20 Ways to Draw a Mustache is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers, and anyone who loves to sketch. Wonderfully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook helps you to hone your razor-sharp drawing skills. What better way to liven up your illustrations than the perfect expressions, hair and features?
This all-in-one sketchbook let's you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your most inspired creations at hand. Whether it's for a project or just to pass the time and relax, learn helpful hints, tips and tricks for drawing the most expressive toons.$24.99$14.99
Beautifully illustrated, this inspirational sketchbook will help you learn how to draw anything on your feet. From sandals and pumps to loafers and oxfords, 20 Ways to Draw a Shoe is perfect for illustrators, doodlers and anyone who loves to sketch.
This is not a step-by-step technique book: rather, the toe-tapping objects in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing.$24.99
Designed to offer artists, designers and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun, each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 180 themes, over 3600 drawings total!
From trees and flowers to animals and sea creatures and everything in between. Don't worry, there's tons of room for you to draw your own versions of these amazing doodles right on the pages. This is not a step-by-step technique book – within the pages you'll find drawings simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw.
Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing.$29.99
Whether it's a suburban street scene or a vast city skyline, learn all the skills you need to improve your sketches and capture the essence of your surroundings wherever you are, from seaside ports to bustling urban markets.
With Archisketcher as your guide, not only will you develop your understanding of perspective, colour theory and composition, but you can also learn all about important architectural features and styles. Features include:
- Inspirational artwork from 40 international urban sketchers
- Insights and tips for sketching everything from architectural monuments, like La Sagrada Familia, to everyday urban street scenes in suburbia
- Highlights five major architectural landmarks and shows you how other sketchers have approached and interpreted these icons, inspiring you to have a go yourself
Richard Box explores drawing line, tone and colour with numerous step-by-step illustrations and finished drawings. He covers drawing media such as graphite, Pierre Noire, carbon, white, sanguine, sepia and coloured pencils, pastels, conte crayons and charcoal.
There is plenty of information on making marks, tonal values, texture and composition, and there are step-by-step demonstrations in graphite pencil, charcoal and chalk, coloured pencils and pastels and Conte crayons.$12.99
Ronald Swanwick shares his approach to drawing landscapes in this practical guide. He teaches how to observe and soak up the atmosphere of a landscape, with sections on composition, perspective and making marks and tones.
Step-by-step demonstrations show how to compose a drawing, capture perspective and draw what you see. Drawing Landscapes has further sections on dealing with sunshine and shadows, drawing from photographs, drawing skies, trees and water and how to incorporate people and animals into a scene.
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Denis John-Naylor creates wonderful drawings of trees and their leaves and seeds.
Here he describes the techniques he uses, such as shaping the pencil end to make the right mark, building up a pattern of lights and darks, sketching in pencil or ballpoint pen, measuring angles and proportions, impressing grooves and lifting out tone with a putty eraser.
Four demonstrations show how to use these techniques to create tree drawings, from a detailed study of oak leaves to a huge sequoia.$12.99
Ray Campbell Smith has written an excellent introduction to perspective that will be invaluable for all artists. Beginning with basic perspective, he covers the eye level line, vanishing points, basic constructions and shadows, then progresses to elipses, curves and curvilinear objects such as boats, with plenty of advice on how to simplify difficult shapes.
The section on reflections will be invaluable to landscape artists. There is then a section on aerial perspective, detailing the use of tone and colour to create depths in a painting. The final section on stretching the rules shows how unconventional perspective can produce dramatic compositions.
There are exercises along the way to help artists to improve their accuracy, and plenty of painted and drawn examples.$12.99
The Art of 3D Drawing shows artists how to transform simple pencil sketches into jaw-dropping, photorealistic masterpieces.
Through a variety of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations, pencil artists learn to take their drawing skills to a whole new level, beginning with a review of the basics, including perspective, shading, rendering textures and building dimension. Practice lessons then demonstrate how to draw a range of subjects in realistic detail, from food and candy wrappers to animals and portraits.
Finally, aspiring artists learn to use colour media, including pencils and airbrushing, to add even greater dimension and realism to their artwork to complete their three-dimensional masterpieces.$27.99
The Art of Ballpoint offers a historical perspective of the pen as an art medium and how it has evolved and grown in popularity.
The book features several leading contemporary ballpoint artists who are creating complex and provocative masterpieces. They discuss their methods, the messages in their work, and their personal connections to the pen. These fascinating pieces range from psychologically charged portraits to mutant animals to spectacular wall-sized abstractions.
The chapters cover classical drawings, modern abstractions, graphic illustration, contemporary realism and sketchbook styles. Interspersed throughout the book, ballpoint techniques are demonstrated through stepped-out exercises that explore line drawing and crosshatching, shading and tone, photo-realism, drawing texture and pattern, working in layers, mixing other media with ballpoint, and more.
Glide through this inspiring book and enjoy the intricate and impressive works created from an everyday tool.$29.99
This stunning book is the first compendium of art made with ballpoint pens.
Ballpoint drawing has evolved into a thriving art form since the pen emerged as a writing tool in the 1940s. Throughout the 1950s and ’60s, as the ballpoint became cheaper and more accessible, Alberto Giacometti, Jean Dubuffet, Andy Warhol, Francis Bacon, Nam June Paik, Louise Bourgeois and many others, sketched with the pens. Today, those who make art with ballpoint pen are no longer confined by size or style.
This book features 30 artists from around the world who are currently creating masterpieces with ballpoint, and discusses their methods, the messages in their work, and their personal connections to the pen.$39.99
Few creatures symbolise the beauty of the natural world better than birds. Their delicacy, poise and power combine to create an irresistible subject for the artist. In this his first book, award-winning artist Alan Woollett captures perfectly, in breathtaking detail, the exquisite beauty of birds in their natural environments using graphite and coloured pencils, often combining both media in the same composition.
More than a teaching guide, this book is a sumptuous source of ideas and inspiration that covers everything from observing birds in the wild to photography, composition and setting. With clear, step-by-step demonstrations and projects to work through as well as numerous examples of the author's stunning artworks, this book represents a true masterclass in the art of drawing birds.
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Sarah Simblet's masterclass provides you with an awareness and appreciation of plants and flowers and shows how to apply that knowledge to your art.
Covering every type of plant, from the tiniest mosses and lichens to sumptuous flowers and trees, Sarah shows how to evoke their beauty on your canvas or page. Drawing on the rich history of botanic art and combined with Sarah's practical drawing classes, over 350 beautiful illustrations and vivid photographs, provide an in-depth look at roots, stems, leaves, flowers and fruits and explain how to create life-like drawings.
For anyone wishing to master the art of drawing plants or for all those passionate about plants and how they are portrayed in art.$59.99
The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing guides beginning and intermediate artists through a series of easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects covering a variety of subject matter from landscapes and flowers to animals and portraits.
This helpful resource begins with a thorough introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started, including different types of pencils, sketchbooks, papers and other tools.
Additionally, artists will learn the fundamentals of drawing, as well as a variety of drawing techniques, including rendering realistic textures, creating volume and capturing perspective.$29.99
The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing Animals starts with a thorough introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started, including different types of pencils, sketchbooks, papers, erasers and more.
This helpful resource features dozens of comprehensive drawing lessons designed to teach aspiring artists how to draw a variety of animals, from lifelike pet portraits to zoo and safari animals. Artists will discover the fundamentals of drawing and techniques for rendering realistic animal textures (such as fur, feathers, whiskers, manes and hair), creating volume, shading, developing a composition and mastering perspective.$29.99
Originally published in German, this first ever English translation of the complete work has been long awaited. It contains over 1200 photographs, diagrams and drawings, including work by the author himself, and spans over 500 pages.
This comprehensive guide begins with the history of human anatomy for artists, and its influence on the development of the artistic visualisation of the body. Bammes goes on to explore in depth the human skeleton and musculature; the proportions of the body; the static and dynamic laws of posture and movement; body language; and the interrelationships of the various elements of the body.
Through his systematic and practical approach to teaching, the reader will acquire an in-depth knowledge of anatomy and the ways in which it can be used to express the human form in art.
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This fantastic book is all you need if you want to start drawing animals, or if you want to develop your drawing skills. It is both the ultimate reference book and an inspirational guide, providing expert guidance on all aspects of drawing animals – including size, proportion, perspective, anatomy, skeletal structure and musculature.
The book goes into great detail, and provides numerous diagrams as well as drawings in a range of styles and rendered in a variety of different drawing media including pencil, charcoal, pastels and inks. A huge range of animals is included, from dogs, horses and cats to tigers, elephants, camels and apes, so whatever animal you are interested in, this book will enable you to capture its essence down to the last hoof or paw.
- A complete course, packed with instruction
- Detailed diagrams with an impressive gallery of finished drawings
- An inspirational guide with invaluable tips and advice
You will love this book if:
- You want to learn the basic steps to create a mandala
- You want to make your mandalas uniquely you
- You want to find new drawing inspiration
Explore all the different types of mandalas, practice creating your own, and get step-by-step instructions on both beginner and expert level patterns to further develop and challenge your skills. Author Deborah A. Pacé will give you tips for creative designs, patterns, and coloring techniques with more than 40 examples to learn from.
- More than 40 project ideas, step-by-step demonstrations, templates, and gallery pieces to get you inspired
- Tips for adding Zentangle patterns, coloring, drawing on colored paper, and creating gold-leafed, Spirograph-inspired, and snowflake mandalas
- Practice pages to make getting started as simple as possible
Are you bored of drawing the same old thing? Or maybe you're in a creativity rut and want to break out of your comfort zone? Creative Sketching Workshop will shake up your sketch life with stimulating exercises written by prolific urban sketchers.
Whether drawing crowds or tackling scale and perspective, each workshop is designed to challenge you and help improve your sketching skills. What can you learn from drawing at train stations or airports? What is the best way to practice the rules of perspective, and then break them? How do you tackle crowds? If you're daunted by anything sketching, this book will help you overcome those hurdles, the urban sketching way.
- 20 workshops from top urban sketchers to help you improve your sketching
- Each exercise provides ideas to get you started as well as a list of learning objectives
- Over 200 images with exercises, guides and instructions to improve your sketches
The best way to learn to draw is to DRAW! And this little book is going to help you do just that.
Filled with 500 inspiring drawings of all your favourite sea creatures, this chunky volume features plenty of room for sketching your own versions of amazing ocean animals. From jellyfish, starfish, sea lion and lobster, Draw 500 Amazing Sea Creatures is perfect for illustrators, cartoonists, doodlers and anyone who loves to sketch.
This is not a step-by-step technique book – rather, the doodles in this volume are simplified, modernized and reduced to the most basic elements, offering simple approachable illustrations to inspire you. This all-in-one pocket-sized sketchbook lets you draw right on the pages making it easy to keep all of your creations at hand.$17.99