Drawing by Individual Artists
The Daily Zoo
Keeping the Doctor at Bay With a Drawing a Day
Paperback ISBN: 1933492341
In the spring of 2005 Chris Ayers was busy working as a concept artist in the Hollywood film industry. That came to a crashing halt when he was diagnosed with leukemia on April first. After a year-long period of treatment and recovery he started a sketchbook called The Daily Zoo on the anniversary of his diagnosis. Over the next 365 days he would draw one animal each day, challenging both his self-discipline and imagination. Most importantly it would allow him the focused opportunity to celebrate the gift of each healthy day. The pages of The Daily Zoo: Volume One are chock-filled with 365 distinct critters, ranging from curious pandas to sinister hyenas, athletic aardvarks to zealous zebras, and his choice of artistic styles are as diverse as his subject matter. Alongside the images Ayers, whose big screen credits include Men in Black II, X-Men 3, and the Alien vs. Predator films, ties in commentary about his cancer experience, the sources of his artistic inspiration and his creative methods. Whether you're a beginning artist or a seasoned pro, this book will leave you inspired to grab the nearest pencil, pen, brush or crayon and start drawing!
From the Underground to Genesis
Hardcover ISBN: 1684051096
The Modern Art Museum of the City of Paris presents a premier retrospective exhibition on one of the greatest illustrators of the past fifty years: Robert Crumb. A unique look at the life and work of underground comix pioneer R. Crumb, who represents a mythical figure in American counter-culture. In 2012 Crumb had his first comprehensive museum retrospective at the Musée d'Art moderne de la Ville de Paris. Created to accompany the exhibit, this hefty volume spans almost fifty years of Crumb's career, and includes over 700 drawings and more than 200 comix magazines and covers, plus another 200 previousuly unpublished or unseen color illustrations. Context is provided by texts from Jean-Luc Fromental, Sébastien Gokalp, Fabrice Hergott, Todd Hignite, Jean-Pierre Mercier and Joann Sfar.
The Pencil Art of Geof Darrow
Hardcover ISBN: 150670364x
"Featuring the pencils behind well-known covers and never-before-seen drawings, Lead Poisoning reveals Geof Darrow's perfectionism at its best, showing how clean the initial drawings can be, as well as the bizarre alterations that appear to happen on thefly"--
Out of Line
The Art of Jules Feiffer
Hardcover ISBN: 1419700669
Everyone knows a Feiffer illustration when they see one. His characters leap across the page, each line belying humor and psychological insight. Over Feiffer's prolific 70-year career, his nimble and singular imagination has given us new perspectives as well as biting satires on politics, love, marriage, and religion—alternating with stories imbued with the playful anarchy of a child. Feiffer's varied output includes children's books (The Phantom Tollbooth and Bark, George), plays (Little Murders), movies (Carnal Knowledge and Popeye), and comic strips (most notably in his Pulitzer Prize–winning Village Voice comic strip of 42 years). Out of Line: The Art of Jules Feiffer is the long-awaited illustrated retrospective of Feiffer's celebrated career, providing a revealing glimpse into his creative process and his role as America's foremost Renaissance man of the arts.
Pavement Chalk Artist
The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever
3rd Edition Paperback ISBN: 0228100771
Fascinating pavement chalk art by a master of the craft, now with new art. "Beever's mastery and unbridled humor are on full display in these dazzling drawings, each accompanied by a description that details artistic techniques, discusses challenges the artist faced, and offers an inside look into his process." -- Publishers Weekly (starred review, on the previous edition) The pavement chalk artist is a master of art, perspective, creativity and performance. Julian Beever is one such extraordinary master. More than just traditional flat drawings, the works Beever creates are uniquely three-dimensional anamorphic drawings. They are drawn in perspective and distorted so the subject can be viewed properly only from one particular viewpoint. For those who are standing in the right place, his chalk drawings invite them to step right into the scene or, in the case of the artist's well-known "Swimming Pool in the High Street", dive right into the water. Pavement Chalk Artist includes a fabulous selection of Beever's most intriguing anamorphic drawings. Each one is accompanied by a description of the techniques he used and the challenges he overcame. These photographs record the development of his unusual skill and understanding of perspective. Readers can see how his art progresses and matures as he takes on commissioned works and a wealth of original, inventive subjects in locations worldwide. The photographs tell the story, giving readers both an understanding of the principles of this 3-D art form and the pleasure of sharing the scenes that passersby once enjoyed before these unique works disappeared forever. This new edition includes 16 new pages of Beever's recent art, in addition to the 16 added to the second edition, for a total of 32 new pages.
Recipes for Good Luck
The Superstitions, Rituals, and Practices of Extraordinary People
Hardcover ISBN: 1452162182
What did Maya Angelou do to keep the words flowing? What is a NASA engineer's lucky charm? How does Thom Yorke prep for a concert? This book bottles the singular recipes for success of leading creatives, politicians, scientists, and athletes who made their own luck. Revealing an array of unique practices from quirky superstitions to preperformance rituals, this visual compendium celebrates in text and charming illustrated portraits the real personalities, creative processes, and curious habits of these influential people. Presented with a handsome silk-screened cloth spine, this treasure trove of inspiration is a smart and special choice for anyone who could use a little good fortune.
Brandon Graham's Drawn Out Collection
Paperback ISBN: 1534308539
Brandon Graham's (KING CITY, PROPHET,MULTIPLE WARHEADS) work combines influences from all over the globe intosomething uniquelypersonal. ROYALBOILER is acollection of work spanning Graham's twenty-year career: cover, Illustration,animation, and art show work, along with pages from his sketchbook.
Sara Midda's South of France
A Sketch Book
Hardcover ISBN: 0894807633
From Sara Midda, the artist whose first book, In and Out of the Garden, evoked all the pleasures of the English garden and received international acclaim, comes a wondrous sketchbook from a year spent in the South of France--an artist's personal journal carried everywhere and crammed with drawings and notions and thoughts surprising and whimsical. Sara Midda captures the land, the people, the shimmering air--the whole feeling of Provence and the Cote d' Azur and the spell they cast over even those who haven't been. Describing her own work, Sara Midda says: "It is an evocation, an interpretation of the everyday. It is making discoveries about ordinary things. It is not merely landscapes and buildings, but the artifacts that are the bricks and mortar of a culture." The entire volume is printed on uncoated stock to convey the feeling and texture of an artist's sketchbook.
Handmade Illustration: 850 Vintage Drawings / 850 Illustrations Vintage / 850 Ilustraciones Vintage / 850 Illustrazioni Vintage
Paperback ISBN: 8416504199
The book features retro style pen and ink illustrations by Joan Escandell (illustrator of Captain Thunder, He-Man, and Disney's Cinderellaand The Lion King), who molded the image many youngsters in Europe have of literary figures like Robin Hood. The book gives free access to a library of downloadable high-resolution animal images.
Paperback ISBN: 0642541221
Henri Matisse (1869-1954) considered his drawing to be a very intimate means of expression - the "purest" and "most direct." His method of execution varied from charcoal, pencil, crayon, etcher's burin, lithographic tusche, to paper cut. Frequently his composition was of the female form. This small book reproduces drawings from late in the artist's career, when he created series of drawings in the great French tradition of the artist's book (livre de peintre), where original prints are combined with carefully selected texts. Included are illustrations from Jazz and other works.