Nature in Art
1300 Real and Fanciful Animals: From Seventeenth-Century Engravings
1300 Real and Fanciful Animals
From Seventeenth-Century Engravings
by Merian
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 Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals: A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals
A Sketchbook for Artists, Designers, and Doodlers
Paperback      ISBN: 159253838x

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--cat, giraffe, seal, elephant, whale and much, much more--over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Cat. This is not a step-by-step technique book--rather, the stylized animals 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.
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.

America's Botanical Beauty: Illustrations from the Library of Congress
America's Botanical Beauty
Illustrations from the Library of Congress
Paperback      ISBN: 1555913369

This collection of botanical illustrations from the splendid collections at the Library of Congress showcases the discoveries made over a 400-year period, chronicling the exploration from the viewpoint of some of the best botanists and illustrators of their time.

Animals
Animals
Paperback      ISBN: 1784941131

Stress relieving, relaxing, and above all FUN Relax into the creative world of coloring with Zen Coloring books. Each book in the collection contains a beautiful and diverse range of illustrations for you to color in as you wish. From simple to complex, the drawings span the scope of intricacy and style. You'll soon understand the calming, Zen-like benefits of focusing on the simple yet satisfying activity of coloring in these patterns and designs.

Unplug and pick up a pencil instead. Let the artist in you shine. Unleash your creative energy. Discover a talent you didn't know you had. Or simply unplug and disconnect from your day by relaxing with Zen Coloring: Animals. You'll soon find that coloring can be a way to clear your mind and lighten your mood.

Over 40 patterns to color in. Zen Coloring: Animals contains over 40 illustrations you can color in featuring fantastic, intricate animals in your chosen color scheme.

In addition to Zen Coloring: Animals, the series includes coloring books on Nature, Flowers, Ocean, and Mandalas.

Animals: 850 Handmade Illustrations
Animals
850 Handmade Illustrations
Paperback      ISBN: 8416504199

The book features retro style pen and ink illustrations by Joan Escandell (illustrator of Captain Thunder, He-Man, and Disney's Cinderella and 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.

Animals by Kuniyoshi: Ukiyo-E Paper Book
Animals by Kuniyoshi
Ukiyo-E Paper Book
Paperback      ISBN: 4756247598

In old Tokyo, known as "Edo" during the early modern period, fashion sheets and entertainment magazines came in the form of "Ukiyo-e" ("pictures of the floating world"). There were many Ukiyo-e shops in Edo, which sold various woodblock prints, just as news agents or book shops sell magazines or posters today. Each Ukiyo-e print was sold individually to customers, who bought these beautifully printed sheets on beautiful Japanese paper to learn the most up-to-date trends of the day, and who also sometimes enjoyed them as artworks or as interior decor by displaying them on their walls.

Following the success of Cats by Kuniyoshi and Surprise by Kuniyoshi, this new title showcases 60 art reproductions of various animals featured in the woodblock prints of the outstanding Ukiyo-e master, Utagawa Kuniyoshi (1797-1861). Sparrows, foxes, whales, goldfishes, octopus and many other animals are depicted humorously and satirically alongside human subjects.

For added interest, each of the 60 prints can be removed easily, offering today's readers a fun and authentic way to appreciate Ukiyo-e. The simple, yet unique, design on the back side of each page offers readers even more creative ideas. (English/Japanese Bilingual text)