Most popular Art techniques & principles books
The most popular Art techniques & principles books currently available. Updated weekly.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn how to draw with proven exercises for real-world practice and improvement from the UK's favourite drawing teacher.
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!
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.
Figure Drawing Methods for Artists demonstrates how figure in a particular posture can be assembled with a few key characteristic strokes.
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.
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 takes readers, step by step, through drawing a variety of botanical structures.
This awesome sketchbook four volumes of the 20 Ways series and smashes them together into one, massive, how-to guide!
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.
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.
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.
This is a practical guide aimed at helping budding interior designers learn how to draw professional looking interior designs.
A brilliant and bold look at the role of color in our lives
Forget everything you think you know about traditional watercolour painting - Paint Play will show how to experiment with paint, use it spontaneously and have fun, no experience required!
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.
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...
Discover the infinite possibilities of drawing with this essential inspiration book
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.
Improve your on-location sketching with 101 Sketching Tips.
Covers the fundamentals of proportion, perspective and pattern, through scale and light, to the mastery of construction, character and consistency.
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.
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.
Drawing on traditional methods, it encourages you to develop your own style and to design your own tools and creations. It includes instructions on shaping, bending, splitting and drawing down hot metal are given along with advice on traditional methods to fasten metal pieces together.
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.
An original and accessible guide to drawing in ink, the artist's most versatile medium.
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!