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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. 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
  2. THE KNOW-HOW OF CARTOONING

    Regular Price: $16.95

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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
  3. FANTASY WORLD-BUILDING A Guide to Developing Mythic Worlds and Legendary Creatures
    $24.95

    One of the most creative comics artists in fantasy puts together a superlative collection of art--and instruction. When artists and designers explore or create a fictional setting, the milieu must be completely fleshed out, explained, and designed. In this book, comic and gaming art veteran Mark A. Nelson explores and demonstrates his methods for fashioning visually stunning, believable environments for fantasy creatures and characters. Scores of images and step-by-step examples illustrate how variation and experimentation lead to fresh, original designs for otherworldly beings, their environments, and their stories. Learn More
  4. LIGHTING THE NUDE Top Photographers Reveal Their Secrets

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    A superb collection of nudes, with great variety, from artful torso closeups in black and white to striking full color images, from action shots to indoor and outdoor shots in special lighting and sunlight. 21 chapters carry you from Approaching Nudity to Voyeuristic Shots, while touching on Erotic Fantasy, Abstracts and Body Parts, Classical Nudes, The Semidomestic Nude, Fetish Appeal, Pushing the Boundaries, Provocative Shots, Simply Naked, Props, Dressing Up, etc. Learn More
  5. FIGURES FROM LIFE Drawing with Style

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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
  6. RECREATING AN AGE OF REPTILES

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    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
  7. KALEIDOSCOPE The Art of Illustrative Storytelling
    $39.95

    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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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

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