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The Figure in Motion
The Figure in Motion
Hardcover      ISBN: 0823016927

This striking visual reference makes it possible for artists to capture the human figure in motion, solve compositional problems and faithfully record the surface appearance of muscles and bones as well as facial features and foreshortened aspects of the figure.

Starting to Draw
Starting to Draw
Paperback      ISBN: 0823049167

Drawing is a skill that anyone can learn, says the author in his introduction and this book has been teaching that skill for twenty-five years. Now it has been elegantly redesigned to start teaching to the next generation of artists. Lots of books are great for the more advanced sketcher but "Starting to Draw" is the best book for the absolute beginner, packed with fundamentals and simple building blocks of success. Time-tested text and clear, easy-to-follow drawings make this book the classic that every artist needs. Guidance on everything from equipment and warming up to drawing basic shapes to demonstrations on capturing landscapes, figures, and still lifes, "Starting to Draw" sets emerging artists off on a great adventure of learning and creating."

Rembrandt: The Master and His Workshop : Paintings/Drawings and Etchings
The Master and His Workshop : Paintings/Drawings and Etchings
Hardcover      ISBN: 0300051913

Contains two volumes which together discuss Rembrandt's life, technique, the organization of his workshop and the critical response to him. They present studies of 51 paintings, 40 etchings and 40 drawings definitely attributed to Rembrandt and discuss work attributed to his pupils.

2 volume boxed set: vol. one is "Paintings," vol. two "Drawings & Etchings.

Drawing People: How to Portray the Clothed Figure
Drawing People
How to Portray the Clothed Figure
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 1581803591
Draw Natural and Believable Clothed Figures

In Drawing People, award-winning illustrator and instructor Barbara Bradley provides all the information you need to render clothed human figures with energy, detail and control.

Bradley begins by teaching the basics of any drawing, including proportion, perspective and value. Next, you'll learn how to overcome the special challenges posed by clothing, including fabric folds and draping effects. Bradley illustrates how they're constructed and how to draw them in different situations--on male and female figures that are active or at rest.

These reliable, proven drawing techniques will add a natural feel to your art, resulting in figures that look as if they could walk, run or dance right off the page.
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Paperback      ISBN: 0874774241

When Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain was first published in 1979, it hit the New York Times bestseller list within two weeks and stayed there for more than a year. In 1989, when Dr. Betty Edwards revised the book, it went straight to the Times list again. Now Dr. Edwards celebrates the twentieth anniversary of her classic book with a second revised edition.

Over the last decade, Dr. Edwards has refined her material through teaching hundreds of workshops and seminars. Truly The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain, this edition includes: the very latest developments in brain researchnew material on using drawing techniques in the corporate world and in educationinstruction on self-expression through drawingan updated section on using colordetailed information on using the five basic skills of drawing for problem solving

Translated into thirteen languages, Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing-instruction guide. People from just about every walk of life artists, students, corporate executives, architects, real estate agents, designers, engineers have applied its revolutionary approach to problem solving. The Los Angeles Times said it best: Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is "not only a book about drawing, it is a book about living. This brilliant approach to the teaching of drawing . . . should not be dismissed as a mere text. It emancipates.""

Xtreme Art: Draw Manga
Xtreme Art
Draw Manga
Paperback      ISBN: 0823003698

The first in a cutting-edge series for tomorrow's illustrators, Xtreme Art: Draw Manga offers a fun-filled tutorial on the hottest art form out there: the Japanese style of manga--the runaway favorite in the kids' cartoon industry

Geared for eager young artists ages 8 and up, Xtreme Art: Draw Manga is an easy-to-follow guide to drawing manga-style heroes, villains, faeries, and monsters. Dozens of eye-popping renderings are broken down into only four simple steps--in each step, new lines are highlighted in a bright second color, making it easy to progress through the steps and build the final drawing. Best-selling author Christopher Hart packs the pages with images and techniques kids can use to start drawing right away.

- Launch of a new series for readers ages 8 and up

- An excellent precursor to Kids
Draw, targeted at younger, less-
experienced artists

- Proven author with over a million books sold

- An affordable, fun-filled introduction to an exciting new art form

- Teaches without intimidating,
motivating kids with immediate results
Drawing: Trees with William F. Powell: Learn to Paint Step by Step
Drawing: Trees with William F. Powell
Learn to Paint Step by Step
Paperback      ISBN: 1560103450

In this book, William F. Powell invites you into his artistic world as he shows you how to render a variety of beautiful trees in pencil. The author explains a number of basic drawing techniques before exploring basic tree shapes and leaf types. As you learn how to draw branches, bark, and ground foliage, step by step, you ll also discover important tips about shading, creating textures, setting up compositions, and applying perspective helping you develop your own tree drawings to their fullest potential. Helpful examples and essential information make this comprehensive guide a valuable addition to any artist s drawing library

Peanuts: A Golden Celebration
A Golden Celebration
Hardcover      ISBN: 0062702440

Will Charlie Brown ever get to kick the footballs? Will Schroeder finally return Lucy's love? Will Linus give up his security blanket? Will Peppermint Party ever pass a test? And, most importantly will Snoopy--that canine literary ace--ever be published?

"To take a blank piece of paper and draw characters that people love and worry about is extremely satisfying. It really does not matter what you are called or where your work is placed as long as it brings some kind of joy to some person some place." -- Charles Schulz

Peanuts: A Golden Celebration honors the momentous 50th anniversary of Charlie Brown and the gang with over 1,000 carefully selected strips that tell the story of Peanutslike no other book before. In Schulz's own words we learn how he came to create the world's most popular comic strip characters from nostalgic and sometimes painful memories of growing up--such as the agony of classroom Valentine exchange and the longing for a little red-haired girl.

From the debut of Peanuts on October 2, 1950, to the golden jubilee, here are fifty years of the favorite episodes and the..."firsts," such as the first time Lucy pulled the football away from Charlie Brown. Included are scenes from the beloved Charlie Brown television. specials and the latest revival of the Broadway musical, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown.

These are the strips and events that have made Peanuts an awesome phenomenon, appearing in 2,600 newspapers worldwide everyday. Not bad for a round-headed kid called Charlie Brown.

Let the celebration begin

Cartoon America: Comic Art in the Library of Congress
Cartoon America
Comic Art in the Library of Congress
Hardcover      ISBN: 0810954907

The Library of Congress encompasses virtually the entire history and scope of comic art, including editorial cartoons, caricatures, comic strips, animation and illustration. Cartoon America portrays a common ground that we all can appreciate and learn from. Caricatures and cartoons often depict the principal events and figures of the day. Like jazz and baseball, they are an indelible and indigenous part of American culture. In the best hands, they become topical and timeless, unique and universal. Cartoon America speaks eloquently of the US nation's creativity and resilience, its desire to educate and entertain, laugh at its quirks and foibles and challenge its political leaders and public figures to do better. The book contains a veritable who's who of illustration greats and includes much original art.

Pastel School: A Practical Guide to Drawing With Pastels
Pastel School
A Practical Guide to Drawing With Pastels
Hardcover      ISBN: 0895778491

More than 40 step-by-step sequences show how to master pastel painting and develop your own individual style. Eight projects show the whole process of picture making, from planning to completion.