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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. FIGURES FROM LIFE Drawing with Style

    Regular Price: $29.95

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    An in-depth exploration of life drawing by a contempory master artist AND teacher—covering gesture, short and long poses, foreshortening and contrapposto, and more—and delves into its more challenging aspects: such as measuring with rhythm, drawing with feeling, and developing a style. Packed with step-by-step, all-new drawing demonstrations and insightful commentary, the book also includes Patrick’s most recent anatomy and drawing study sheets, with gorgeous female nudes and more. Learn More
  2. RECREATING AN AGE OF REPTILES

    Regular Price: $32.95

    Sale Price $24.95

    Dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals pose vast problems for the artist. How do you go about recreating the anatomy and behavior of a creature we've never seen? How can we restore landscapes long lost to time? And where does the boundary between paleontology—the science of understanding fossils—and artistic license lie? In this outstanding book, Mark Witton shares his detailed paintings and great experience of drawing and painting extinct species. Learn More
  3. KALEIDOSCOPE The Art of Illustrative Storytelling

    Regular Price: $39.95

    Sale Price $19.95

    This collects the work of 38 contemporary artists who utilize traditional illustration techniques along with embroidery, paper cutting, carving and collage to create pieces that standout for their low-tech charm. Collected from published works in magazines, posters, books, blogs and personal projects, Kaleidoscope includes interviews with six of the talented and enthusiastic artists, masters of the art of storytelling. Among our favorites here are Ero Lampinen, Junkyard Sam, Helena Perez Garcia and Andrea De Santis. Learn More
  4. BEAUTIFUL SCENES FROM A FANTASY WORLD
    $39.95

    32 well-known Japanese illustrators and animators show you their absolutely amazing worlds. Beautiful castles, islands floating in the air, pirate ships sailing through the clouds, retro-futuristic inventions, deserted architectural spaces, towns that have sunk under the ocean, an enchanted forest and a space locomotive.… The work here is just gorgeous, packed with incredible detail and stunningly colored. From work done for films, CD covers, and some pieces done especially for this. We really like this. Learn More
  5. SKETCHING FROM THE IMAGINATION Dark Arts

    Regular Price: $32.99

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    Sketching and drawing are fundamental to creating great art; the simple doodle is often where artists first bring their ideas and concepts to life. In Sketching from the Imagination: Dark Arts, fifty talented traditional and digital artists showcase work, 6 pages for each, from their sketchbooks, share inspiration, and give insight into how they create imaginative and dark illustrations. Featuring a range of artwork and artists from many fields, from concept design and animation to illustration and comic art. We like this, one of our favorites in this series. Learn More
  6. EVERYDAY SCENES FROM A PARALLEL WORLD
    $39.95

    This unusual series is the first collection that turns the spotlight on the scenes and background illustrations exclusively. With only a few characters in ordinary clothes, attention is focused on the beauty of the illustrated backgrounds. This first book in a two-volume series is a collection of background artworks featuring familiar scenes from daily life: nostalgic townscapes, detailed architecture, fantastic forests and landscapes, and rooms too perfect to be real. Learn More
  7. THE SKETCHBOOK OF LOISH Art in Progress
    $34.99

    Following the success of her first art book, Loish returns with an inspiring book dedicated to her beautiful b&w and full color sketches with an emphasis on cute young women, from figure studies to handsome fantasy pieces. Also here are guys, animals, landscapes and offbeat subjects like fantasy animals, faeries, even doodles. A unique look into Loish’s creative processes and idea generation, accompanied by her own comments. Discover how she explores gesture, stylization, and sketching for animation. Learn More
  8. DRAWING LESSONS FROM THE FAMOUS ARTISTS SCHOOL
    $24.99

    Learn to draw from a collection of instructional works from famous artists such as Norman Rockwell, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Bem Stahl, Harold von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb and Albert DorneThese were the teachers in the Famous Artists School! Powerful art and essays gleaned from the amazing collection in the Norman Rockwell Museum and organized as a series of lessons in classic drawing technique, each chapter offers both process and finished works. Learn More
  9. MAGIC RITE OF DRAWING Art & Techinque Signed
    $35.00

    This is the second self-published, Kickstarter art book of Buchanan's and it's once again a joy to see. Here's what Michael Kaluta said in his introduction to Buchanan's first book, Faces, Figures, Fantasies and it's still spot on here: "There is a magic effect to THB's portraiture...THB applies his knowledge, his insights, and his ability to present worlds unseen to everything he creates. Though he has pulled in influences from everywhere, he is no copyist. THB hands forward the authenticities garnered during his studies [of past illustation masters], giving them to the world via his art..." Bonus: Comes with a beautiful 11x 8-1/2 full-color print, "The Frost Giant's Daughter," which he has also signed. He's done these exclusively for Bud Plant customers. Learn More
  10. CUSTOM LETTERING OF THE 20S AND 30S

    Regular Price: $45.00

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    This unique publication collects over 4,500 examples of custom lettering from the heyday of Art Deco and the experimental modernity of the Futurists--from geometric fonts, elegant brush scripts, and heavy industrial serifs to hand-drawn eccentricities and outré display types. A cornerstone of any type-lover's library. Leslie Cabarga is the author of more than two dozen books on design, including Logo, Font & Lettering Bible. Includes some wonderful line-drawn chapter heads, movie promos, and more. Learn More

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