Drawing of Specific Subjects
The Art of Drawing Fantasy Characters
The Art of Drawing Fantasy Characters
Paperback      ISBN: 1600581668

Enter the fantastic imagination of artist Jacob Glaser as you learn how to draw everything from an alien lord and a werewolf to a jester and a black knight. In this 144-page book, you'll learn how to draw fantasy characters that you didn't even know existed--except in the far-reaching corners of your mind. After being introduced to the basic tools and techniques of pencil drawing, you'll discover 60 easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations, including a robot attack pod, Frankenstein, a vampire bat, an evil sorcerer, a barbarian warrior, and a damsel in distress. Many projects include a digitally colored final and color palettes so you can see just one of the many ways you can bring your characters to live in vivid color.

Drawing Still Lifes: Learn to Draw a Variety of Realistic Still Lifes in Pencil
Drawing Still Lifes
Learn to Draw a Variety of Realistic Still Lifes in Pencil
Paperback      ISBN: 1600583342

Still lifes consist of everything from traditional wine and cheese set-ups and fruit and flower compositions to more complex arrangements, such as pottery, porcelain, and glassware. As a fundamental topic in art instruction, drawing still lifes appeals to beginning and intermediate artists alike. In Drawing Still Lifes, beginningartists will learn everything they need to know for achieving realistic still lifes in pencil, and intermediate artists will have an opportunity to brush up on key pencil-drawing skills. From choosing the right drawing paper, tools, and materials and understanding how to hold and handle the pencil to learning how to arrange compelling compositions and mastering basic pencil strokes, Drawing Still Lifes features valuable information for learning to draw using pencil as your medium. Approachable instruction from a professional artist includes information for selecting subject matter, setting up balanced compositions, lighting scenes properly, mastering perspective, and using reference photos to draw three-dimensional objects by building up form and adding shading. Also included is helpful information for creating a value scale and rendering a diverse range of textures, such as fabric, glass, wood, metal, water, and foliage, among others. With its combination of art tips, drawing techniques, and easy-to-follow step-by-step drawing projects, as well as breathtakingly realistic artwork to encourage and inspire, artists will be well on their way to creating beautiful graphite-pencil still life drawings of fruit, plants, trees, shrubbery, flowers, tabletop scenes, and more, from start to finish. Discover how fun and engaging pencil drawing can be with Drawing Still Lifes.

Stick Sketch School: An Animal Artventure: Mastering the Art of Stick Figure Critters
Stick Sketch School: An Animal Artventure
Mastering the Art of Stick Figure Critters
Paperback      ISBN: 1631063057

Learn to draw stylized stick figure animals in this art-venture In Stick Sketch School: An Animal Artventure you'll draw animals from the jungle, Arctic, and even extinct & fantasy creatures

Since Billy Attinger founded his company, Stick World, pop culture has exploded with stick figure art Social media feeds and other online resources are the perfect home for this brand of simple, pithy, and often wickedly funny art. The best part about stick figures is that anyone can draw them

Billy Attinger showed how to draw stylized stick figures in his popular Stick Sketch School, and now he's back to show the world stick figure animals. Take an "artventure" around the world: learn to draw stick animals in the jungle, the Arctic, the rainforest, the Outback, underwater, and more You'll even learn how to draw extinct animals and fantasy animals in stick form.

This guide to drawing is perfect for the visual learner. Each spread features a grid on how to draw the lines, how to add movement, as well as expression. You will also get tips and tricks from stick artist Billy Attinger himself on how to make your stick animals personal, recognizable, and unique

Sketch Workshop: Mech & Weapon Design
Sketch Workshop
Mech & Weapon Design
Paperback      ISBN: 1909414611

Sketch Workshop: Mech and Weapon Design is 3dtotal's answer to the question: "Why can't I draw mechs or weapons like that?" Designed for beginners and hobbyists alike, it's a fun and innovative way for people of all ages to find the inspiration they need to draw. With four sketching projects by professional artists, the goal is to help people learn to draw their own mechs and weapons

Beloved Dog
Beloved Dog
Paperback      ISBN: 014310988x
Maira Kalman, with wit and great sensitivity, reveals why dogs bring out the best in us

Maira Kalman + Dogs = Bliss

Dogs have lessons for us all. In Beloved Dog, renowned artist and author Maira Kalman illuminates our cherished companions as only she can. From the dogs lovingly illustrated in her acclaimed children's books to the real-life pets who inspire her still, Kalman's Beloved Dog is joyful, beautifully illustrated, and, as always, deeply philosophical.

Here is Max Stravinsky, the dog poet of Oh-La-La (Max in Love)-fame, and her own Irish Wheaton Pete (almost named Einstein, until he revealed himself to be "clearly no Einstein"), who also made an appearance in the delightful What Pete Ate: From A to Z. And of course, there is Boganch, Kalman's in-laws' "big black slobbering Hungarian Beast." And that's just the beginning.

With humor and intelligence, Kalman gives voice to the dogs she adores, noting that they are constant reminders that life reveals the best of itself when we live fully in the moment and extend unconditional love. "And it is very true," she writes, "that the most tender, complicated, most generous part of our being blossoms without any effort, when it comes to the love of a dog."

Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing
Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner
A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Portrait Drawing
Paperback      ISBN: 1440311447
Open this book as an absolute beginner, and come away as a proud portrait artist

Mark and Mary Willenbrink'sAbsolute Beginner books have helped thousands of novices tap into their inner artists. In this book, Mark and Mary help the beginning artist take on portraits, showing that absolutely anyone can draw faces. Their encouraging, easy-to-follow instruction style makes learning fun--you'll be amazed by how quickly you achieve impressive results.

You may be a beginner now, but not for long Drawing Portraits for the Absolute Beginner covers everything from warming up with sketches, and capturing facial expressions, to framing your finished work. Page by page, you'll build the skills and confidence you need to draw lifelike portraits of your friends and family.

What's Inside:

- A simple two-stage approach to drawing portraits: sketch a likeness, then build up values to bring it to life
- Step-by-step instruction for drawing eyes, noses, mouths, hairstyles, hands, glasses and other tricky elements
- 13 complete demonstrations featuring a range of ages and ethnicities
- Tips for evoking more personality in your portraits by using props, costumes and accessories
Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil: Learn to Draw with Colored Pencil Step by Step
Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil
Learn to Draw with Colored Pencil Step by Step
Paperback      ISBN: 1600581374

In this comprehensive, 32-page book, accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun shares her artistic insights and techniques for creating strikingly realistic animal drawings in colored pencil. The book opens with essential information on choosing tools and materials, understanding color theory, and creating basic pencil strokes. It then covers special colored pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering, and blending. Finally, the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of adorable animals--including favorite family pets, wildlife, and birds--in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions allow aspiring artists to develop their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to the final flourishes.

Forest Animals: Discover Your Inner Artist as You Learn to Draw Majestic Wildlife in Graphite
Forest Animals
Discover Your Inner Artist as You Learn to Draw Majestic Wildlife in Graphite
Paperback      ISBN: 1600583806

Whether a beautiful black bear, furtive fox, or sprightly squirrel, Forest Animals features a wide array of majestic creatures. Drawing in pencil is a fundamental topic in art instruction and a good starting point for any artist, whether a novice or a master. In Drawing Made Easy: Forest Animals, artists will learn everything they need to know for achieving realistic animal and wildlife compositions in pencil, while intermediate artists will have an opportunity to brush up on key pencil-drawing skills. Along the way, artists will also learn valuable information about planning a drawing; working from photographs; mastering perspective; and rendering a range of textures, including fur, trees and tree bark, foliage, and much more. The book opens with an introduction to the basic drawing tools and materials, including pencils, erasers, supports, and blending tools. From choosing the right drawing paper to learning how to handle the pencil to mastering basic pencil strokes, Forest Animals features valuable information for learning to draw wildlife in graphite pencil. With in-depth step-by-step projects that progress to detailed, realistic final drawings, artists will learn to draw a variety of interesting forest animals, including a raccoon, a deer, and a pair of foxes. With expert instruction, a breadth of subject matter, helpful tips, and inspirational artwork, Forest Animals is the perfect addition to any animal-loving artist's reference library.

Draw It: Tools, Techniques, Methods: A Workbook Manual for Sketching + Drawing
Draw It: Tools, Techniques, Methods
A Workbook Manual for Sketching + Drawing
Paperback      ISBN: 1941806767

A compact, portable drawing resource book of over 200 highly illustrated pages of sketching and drawing techniques, the book is crafted to be a companion tool which is tucked in your travel gear and referred to regularly. The book is durable with helpful color-coded pages to cross reference with demonstrated drawing tools. The book is organized into three Drawing Chapters: First, Tools +Techniques, from black and white to color drawings: Second, Methods, where perspective drawing rules are established, followed by Learning from The Masters to learn color theory and composition, then drawing Cityscapes + Landscapes, Aerial Perspectives, with demonstrations of Quick Draw and Slow Draw techniques: Third, Drawing as a Way of Thinking, where Analytical Sketching, Sequential Serial View drawings and Developing Design Proposals Using the Story Board Method are illustrated. This book is a tool for everyone - whether you are traveling the globe or drawing in your backyard. With a multitude of examples and helpful insights for both the professional and beginner, this book will help you take the world around you and Draw It.

Drawing Animals: 30th Anniversary Edition
Drawing Animals
30th Anniversary Edition
Paperback      ISBN: 0823013669

Inspiring illustrations show how to draw all kinds of wild and domestic animals.

Contents:

- 1. Elephants

- 2. Bears

- 3. Horses

- 4. Cattle

- 5. Deer

- 6. Sheep

- 7. Primates

- 8. Cats

- 9. Dogs

- 10. Small Animals