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Most popular Art techniques & principles books

The most popular Art techniques & principles books currently available. Updated weekly.
Johanna Basford 2020 Weekly Colouring Planner Activity Diary
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.
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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.
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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
20 Ways to Draw Everything: With 135 Nature Themes from Cats and Tigers to Tulips and Trees
This awesome sketchbook four volumes of the 20 Ways series and smashes them together into one, massive, how-to guide!
Art Starts in the Heart: Creative projects and inspirational ideas for learning to make expressive, mindful art
Special Subjects: Basic Color Theory: An introduction to color for beginning 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.
Inspired Artist: Draw Every Little Thing: Learn to draw more than 100 everyday items, from food to fashion
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 takes readers, step by step, through drawing a variety of botanical structures.
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.
Your Year in Art: A project for every week of the year to overcome blank-page anxiety and inspire creative exploration
Color Theory: An Essential Guide to Color-from Basic Principles to Practical Applications
On Color
A brilliant and bold look at the role of color in our lives
Story of Painting: How art was made
Art of Zentangle: 50 Inspiring Drawings, Designs & Ideas for the Meditative Artist
Drawing for Interior Designers
This is a practical guide aimed at helping budding interior designers learn how to draw professional looking interior designs.
Successful Drawing
Covers the fundamentals of proportion, perspective and pattern, through scale and light, to the mastery of construction, character and consistency.
101 More Mixed Media Techniques: An exploration of the versatile world of mixed media art
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.
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.
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9 Heads: A Guide to Drawing Fashion by Nancy Riegelman
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.
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.
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FORTNITE Official: How to Draw
The OFFICIAL How to Draw guide from Epic Games, creators of FORTNITE, the biggest gaming brand in the world. Includes over 30 Outfits, vehicles, weapons and more!
How to Draw Inky Wonderlands: Create and Color Your Own Magical Adventure
Tom of Finland. The Complete Kake Comics
The complete adventures of Kake, Tom of Finland's dark-haired, mustached leatherman, who travelled the world on his motorcycle to spread the seeds of ecstatically explicit gay sex. See Tom's own personal fantasies lived out in these 26 episodes of mustaches, muscles and liberated libido, now some of the most famous cartoons in the history of...
David Bellamy's Seas & Shorelines in Watercolour
Learn to paint the varied and dramatic coastlines of the world, with expert author David Bellamy.
Folding Techniques for Designers: From Sheet to Form: 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.
Drawing: Basic Textures in Pencil: A beginner's guide to realistic textures in graphite
Original Bauhaus: Workbook
Take a class at the Bauhaus school with this introduction that lets you experience what it was like to study at the influential school and presents original instructions from the famous Foundation Course.
Painting with Bob Ross: Learn to paint in oil step by step!
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.
Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes: Tips and Techniques for Drawing on Location
The Urban Sketching Handbook: Architecture and Cityscapes provides keys to help make the experience of drawing architecture and cityscapes fun and rewarding, using composition, depth, scale, contrast, line and creativity.
Doodled Dogs: Dozens of clever doodling exercises & ideas for dog people
Graphic Design Process: How to Be Successful in Design School
#NoFilter: Get Creative with Photography
If you want to inject more excitement into your photography than just applying a filter in an app, this book is for you. It will inspire you to take your photos further, with ideas aimed at all levels of ability.
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.
You Will Be Able to Draw by the End of this Book: Ink
An original and accessible guide to drawing in ink, the artist's most versatile medium.
Doodled Cats: Dozens of clever doodling exercises & ideas for cat people
Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms
Over 1,900 entries provide succinct and accessible explanations of a variety of terms used in art, covering materials, techniques, styles, and periods. From abstract expressionism to Renaissance, batik to zincograph, this dictionary will help you navigate the wide variety of terms used in the art world.