information on shading, outdoor sketching, and figure drawing. Numerous drawings illuminate the text.
This instructive volume introduces not only the techniques of oil painting but also the underlying principles of figure drawing. Written by a distinguished Pre-Raphaelite painter, portraitist, and book illustrator, the treatment begins by explaining the construction of the figure, head, and limbs. Succeeding chapters illustrate these teachings with examples of images by the Old Masters, including paintings from the Italian, Dutch, Spanish, French, and British schools. The Birmingham Daily Post pronounced this volume "probably the most useful handbook for art students that has yet been published." Students at every level of expertise will benefit from its discourses on light and shade, monochrome study, still life in color, painting from life in monochrome, coloring a monochrome, and painting in color direct from life. Thirty-two full-color pages complement this new edition of a timeless guide.
Reprint of the Seeley, Service & Co., Ltd., London, 1914 edition.
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