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Creating Celtic Knotwork

by Cari Buziak Dover Publications (November 28, 2017)

Whether you're a complete beginner or have already attempted to learn the art of Celtic knotwork, this is the book for you! Artists at all levels will treasure this guide, which not only demonstrates how to...


Drawing Birds

by Raymond Sheppard Dover Publications (January 10, 2018)

Throughout history, people have been obsessed with bird imagery, from carvings on the temple walls of ancient Egypt to modern-day murals, posters, and even tattoos. This helpful instructional volume by a renowned...


Drawing Farm and Zoo Animals

by Raymond Sheppard & Charles Frederick Tunnicliffe Dover Publications (January 10, 2018)

For the first time in a single-volume edition, this guide combines the works of two of Britain's leading  20th-century illustrators of animals, Raymond Sheppard's Drawing at the Zoo and Charles Tunnicliffe's...


Brushwork Technique and Applications: With 52 Color Plates

by Stanley Thorogood Dover Publications (June 16, 2015)

This handbook and teacher's guide by a noted instructor presents a wealth of annotated illustrations that introduce practice brushstrokes and designs. In addition to instructions on color mixing, paper selection,...


Anatomy, Perspective and Composition for the Artist

by Stan Smith Dover Publications (January 15, 2014)

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...


Pen & Ink Techniques

by Frank J. Lohan Dover Publications (February 23, 2012)

This richly illustrated manual for beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists covers everything from hatching, tones, and stippling to dealing with the problems that can arise when adding texture, light,...


Light, Shade and Shadow

by E. L. Koller Dover Publications (May 17, 2012)

Without shading, even a beautiful drawing can appear flat. But artists can learn to add dimension to their work with these techniques, illustrations, and exercises that show how to achieve effects with light...


Drawing and Painting Trees

by Adrian Hill Dover Publications (March 28, 2012)

This classic guide by noted British painter Adrian Hill starts with a brief history of tree painting and advances to general principles, color choices, and techniques. Its 150 illustrations include 7 in full...


On the Art of Drawing

by Robert Fawcett Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

The "Illustrator's Illustrator" presents fundamentals of improvisation, lighting, style, and technique. Thorough examinations of the human figure and landscapes feature 100 illustrations and stress the importance...


Drawing and Sketching in Pencil

by Arthur L. Guptill Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Introductory guide offers clear, concise instruction on composition, outline, proportion, perspective, light and shade, more. Its 66 illustrations encompass numerous subjects — mainly architectural, but also...


Drawing Trees

by Victor Perard Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Concise guide features easy steps for realistic depictions of trees. Discover shading, composition, shadow, and outlining techniques that add vitality and expression. Over 100 illustrations spotlight Oak, Willow,...


Composition: Understanding Line, Notan and Color

by Arthur Wesley Dow Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Focusing on harmonic relations between lines, color, and dark and light patterns, this manual influenced generations of artists. Practical and well-illustrated, it conveys its insights in a convenient workbook...


Painting Trees and Landscapes in Watercolor

by Ted Kautzky Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Comprehensive advice on painting landscape components such as plant life, puddles, rain, and fog. Includes composition, value arrangement, balance, rhythm, pattern, and the structure of trees. 127 illustrations....


Landscape Drawing in Pencil

by Frank M. Rines Dover Publications (February 15, 2012)

Concise and beautifully illustrated, this guide covers the basics of holding the pencil, applying different strokes, shading, perspective, and the rendering of different materials, as well as composition and...


Ways with Watercolor

by Ted Kautzky Dover Publications (July 10, 2012)

Simple, direct language discusses color pigments, paper, and other supplies; washes, strokes, and use of accessories for special effects. Valuable instructions on composition. 125 illustrations, including 37...


Hensche on Painting

by John W. Robichaux & Dorothy Billiu-Hensche Dover Publications (May 13, 2013)

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.


Chinese Brush Painting: A Complete Course in Traditional and Modern Techniques

by Jane Evans Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

"How-to" manual provides all levels of students with detailed methods for painting such simple subjects as bamboo and plum blossoms as well as more ambitious motifs. 150 illustrations, including 82 in full color....


Anatomy and Drawing

by Victor Perard Dover Publications (February 09, 2012)

Excellent line drawings and annotations of anatomical structure provide the beginning artist with just about everything one needs to know about drawing all parts of the human anatomy. 179 black-and-white illustrations....


Perspective Drawing Handbook

by Joseph D'Amelio Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

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....


Complete Guide to Watercolor Painting

by Edgar A. Whitney Dover Publications (April 13, 2012)

Brilliant guide by renowned artist tells all, from basics to creating masterful landscapes, portraits, and figures. Full-color sections follow evolution of 7 of the author's own watercolors. 37 color and over...


Perspective Made Easy

by Ernest R. Norling Dover Publications (April 25, 2012)

Perspective is easy; yet, surprisingly few artists know the simple rules that make it so. Remedy that situation with this simple, step-by-step book, the first devoted entirely to the topic. 256 illustrations....


Life Drawing in Charcoal

by Douglas R. Graves Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Rather than building up a drawing from lines, this innovative method encourages students to begin with tonal masses. Suitable for experts as well as beginners, its step-by-step demonstrations feature over 200...


Notan: The Dark-Light Principle of Design

by Dorr Bothwell & Marlys Mayfield Dover Publications (February 14, 2012)

Guiding principle of Eastern art and design, focusing on the interaction between positive and negative space, demonstrated in 6 problems of progressive difficulty. Solutions will fascinate artists and designers....


Oil Painting Techniques and Materials

by Harold Speed Dover Publications (March 27, 2012)

Stimulating, informative guide by noted teacher covers painting technique, painting from life, materials — paints, varnishes, oils and mediums, grounds, etc. — a painter's training, more. 64 photos. 5 line...


Figure Sculpture in Wax and Plaster

by Richard Miller Dover Publications (March 12, 2013)

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.


Modelling and Sculpting the Human Figure

by Edouard Lanteri Dover Publications (July 05, 2012)

Covers modelling from casts, live models; measurements; frameworks; scale of proportions; compositions; reliefs, drapery, medals, etc. 107 full-page photographic plates. 27 other photographs. 175 drawings and...


Pictorial Composition: An Introduction

by Henry Rankin Poore Dover Publications (March 29, 2012)

Learn principles of composition, classical and modern, through analysis of works from Middle Ages to present — Goya, Cézanne, Hopper, many others. 148 illustrations, 9 in full color.


Carlson's Guide to Landscape Painting

by John F. Carlson Dover Publications (July 04, 2013)

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 Dover Publications (June 26, 2013)

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...


The Practice and Science of Drawing

by Harold Speed Dover Publications (May 11, 2012)

Classic approach to the dynamics of drawing by brilliant teacher with insights and practical advice on line drawing, mass drawing, visual memory, materials, and much more. 84 plates and diagrams.


The Elements of Drawing

by John Ruskin Dover Publications (August 22, 2012)

Timeless work by one of the greatest art critics of all time begins with bare fundamentals and offers brilliant philosophical advice. " . . . the truth behind Ruskin's statements is always clear." — American...


Perspective for Artists

by Rex Vicat Cole Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Depth, perspective of sky and sea, shadows, much more, not usually covered. 391 diagrams, 81 reproductions of drawings and paintings.


The Artistic Anatomy of Trees

by Rex V. Cole Dover Publications (June 14, 2012)

Covers every aspect of trees and how to depict them: balancing tree groups, relationship of light and shade, delicacy and weight, distance, tree color, and more. 515 illustrations.


Hawthorne on Painting

by Charles W. Hawthorne Dover Publications (May 20, 2013)

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.


The Craftsman's Handbook

by Cennino Cennini Dover Publications (April 02, 2012)

Fifteenth-century handbook, written by a working artist of the day, reveals techniques of the masters in drawing, oil painting, frescoes, panel painting, gilding, casting, more. Direct link to artists of Middle...