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Art Models 3: Life Nude Photos for the Visual Arts

by Maureen Johnson & Douglas Johnson

While no book can replace a live model, this photographic guide to the human form provides a diverse selection of figures for those who do not have access to live models. Posed in a variety of classical and...


Keys to Drawing

by Bert Dodson

Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw.

In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system—fifty-five "keys" that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner....


Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Bodies

by Mark Crilley

Mastering Manga, How to Draw Manga Bodies is an excerpt from Mastering Manga With Mark Crilley. Get everything you need to know to begin drawing manga figures of all types, from typical teens to parents and...


Watercolour Tips & Tricks

by Zoltan Szabo

This book makes watercolour painting simple, straightforward and fun: 43 mini-demonstrations teach a wide range of useful watercolour techniques. 13 step-by-step demonstrations show these techniques applied...


The Drawing Bible

by Craig Nelson

This is your complete guide to drawing--packed with everything you need to know about materials, techniques and drawing styles. Learn the secrets of rendering any subject correctly and creatively in an amazing...


The Urban Sketcher: Techniques for Seeing and Drawing on Location

by Marc Taro Holmes

Make the world your studio!

Capture the bustle and beauty of life in your town.

Experience life as only an artist can! Join the rapidly growing, international movement of artists united by a passion for drawing...


Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting (Downloadable Material)

by Shozo Sato

In this Japanese ink painting book renowned Japanese master Shozo Sato offers his own personal teaching on the beautiful art of sumi-e painting.

Sumi-e: The Art of Japanese Ink Painting provides step-by-step,...


How to See, How to Draw: Keys to Realistic Drawing

by Claudia Nice

Imagine having the ability to draw any subject with precision, detail and expression. With Claudia's help, you can do it! In How to See, How to Draw, you will discover how to tap into your powers of observation,...


Splash 11 - New Directions: The Best of Watercolor

by Rachel Rubin Wolf

When life, or the spirit of experimentation, or the whim of watercolor itself leads artists outside their comfort zone, conditions are favorable for something new and wonderful to happen. Splash 11: New Directions...


Da Vinci Notebooks

by Leonardo Vinci

A dazzling array of invention, insight and observation from perhaps the greatest genius of Western civilisation. Towering across time as the painter of the Mona Lisa, forever famous as a sculptor and an inventor,...


Words for Pictures: The Art and Business of Writing Comics and Graphic Novels

by Brian Michael Bendis & Joe Quesada

Best-selling Marvel Comics writer Brian Michael Bendis reveals the comic book writing secrets behind his work on The Avengers, Ultimate Spider-Man, All-New X-Men, and more.

Arguably the most popular writer in...


Pen & Ink Drawing

by Frank J. Lohan

An inspiring sourcebook, this guide helps artists discover a wide variety of subjects and ideas for their next sketch. More than 140 of the author's drawings illustrate nostalgic scenes, old engravings, atmospheric...


Light, Shade and Shadow

by E. L. Koller

Without shading, even a beautiful drawing can appear flat. But artists can learn to add dimension to their work with these techniques, illustrations, and exercises that show how to achieve effects with light...


Draw Anything

by Arthur Zaidenberg

This visual drawing dictionary offers thousands of instructive illustrations in alphabetical order — from abdomen to zodiac. Simplified for beginners and intermediate students, it covers animals, people, clothing,...


Concerning the Spiritual in Art

by Wassily Kandinsky

Pioneering work by the great modernist painter, considered by many to be the father of abstract art and a leader in the movement to free art from traditional bonds. 12 illustrations.


Chinese Landscape Painting Techniques for Watercolor

by Lian Quan Zhen

Minimum stroke - maximum effect

Learn how to make each brushstroke count when painting classically beautiful landscapes using a combination of traditional and modern watercolor techniques.

Master artist and teacher...


Art of Drawing People

by Debra Kauffman Yaun & William Powell

Learn to draw faces, features, and figures in graphite, with inspiration from 4 accomplished artists

Packed with practical advice, helpful tips, and fundamental techniques, this comprehensive, 144-page book is...


Donna Dewberry's Essential Guide to Flower and Landscape Painting: 50 Decorative and One-Stroke Painting Projects

by Donna Dewberry

50 of Donna's favorite projects in one gorgeous book!

Donna Dewberry flowers are beautiful to behold, and they are beautifully simple to create. You can achieve the same loveliness using her easy-to-master One-Stroke...


A Sister Knows Your Heart

by Thomas Kinkade

A sister knows the heart of a sister like no other-and, sometimes, only the heart, mind, and hand of a sister will do. The Painter of Light, Thomas Kinkade, celebrates the bond between sisters in this Little...


The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics

by Klaus Janson

America’s leading comic book publisher brings its superstar creators and classic characters to the second in an authoritative series of books on how to create comics. The art of Klaus Janson has endured in...