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
  • 10-Step Drawing: Animals

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

    Step-by-step, you will create creatures both wild (bald eagle, armadillo, meerkat, dung beetle) and domesticated (donkey, camel, duck, goat). The animals include those from the sea (whale, sea turtle, jellyfish, walrus) and the woodland (snail, fox, raccoon, river otter). Even learn to draw your favourite pets (cat, dog, rabbit, guinea pig).

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

    $19.99
  • 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. You 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 great resource for artists of all skill levels.

    $24.99
  • Addictive Sketcher

    Giving an insight into how this inspiring and talented artist works, The Addictive Sketcher passes on Adebanji Alade's infectious enthusiasm and will have you reaching for a pencil or pen to have a go.

    Lively, stimulating and instructive, the book is packed with numerous examples of the author’s sketches as well as examples of his vibrant finished paintings. Covering pencils, coloured pencils, charcoal and graphite, along with finished oil paintings, this book provides a fascinating insight into the author’s techniques.

    Adebanji’s work covers a broad range of subjects, including landscapes, portraits, crowd scenes, urban scenes and seascapes. He’s particularly well known for his portraits and working outdoors capturing the life of London where he lives. This book includes examples from a range of subject areas.

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    $39.99
  • 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: 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 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 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 Toolbox: Drawing Tools & Materials

    Artist Toolbox: Drawing Tools & Materials covers all drawing media, from graphite and coloured pencils to crayons and pastels, as well as their uses and interactions with traditional drawing surfaces. Learn how to work with specific drawing tools, and then use them to create your own artwork.The book covers:

      How to create a drawing workspace – in particular, ensuring proper lighting and storage
    • Details all of the most popular drawing media: the differences between and advantages of each, their purposes and the effects that each tool can create
    • Every drawing tool, including all pencil grades, flat sketching pencils, charcoal and vine charcoal, white charcoal, conte crayons, conte pencils, coloured pencils and pastel
    • Surfaces and supports are to provide a thorough introduction to everything you need to learn to draw

    Step-by-step drawing projects round out the book with tips, techniques, clear instructions, beautiful artwork and detailed demonstrations for a comprehensive look at drawing.

    $19.99
  • 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
  • Beginner's Fashion Design Studio

    Set your inner designer free with Christopher Hart's easy templates to help aspiring fashionistas draw the garments of their dreams.

    Hart not only covers perennially popular styles and the basics of drawing dresses, tops, pants and accessories, he provides the fun details all fashion-forward artists love. Here are irresistibly hip touches like hi-low hemlines, cut-out shoulders, patchwork denim, high-cut waistlines, floral-print ankle boots and carefully clashed patterns. Every page will spark your creativity and give you all you need to draw your most fabulous creations!

    $24.99
  • 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
  • Beginning Pen & Ink

    This book invites you to explore this classic art medium in fun and refreshing ways. This comprehensive guide is packed with valuable resources for artists of all skill levels, starting with the basics and ending with intricate, original step-by-step projects that are sure to impress and inspire.

    Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink introduces drawing basics, including stippling, hatching and crosshatching; how to master the fundamentals of mark-making and line work; and helpful exercises for contour drawing, gesture drawing, perspective and more. Chapters on value, tone, mood, light and shadow, and texture follow, ensuring that artists gain the drawing knowledge they need before working on the step-by-step projects featured in the book. Artists can even learn to add colour to their black-and-white art for a fresh, modern take on an age-old art form.

    Whether youre a new artist looking to try a celebrated art technique, a pen-and-ink enthusiast, a mixed-media master or a graphite-pencil fan looking to branch out to new mediums, Portfolio: Beginning Pen & Ink will teach you everything you need to know about the fundamentals of drawing with pen and ink.

    $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