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Keeping an Eye Open: Essays on Art

by Julian Barnes

An extraordinary collection—hawk-eyed and understanding—from the Man Booker Prize–winning, best-selling author of The Sense of an Ending and Levels of Life.

As Julian Barnes notes: “Flaubert believed...

Manga Workshop Characters: How to Draw and Color Faces and Figures

by Sophie Chan

Create your own manga characters!

The manga universe is diverse--full of cute chibis, soulful romantics, cunning villains and sassy schoolgirls. Whether you want to tell love stories, create fantasy worlds or...

Secret Teachings of a Comic Book Master: The Art of Alfredo Alcala

by Phillip Dana Yeh, Heidi MacDonald & Gil Kane

"Alfredo Alcala is one of the most disciplined and perceptive artists inking in comics. The years of distinguished work have earned Alfredo a special place in comics history."—Gil Kane.

In the late 1960s, an...

Mechanika, Revised and Updated: Creating the Art of Space, Aliens, Robots and Sci-Fi

by Doug Chiang

You can design the future!

In a post-apocalyptic alien landscape, starfighters crash land in desert terrain, dino riders rear up, rusted crab walkers litter the horizon and men work with--or fight against--giant...

Little Pony Drawing Book: How to Draw and Create Magical Friends

by Lindsay Cibos

A fun-filled guide to drawing ponies and other magical friends!

There's only one thing more adorable than a little pony, and that's a little pony cartoonified! No wonder they've become pop culture superstars,...

The Elements of Landscape Oil Painting: Techniques for Rendering Sky, Terrain, Trees, and Water

by Suzanne Brooker

A landscape painting guide for oil painters that breaks landscapes down into component elements from nature, and showcases tools and techniques used by classic and modern oil painters for bringing these scenes...

The Watercolor Course You've Always Wanted: Guided Lessons for Beginners and Experienced Artists

by Leslie Frontz

A comprehensive and practical guide to watercolor painting from sought-after instructor and acclaimed artist Leslie Frontz that answers the two most common questions students at all levels want to know: What...

Picturing the Bronze Age

by Johan Ling, Peter Skoglund & Ulf Bertilsson

Pictures from the Bronze Age are numerous, vivid and complex. There is no other prehistoric period that has produced such a wide range of images spanning from rock art to figurines to decoration on bronzes and...

Japanese Woodblock Print Workshop: A Modern Guide to the Ancient Art of Mokuhanga

by April Vollmer

An inspirational how-to course on Japanese woodblock printing's history and techniques, with guidance on materials and studio practices, step-by-step demonstrations, and examples of finished works by modern...

Sunlight and Shadows in Watercolour

by Lucy Willis

Lucy Willis is a well-known and successful watercolourist, renowned for her atmospheric paintings full of sunlight and shade. In her third book, Sunlight and Shadows in Watercolour, Lucy Willis shares her professional...

Shirley Trevena Watercolours

by Shirley Trevena

Shirley Trevena is a successful and popular watercolourist with a huge international fan base. Throughout her career Shirley has pushed the boundaries of watercolour and is regarded as one of Britain???s most...

Painting on Location

by David Curtis & Robin Capon

David Curtis is one of the most successful and celebrated artists working in the UK today. His books are bestsellers and in his latest book he discusses and demonstrates his approach to painting outside on location....

Painting with Impact

by David Curtis & Robin Capon

David Curtis is one of the most successful and loved artists in the UK. His books are bestsellers and in his latest publication he talks about the secrets of producing paintings with impact. Although his work...

Freehand Figure Drawing for Illustrators: Mastering the Art of Drawing from Memory

by David H. Ross

Draw the Human Figure Anywhere, Anytime

For today’s in-demand comic creators, animators, video game artists, concept designers, and more, being able to quickly draw the human figure in a variety of action-packed...

Burne-Jones: 262 Colour Plates

by Maria Tsaneva & Blagoy Kiroff

Sir Edward Burne-Jones was the greatest of the second generation Pre-Raphaelites. Burne-Jones's aim in art is best given in some of his own words, written to a friend: "I mean by a picture a beautiful, romantic...

The Spy Who Painted the Queen: The Secret Case Against Philip de Lászl

by Phil Tomaselli

In 1917 noted society portrait painter Philip de László, who painted such luminaries as the Pope, the Austrian emperor, King Edward VII and Pricne Louis Battenberg, was subjected to a secret tribunal which...

The Nine Old Men: Lessons, Techniques, and Inspiration from Disney's Great Animators

by Andreas Deja

Learn from the men who changed animation forever.

Walt Disney's team of core animators, who he affectionately call his "Nine Old Men," were known for creating Disney's most famous works, as well as refining...

The Hirschfeld Century: Portrait of an Artist and His Age

by Al Hirschfeld & David Leopold

I am down to a pencil, a pen, and a bottle of ink. I hope one day to eliminate the pencil.

Al Hirschfeld redefined caricature and exemplified Broadway and Hollywood, enchanting generations with his mastery...

Brushwork Technique and Applications: With 52 Color Plates

by Stanley Thorogood

This handbook and teacher's guide by a noted instructor presents a wealth of annotated illustrations that introduce practice brushstrokes and designs. In addition to instructions on color mixing, paper selection,...

Sharpie Art Workshop: Techniques and Ideas for Transforming Your World

by Timothy Goodman

Bold and sharp, brilliant and vivid, Sharpie markers can be found in art, office, and stationery supply stores, drugstores, mass-market and crafts chains - almost anywhere writing utensils are sold. Sharpies...