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Graphic art materials

  • Creating Symmetryby Frank A. Farris

    Princeton University Press 2015; US$ 35.00 US$ 28.00

    This lavishly illustrated book provides a hands-on, step-by-step introduction to the intriguing mathematics of symmetry. Instead of breaking up patterns into blocks?a sort of potato-stamp method?Frank Farris offers a completely new waveform approach that enables you to create an endless variety of rosettes, friezes, and wallpaper patterns: dazzling... more...

  • Painting in Pastelsby Robert Brindley

    Crowood 2015; US$ 24.99

    Pastels are an extremely versatile and immediate medium. These characteristics can lead to bold, exciting and impromptu paintings, however, their responsive, flexible nature can also be used to create subtle, gentle colour with little or no texture. This practical book will guide you through the full scope of painting in pastels and explain particularly... more...

  • 50 Markets of Illustrationby John Roman

    F+W Media 2014; US$ 14.99 US$ 12.29

    This overview of the numerous markets that currently exist for illustrators reveals a vast and wide-ranging pool of potential freelance opportunities. This reference catalogs many lesser-known, supplementary markets beyond the traditional, more-populated avenues for illustration assignments. Features fifty specialized markets in which artists and... more...

  • Airbrushingby Fred Crellin

    Crowood 2013; US$ 28.99

    Airbrushing is a versatile and exciting art. The technique has been used for some 150 years, and is now finding ever more applications. This beautiful book explains how to use an airbrush. It looks at the fundamentals of how to get started, advises on maintenance of the tool and then gives step-by-step examples of a range of projects. With troubleshooting... more...

  • The Complete Colored Pencil Bookby Bernard Poulin

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 20.49

    The Complete Colored Pencil Book is a comprehensive technique guide that offers a full spectrum of colored pencil instruction. Readers of all skill levels will enjoy helpful tips on improving their drawing skills and creating dozens of lifelike textures. It features more than ten demonstrations that focus on the results that specific tools can bring... more...

  • Painting Sunlight and Shadow with Pastelsby Maggie Price

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 24.99 US$ 20.49

    Infuse your paintings with light and life!Whether you work outdoors or indoors, understanding the effects of light and shadow is key to making your art lifelike and engaging. Rather than providing a one-size-fits-all recipe for painting light, this book shows you how to capture the particular ambient qualities of any scene before you, be it a gloriously... more...

  • Amazing Crayon Drawing With Lee Hammondby Lee Hammond

    F+W Media 2011; US$ 22.99 US$ 18.85

    Young at art! Combine the familiar charm of crayons with ?grown-up? art techniques for surprisingly realistic results Your old childhood coloring friends are all grown up! In this unique book, best-selling artist Lee Hammond proves that crayons are not just for kids anymore but can hold their own as a ?serious? (if unexpected) art medium. Use Hammond?s... more...

  • Pastel Pointersby Richard McKinley

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 26.99 US$ 22.13

    Top Secrets for Beautiful Pastel Paintings Richard McKinley has been a professional artist for over 35 years. Factor in nearly as many years of teaching experience, and that adds up to a whole lot of know-how to share. In Pastel Pointers , he lays it all out: information on tools, materials, color, composition, landscape elements, finishes and... more...

  • The Ultimate Guide To Colored Pencilby Gary Greene

    F+W Media 2010; US$ 29.99 US$ 24.59

    With this easy-to-use handbook, best-selling author Gary Greene provides you with instant access to his best tips, tricks and techniques for creating exceptionally realistic colored pencil artwork. Whether you're new to colored pencils or perfecting advanced techniques, you'll find the answers you need here in dozens of complete step-by-step demonstrations,... more...

  • Pastels For Dummiesby Sherry Stone Clifton; Anita Marie Giddings

    Wiley 2010; US$ 24.99 US$ 19.99

    The latest tips and techniques for working with pastels - in full color Pastels offer bright colors, a great level of portability, and no drying time - plus they're relatively inexpensive and can be used to draw and paint on almost any surface. Pastels For Dummies covers the many aspects of this exciting medium, from the fundamentals of choosing... more...