Nature in Art
101 Dog Illustrations: A Pictorial Archive of Championship Breeds
101 Dog Illustrations
A Pictorial Archive of Championship Breeds
Paperback      ISBN: 048645438x

A blue-ribbon collection of 116 breeds recognized by the American Kennel Club, these dramatically detailed lithographs include sporting and non-sporting dogs, hounds, working dogs, terriers, and toys. A comprehensive reference for graphic artists and dog lovers, this compilation includes brief captions and concise, information-packed descriptions of each breed.

1300 Real and Fanciful Animals: From Seventeenth-Century Engravings
1300 Real and Fanciful Animals
From Seventeenth-Century Engravings
Paperback      ISBN: 0486402371

A painter whose father was an engraver and publisher of the same name, Matth us Merian (1621-1687) published this remarkable group of unusual and highly imaginative animal illustrations. This copyright-free collection includes a large and fascinating selection of engravings that illustrate scientific specimens and legendary creatures ― all meticulously reproduced from an extremely rare eighteenth-century edition.
Carefully arranged into six major divisions (quadrupeds, snakes, mollusks and crustaceans, fish, birds, and insects), approximately 1,300 copyright-free images include realistic and fanciful portrayals of a varied array of real animals, in addition to such imaginary creatures as unicorns, dragons, basilisks, harpies, griffins, and other mythical beasts. Identifying captions in Latin accompany many of the illustrations.
Commercial artists, illustrators, and craftspeople will find a host of uses for these lovingly detailed engravings: as book and magazine illustrations and as attention-getting graphics ideal for enhancing flyers, brochures, newsletters, and any number of other print projects. Art lovers and antiquarians ― anyone with an interest in the art and ideas of an earlier era ― will enjoy browsing through these wonderful antique images.

20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
20 Ways to Draw a Tree and 44 Other Nifty Things from Nature
A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
Paperback      ISBN: 1592538371

This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun.

Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes--tree, tulip, shell, owl, peacock feather, mushroom, cloud, and much, much more--over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tree.

This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, trees, leaves, and clouds are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw.

Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Tree

20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and 44 Other Fabulous Flowers: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and 44 Other Fabulous Flowers
A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
Paperback      ISBN: 159253886x

This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes-tulips, roses, dahlias, and much, much more-over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip.This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized flowers, snap dragons, and zinnias, are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author's uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
Get out your favorite drawing tool, and remember, there are not just 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip

20 Ways to Draw Everything: With 135 Nature Themes from Cats and Tigers to Tulips and Trees
20 Ways to Draw Everything
With 135 Nature Themes from Cats and Tigers to Tulips and Trees
Paperback      ISBN: 163159267x

Be inspired by this fun compilation sketchbook of four favorite volumes from Quarry Books' 20 Ways series

Designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun, each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 135 themes, over 3600 drawings total From trees and flowers to animals and sea creatures and everything in between. Don't worry, there's tons of room for you to draw your own versions of these amazing doodles right on the pages.

This is not a step-by-step technique book - within the pages you'll find drawings simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements, showing you how simple abstract shapes and forms create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw. Each of the 20 interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. These four artists each have a uniquely creative style, resulting in an engaging and motivational practice book that provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.

5-Minute Sketching -- Animals and Pets: Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings
5-Minute Sketching -- Animals and Pets
Super-Quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings
Paperback      ISBN: 1770859179

A great guide to making quick sketches of pets and animals.

What pet owner has not doodled a drawing of their pet cat or dog but wished they could be better at it? For them, and for the many aspiring artists that love animals, here is an excellent guide to quick sketching. 5-Minute Sketching -- Animals and Pets comprises 60 exercises for all artists that wish to learn how to sketch, or get tips on how to finesse their existing skills and get rid of bad habits.

The book shows how to hone observational skills and loosen up creativity to produce the desired results in a short amount of time. Like sketching architecture, landscapes, and people, catching a likeness of a subject requires an understanding of its elements. This book shows how quick observation and deconstruction of a living creature help to create a sketch that reveals the subject's unique appearance and personality.

Animals are among the world's most colorful life forms and the book provides expert guidance on using color in sketching. There is advice on the choice of media and their uses, including washes, pencils, charcoals, and pastels. The 60 quick exercises include challenges that incorporate color.

5-Minute Sketching -- Animals and Pets will help artists make drawing a part of their everyday lives, while its expert tips, ideas, and examples provide motivation and demonstrate how to focus observational skills. It is possible to produce a great sketch in a short time.

Acrylic: Animals: Learn to Paint Animals in Acrylic Step by Step - 40 Page Step-By-Step Painting Book
Acrylic: Animals
Learn to Paint Animals in Acrylic Step by Step - 40 Page Step-By-Step Painting Book
Paperback      ISBN: 1633220893

With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Animals is the perfect resource for aspiring artists interested in painting with acrylic.

Animals teaches the aspiring artist everything they need to know to get started painting a variety of animals in acrylic. From choosing paper and brushes to beginning painting techniques to composition and development, this book is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help beginning artists master this approachable medium.

Talented artists guide the readers through an exploration of the medium and the subject matter, covering basic animal painting concepts and techniques including how to render fur, feathers, texture, and more. Building on these basic techniques, artists can practice their craft with step-by-step projects that cover a variety of animal subjects, including horses, cats, dogs, and more.

With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Animals is the perfect resource for aspiring artists interested in painting with acrylic.

Alexander Von Humboldt: The Botanical Exploration of the Americas
Alexander Von Humboldt
The Botanical Exploration of the Americas
Hardcover      ISBN: 3791384155
Now available in a new edition, this gorgeously illustrated book showcases botanical masterpieces by Alexander van Humboldt, one of history's great scientists and explorers.

Recording Alexander von Humboldt's historic expedition to the Americas and Cuba--hailed by many as the "scientific discovery of America"--these intricate and delicately tinted prints reveal his revolutionary findings as he traveled through jungles, across rivers, and over mountainous terrain. The illustrations in the book give the English and Latin botanical names of the plants and are followed by an exhaustive index. Internationally renowned botanist H. Walter Lack lends his expertise to a fascinating essay that discusses Humboldt's significant contributions to the world of botany and scientific research. Technically precise, the prints are equally appealing to anyone who appreciates fine art and botanical illustration.
Anatomy Drawing School: Animals
Anatomy Drawing School
Animals
Paperback      ISBN: 3848008300

This book offers a comprehensive introduction into the animal anatomy for the fine arts.

Anatomy Drawing School: Human and Animal
Anatomy Drawing School
Human and Animal
Paperback      ISBN: 3848010089

For centuries, the study of anatomy has played an important role in the education of artists. An understanding of anatomy constitutes the basis for the precise representation of human and animal forms whether at rest or in motion.

With more than seven hundred and fifty detailed illustrations by the Hungarian master artist Andr s Szunyoghy, Anatomy Drawing School offers an in-depth view into the anatomy of human beings and selected mammals.

This book brings two bestsellers together, combining Anatomy Drawing School: Animal Anatomy and Anatomy Drawing School: Human Anatomy.

For the student, the volume's remarkably precise depiction of the skeleton and muscles will open the door to the true-to-life reproduction of the various parts of the body and their movements, a critical step on the road to artistic mastery. Professor Gy rgy Feh r provides clear and precise descriptions to accompany every illustration. Above and beyond these anatomical descriptions, his introductory texts offer a living image of the depicted life forms.

This effective combination of artistic and scientific depictions makes Anatomy Drawing School an essential reference work for painters, graphic artists and anyone interested in anatomy.

Graphic artist and painter Andr s Szunyoghy is a professor at the Institute for Anatomical Drawing at the Academy of Applied Arts in Budapest His works have been featured in exhibitions in many different countries, spreading his renown far beyond the borders of Hungary.

Gy rgy Feh r was a veterinarian and a lecturer at the Budapest University of Veterinary Medicine.