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Painting & Drawing Books

  • The Allen Book of Painting and Drawing Horses

    Jennifer Bell

    Product Code: BEMOW
    Paperback
    Leading equine illustrator Jennifer Bell has revised this beautiful and ever-popular book, which is designed to assist budding artists of all ages. Its encouraging text and inspiring illustrations will help the reader understand basic horse anatomy and the mechanics of movement, as well as the art techniques necessary to draw and paint horses with success.
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
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  • Sketch Every Day

    Simone Grunewald

    Product Code: CBRXT
    Paperback
    Learn about key elements of character art from traditional and digital illustrator, Simone Grunewald. Simone, also known as "Schmoe", creates heart-felt and personal designs inspired by her everyday life experiences and passion for the arts. As a new mother, she also draws on her humorous experiences of bringing up a small child in the modern world. Discover in-depth visual breakdowns of Simone's techniques as well as a varied and extensive collection of Simone's stunning art. From linework advice to character design considerations, Simone generously shares her creative practice. A book that appeals to artists at every stage of their creative journey, this title teaches how to avoid common mistakes and pitfalls, as well as how to improve technique. Feel motivated to practice every day to develop engaging characters of all shapes, ages and sizes. With special focus on developing dynamic poses and expressions, Simone's advice will ensure that you create emotive characters with energy and personality.
    • £21.79
    • RRP £22.99
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  • Drawing for the Artist

    Sarah Simblet

    Product Code: CBQCJ
    Hardback
    Develop your drawing skills and rediscover the world around you with this innovative and beautifully illustrated book. In Drawing for the Artist, acclaimed artist and teacher Sarah Simblet teaches you how to draw by combining practical lessons with examples of both her own work and some of the world's greatest drawings. She introduces all the key drawing materials, then shows you how to master the basic elements of drawing in a series of step-by-step drawing classes, covering topics ranging from simple mark-making to establishing form, creating tone, and conveying perspective. You will learn how to explore a wide variety of subjects, from still life, plants, and animals to portraits, the human body, landscapes, and buildings, all introduced with outstanding drawings by famous artists. The bestselling author of Anatomy for the Artist and Botany for the Artist, Sarah demonstrates how she works - from quick pencil sketches to pen and ink studies - with expertise and plenty of encouraging tips, and complements them with plentiful examples from her own sketchbooks. Drawing for the Artist is for anyone who wants to draw, whether you are a complete beginner or would like to refresh your existing skills. Whatever your ability, it will inspire you to reach for a pencil and paper and start drawing.
    • £20.00
    • RRP £25.00
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  • Pure Pastel

    Anne Hevener

    Product Code: BUZGJ
    Hardback
    Pastel is a medium like no other: pure color, unrivalled in its immediacy of application, and--in the hands of today's most talented artists--capable of astonishing feats of expression. A celebration of the best in contemporary pastel painting, Pure Pastel explores how artists are pushing the medium to new heights of innovation and creativity. Art from 100 of today's most recognizable names in pastel, hand selected and invited to participate by the editor of Pastel Journal A dynamic range of styles and subjects, including still life, portraits, city scenes, animals, landscapes, abstracts and more Firsthand commentary offers insight into the artists' work--how they use pastel to capture a moment in time, tell a story or evoke emotion This visual feast of a book serves up page after page of luminous color, staccato strokes, fresh perspectives and masterful techniques. It's sure to be an enduring source of awe and inspiration for artists and art lovers alike.
    • £29.89
    • RRP £29.99
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  • Oils

    Norman Long

    Product Code: BRVLB
    Paperback
    Learn how use oil paints with this clear and simple guide. Accomplished artist and teacher Norman Long explains all the basics and shows you how to master this versatile, vibrant medium so you can produce beautiful paintings full of life and color. Oils has a handy front section covering all the practical stuff, from choosing the right materials to essential techniques. 10 step-by-step tutorials each broken down into key stages range of subject matter from still life to landscapes to figures clear step-by-step photography and instructions includes special features on painting people, painting outdoors and composition tips and practical advice to help make the most of your paints
    • £9.59
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  • The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy

    Carl Gustav Horn

    Product Code: AHBFD
    Hardback
    Previously available only as a part of the now sold-out The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Boxed Set, Dark Horse is pleased to offer fans another chance to own the three-book hardcover set The Sky I, II, and III, included in the new The Sky: The Art of Final Fantasy Slipcased Edition! Yoshitaka Amano is one of the world's foremost fantasy artists, and The Sky I, II, and III showcase Amano's ethereal illustrations for the first ten Final Fantasy games. Each hardcover book in The Sky Slipcased Edition is 11 5/8" high by 10 5/8" wide, and printed on glossy stock. Volume 1 contains Amano's work for Final Fantasy I-III, Volume 2 his contributions for Final Fantasy IV-VI, and Volume 3 features his art for Final Fantasy VII-X. The elegant slipcase containing The Sky I, II, and III features the same wraparound exterior artwork as The Sky Boxed Set, with a double-hinged flap that folds around the open edge and is held flat to the back side with a hidden magnetic closure, making it easy both to remove the books and to display the set closed.
    • £67.49
    • RRP £75.00
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