Just Draw Botanicals: Beautiful Botanical Art, Contemporary Artists, Modern Materials
English | January 28th, 2020 | ISBN: 0711251320 | 208 pages | EPUB | 13.74 MB
Just Draw Botanicals presents a collection of 90 beautiful botanical images by contemporary artists from around the world. Dip-in for advice or flick through the pages for inspiration.
English | June 8th, 2021 | ISBN: 1615649913 | 256 pages | True EPUB | 191.77 MB
Use simple stroke-by-stroke techniques to learn how to draw people, animals, the natural world, and everyday objects.
English | March 1, 2010 | ISBN: 1600581714 | EPUB | 64 pages | 49.5 MB
Photographs are valuable reference tools that most artists use. Complex subjects are generally easier to draw from photos—plus other factors, such as weather, movement, and lighting, can make drawing from life nearly impossible. Children and animals, for example, rarely sit still when you want them to, making it much easier to draw them from photographs. However, many beginning artists aren’t confident in their picture-taking skills, or they don’t know how to translate their photos into drawings. That’s where this innovative book comes in! In no time, beginning artists will be drawing animals, people, landscapes, and still lifes that look real enough to reach out and touch!
English | May 1st, 2018 | ISBN: 1621536661 | 256 Pages | EPUB | 2.91 MB
Demystifying the creative process.
The Creative Path is an inquiry into the creative process from philosophical, psychological, spiritual, and practical points of view. In this welcoming work on the creative process, Carolyn Schlam encourages the reader to embark upon his or her own journey of discovery, identity, and wonder through art. The author started her career in art under the tutelage of master teacher Norman Raeben in the Carnegie Hall Studios in New York. Raeben's students included Bob Dylan, who said of him: "He put my mind and my hand and my eye together, in a way that allowed me to do consciously what I unconsciously felt." Schlam's warm and inviting tone speaks directly to her readers, encouraging them to energize their practice and offering the tools to do so.
2003 | pages: 257 | ISBN: 0764156152 | PDF | 22,6 mb
Both hobbyists and students of design will value this easy-to-use self-teaching book. Each of its 100 sections shows a complete A-to-Z calligraphy alphabet, with lessons on correct pen strokes and advice on avoiding errors. Beginners will find sound basic instruction, while experienced calligraphers can extend their repertoire with letter styles that range from classic Roman to clean and elegant contemporary styles. In addition to analysis of each alphabet’s features, the book’s detailed instruction provides information on― Tools and materials * Layout basics * Numerals and punctuation * Illumination and ornamentation * Tips for the left-handed calligrapher . . . and more. Readers will also find examples by master calligraphers from past eras. This book’s spiral binding ensures that pages lay flat when opened, allowing calligraphers to study and copy each pen stroke with ease. The Calligrapher’s Bible is printed in color and features more than 350 illustrations.
English | March 27th, 2017 | ASIN: B06XTG6CBF, ISBN: 1440349762 | 146 pages | EPUB | 29.77 MB
Mau-Kun Yim learned to draw as the Old Masters did and believes that to render the essence of life in portrait drawing, one must continue to pursue the old ways. This philosophy and methodology relies on a holistic approach to observation, analysis and critical-thinking honed through time and patience.
English | July 24th, 2018 | ISBN: 0399582177 | 160 Pages | EPUB | 71.64 MB
From the artist behind the popular Pigeon Letters website, a complete guide to learning and perfecting brush lettering, a forgiving style of modern calligraphy that encourages creative expression and imprecision, including basic skills, flourishes, and project ideas.
Stan Lee, the Mighty Man from Marvel, and John Buscema, active and adventuresome artist behind the Silver Surfer, Conan the Barbarian, the Mighty Thor and Spider-Man, have collaborated on this comics compendium: an encyclopedia of information for creating your own superhero comic strips. Using artwork from Marvel comics as primary examples. Buscema graphically illustrates the hitherto mysterious methods of comic art. Stan Lee's pithy prose gives able assistance and advice to the apprentice artist. Bursting with Buscema's magnificent illustrations and Lee's laudable word-magic, "How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way" belongs in the library of every kid who has ever wanted to illustrate his or her own comic strip
Creating stylish sketches by hand is easy and fun with this inspiring guide. Freehand breaks down basic drawing techniques into bite-sized chunks, and reveals their practical application in dazzling examples by today's coolest artists. Over 200 innovative works of art demonstrate all the fundamentals—line, tone, composition, texture, and more—and are presented alongside friendly text explaining the simple techniques used to achieve each stylish effect. The final section of the book offers aspiring artists essential reference materials to hone their drafting skills and practice what they've learned. Petite in size but comprehensive in scope, this hip handbook will teach artists of all skill levels how to find their personal drawing style and start making amazing sketches.
2017 | ISBN: 1633221377 | English | 240 pages | PDF | 49 MB
Packed with helpful photographs, hundreds of techniques, and loads of expert instruction, The Complete Book of Posesfor Artists is the perfect resource for artists of all skill levels.
2017 | 280 Pages | ISBN: 1421594072 | PDF | 50 MB
Learn how to create manga from Hirohiko Araki—creator of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure and a master of the medium!Hirohiko Araki is the author of one of the longest-running and most beloved manga of all time, the epic fan favorite JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure. According to him, manga is the ultimate synthesis of all forms of art, and in this book he reveals the secrets behind how to make the magic happen using concrete examples from his own work. Read all about his “golden ratio” for drawing, the character histories he draws up for each of the characters he creates, his methodology for storytelling inspired by the great Ernest Hemingway, and many more aspects of manga creation in this how-to guide penned by an industry legend.
English | December 5th, 2017 | ASIN: B077T1VNMT, ISBN: 1633222721 | 112 Pages | EPUB | 19.73 MB
Discover the key concepts of color theory for beginning artists.
The Artist's Toolbox series provides easy-to-use reference guides for beginning and aspiring artists. While many instructional art books gloss over important concepts, focusing instead on how to replicate a piece of art, the Artist's Toolbox series breaks down the whats, whens, whys, and hows of each relevant tool or technique, clearly demonstrating its purpose and how to employ it to achieve the desired effects.
English | June 12th, 2018 | ISBN: 1589239636 | 192 Pages | PDF | 77 MB
Written by best-selling author and hand letterer Abbey Sy, The Complete Photo Guide to Hand Lettering and Calligraphy covers the basics and beyond for creative lettering techniques.
Dr. Fox has created a simplified and readily accessible group of anatomic drawings that quickly allow those studying to master the material. The concept itself of using visual mnemonics is useful to all… For visual learners, the concept just can’t be beat. Dr. Fox, congratulations on completing your training and thank you for creating and publishing this simple little book that will help those with a bent toward the visual to learn more quickly and effectively
Explore the beautiful and complex world of art!
Too often, textbooks obscure the beauty and wonder of fine art with tedious discourse that even Leonardo da Vinci would oppose. Art 101 cuts out the boring details and lengthy explanations, and instead, gives you a lesson in artistic expression that keeps you engaged as you discover the world's greatest artists and their masterpiece
English | September 25th, 2018 | ISBN: 1633225941 | 243 Pages | True PDF | 40.40 MB
The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering provides expert instruction on the intricacies of traditional lettering techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering formats.
English | 2020 | ASIN: B087WQY8DN | 165 Pages | PDF/AZW3 | 110 MB
Drawing hands is extraordinarily difficult, even for accomplished artists. This book teaches you a very simple and straightforward way to draw truly amazing, completely realistic-looking hands, and all in 6 simple steps! In her typical, laid back, easy-to-understand and conversational teaching style, Artist Karen Campbell once again makes it both easy and enjoyable for artists of all abilities to first understand and then successfully execute even the most hand difficult drawings in this book. Using a combination of humor and easy-to-follow steps, Karen teaches you ways to develop muscle memory, sharpen your observational skills, and draw and shade realistic hands in graphite. The 25 different hand gestures include a wide variety of poses from people of all ages (from babies to old men) so there is literally something in here for everyone. Artists of all abilities will also learn to successfully and easily create the look of those troublesome hand details that seem to always pop up like wrinkles, veins, creases, bumps, bones, tendons, arm hair, long nails and more...and all with just a handful of supplies! Never heard of Elephant Skin or The "Poodge" show up on people before? Well get ready, because not only are you about to learn what those are, you're about to learn how to draw them too!
English | March 16th, 2017 | ISBN: 184994394X | 112 Pages | EPUB | 36.92 MB
A practical guide to learn painting individual people and crowds, with simple exercises and step-by-step demonstrations.
English | April 15, 2015 | ISBN: 1784042838 | EPUB | 144 pages | 24.7 MB
In this title, Barrington Barber teaches the essentials of drawing, offering a six-part course that will suit absolute beginners as well as anyone who wants to improve their existing skills. Although the book is structured in six weekly lessons, the timing is flexible: readers might prefer to work through in a different order, or spend less or more time on each section. However, beginners will find it easiest to progress from start to finish. In Week 1, the reader is encouraged to get used to handling a pencil, with a series of exercises in mark-making. Week 2 concentrates on one composite still life, from assembling objects to completion. Week 3 explores one of the most popular subjects for still life—plants. Week 4 looks at landscapes, from understanding perspective and composition, to planning and executing a complete project. Week 5 introduces ways of sketching a range of familiar animals, from cats, dogs, and horses, to more exotic creatures. Week 6 tackles the high point of most drawing courses—portraits and figures.
English | 2021 | ASIN: B092JN1ZCF | 168 pages | pdf, epub, azw3 | 286.15 MB
Author and painter Susan D. Kennedy offers a richly illustrated and practically focused journey in planning and constructing landscape paintings which focus on good composition, a sense of space and good lighting in this eBook "Painting Landscapes with Depth and Light: Technique and Inspiration for Oil and Acrylic Painters."
Nature Painting in Watercolor: Learn to paint florals, ferns, trees, and more in colorful, contemporary watercolord
English | March 2nd, 2021 | ISBN: 163322886X | 128 pages | True EPUB | 25.03 MB
In Nature Painting in Watercolor, the focus is all on the great outdoors—specifically, the plants that grow there. Beginning and aspiring artists can learn to create their favorite ferns, leaves, trees, florals, as well as animals, using the popular watercolor medium.
English | ISBN: 1770463690 | 2019 | 200 pages | EPUB | 140 MB
The bestselling, idiosyncratic curriculum from a 2019 MacArthur Fellow will teach you how to draw and write your story
The New Oil Painting: Your Essential Guide to Materials and Safe Practices
English | June 15th, 2021 | ISBN: 1452184798 | 176 pages | True EPUB | 8.13 MB
Here is everything you need to know about getting into oil painting—and maintaining a safe, solvent-free oil painting practice—in a slim, sophisticated guide.
Oh My Gouache!: The beginner's guide to painting with opaque watercolour
English | March 9th, 2021 | ISBN: 1446308316 | 128 pages | True EPUB | 194.12 MB
Welcome to the wonderful world of painting with gouache, with the creative guidance of popular artist and illustrator Zoe Ingram.
In this comprehensive beginner's guide, Zoe shares everything she possibly can about getting started with gouache painting. Why gouache? Because this exciting paint medium creates opaque effects making it more vibrant and graphic than traditional watercolours, meaning you can layer it, paint on dark backgrounds and much more.