Nature in Art
The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals
How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets
Paperback ISBN: 0823014231
Create Classic Portraits of Favorite Pets The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals continues the rich tradition of animals in art. In this step-by-step guide to rendering your favorite animals in pencil and pen-and-ink, J. C. Amberlyn combines her love of pets and other familiar domestic creatures with her beautiful, detailed drawing style. Covering a variety of animals from beloved pets like dogs and cats to barnyard critters like cows and sheep and many more, the book covers every species with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing them from every angle imaginable. Along with seven featured examinations of Amberlyn's artistic process, each chapter showcases the tools and techniques needed to produce your own highly detailed, lifelike drawings of a variety of well-known animal companions. The worlds of artists and animal lovers come together in this richly illustrated, in-depth guide to producing charming portraits of some of the most popular pets and domesticated creatures. Also available as an eBook
Artistic Plants & Flowers
Paperback ISBN: 0486472515
This splendid visual encyclopedia features 120 rare botanical illustrations. Each specimen appears in side-by-side contrasts of color and black-and-white renderings by Mucha, Méheut, and other distinguished artists. Captions identify each image.
The Artists Guide to Drawing Realistic Animals
Paperback ISBN: 1581807287
Breathe Life into Your Animal Drawings Wildlife artist Doug Lindstrand has spent 30+ years observing animals in nature and capturing them on paper. In this book, he distills his expertise into key lessons for drawing any animal in a charming, realistic style. Inside, a whole herd of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations (43, to be exact!) cover a broad range of subjects and challenges, including how to draw: - short, long and patterned fur - mouths, eyes, ears and horns - various poses, including seated, standing and moving - a diversity of animals, domestic and wild - from housecats to big cats, from tiny cottontails to massive African elephants. Nothing intimidating here! Starting with easy sketches, you'll learn to gradually refine basic shapes into lifelike dogs, wolves, deer, sheep, horses, bears, giraffes, owls, eagles, geese and other magnificent creatures. With this classic and time-tested approach, you'll be able to draw not only the animals illustrated on these pages, but any animal that touches your artistic soul.
The Audubon Birds Coloring Book
Paperback ISBN: 1784286001
This beautiful, innovative coloring book is a celebration of the superb artistry of John James Audubon's depictions of the birds of North America. A selection of color plates from his famous work are shown opposite full page coloring guides for readers to complete themselves.
The Original Watercolors for The Birds of America
Hardcover ISBN: 0847834832
A national treasure is celebrated in this landmark publication. The Birds of America is a monumental classic, but it has never been explored like this before. This important new volume presents all the dazzling watercolors that Audubon painted for these monumental engravings. We are familiar with the prints engraved by Robert Havell Jr., but Audubon's Aviary illuminates the original masterpieces that were created by Audubon himself and tells the story behind their creation with fresh insights and engaging quotes from his writings. These powerful paintings—all newly photographed using state-of-the-art techniques—possess a startling immediacy, vibrancy, and fluidity that link natural history, art, and a respect for the environment.These watercolors transmit Audubon's devotion to his craft with their inscriptions and layers of media wrought with a miniaturist's attention to detail and their revolutionary compositions, which for the first time in history depicted all the birds life-size. Audubon is considered America's first great watercolorist, introducing innovative approaches developed over a lifetime of study. Even judged alongside today's technology, his dramatic tableaux remain some of the most spectacular natural history documents and visually arresting works of art ever produced.
Audubon's Last Wilderness Journey
The Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America
Hardcover ISBN: 1911282107
John James Audubon's Viviparous Quadrupeds of North America was the largest and most significant color plate book produced in the United States in the nineteenth century, and a fitting monument to the genius of America's most famous ornithologist, naturalist, and painter. Measuring an impressive 27 3/4 x 21 1/4 inches, the Quadrupeds was published in 1845-48 as a three-volume elephant folio broadsheet edition, the artist's final great natural history work and the first single publication to document America's animals. Audubon’s Last Wilderness Journey reproduces all one hundred and fifty original lithographic prints in color, with a timeline of Audubon's life and a map of his 1843 expedition to the Missouri River with Reverend John Bachman, his friend, fellow naturalist, and co-author. Essays by noted experts in art history, wildlife science, and ecology put this remarkable work in context, explaining its technical, artistic, and scientific importance and legacy. Surprisingly, there is very little currently available in print on the Quadrupeds. This exceptional new volume will have serious appeal to the general public and to art historians, scientists, environmentalists, scholars, researchers, and academics alike. Ron Tyler is the former director of the Amon Carter Museum in Fort Worth, Texas. Charles T. Butler is the former executive director of the Columbus Museum in Georgia. Dennis Harper is curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the Jule Collins Smith Museum of Fine Art in Auburn, Alabama. Daniel Patterson is professor of English Language and Literature at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant.
An Artist Looks into the Nest
Hardcover ISBN: 0544206703
An artist and a wildlife rehabilitator presents a visually stunning book, combining art and natural history, that is filled with more than 400 watercolor paintings that capture the breathtakingly swift development of 17 different species of wild birds. 35,000 first printing.
Paperback ISBN: 1771640723
Robert Bateman is one of the world’s greatest wildlife artists and most committed naturalists. This exquisite collection of recent works, all reproduced here for the first time in book form, is published in honor of his 80th birthday and features 75 full-color reproductions of paintings depicting both North American and international wildlife scenes. This glorious edition includes an essay by Bateman in which he shares his wisdom on nature, environmentalism, education, and the role of art in the preservation of wilderness, as well as black-and-white sketches and commentary on specific works. Bateman: New Works is an essential addition to any Bateman collection and a satisfying introduction to the work of this revered and iconic artist.
Factual & Fantastic
Hardcover ISBN: 0892368888
Beasts Factual and Fantastic is the first in the Medieval Imagination series of small, affordable books that will draw on manuscript illuminations from the Middle Ages and early Renaissance. Each volume will focus on a particular theme or subject as represented by medieval artists. Often, as in the case of the imaginary beasts that readers will encounter in this volume, artists depicted that which they did not see or know, but which was nonetheless shaped by the prevailing beliefs, fears, and rudimentary science of the time. In other cases, manuscript illuminators recorded what they indeed did see--which, centuries later, reveals much about the world in which they lived. This inaugural volume features vivid and charming details from the wealth of manuscripts in the collections of the J. Paul Getty Museum and the British Library, along with a lively text; together both word and image provide an accessible and delightful introduction to the imagination of the medieval world. Future volumes in this series will cover such topics as costumes, portraiture, and marginalia, among others.
The Beautiful Brain
The Drawings of Santiago Ramon Y Cajal
Hardcover ISBN: 1419722271
At the crossroads of art and science, Beautiful Brain presents Nobel Laureate Santiago Ramón y Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience through his groundbreaking artistic brain imagery. Santiago Ramón y Cajal (1852–1934) was the father of modern neuroscience and an exceptional artist. He devoted his life to the anatomy of the brain, the body’s most complex and mysterious organ. His superhuman feats of visualization, based on fanatically precise techniques and countless hours at the microscope, resulted in some of the most remarkable illustrations in the history of science.Beautiful Brain presents a selection of his exquisite drawings of brain cells, brain regions, and neural circuits with accessible descriptive commentary. These drawings are explored from multiple perspectives: Larry W. Swanson describes Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience; Lyndel King explores his artistic roots and achievement; Eric A. Newman provides commentary on the drawings; and Janet M. Dubinsky describes contemporary neuroscience imaging techniques. This book is the companion to a traveling exhibition opening at the Weisman Art Museum in Minneapolis in February 2017, marking the first time that many of these works, which are housed at the Instituto Cajal in Madrid, have been seen outside of Spain. Beautiful Brain showcases Cajal’s contributions to neuroscience, explores his artistic roots and achievement, and looks at his work in relation to contemporary neuroscience imaging, appealing to general readers and professionals alike.