Drawing

  • 10 Step Drawing: Flowers

    Featuring illustrated tutorials for drawing 75 different flowers, Ten-Step Drawing: Flowers breaks down each subject into 10 simple steps. All you need to get started is a pen or pencil and a piece of paper!

    Handy prompts encourage artistic individuality, and include helpful tips for drawing other subjects not featured in the book. Ten-Step Drawing: Flowers will encourage even the most reluctant amateur artist to draw their heart out.

    $21.99
  • 101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal

    101 Textures in Graphite & Charcoal provides artists with step-by-step instructions for learning how to draw a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair and many more.

    Opening with a general introduction to basic drawing tools, materials and drawing techniques, each page in this comprehensive resource features two to three easy-to-follow steps demonstrating how to create each specific texture. Readers will discover tips and techniques for working in both graphite and charcoal and how to manage their differences when hatching, stippling, scumbling, blending and more.

    With its breadth of coverage, easy-to-follow instruction and helpful tips, this is a fine resource for artists of of all skill levels.

    $27.99
  • 20 Ways to Draw a Shoe

    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
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  • 20 Ways to Draw Everything

    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
  • Anywhere, Anytime Art: Crayon

    Anywhere, Anytime Art: Crayon allows artists of all skill levels to create beautiful, spontaneous artwork inspired by their surroundings, no matter where they are!

    Discover how to work with crayon, master basic strokes and drawing techniques, and choose the right colours for your subjects. Fun and simple step-by-step projects teach you how to create your own contemporary works of art using crayons, and tips and techniques make creating portable art easy and enjoyable.

    $19.99
  • Archisketcher

    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

    $29.99
  • Art Handbooks: Drawing Landscapes

    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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    $14.99
  • Art Handbooks: Drawing Trees

    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.

    $14.99
  • Art Handbooks: Perspective

    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.

    $14.99
  • Art of Ballpoint

    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
  • Art of Drawing & Painting Portraits
    With instructions and step-by-step projects for creating an array of portaits, this all-inclusive book covers everything about portraiture in the most popular drawing and painting media.

    Ideal for beginning artists who would like to experiment with different media, The Art of Drawing & Painting Portraits teaches you how to create beautiful and realistic portraits in pencil, pastel, watercolour, oil and acrylic.
    $24.99
  • Art of Drawing Optical Illusions

    From impossible shapes to three-dimensional sketches and trick art, you won't believe your eyes as you learn to draw optical illusions in graphite and coloured pencil.

    Perfect for beginning artists, The Art of Drawing Optical Illusions begins with a basic introduction to optical illusions and how they work. The author then guides you step-by-step in creating mind-blowing pencil drawings, starting with basic optical illusions and progressing to more difficult two- and three-dimensional trick art.

    Perspective and dimension are difficult to capture for both beginning and established artists, but now you can hone those skills in the most unique way possible, while also exercising your mind with these brain-boosting, unbelievable tricks!

    $27.99
  • Art Starts with a Line

    Art Starts with a Line presents everything you'll need to know to learn how to successfully create line drawings of all types. This form of art requires minimal tools, making it both affordable and portable.

    Following a brief introduction to tools and materials, as well as some easy exercises and techniques for warming up to basic drawing tools, you will explore a variety of subject matter. You'll draw plants and flowers, architecture and cityscapes, animals, and everything in between. These projects aren't restricted to black and white either! You'll find techniques for adding colour with coloured pencil, marker, pen, even digitally.

    Whether your goal is to create a custom logo for a client or to simply decorate your planner, it's all here.

    $24.99
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  • Art Studio: Faces & Features

    Drawing and painting heads, faces and expressions can be an intimidating prospect for a beginning artist. Art Studio: Faces & Features is here to help, with more than 50 tips, techniques and step-by-step projects that will have you creating expressive faces and mastering textures in all your drawings.

    This intuitive guide shows you how to work with graphite and coloured pencils; acrylic, oil and watercolour paints; pastels; and even pen and ink. This range of mediums is the perfect way to experiment, build artistic confidence and define your own unique style.

    $24.99
  • Artist's Sketchbook

    The Artist's Sketchbook is pure delight, full of passion and possibility, ideas and inspirations. You'll learn ways to be prepared, simplify, still your inner critic, embrace the here and now, and in doing so, discover wonders you never thought to look for.

    Cathy Johnson leads you on a thrilling expedition as you explore ways to turn everyday sights and experiences into a cache of visual memories. She and other artists have opened their sketchbooks to share their favourite subjects, ranging from nature's paraphernalia to aging buildings, crashing waves and beloved pets.

    • 10+ artists share favourite sketches, tips and techniques
    • 15+ demos reveal on-the-spot sketches as they come together
    • Includes expert advice on getting the best results from a range of mediums, including graphite, ink, coloured pencil, watercolour and gouache

    $39.99
  • Ballpoint Art

    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
  • Beginning Colored Pencil

    What medium is as immediately relatable as the colored pencil? Vibrant, versatile and familiar, the simple coloured pencil is the proverbial first step on your journey to becoming an artist.

    Beginning Colored Pencil is an inviting and approachable guide loaded with everything an aspiring artist needs to know about coloured pencil, including tools, materials, composition and colour theory. It takes a technique-driven approach, emphasizing topics like blending, shading and creating form and texture to provide a well-rounded approach that allows you to master key concepts. With step-by-step demonstrations and a fresh, contemporary design to keep lessons vibrant, you can practice your new skills.

    Get in touch with your inner creativity, and dive into coloured pencils today!

    $27.99
  • Big Book of Drawing Animals

    Drawing animals is easy! Cute and cuddly, fuzzy and finned – animals come in all shapes and sizes, and this big book will teach you how to draw everything from dogs and cats to horses, lions and hammerhead sharks. No experience necessary!

    More than 90 easy to follow step-by-step demonstrations break down how to draw your favourite pets, wildlife and poses from start to finish. All you need is a pencil and paper to transform simple shapes and basic lines into realistic renditions of oodles of animals, with bonus tips and tricks for expanding your ability beyond the book. Great for beginners or anyone who likes to draw for fun!

    $39.99
  • Bird Art

    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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    $44.99