Inking Animals is a fun, interactive learning experience that demonstrates how to use traditional inking techniques to create whimsical, original illustrations of your favourite animals. This dynamic guide is ideal for beginners, as well as traditional artists who want to explore pen and ink on a more playful level.
Beginning with an introduction to tools and materials, artists will find helpful tips for working with inks, pens and even watercolour. It features a wide range of creative and fun inking techniques and unique projects that are simple and engaging, while the author's valuable tips and tricks, and creative prompts and exercises will encourage artists to experiment and play as they learn.$27.99
Dan Cooney will show you how to draw credible perspective from any point of view for your own stories, from creating convincing backgrounds to capturing the 'right' angle of the characters that inhabit your world.
It’s all here: the behaviour of light and its importance for drawing from imagination, the concepts of composition, visually engaging characters and environments, perspective (of course) and using references to create fantastic work from unique camera angles.
Discover everything you need to know about drawing perspective and bring your ideas to the drawing board with confidence, in this book that will inspire graphic novel artists and storytellers from beginners upwards.$36.99
To become a successful artist in figure drawing, it is essential to understand the inner workings of the human body. In Drawing Human Anatomy, the author breaks down the body into its component parts and examines the skeletal, muscular and articular systems, enabling the reader to create anatomically correct drawings of the human form.
Beginning with easy-to-follow notes on bone structure, movement and muscle structure, along with practical hints on life drawing, the book explores our inner mechanics through careful analyses and diagrams. These are accompanied by numerous examples of outstanding drawings, making this an invaluable resource for artists of all abilities.
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This is the guide that all anime and manga artists – of any level – need!
Chris Hart delves deep into the specifics of drawing anime characters and scenes and explores every aspect of anime forms. He reveals his secrets for composing a complete picture, and discusses rarely covered topics. Tutorials include instruction on drawing hands and feet in different gestures or positions, arranging characters within the action and creating nuanced expressions.$29.99
Focusing on the theme "Inspiring Subjects," this thoughtfully curated edition features the artists' most compelling subject matter. Artists and art lovers alike are sure to be inspired by the resulting energy and expressiveness showcased on these pages.
- 127 modern-day masterpieces in charcoal, pencil, pastel, coloured pencil, scratchboard, pen and ink, and more
- A breathtaking diversity of styles and approaches
- Comments from the artists offer fresh-from-the-studio advice, insights and anecdotes
Artist Tim Pond’s lively and engaging book fuses science with art, providing you with the skills, techniques and knowledge you need to create sketches of animals filled with life and movement.
Tim shows you how to observe and draw animals in zoos, farms, wildlife parks and aquariums, teaching you some fascinating facts about the animals along the way and ultimately bringing you closer to nature.
One of the challenges with sketching wildlife is that animals are constantly moving. However, having some basic understanding of biology can help you capture the form, movement and ultimately the spirit of the animal in question. This combination of scientific knowledge and practical guidance is key to creating lively drawings and Tim’s ability to convey this in an accessible and engaging way makes this a unique and inspiring guide.
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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
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
Featuring 600+ sketches depicting a vast array of human expressions, movements and more, 100 Faces and Figures is a visual reference for student artists, illustrators, cartoonists, urban sketchers and anyone seeking to improve their realistic drawing skills.
Designed as a contemporary, step-by-step guidebook for artists who are learning to draw the human form, the book features an inclusive array of faces, figures and poses, all shown from a variety of perspectives. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing.$24.99
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
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 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
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
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.$14.99
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.$14.99
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
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
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
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 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:
- 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
How to create a drawing workspace – in particular, ensuring proper lighting and storage
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
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
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
Improve your drawing skills and learn how to observe the human form with this simple practical course. By applying a few basic rules, the shape of a body can be both accurately and artistically captured in as little as two minutes, using only a small selection of artist's materials.
Feel encouraged as you start your life-drawing journey by accomplishing an effective, straightforward pose, formed across a few straight lines and drawn with a standard pencil. Then, work with ease through each of Eddie's beautifully drawn projects to tackle fundamental methods for sketching, designed to steadily introduce you to invaluable techniques that will bring your work to the next level.
Every project includes fully-illustrated step by steps and helpful advice on the drawing method used. Pore over the accompanying gallery of stunning pieces by Eddie at the end of the chapter, showing examples of the demonstrated technique and providing inspiration for your own poses and style, once you've built your confidence.
From line, tone and shade through to positioning, drawing hands, feet and faces, this is the ultimate guide to learning to draw the body.
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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
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