Walter Foster

Artist's Library Series Books Walter Foster

This series offers both beginning and advanced artists the chance to expand their creativity, conquer technical obstacles and explore new media. Written and illustrated by professional artists, they're ideal for artists aspiring to reach a new level of expertise. Each paperback volume is 64 pages.

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Artist's Studio: Modern Acrylics Walter Foster

This book is an excellent resource for artists looking to expand their acrylic painting skill set. Over the past decade, manufacturers have made drastic improvements to acrylic paint that make it wonderfully appealing to the fine artist. An extensive array of acrylic mediums are available, allowing artists to lengthen the drying time of the paint, completely alter the paint's consistency, add an iridescent sheen and much more. This 64-page book contains step-by-step demonstrations showing how to make the most of each medium.

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Calligraphy Kit Walter Foster

Packed with everything a beginning artist needs to explore the art of calligraphy, this kit includes a cartridge calligraphy pen, three nibs, ten ink cartridges, four felt-tip pens, calligraphy paper, a guideline sheet, an artist's triangle, a practice paper pad and a comprehensive and easy-to-follow 32-page instructional book.

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Collector's Series Walter Foster

Sure to excite aspiring artists of all ages, this series offers a selection of popular projects. They cover fundamentals and explore techniques of featured artists. Each title provides in-depth instruction and numerous illustrations.

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Color Mixing Recipes Walter Foster

This cookbook of color provides more than 450 color combinations. It's packaged in a concealed wire-o-binding that lies flat and maintains the order of the cards. The volume also features a clear acetate Color Mixing Grid - a perfect guide for accurately measuring paints. Use is illustrated with instruction in a variety of painting techniques, such as painting flesh and facial features.

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How to Draw and Paint Series Books Walter Foster

The How to Draw and Paint series features titles organized by medium and specially written to encourage and motivate the beginning artist. Each book is chock-full of essential information in an easy-to-follow format and is lavishly illustrated with beautiful drawings and gorgeous art. This series both instructs and inspires.

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The Art of Drawing Manga & Comic Book Characters Walter Foster

This book offers a comprehensive resource for all things manga, chibi and graphic novel character design. It provides in-depth instruction for rendering a variety of characters, including manga warriors, chibi humans, chibi animals, super-chibis, cartoon characters, comic-inspired superheroes and others.

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The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering Walter Foster

The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering provides expert instruction on the intricacies of traditional lettering techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering formats. From selecting the appropriate tools, such as pens, nibs, brushes, inks, and papers, to learning optimal hand positioning and understanding the intricacies of lettering angles, heights, spacing, and strokes, The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering will help lettering enthusiasts swiftly master their craft. Step-by-step lessons, practice templates, and a range of stunning alphabets demonstrate the breadth of artistic achievement that comes with practice and dedication. Four professional artists guide you through traditional calligraphy techniques, as well as an introduction to contemporary hand-lettering art forms, such as brush lettering and mixed media, for a well-rounded approach to the craft. Additionally, a short section on Chinese brush lettering and several mixed media lettering projects inspire creativity and demonstrate how calligraphy and lettering can be used in wider artistic contexts and projects. Including practice templates for several featured alphabets in addition to mixed media "bonus" projects designed to inspire artistic creativity, The Complete Book of Calligraphy & Lettering will inspire lettering enthusiasts of all skill levels to strengthen their existing skills and delve into new, lesser-known variations of the trend.

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The Daily Book of Art Walter Foster

In today's fast-paced world, creative people are as eager as ever to pursue their artistic passions, but many of them simply don't have enough time. A perfect remedy for over-burdened artists, the Daily Book of Art includes a year's worth of brief daily readings and lessons about the visual arts that entertain as they inform. The book rotates through ten exciting categories of discussion throughout the course of a year, giving readers a well-rounded experience in the art world. From art history and art around the world to color psychology and aesthetic philosophy, art-starved readers will encounter a broad range of inspiring subjects. The 376-page hardcover book measures 5-1/2" x 8" and features a ribbon bookmark.

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1,500 Color Mixing Recipes Walter Foster Special Order Only

This comprehensive color-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolor artists is a collection of Walter Foster's best-selling Color Mixing Recipes books, including Color Mixing Recipes for Oil and Acrylic, Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits, Color Mixing Recipes for Watercolor and Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes. This collection comes in a user-friendly, concealed, spiral-bound format that is tabbed for quick and easy reference. It includes two removable color mixing grids, one for oil or acrylic, and one for watercolor. 176 pages.

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Art of Drawing Series Books Walter Foster Special Order Only

A perfect introduction to the exciting world of drawing, these books offer detailed, step-by-step instructions for drawing a variety of inspiring subjects. Artists will hone their drawing skills with in-depth information on tools, materials, basic art concepts and drawing techniques. Each 144-page paperback book measures 9" x 12".

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Color Mixing Recipes for Landscapes Walter Foster Special Order Only

This reference book offers a robust index of landscape subjects that correspond to its featured color mixing swatches. Artist William F. Powell provides instruction on color mixing as it relates to landscape painting in oil and acrylic. He also discusses how color is influenced by the time of day, the angle of the sun and changing seasons.

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Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits Walter Foster Special Order Only

Color Mixing Recipes for Portraits is the perfect guide for any aspiring portrait artist. This book includes recipes for more than 500 skin tones using either acrylic or oil paints. Each page features a master mix for a particular skin color, plus recipes for all of its variations, such as highlights or shadows. The book covers a wide range of skin tones from Caucasian to Latino and East Indian hues, and artists will also find recipes for a variety of hair, eye and lip colors. Exact paint formulas for achieving a variety of skin tones helps artists with the complexities of skin colors. A clear acetate color-mixing grid offers the perfect guide for accurately measuring paints according to the recipes. There is also a special section on creating portrait colors with watercolors.

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Colored Pencil Step by Step Book Walter Foster Special Order Only

Whether you're a novice or an accomplished artist who has never experimented with colored pencil, this book will provide all the instruction and inspiration you need to master the medium. With guidance from renowned colored pencil artists and step-by-step instructions, the 11 vibrant and colorful lessons demonstrate a variety of special techniques and tricks.

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Creative Lettering and Beyond Walter Foster Special Order Only

Creative Lettering and Beyond combines the artistic talents and inspirational tips and tutorials of four professional hand letterers and calligraphers for a dynamic and interactive learning experience. After a brief introduction to basic tools and materials, artists and lettering enthusiasts will learn how to master the art of hand lettering and typography through engaging, easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects, prompts and creative exercises. From the basic shape and form of letters, to cursive script, spacing and alignment, artists will discover how to transform simple words, phrases and quotes into beautiful works of lettered art. Numerous practice pages and interactive prompts throughout the book invite readers to put their newfound lettering skills to use, as well as work out their artistic ideas. With comprehensive instruction and fun, inspirational exercises and projects, Creative Lettering and Beyond is a must-have resource for anyone who wants to learn this beautiful and stylish art form.

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Doodling for Cat People Walter Foster Special Order Only

Doodling for Cat People is designed to appeal to seasoned artists and doodle enthusiasts alike. Packed with more than 50 fun and inspirational prompts, doodling exercises, and feline-related factoids, professional illustrator Gemma Correll sparks the imagination and spurs cat lovers to explore, experiment, and brainstorm ways to draw and doodle their favorite furry friends with her cute and clever art style. The artist's simple, unique, and whimsical approach is sure to inspire, entertain, and guide artists of any skill level. Doodlers will find inspiration for drawing different types of cats, cats in outfits, cats in action, and even kitty accessories. An interactive book, Doodling for Cat People demonstrates how to draw whimsical kitty doodles, while encouraging artists and doodle enthusiasts to develop their own style and techniques. With its portable format and plenty of open doodling pages, this quirky doodle book is perfect for on-the-go creative types.

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Doodling for Dog People Walter Foster Special Order Only

Doodling for Dog People is designed to appeal to seasoned artists and doodle enthusiasts alike. Packed with more than 50 fun and inspirational prompts, doodling exercises, and canine-related factoids, professional illustrator Gemma Correll sparks the imagination and spurs canine lovers to explore, experiment, and brainstorm ways to draw and doodle their favorite furry friends with her cute and clever art style. The artist's simple, unique, and whimsical approach is sure to inspire, entertain, and guide artists of any skill level. Doodlers will find inspiration for drawing different types of dogs, dogs in outfits, dogs in action, and even doggie accessories. An interactive book, Doodling for Dog People demonstrates how to draw whimsical doggie doodles, while encouraging artists and doodle enthusiasts to develop their own style and techniques. With its portable format and plenty of open doodling pages, this quirky doodle book is perfect for on-the-go creative types.

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Drawing Made Easy Series Books Walter Foster Special Order Only

The Drawing Made Easy series introduces budding artists to the fundamentals of pencil drawing. With in-depth information, including several approaches to the discipline, these books will help beginners become inspired and feel confident in their own talents. The series offers titles ranging from basic techniques to more advanced study of value, texture, design and composition, used to produce effective and engaging artwork. Each 64-page paperback book measures 6-1/2" x 9-1/2".

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How to Draw Manga Chibis & Cute Critters Walter Foster Special Order Only

In this instructional book for tweens, aspiring artists can learn all about these cute creatures as they follow along with step-by-step drawing projects that range from a mischievous chibi princess and a roly poly ninja to a furry manga bunny and a cuddly panda cub. Also included is a chapter on how to render any animal or person as a "chibi-fied" character. Instructions for adding color with markers or watercolor make this cartooning book ideal for any tween fan of manga or anime. Ages 10 and up, 128 pages.

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I Love! Activity Books Walter Foster Special Order Only

This series of activity books equips kids with all the instruction and accessories they need for hours of creative fun. Young artists can learn to draw their favorite breeds of animals, show off their knowledge of animals with trivia and games and demonstrate their animal pride with a variety of included items such as a door hanger, bookmarks and more than 100 stickers. With writing and drawing prompts, word searches, crafts and more, these activity books are sure to satisfy every young animal lover.

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Mastering Oil Painting Walter Foster Special Order Only

This book is a good resource for the aspiring artist to build proficiency in oil painting. The book opens by covering the basic tools and materials for getting started in oil painting, including brushes, mediums, supports and palette knives. Also included is valuable information for understanding basic color theory, color mixing, working with oil mediums, as well as how to master a range of techniques such as painting thickly and thinly, sponging, blending, stippling, scumbling, dry brushing and others. Artists will also learn how to select subject matter, set up a balanced composition, create textures and use reference photos while learning how to paint a landscape, still life, floral arrangements and more. The easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions make this book a comprehensive resource for artists of all skill levels.

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WF Studio Series Books Walter Foster Special Order Only

Created for tweens and aspiring young artists, Studio Series Books teach basic drawing techniques, color theory and other valuable lessons in art. Each 9" x 12" book contains 128 pages filled with step-by-step themed drawing projects, tips from professional artists and more.

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