Books

We are constantly expanding our library of books that range from beginner's tutorials to reference books for the pros. We are happy to source any title you wish or let you browse through our extensive range of books and magazines that we have in our in-store studio!

New Books

Drawing

  • Lessons in Classical Drawing$59.95

    Juliette Aristides

    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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  • Sketch Book for the Artist$43.90

    Sarah Simblet

    The complete guide to drawing -a unique blend of practical teaching and inspiration insights into classic and contemporary drawings. Detailed step-by-step demonstrations show you how to develop your natural talents, discover new ideas, and improve your drawing skills. Sarah Simblet's drawings inspire you to explore different subjects and fill you own sketchbooks. A rich selection of drawing illustrates different approaches to a wide range of subjects. Sarah covers how to use a variety of materials from pencil and ink to pastel, charcoal and silverpoint, and to apply the key elements of drawing including perspective, shape and tone.

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  • The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head$59.00

    The Secrets of Chiaroscuro Revealed

    In The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head artist William Maughan walks readers through the steps to drawing heads in chiaroscuro. After learning the principles of chiaroscuro, including how to recognize shadow shapes and their edges, you will learn how to apply the method to drawing the head. A comprehensive chapter on anatomy will help you correctly place the features. The last two chapters of the book - "Drawing from Multiple Sources" and "Working with Color" -are variation on the theme of chiaroscuro in which it's principles are taken to new levels. Once mastered, this time-honored method will enable you to draw anything realistically.

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  • Drawing Dynamic Hands$44.95

    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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Oil Painting

  • Oil Painting Secrets from a Master$59.90

    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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Acrylic Painting

Watercolour Painting

Calligraphy & Lettering

Anatomy

  • Artistic Anatomy$49.95Out of Stock

    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.

Pastels

Colour Guides

Book Art

Sculpture & Model Making

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