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  • Etching, Engraving and Other Intaglio Printmaking Techniquesby Ruth Leaf

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 24.95

    Intaglio printmaking involves engraving or incising a figure in stone or other hard material to obtain an impression from the subsurface design. In this thorough handbook, a noted printmaker and teacher offers complete up-to-date coverage of etching, engraving, drypoint, and other well-known intaglio techniques, as well as such less-familiar methods... more...

  • Sketching Outdoorsby Leonard Richmond

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 8.95

    A facility with pencil drawings is a valuable asset for painters in oil and watercolors, and a high-quality pencil sketch ranks as the artistic equal of the best painting. This guide offers beginners step-by-step demonstrations of how to depict clouds, trees, buildings, and other outdoor scenes.Famed for his landscape paintings, author Leonard Richmond... more...

  • Pattern Designby Lewis F. Day

    Dover Publications 2013; US$ 14.95

    Take any form you choose and repeat it at regular intervals, and, just as repetitive sounds produce rhythm or cadence, you have pattern. However, the use of pattern in design is no haphazard matter, but a disciplined activity in which the artists must impose a pleasing order and structure on the whole to achieve an aesthetically satisfying end product.... more...

  • Drawing the Draped Figureby George B. Bridgman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    One of the foremost drawing teachers shows how to render seven different kinds of folds: pipe, zigzag, spiral, half-lock, diaper pattern, drop, and inert. 200 black-and-white illustrations. more...

  • Drawing Flowersby Victor Perard

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    A graduate of the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris, acclaimed artist and illustrator Victor Perard emigrated to the United States in the 1930s and taught at New York City's Cooper Union for twenty years. His popular series of art instructional books covers the essentials on drawing — and his illuminating advice continues to help students and teachers... more...

  • Perspective Drawing for Beginnersby Len A. Doust

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.95

    The amateur artist faces many challenges. To Len A. Doust, perspective is by far the most problematic. With his trademark humor, the author/artist turns his expert eye toward that "dreaded, horrid word." In a clearly written how-to guide on mastering the art of perspective, he carefully: • describes the roles of lines, boxes, and circles • provides... more...

  • Essentials of Landscape Compositionby Leonard Richmond

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 12.95

    Anyone who has mastered the art of writing can learn to draw, according to this accomplished artist and author of several fine art books. Confident that most people have the ability to express themselves artistically once they have acquired the right techniques, Richmond offers his tried-and-true methods of drawing and composition in this easy-to-follow... more...

  • Fifty Figure Drawingsby George B. Bridgman

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.95

    These black-and-white illustrations represent the best of early 20th century American life drawing, offering exquisite examples of differing styles, techniques, and artistic expressions. An inspiring, invaluable collection. more...

  • How to Draw Animalsby Charles Liedl

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 4.95

    Drawing animals requires fast thinking and quick execution. Unlike artists of landscapes or still-life, the animal illustrator must adhere to this golden rule: observe much and long and draw quick and little . This respected guidebook, written by renowned wildlife illustrator Charles Liedl, shows you how. In How to Draw Animals , artists of every... more...

  • You Can Draw Horsesby Victor Perard; Gladys Emerson Cook

    Dover Publications 2012; US$ 5.95

    The horse is one of the most popular but difficult animals to draw. This concise and practical guide by a renowned illustrator covers the essentials far better than longer books on the subject. Topics include: Proportion; Anatomy; Movement; Sketching; and Materials. These and many other subjects are all covered with superb clarity, the techniques... more...