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A fine collection of books filled with instruction, tips, tricks of the trade, model poses and advanced techniques.

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  1. MASTERING DRAWING THE HUMAN FIGURE From Life, Memory & Imagination

    Regular Price: $24.95

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    This is the Frank Reilly system of drawing and painting, presented by Jack Faragasso, the artist and teacher who succeeded Reilly as director of the Frank J. Reilly School of Art. Hundreds, if not thousands of artists have studied this method. "The same system I've been teaching for 33 years at the Art Students League of New York." With the aid of more than 500 illustrations and photographs, this shows step-by-step and in great detail all aspects of figure illustration: choosing materials and tools; creating and balancing the line; the principles of growth in plants and animals; the interplay of light and shadow; proportion; action; several chapters on the structure of the figure. Learn More
  2. THE ART OF PERNILLE ORUM
    $34.99

    Delve inside this beautifully presented artist showcase filled with the works and useful advice from popular visual artist Pernille Orum. Pernille is well known and respected in the animation industry, having worked for clients such as Disney Publishing, Nickelodeon Jr., Mattel, and DreamWorks, and she was the Lead Character Designer on Warner Brothers’ DC Superhero Girls. In this uniquely colorful and vibrant volume, Pernille shares her artwork over the years, from earliest drawings to her latest work. Lots of cute girls and pin-up style. Learn More
  3. STAN LEE'S MASTER CLASS

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    From the co-creator of the Mighty Marvel Universe and some of the most popular comic book characters of all time comes an in-depth comics drawing instruction book revealing the tools, styles, and techniques of today's top comics artists. Beyond this light-weight cover is, surprise, a very serious look at the history of illustration, with examples by Moebius, Brian Bolland, Jim Steranko, Mike Ploog and dozens more. Anatomy, perspective, character design, manga styles, covers, tools, page design, it’s all examined in surprisingly comprehensive volume!! Learn More
  4. HOW TO PAINT CHARACTERS THE MARVEL STUDIOS WAY

    Regular Price: $50.00

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    Marvel's best-seller for decades was How to Draw the Marvel Way. Now we have an entirely new volume updated to add computer illustration as well as traditional painting, the way comics are done today. Here you'll learn tips and tricks from some of the industry's best concept artists. Ryan Meinerding, Andy Park, and the other artists behind Marvel Studios' Visual Development department share their methods for creating characters, from Captain America, Thanos and Dr. Strange, to the Ant-Man, Groot and Black Panther. Learn More
  5. DRAWING BEAUTIFUL WOMEN Studio Edition

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    This deluxe edition has an extra 16-page section with bonus artwork, an exclusive Frank Cho interview, and an alternate cover featuring a new painting. Two gatefolds are included. Frank Cho, the acclaimed creator of Liberty Meadows, shares his secrets to drawing the lovely women he is renowned for. A storytelling chapter is highlighted by an all-new, eleven-page adventure premiering Cho's Jungle Queen. The majority of the art shown here has been created specifically for this collection This is as much an art book, beautifully displaying Frank's work, as it is a how-to-book. Enhanced by Frank Cho's wit in his personal comments, for a fun and playful experience. Learn More
  6. SKETCH WITH ASIA Manga Inspired Art and Tutorials by Asia Ladowska

    Regular Price: $34.99

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    Following on from Asia Ladowska’s hugely popular online and weekly #SketchwithAsia challenge, with 900,000 followers, is a book filled with Manga-inspired art, tips, and tutorials--and a collection of Asia's finished artwork, including pieces created especially for this publication. The first major publication from the art phenomenon. She blends her talent for hyper-realism with her passion for manga into a distinctive artistic style. A beautifully presented 168-page art book--detailed exploration of Asia’s processes as she creates her art. Learn More
  7. AN EVENING IN THE CLASSROOM

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    Illustrator and painter Harvey Dunn was deeply influenced by Howard Pyle. Pyle's Brandywine students became some of the most important and well-regarded artists of the twentieth century, including N.C. Wyeth, Frank Schoonover, Violet Oakley, Jessie Willcox Smith...and Dunn, who went on to influence the next generation of artists. During the course of an evening in 1934, while Dunn was teaching at Grand Central School of the Arts, Miss Taylor recorded his comments and criticisms. These notes later surfaced in a slim, limited-edition volume. Enhanced by Dunn's striking woodcut images, the book provides a flavorful re-creation of the atmosphere in his classroom. Learn More
  8. SKETCHING FROM THE IMAGINATION Creatures & Monsters

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    Artwork and insights by fifty artists from the field of creature design. In this inspiring addition to the popular series, explore magical and mythical beasts to aliens and mutant monsters. Wild and wonderful creations in a range of styles and media. Each artist offers their personal commentary, advice, and tips on drawing techniques and concept design processes. It’s a rich and exciting volume for any reader, whether they’re looking for an intriguing menagerie of artwork to browse, or for artistic and professional insights by a wide range of talented and imaginative creators. Learn More
  9. THE COMIC BOOK ARTIST'S WORKBOOK Perspective Signed
    $21.99

    Aspiring comic book artists and storytellers will thoroughly enjoy this book! Seasoned author and art teacher Daniel Cooney shows readers how to draw credible perspective from any point of view for convincing backgrounds, and their relationships with the characters that inhabit them. This instructional book works like a journal filled with exercises for creating scenes in the context of storytelling. Practical demonstrations and interactive workbook grids to complete show readers how to enjoy the process as they develop their drawing mechanics and storytelling "chops." Learn More
  10. THE KNOW-HOW OF CARTOONING

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    This classic guide by a master animator and cartoonist — and long time Disney artist — is now available for the first time since its original publication in 1946. Author Ken Hultgren instructs by example in a guide that's suitable for beginners and advanced students alike. The comprehensive range of instruction covers features and expressions, animals, foreshortening, perspective, lettering, caricature, animation, and more. All subjects include step-by-step guides, several examples, and helpful hints and suggestions. Learn More

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