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Manga Mania Book Watson-Guptill

A fantastic step-by-step guide for drawing a wildly popular style of comic book art. Take a look at such shows as Pokémon, Digimon, and Dragonball Z, and you'll see the Manga style of comic book art in action. This is the only guide that details, step by step, how young and veteran artists alike can draw fantasy robots, diabolical monsters, mythical animals, and the other exciting characters that are part of this exciting genre. Big, splashy chapters demonstrate how to draw martial arts, special effects and much more.

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Painting for the Absolute and Utter Beginner Watson-Guptill

This book starts at the beginning, helping new painters find what works for them while providing information on all the necessary tools, tips and techniques they will need to create a representational painting. The chapters follow a progressive sequence that teaches basic skills through practical, accessible exercises like how to handle a brush, achieve the right paint consistency, mix color and create dimension. This helps the artist build a solid foundation they can rely on as painting projects grow more challenging. A special feature of the book is the artwork and commentary of real students, which helps the beginner set realistic goals and also shows them how other artists at the same level of experience have worked through inevitable setbacks to achieve success.

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The New Acrylics Watson-Guptill

Focusing on a popular art medium that has been around for over 50 years, The New Acrylics illustrates how artists can create lush textures, color and luster with the modern acrylics readily available in any art supply store. Traditional technique-based books on acrylics cover traditional methods of painting. However, The New Acrylics is geared toward more nonconventional ways in which to manipulate modern-day acrylics, and demonstrates new applications such as glazing, textured effects, soft sculpture effects, or staining, thus reinventing the old way of handling acrylics, and revealing a fabulous new artistic medium. One of the few acrylics books devoted solely to the revolutionary advances in acrylic paints and mediums.

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Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

In this innovative guide, learn how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic modeling technique of chiaroscuro developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance. The book begins with lessons on how to analyze form, light, and shadow; use dark pencil, white pencil, and toned paper to create a full range of values; use the elements of design to enhance a likeness; and capture a sitter's gestures and proportions - all basics of this technique. Following are step-by-step demonstrations on how to draw facial features, develop visual awareness, and render the head in color with soft pastels.

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Artistic Anatomy Book Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

Translated and edited by Robert Beverly Hale, this book is the most complete guide to achieving precise shapes for the forms of the human body.

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Basic Drawing Made Amazingly Easy Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

This book is targeted toward a new generation of aspiring artists who are eager to learn the fundamentals of drawing in an easy and accessible way. It is based on a series of lessons that begin with basic shapes like circles, ovals, squares, cylinders and rectangles. These shapes are then combined with the basic components of drawing such as line, mass, perspective, light and shading. This 160-page book progresses from drawing simple forms, to more complex inanimate objects and then delves further into learning how to draw animate subjects.

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Drawing Animals Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

With the aid of black and white illustrations, this paperback book teaches you how to draw many kinds of wild and domestic animals. Details of surface anatomy, skeletons, muscles and action poses are all included.

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Drawing Dynamic Hands Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

Aspiring comic artists and illustrators will definitely benefit from adding this title to their bookshelves. Drawing on the expertise of Burne Hogarth, the author and creator of the Tarzan character, this paperback book teaches how to render the movement of human hands. Included are 300 black and white illustrations which enhance the instructions.

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Dynamic Wrinkles and Drapery Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

Burne Hogarth bases this book on his theory that understanding how the body moves is key to rendering clothing. Through examining and studying 200 of his black and white illustrations of clothed male and female figures, learn how to accurately depict wrinkles, folds and drapery including bend wrinkles, crossing wrinkles, compression wrinkles, flying wrinkles and passive wrinkles. Each illustration is accompanied by a brief description and instructions for drawing.

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Expressive Figure Drawing Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

In this book, artist Bill Buchman presents the classic fundamentals of figure drawing with a distinctly contemporary twist celebrating freedom, expressiveness and creativity. This method incorporates more than 30 essential exercises, empowering artists to draw the figure dramatically and with confidence, no matter their level of skill. Filled with step-by-step demonstrations, inspiring images and insightful text revealing a wide range of techniques and concepts, this book presents new ways to think about the figure and use art materials to free the artist within.

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How to Draw What You See Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

Containing 250 black and white illustrations, this book teaches you that you can draw still lifes, landscapes and figures by being able to identify the different basic shapes - cube, cylinder, cone or sphere, that compose an object.

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How to Make Books Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

This book was created for paper crafters of all skill levels, book enthusiasts, users of blank books and journals and anyone who is intrigued by the simple, traditional art of bookmaking. From zines you can fold in a minute to luxurious leather journals and sumptuous sketchbooks, it walks you through the easy basics of bookmaking. It includes illustrations, step-by-step instructions, and time-tested techniques and tips from the author, and presents the art of bookbinding in a fun, easy-to-understand way.

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Landscape Painting: Essential Concepts and Techniques for Plein Air and Studio Practice Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

In this book, Mitchell Albala shares his concepts and practices for translating nature's grandeur, complexity and color dynamics into convincing representations of space and light. Concise, practical and inspirational, it focuses on the greatest challenges for the landscape artist. Topics covered in the book include simplification and massing color and light and selection and composition. The artist will learn to reduce nature's complexity by looking beneath the surface of a subject to discover the form's basic masses and shapes. They will explore color theory as it specifically applies to the landscape, and learn the various strategies painters use to capture the illusion of natural light. Artists will also learn to select their compositions wisely from nature's vast panorama. Albala focuses on the essential cues to look for and how to find the most promising subject from a world of possibilities. The lessons in this book are based on observation rather than imitation and applicable to both plein air and studio practice. They are accompanied by painting examples, demonstrations, photographs and diagrams. Illustrations draw from the work of more than 40 contemporary artists and such masters of landscape painting as John Constable, Sanford Gifford and Claude Monet.

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Lessons in Classical Drawing Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

Ateliers have produced the greatest artists of all time, and now that educational model is experiencing a renaissance. The classical Atelier art training method is based on the nineteenth-century model of teaching artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of years. Students begin by copying masterworks, then gradually progress to painting as their skills develop. This book presents the works of Old Masters and today's most respected realist artists to demonstrate and teach the principles of realist drawing and painting, taking students step by step through the learning curve yet allowing them to work at their own pace.

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Oil Painting Secrets from a Master Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

Artist and teacher, David Lefel from the Art Students League shares his secrets for making professional quality paintings in this 144-page, paperback book. Topics covered include massing values, chiaroscuro, color and value and handling edges.

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Stan Lee's How to Draw Superheroes Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and the Avengers all share a common trait - these hugely popular Marvel Comics superheroes were co-created by the legendary Stan Lee. Now, Lee shows artists everything they'll need to make their own mighty superheroes, just like his classic creations. In this 224-page book, Lee exposes his secret tools and techniques for bringing strong, inspiring heroes and heroines to life. He even shows aspiring creators how to expand their super-universes with evil villains, trusty sidekicks, brutes and monsters, super-pets, secret hideouts and more. These invaluable insights from one of the greatest superhero creators of all time are must-haves for all fans of Lee's legendary superhero comic work.

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The Art of Encaustic Painting Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

This comprehensive 144-page guide assists artists in mastering encaustic painting, a beautiful yet demanding medium. Readers will learn surefire ways to achieve vibrant color and create surfaces that look as light as a wash or as densely textured as impasto. They will see how to produce effects from abstract to figurative to minimal. Finally, they will discover dozens of clear, step-by-step directions detailing how to use these various encaustic techniques in their own art. The book also includes 200 attractive full-color photographs of the author's own work, as well as stunning examples by such premier encaustic artists as Jasper Johns, Arthur Dove and Nancy Graves.

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The Complete Oil Painter Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

Oils are perhaps the most versatile of all paint mediums. Yet for many artists oil painting is either shrouded in mystique or considered very difficult. Filled with clear, step-by-step instructions and surefire strategies, The Complete Oil Painter, by author Brian Gorst, is an essential, one-stop guide to becoming an expert in every aspect of this medium. Artists will discover everything they need to know about materials (pigments, supports, canvases); tools and equipment (palettes, brushes); paint application (wet-into-wet, alla-prima, glazing, impasto); form and color (light and dark, expression, color mixing); exploring themes (still life, portraiture, figure painting); and much more. This 128-page paperback edition features 200 color illustrations.

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The Oil Painting Book Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

This indispensable encyclopedia compares leading brands of oil paints, including such recent innovations as oil sticks, alkyds and water-miscible oils. The book also describes mediums, solvents and varnishes, brushes, palettes and other tools. Both traditional and unconventional techniques are demonstrated, including alla prima, wet-in-wet, drybrush, knife painting, impasto, glazing and scumbling.

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The Sumi-E Book Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

This paperback book on Sumi-E, an ancient Japanese technique, is great for teaching art to the beginning student. By learning and mastering the four basic brushstrokes of this technique, students will be able to create successful pictures and open themselves up to new levels of creativity.

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Urban Watercolor Sketching Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

Bring new energy to your sketches of urban scenes with this fresh and simple approach to watercolor painting. Whether you’re an amateur artist, drawer, doodler, or sketcher, watercolor is a versatile sketching medium that’s perfect for people on the go—much like pen or pencil. Accomplished designer and illustrator Felix Scheinberger offers a solid foundation in color theory and countless lessons on all aspects of watercolor sketching, including:

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Young Artists Draw Manga Watson-Guptill Special Order Only

This book has everything the aspiring Manga artist needs to start drawing their favorite Manga characters right away. It starts with lessons on how to draw the basic Manga head and body types. Then it breaks down over 100 Manga characters into easy-to-follow steps so that young artists you can start drawing all of their favorite Manga characters with ease, from magical shoji girls and their super-cute chibi friends to mysterious ninjas and double-crossing villains.

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