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Landscape Drawing in Pencil

by Frank M. Rines

Concise and beautifully illustrated, this guide covers the basics of holding the pencil, applying different strokes, shading, perspective, and the rendering of different materials, as well as composition and...


Freehand Perspective and Sketching

by Dora Miriam Norton

The essential guide to rendering perspective, this classic manual uses a series of illustrated exercises and explanations to help artists and students master one of art's greatest challenges. More than 260 figures....


Drawing Lessons

by Willy Pogany

A sequential, constructive guide to drawing the human figure from a master illustrator. Begins with the humble dot and progresses to perspective, shading, portraiture, balance, motion, and more. 375 illustrations....


The Elements of Dynamic Symmetry

by Jay Hambidge

Controversial but lasting thesis that design and great art can be created by application of easily followed mathematics. 118 illustrations.


The Elements of Drawing

by John Ruskin

Timeless work by one of the greatest art critics of all time begins with bare fundamentals and offers brilliant philosophical advice. " . . . the truth behind Ruskin's statements is always clear." — American...


Techniques for Painting Seascapes

by Borlase Smart

Written by a prominent member of Cornwall's St. Ives Society of Artists, this guide discusses composition, color, beach scenes, clouds, moonlight, and much more. More than 70 color and black-and-white illustrations....


Abstract Design and How to Create It

by Amor Fenn

Profusely illustrated guide covers geometric basis of design, implements and their use, borders, textile patterns, nature study, and treatment. Over 380 illustrations include historical examples from many cultures...


Principles of Figure Drawing

by Alexander Dobkin

Comprehensive manual for intermediate to advanced students covers proportion, bone and muscle structure, limbs, head and neck, male and female figures, action and motion, and the draped figure. More than 500...


The Technique of Pencil Drawing

by Borough Johnson

Artists at every level of experience will appreciate this guide's wealth of information on shading, outdoor sketching, and figure drawing. Numerous drawings illuminate the text.


One Hundred Figure Drawings

by George B. Bridgman

Compiled by a famous teacher, this splendid gallery is geared toward intermediate-level students. Its complete and detailed drawings feature a tremendous variety of styles, poses, and techniques.


Creating Welded Sculpture

by Nathan Cabot Hale

Profusely illustrated guide, newly revised, offers detailed coverage of basic tools and techniques of welded sculpture. Abstract shapes, modeling solid figures, arc welding, large-scale welding, more. 196 illustrations....


Etching, Engraving and Other Intaglio Printmaking Techniques

by Ruth Leaf

Comprehensive handbook covers materials and equipment, tools, printing papers, presses, and other essentials. Detailed instructions for etching, engraving, drypoint, collagraphs, tuilegraphs, and the Blake transfer...


Pattern Design

by Lewis F. Day

Master techniques for using pattern in wide range of design applications including architectural, textiles, print, more. Wealth of technical information. Over 270 design illustrations.


Essentials of Landscape Composition

by Leonard Richmond

In this step-by-step introduction to composition, the author offers effective exercises to teach budding artists simple drawing techniques, using a brush to create landscape elements from clouds and trees to...


On the Art of Drawing

by Robert Fawcett

The "Illustrator's Illustrator" presents fundamentals of improvisation, lighting, style, and technique. Thorough examinations of the human figure and landscapes feature 100 illustrations and stress the importance...


Drawing Animals

by Hugh Laidman

Step-by-step instructional drawings of 26 animals, wild and domestic, appear with a text that focuses on understanding animal anatomy and behavior as a key to creating natural, expressive drawings.


Ways with Watercolor

by Ted Kautzky

Simple, direct language discusses color pigments, paper, and other supplies; washes, strokes, and use of accessories for special effects. Valuable instructions on composition. 125 illustrations, including 37...


Drawing the Head: Four Classic Instructional Guides

by Walter T. Foster

This comprehensive guide by a noted illustrator features instructions for charcoal, crayon, and pencil illustrations. Its step-by-step drawings offer helpful comments for creating portraits of a variety of ages...


Sketching Outdoors

by Leonard Richmond

This guide offers beginners step-by-step demonstrations of how to depict clouds, trees, buildings, and other outdoor sights. Explanations of a variety of techniques include shading and constructional drawing....


Drawing the Draped Figure

by George B. Bridgman

One of the foremost drawing teachers shows how to render 7 different kinds of folds: pipe, zigzag, spiral, half-lock, diaper pattern, drop, and inert. 200 black-and-white illustrations.