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Extreme Face Painting: 50 Friendly & Fiendish Step-by-Step Demos

by Brian Wolfe

Put a new face on fun!

No matter what your experience level, you can turn everyday faces into sweet, funny or frightening works of art that move, laugh, grow and always make people smile! The first half of this...


Anatomy, Perspective and Composition for the Artist

by Stan Smith

This volume of practical instruction in the foundations of art features many splendid color illustrations by the author. Perfect for intermediate-level and advanced artists wishing to take their work to the...


Creative Freedom: 52 Art Ideas, Projects and Exercises to Overcome Your Creativity Block

by Maggie Price

Paint outside the lines!

Jumpstart your creativity and inject new life into your art.

Struggling to get started? Paralyzed by the fear of failure? Find yourself falling back on the same colors again and again?...


Rhythmic Form in Art

by Irma A. Richter

In this captivating study, an influential scholar-artist offers timeless advice on shape, form, and composition for artists in any medium, illuminating the connections between art and science. 38 figures. 34...


Human Anatomy for Art Students

by Ralph Thompson & Sir Alfred Fripp

Covers the skeleton, the regions of the body, extremities, joints, the trunk, and the head and neck, in addition to expression and gesture. More than 130 detailed figures plus 31 plates.


Figure Drawing

by Richard G. Hatton

Accessible guide approaches figure drawing from a draftsman's perspective. Covers all aspects of sketching the human form, with 377 figures depicting nudes of both sexes and all ages from many angles.


Figure Sculpture in Wax and Plaster

by Richard Miller

Step-by-step guide to materials and tools, modeling in wax and plaster, hollow wax modeling, plaster molds, and much more. Introduction. "Like having a personal tutor." — Enchantment. 281 photographs.


The Male and Female Figure in Motion: 60 Classic Photographic Sequences

by Eadweard Muybridge

Sixty of the best, most representative sequences from original 5,000 prints. Taken at speeds up to 1/6000th of a second, incredibly precise images show undraped male and female subjects in many activities.


Hawthorne on Painting

by Charles W. Hawthorne

Hawthorne was an American painter who founded the Cape Cod School of Art. This work, collected from notes taken by his actual students, offers hundreds of direct lessons, ideas, suggestions, and more.


Animal Drawing: Anatomy and Action for Artists

by Charles Knight

A master of animal portraiture presents an extensive course in creating lifelike drawings of wild and domestic creatures. Subjects include animal musculature, bone structure, psychology, movements, habits, and...


Hensche on Painting

by John W. Robichaux & Dorothy Billiu-Hensche

Hensche taught students to "see the light, not the object," says his biographer Robichaux, who in this book reveals the basic painting philosophy and methodology of a great teacher.


Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting

by John F. Carlson

The whys and hows of the various aspects of landscape painting: angles and consequent values, perspective, painting of trees, more. 34 black-and-white reproductions of paintings by Carlson. 58 explanatory diagrams....


Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction

by George Bain

This unique volume clearly demonstrates simple geometric techniques for making intricate knots, interlacements, spirals, Kellstype initials, human and animal figures in distinctive Celtic style. Features over...


Perspective Drawing Handbook

by Joseph D'Amelio

Concisely written text accompanied by more than 150 simply drawn illustrations together demonstrate vanishing points and eye level and explain such concepts as appearance versus reality and perspective distortion....


An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists

by W. Ellenberger & Francis A. Davis

Enlarged edition of a classic reference features clear directions for drawing horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and other creatures. Covers muscles, skeleton, and full external views. 288 illustrations....


The Illustrations from the Works of Andreas Vesalius of Brussels

by J. B. Saunders & Charles O’Malley

Definitive edition features 96 of the best plates from the great anatomist's Renaissance treasures. Reproduced from a rare edition, with a discussion of the illustrations, biographical sketch of Vesalius, annotations,...


An Atlas of Anatomy for Artists

by Fritz Schider

Schider's complete, historical text is accompanied by a wealth of anatomical illustrations, plus a variety of plates showcasing master artists and their classic works on anatomy. 593 illustrations.


Kaleidoscopic Designs and How to Create Them

by Norma Y. and Leslie G. Finkel

Simple method of creating 4, 6, and 8 segmented designs using tracing and carbon paper.


Art Students' Anatomy

by Edmond J. Farris

Long-time favorite in art schools. Basic elements, common positions, and actions. Full text, 158 illustrations.


Anatomy for Artists

by Reginald Marsh

Anatomy in great masters simplified, with 95 Marsh drawings not seen elsewhere. Full text, over 200 illustrations.