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The most popular Art forms books currently available. Updated weekly.
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Paint Yourself Calm: Colourful, Creative Mindfulness Through Watercolour
Unwind with watercolours, allowing the movement of brush on paper to calm and soothe you. Jean Haines' takes you with her to explore the many benefits of painting to your wellbeing, so you can from escape from stress to a personal place of mindful calm.
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How to Draw Almost Everything: An Illustrated Sourcebook
A visual reference book that offers instructions for drawing over 2000 items.
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Watercolour for the Absolute Beginner: The Society for All Artists
Expert tuition from a high-profile author with an accessible style, plenty of tips and tricks from beginners and his own range of brushes and colours to simplify things.
4
Van Gogh. The Complete Paintings
Considered a founding father of modern painting, Vincent van Gogh is also one of the most famed tragic figures in art history. This comprehensive introduction brings together a detailed account of the artist's life with a complete catalog of his 871 paintings.
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How to Draw: Dragons: In Simple Steps
From simple shapes to great drawings in easy stages. If you want to learn how to draw a fantastic selection of dragons, start here and now. Even absolute beginners will be able to create pictures to be proud of following this clear step-by-step technique.
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Wall and Piece
_______________Banksy. His work. Photographed. With comments by Banksy. In a book. This is that book. _______________
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Sea & Sky in Acrylics: Techniques & Inspiration
Dave White introduces the simple but effective techniques that he uses to paint stunning, dramatic seascapes with beautiful and realistic skies.
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My Year in Small Drawings: Notice, Draw, Appreciate
My Year in Small Drawings is a charmingly original visual diary, encouraging you to create and collect the details all around you every day.
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DIY Watercolor Flowers: The beginner's guide to flower painting for journal pages, handmade stationery and more
Learn to paint beautiful watercolor flowers in simple steps with this free and easy approach to watercolor painting for beginners. Marie Boudon's beautifully presented creative course will give you a good grounding in this new-to-you medium and teach you all you need to know to get started with painting flowers in watercolor.
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Painting Abstracts: Ideas, Projects and Techniques
Containing instructions for 65 abstract paintings, this book provides basic information relating to picture elements, composition, theme and design. It explores the meaning of abstract painting, and its importance as a means of self-expression and creativity.
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Ready to Paint: Watercolour Flowers
Provides pull-out tracings for five floral paintings, along with instructions for how to bring them to life with watercolour paint. This book offers guidance on how to transfer the tracings to watercolour paper, along with a section on what materials to use.
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A-Z of Flower Portraits: An Illustrated Guide to Painting 40 Beautiful Flowers in Watercolour
Learn how to paint 40 exquisite flower portraits in watercolour following Billy Showell's step-by-step instructions.
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Hardening, Tempering and Heat Treatment
A comprehensive exposition of the structure of steels and the effects of different heat treatments, particularly in respect of tools. With accurate colour temperature charts.
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume I
hardback book
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Feet in the Water
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Art of Drawing: Drawing Hands & Feet: Form, Proportions, Gestures and Actions
It is generally thought that hands and feet are the hardest parts of the body to portay effectively in drawings, paintings and sculptures. Giovanni Civardi demystifies the process of capturing both with this inspirational, easy-to-follow guide.
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Zentangle Basics, Expanded Workbook Edition
Zentangle Basics introduces you to today's hottest trend in drawing meditation.
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Alternative Sports Olympics
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Deliveries from Elsewhere
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Jean Haines' World of Watercolour
Jean Haines' distinctive, expressive style is influenced by the places she's lived in and the people she's met during her life, and in this beautiful, inspiring book she takes you on an exciting journey through her world of watercolour painting.
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Mouse on a Tricycle
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Art Of Anthem
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Jean Haines' Atmospheric Watercolours: Painting with Freedom, Expression and Style
Jean Haines' enthusiasm for watercolours burst through every page of this inspirational book that will guide you, step by step, to creating beautiful and unique paintings of your own, whatever your ability.
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Wall and Piece
_______________Banksy. His work. Photographed. With comments by Banksy. In a book. This is that book. _______________
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Modern Flower Painter: Creating Vibrant Botanical Portraits in Watercolour
Anna's clear teaching will give you confidence in painting beautiful watercolour flowers in a modern twist on the botanical style, From complete beginners to more experienced watercolourists, this book offers in-depth instruction on drawing and painting, plus dozens of inspirational floral artworks.
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Monet or The Triumph of Impressionism
Claude Monet's Impressionist technique still inspires to this day. Whether it's his stunning Water Lilies series, or genre-defining Impression, Sunrise, discover what made Monet the master of French 19th-century art in this exuberant exploration of his life and work.
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Folk Embroidered Felt Birds: 20 Modern Folk Art Designs to Make & Embellish
20 beautiful folk embroidered felt birds to make and display.
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M.C. Escher. The Graphic Work
From impossible staircases to tesselated birds, explore the graphic genius of M.C. Escher, master of quirky vantage points, mathematical puzzles, and the transition from paper flatness to illusory volume. This essential introduction presents key Escher works, exploring the evolution of a unique pictorial style that has captivated scientists and...
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Bluets
A raw, cerebral work devoted to the inextricability of pleasure and pain, and to the question of what role, if any, aesthetic beauty can play in times of great heartache or grief.
30
Vitamin P3: New Perspectives in Painting
The indispensable guide to the most exciting painters of recent years, chosen by leading arts professionals - now in paperback
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30 Minute Artist: Painting Water in Watercolour
The 30 Minute Artist series is for beginners and busy artists who want to achieve great paintings in just half an hour.
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New Dress
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Complete Guide to Life Drawing
This highly informative book represents the distillation of many years spent studying and teaching the human form by the author, Gottfried Bammes. This exceptional guide to life drawing is second to none in terms of depth of treatment, clarity and accessibilityand is therefore suitable for artists of all abilities.
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Werner's Nomenclature of Colours: Adapted to Zoology, Botany, Chemistry, Minerology, Anatomy and the Arts
A facsimile edition of Werner's classic taxonomy of nature's colours, as used by Charles Darwin.
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Letters of Vincent Van Gogh
A selection of Vincent Van Gough's letters, based on an entirely fresh translation, revealing his religious struggles, his fascination with the French Revolution, his search for love and his involvement in humanitarian causes.
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Drawing the Head for Artists: Techniques for Mastering Expressive Portraiture
Drawing the Head for Artists teaches time-honored techniques for drawing the human head and portrait in charcoal, graphite, and other classic drawing mediums-from accomplished artist, veteran art instructor, and LucasArts alumnus Oliver Sin.
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Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute: Step-by-Step Drawing for Characters and Personality *For Artists, Cartoonists, and Doodlers*
The exciting follow-up title in Quarry's delightful new illustration series, Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute features how-to visual instruction and variation ideas for 62 different magical characters, with room for readers to add their own!
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So Much Longing in So Little Space: The art of Edvard Munch
In So Much Longing in So Little Space, Karl Ove Knausgaard explores the life and work of Edvard Munch. Setting out to understand the enduring power of Munch's painting, Knausgaard reflects on the essence of creativity, on choosing to be an artist, experiencing the world through art and its influence on his own writing.
39
Cute Kawaii Doodles
Learn how to draw 100 super-cute doodles.
40
Beauty of Everyday Things
Long revered as the authority on craftsmanship and Japanese aesthetics, Yanagi devoted his life and writing to defend the value of craft. In an age of feeble and ugly machine-made things, The Beauty of Everyday Things is a call to deepen relationships with the objects that surround people.
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Colour Mixing Guide: Watercolour
A clear, comprehensive guide to colour mixing for the watercolour artist. It begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour.
42
Hockney's Pictures
Showing the evolution and diversity of Hockney's prolific paintings, drawings, watercolours, prints and photography, this title features quotes from the artist himself that illuminate the thinking behind his work.
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Art Of Gears 5
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How To Draw: Sketch and draw anything, anywhere with this inspiring and practical handbook
Learn how to draw with proven exercises for real-world practice and improvement from the UK's favourite drawing teacher.
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How to Draw: Mandalas: In Simple Steps
Over 140 illustrations teaching how to draw both simple and more complex mandalas in step-by-step instructions.
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Paint Yourself Positive: Colourful Creative Watercolour
Jean Haines' first-hand experience of the energising and life-enhancing effects of painting makes her a perfect example of how watercolours can work for you.
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Magic: The Gathering: Rise of the Gatewatch
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Man and His Watch
A covetable celebration of watches and the stories at the heart of men's obsession with them.
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Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volume II
Working as a prison guard in St Petersburgs notorious Kresty Prison, the author diligently recorded over 3,000 criminal tattoos, documenting their meanings within this closed society. This title explores the extremes of this collection.
50
Harry Potter: Hogwarts Foil Note Cards
Show your Hogwart pride with this classic set of ten Hogwarts note cards, the newest addition to Insight Editions' best-selling Harry Potter stationery series! Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry, founded by Godric Gryffindor, Helga Hufflepuff, Rowena Ravenclaw, and Salazar Slytherin, is located in the grand Hogwarts castle. These embossed foil note cards celebrate the iconic school by showcasing its classic crest in a clean, minimal design. A perfect accessory to the beloved Harry Potter films, the Hogwarts Crest Foil Note Cards invite fans to show their love for the magical series.