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Most popular Art techniques & principles books

The most popular Art techniques & principles books currently available. Updated weekly.
Ever After: Create Fairy Tale-Inspired Mixed-Media Art Projects to Develop Your Personal Artistic Style
From celebrated mixed-media artist and author of Create Your Life Book, Tamara Laporte's Ever After is a rich collection of fairy tale-inspired step-by-step mixed-media art projects designed to help artists at all skill levels explore storytelling in their work and focus on developing their own artistic style.
Colorways: Watercolor Animals: Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to paint whimsical artwork in vibrant watercolor
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.
Draw Like an Artist: 100 Realistic Animals: Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing **A Sourcebook for Aspiring Artists and Designers
Draw Like An Artist: 100 Realistic Animals takes readers, step by step, through drawing a variety of animal figures and faces.
Conscious Creativity: Look, Connect, Create
How often do you notice the texture of a painted wall or the scent of a friend's house and, importantly, how they make you feel? Connect your observations and your emotions and transform your creative practice with this essential toolbox packed full of exercises, tips, stunning images and personal experiences from dynamic artist Philippa Stanton.
Mindful Artist: Sumi-e Painting: Master the meditative art of Japanese brush painting
Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute: Step-by-Step Drawing for Characters and Personality *For Artists, Cartoonists, and Doodlers*
Draw 62 Magical Creatures and Make Them Cute features visual prompts and inspiration for drawing a wide variety of unique fanciful characters, with room to create right on the page!
Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing: The Quick Guide to Mastering Technique and Style
Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing is a highly visual guide to creating portraits designed to keep you drawing, not being bored by dry lessons.
Why Materials Matter: Responsible Design for a Better World
This visually stunning investigation of natural and man-made materials will change the way you look at the world around you, while offering hope for the future of our planet.
Special Subjects: Basic Color Theory: An introduction to color for beginning artists
Art Starts in the Heart: Creative projects and inspirational ideas for learning to make expressive, mindful art
Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form
Many designers use folding techniques in their work to make three-dimensional forms from two-dimensional sheets of fabric, cardboard, plastic, metal and many other materials. This book explains the key techniques of folding, such as pleated surfaces, curved folding and crumpling. It covers over 70 techniques explained by drawings.
Anatomy for the Artist
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.
Your Year in Art: A project for every week of the year to overcome blank-page anxiety and inspire creative exploration
Color Harmony for Artists: How to Transform Inspiration into Beautiful Watercolor Palettes and Paintings
In Color Harmony for Artists, you'll learn to create expressive palettes and paintings through artist Ana Victoria Calderon's stunning work and inspiring instruction.
Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition: Expert Color Information for Professional Results
The only color guide a designer will ever need; The Complete Color Harmony, Pantone Edition has been completely updated with Pantone colors and new text.
Draw Like an Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants: Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing * A Sourcebook for Aspiring Artists and Designers
Draw Like an Artist: 100 Flowers and Plants features 600-plus step-by-step drawings of florals, leaves, vines, succulents, and more, along with helpful drawing tips.
Painting Nature's Details
A practical guide to the art of painting nature. Award-winning authors Meriel Thurstan and Rosie Martin demonstrate how to capture a host of wonderful natural history subjects, from fish, feathers, butterflies and bugs to eggshells and sea life.
Printmaking Ideas Book
Take your creativity further with printmaking ideas from all over the world
Drawing Ideas Book
Discover the infinite possibilities of drawing with this essential inspiration book
101 More Mixed Media Techniques: An exploration of the versatile world of mixed media art
Drawing for Interior Designers
This is a practical guide aimed at helping budding interior designers learn how to draw professional looking interior designs.
Color Now: Color Combinations for Commercial Design
Colour plays a significant role in design; it can transform any design, making it more impressive, appealing and distinctive. Working with colour is one of the successful designer's key skills.
On Color
A brilliant and bold look at the role of color in our lives
Words Fail Me
Framed Ink: Drawing and Composition for Visual Storytellers
Drawing Lab for Mixed-Media Artists: 52 Creative Exercises to Make Drawing Fun
Drawing Lab offers readers a fun way to learn and gain expertise in drawing through experimentation and play.
Story of Painting: How art was made
Graffiti School: A Student Guide with Teacher's Manual
Suitable for college use, this title opens with an exploration of graffiti's background and history, from Pompeii to the Hip Hop revolution to the present day, as well as how to stay on the right side of the law. It explains the practical techniques of using a spray can, and the step-by-step methods and skills required to create artistic graffiti.
Art of Tattoo: An Insider's Look at a Tattoo Artist's Inspirations, Designs, and Hard-Won Advice
Ink: Do More Art
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.
Figure Drawing for Artists: Making Every Mark Count
Learn to draw the human figure with a two-step approach used by the biggest animation studios in the business with Figure Drawing for Artists.
Figure Drawing Methods for Artists: Over 130 Methods for Sketching, Drawing, and Artistic Discovery
Figure Drawing Methods for Artists demonstrates how figure in a particular posture can be assembled with a few key characteristic strokes.
Central Saint Martins Foundation: Key lessons in art and design
With exclusive material and expert guidance from curriculum leaders at Central Saint Martins, one of the most prestigious art schools in the world, this book offers the essential practical knowhow for you to thrive in the world of art and design.
Roni Horn: When I Breathe, I Draw
Graphic Design Process: How to be successful in design school
Color Theory: An Essential Guide to Color-from Basic Principles to Practical Applications
Lee Hammond's All New Big Book of Drawing: Beginner's Guide to Realistic Drawing Techniques
Learning How to Draw Has Never Been Easier!Lee Hammond's All New Big Book of Drawing is the culmination of nearly forty years of teaching. No matter what your experience level YOU CAN DRAW by following along these easy step-by-step demonstrations.
Draw 50 Vehicles: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Speedboats, Spaceships, Fire Trucks, and Many More...
Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skill and build a repertoire of subjects, this title shows you how to draw with ease using the author's signature step-by-step method. It helps children learn how to create everything from a robin to a spaceship, Tyrannosaurus Rex to skyscrapers, and UFOs to racing cars.
Making Geometry: Exploring Three-Dimensional Forms
Teaches professional how to make three-dimensional models of all the Platonic and Archimedian solids in step-by-step instructions.
Successful Drawing
Covers the fundamentals of proportion, perspective and pattern, through scale and light, to the mastery of construction, character and consistency.
Complete Guide to Drawing Action Manga: A Step-by-Step Artist's Handbook
Whether a character is jumping for joy, kicking and grappling with an opponent, or fighting to the death with sword in hand, this guide provides all the essential techniques to draw more lifelike action figures in the classic Japanese manga style.
Doodled Dogs: Dozens of clever doodling exercises & ideas for dog people
Art Of Comic Book Inking (third Edition)
20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals
Art of Zentangle: 50 Inspiring Drawings, Designs & Ideas for the Meditative Artist
Really RELAXING Colouring Book 5: Flights Of Fancy - A Winged Journey Through Pattern and Colour
Really RELAXING Colouring Book 5: Flights Of Fancy - A Winged Journey Through Pattern and Colour is a beautiful and relaxing creative colouring book for all ages ! Switch off, unwind, and unleash your inner creativity as you lose yourself in the flow of colouring in these stunning patterns and designs. Each of these beautiful individual designs are printed on a single page with the reverse left blank - so no bleed through, and perfect whether you use pencils, pens or paints. Collect the whole ' Really Relaxing Colouring Book' series, or try our unique ' Cool Colouring Books' Collection too!
Doodled Cats: Dozens of clever doodling exercises & ideas for cat people