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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.

Learn to Draw Comics

by George Leonard Carlson

This user-friendly guide from the 1930s offers wealth of practical advice, with abundant illustrations and nontechnical prose. Creating expressions, attaining proportion, applying perspective, depicting anatomy,...

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.

The Art of Three-Dimensional Design

by Louis Wolchonok

Profusely illustrated guide shows how basic shapes and surfaces — plane, prismatic, cylindric, conical, spherical, more — can be adapted and combined to create hundreds of new designs. Over 100 illustrations....

Cartooning, Caricature and Animation Made Easy

by Chuck Thorndike

This treasury of illustrated step-by-step instructions is rich in the period style of the 1920s and '30s. It features practical advice on depicting faces, motion, anatomy, caricatures, animated features, and...

Animal Drawing and Anatomy

by Edwin Noble

Written and illustrated by a distinguished artist and art instructor, this volume features valuable insights into reproducing accurate images of horses, cows, dogs, sheep, birds, and wild animals. 233 drawings....

The Watson Drawing Book

by Ernest W. Watson & Aldren A. Watson

Brims with information on drawing techniques, media, and artistic examples. Technical information and tips on perspective, measure and form analysis, rendering light, shade, and shadow, portrait drawing, figure...

Theory and Practice of Perspective

by G. A. Storey

Authoritative guide helps artists at all levels achieve the accurate re-creation of natural perspective. Scores of concise, well-illustrated chapters explain how to reproduce shape, distance, and numerous other...

The Painter's Methods and Materials

by A. P. Laurie

Techniques for painting on wood panels, paper, walls, and canvas, plus use of watercolors, balsams, resins, turpentine, varnishes, waxes, sizings, and oils. Cleaning and preservation of pictures. 48 full-page...

The Art and Technique of Pen Drawing

by G. Montague Ellwood

Excellent reference describes line technique; drawing the figure, face, and hands; humorous illustration; pen drawing for advertisers; landscape and architectural illustration. Drawings by Dürer, Holbein, Doré,...

Figure Drawing: A Complete Guide

by Richard G. Hatton

This practical guide approaches figure drawing from the draftsman's perspective. Full of tips and tricks that students appreciate, it features 377 illustrations that cover all aspects of the human form.

The Art of Painting and Drawing Animals

by Fredric Sweney

Practical guide makes it easier for beginners as well as advanced artists to paint everything from dogs, cats, and deer to birds, sheep, and goats. 236 black-and-white illustrations, 26 in color.

Oil Landscapes Step by Step

by Wendon Blake

Beautifully illustrated full-color guide features step-by-step development of seven landscape paintings by George Cherepov; also, expert advice on basic techniques, brushes and paints, composition, lighting,...