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|Composition: Understanding Line, Notan and Color |
by Arthur Wesley Dow
Focusing on harmonic relations between lines, color, and dark and light patterns, this manual influenced generations of artists. Practical and well-illustrated, it conveys its insights in a convenient workbook format.
|Draw Anything |
by Arthur Zaidenberg
This visual drawing dictionary offers thousands of instructive illustrations in alphabetical order — from abdomen to zodiac. Simplified for beginners and intermediate students, it covers animals, people, clothing, furniture, and more.
|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 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.
|Drawing the Head: Four Classic Instructional Guides |
by Walter T. Foster
This comprehensive guide by a noted illustrator features instructions for charcoal, crayon, and pencil illustrations. Its step-by-step drawings offer helpful comments for creating portraits of a variety of ages and ethnic types.
|The Figure in Composition |
by Paul G. Braun
A valuable tool for intermediate artists, this volume treats the figure as a unit in the overall composition of a sketch or drawing. Discusses light and shade, draped figures, folds, movement, much more.
|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.
|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.
|Perspective Made Easy |
by Ernest R. Norling
Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Remedy that situation with this simple, step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to the topic. 256 illustrations.
|Secrets of Good Design for Artists, Artisans and Crafters |
by Burl N. Osburn
This guide to selecting appropriate materials and shaping them into useful, aesthetically pleasing forms answers many questions about design choices, from basic to specific, with clear, condensed, and practical directions. Numerous illustrations.
|Wildlife Sketching: Pen, Pencil, Crayon and Charcoal |
by Frank J. Lohan
For every artist who longs to capture natural beauty, here is a clear guide to realistic drawings. Its 600 illustrations include birds, animals, flowers, and trees, plus tips and techniques.