Art Instruction

 
Drawing the Head and Hands
  $40.00
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Very Fine in Fine Dustjacket , Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan, 2011, Hardcover, boards with dust jacket, English

From the publisher: "The illustrator Andrew Loomis (1892-1959) is revered amongst artists - including the great American painter Norman Rockwell and...

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Figure Drawing For All It's Worth
  $120.00
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Andrew Loomis, NF/VG+ (upper corner lightly bumped, other three corners sharp, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1943, 29th 1978, cloth spine

"A book of Fundamentals for an Artistic Career." "Salable drawing must be good drawing, convincing and appealing, and Mr. Loomis drills his readers on the...

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Fun With A Pencil
  $175.00
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Andrew Loomis, Fine/NF. A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth

An incredibly clean copy of Loomis' first book: a "how to draw" book with basic and intermediate instruction.

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Fun With A Pencil
  $150.00
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Andrew Loomis, NF/NF (light shelfwear to bottom corners otherwise Fine, two short tears to very clean dustjacket) . A very attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 21st 1977, cloth spine

An incredibly clean copy of Loomis' first book: a "how to draw" book with basic and intermediate instruction.

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Fun with a Pencil
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Very Fine/Very Fine, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2013, 1st thus, 9780857687609, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 120 pages, black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

A brand-new reprinting of Loomis' famous first instructional volume. Fabulous reproduction of the 1939 original. From the publisher: Andrew Loomis...

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Fun With A Pencil (Signed)
  $500.00
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Andrew Loomis, signed by Loomis & dated 1939 on the front free end paper, VG+/VG- (dustjacket chipped & torn with pieces missing at the spine ends), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1939, 1st, cloth

Loomis' first book signed and dated in the year of publication.

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I'd Love to Draw
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine/Very Fine, Titan, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

A new Andrew Loomis book! Full of never before seen drawings by the famed Chicago school illustrator! Published for the first time, I'd Love To Draw is...

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Successful Drawing
  $300.00
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Andrew Loomis, Fine. A very crisp copy without dustjacket, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However, the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Successful Drawing
  $200.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+ (spine ends frayed, boards showing at bottom corners, interior clean & Fine), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1951, 1st, cloth

The emphasis in Loomis' fourth book is perspective. However the final two sections: Drawing the Figure in Costume and A Gallery of Drawings are primarily...

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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG- (spine ends slightly frayed, upper corners mildly bumped, lower corners rubbed with boards peeking, otherwise very sound, tight, bright pages, dustjacket quite worn), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1961, 1st, cloth spine

Loomis' final and scarcest title . Contents: Unity, Simplicity, Design, Proportion, Color, Rhythm, Form, Texture, Values, Beauty of Subject, Technique. Two...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG price-clipped dustjacket (corners lightly worn, 4 pages have had the upper corner folded over, some pages are wrinkled at the top edge from being paperclipped, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG (one corner lightly rubbed, other corners sharp, book is flat, tight, clean, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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David Gerstein, John Loter, Gerstein, David, Loter, John, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Walter Foster, Lake Forest, 2015, 978-1-60058-429-9, 11.75 inches, 8.75 inches, 128 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

For years, Disney's go to Mickey artist, John Loter, illustrates this very cool book that is part retrospective and part art instruction book. From the...

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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Near Fine in a Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean but have age toning. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress but none are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. , Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 + fold-out transparent page pages, 306 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Very Good to Fine pages in a Good binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some pages have mild edgewear and rust staining. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress, only a few pages have torn ringholes. The assignment sheet is presen, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 + fold-out transparent page pages, 306 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...

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Jefferson Machamer, VG+ (corners rubbed, bookplate on front end paper, previous owner's signature of half-title page), Machamer, Jefferson, Greenberg, 1946, 1st, cloth

"Laugh And Draw With Jefferson Machamer who shows you how to create and sell comic art." A really fun and lively cartoon instruction book. Machamer was a...

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Jefferson Machamer, VG+ (corners lightly bumped otherwise bright & clean), Machamer, Jefferson, Greenberg, 1946, 1st, cloth

"Laugh And Draw With Jefferson Machamer, who shows you how to create and sell comic art." A really fun and lively cartoon instruction book. Machamer was a...

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Doug Marlette, VG+ (mild shelf wear), Marlette, Doug, Houghton Mifflin, 1991, 1st, wraps, English

Doug Marlette describes the life and work of an editorial cartoonist, how he creates a caricature, and more.

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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2010, 9781933492957, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 128 pages, 230 black & white illustrations and 166 diagrams, Softcover, wraps, English

A clearly written instructional book for storytelling in both graphic novels and storyboards for motion pictures. The book explains fundamental concepts in...

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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Signed by the author, Very Fine, Culver City, CA, Design Studio Press, 2016, 1st, 978-1-62465-0-307, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 228 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Perspective is a discipline often set aside when it comes to general art study, though it is essential to master in order to produce...

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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Signed by the author, Very Fine, Culver City, CA, Design Studio Press, 2016, 1st, 978-1-62465-032-1, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 132 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Building on the foundation established with Framed Perspective, Vol. 1: Technical Drawing for Visual Storytelling, artist and...

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Making Comics
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Scott McCloud, VF, McCloud, Scott, Harper, 2006, 1st, color wraps, English

"Storytelling Secrets of Comics, Manga and Graphic Novels." This companion to "Understanding Comics" is for those who want to create comics.

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Understanding Comics
  $125.00
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#635 of 750 copies signed by the artist, VF, Scott McCloud, McCloud, Scott, Kitchen Sink Press, 1993, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

"Take a magic carpet ride through the hidden worlds of comics storytelling. Witness a history more than 3,000 years old. Explore the secrets between the...

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Understanding Comics (Signed)
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Scott McCloud, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine, McCloud, Scott, Kitchen Sink Press, 1993, 2nd, pictorial boards

"Take a magic carpet ride through the hidden worlds of comics storytelling. Witness a history more than 3,000 years old. Explore the secrets between the...

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Robert McGinnis, Fine DVD in Near Fine case (plastic sleeve of DVD case shows some scuffs, otherwise Fine), McGinnis, Robert, JP Media, 2008, 7.5 inches, 5.5 inches, English

Out of print. Explores McGinnis' rise as a top illustrator in New York during the 1950s when he created hundreds of his now famous paperback book covers....

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Sherrie McGraw, McGraw, Sherrie, Fine, Bright Light, El Prado, 2004, 2nd, 11 inches, 9.2 inches, 208 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

Out of Print. From the publisher: Some have called The Language of Drawing the definitive instructional book on the art of line. If the reader is...

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Revealing Illustrations
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James McMullan, VF/VG-, McMullan, James, Watson-Guptill, 1981, 1st, cloth

Step-by-step demonstrations of 29 commercial assignments. Introductory James McMullan interview conducted by Milton Glaser.

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Revealing Illustrations
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James McMullan, Fine/VG+, McMullan, James, Watson-Guptill, 1981, 1st, cloth, English

Step-by-step demonstrations of 29 commercial assignments. Introductory James McMullan interview conducted by Milton Glaser.

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Shawn Moghadam, Moghadam, Shawn, Limited to 125 copies signed by the artist and with an original drawing, Very Fine without dust jacket, as issued, Los Angeles, 2016, 2nd, 8.75 inches, 11.25 inches, 148 pages, over 250 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, French

"Shawn has created an amazing book, with great visuals combined with tutorials." You'll discover 20 new and different vehicles, from sketches to models...

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Jae-Cheol Park, Park, Jae-Cheol, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, CA, 2014, 978-1-62465-014-7, 10 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Art of the PaperBlue is a must have art book for artists, entertainment designers, and anyone who wants to learn to paint creative environment paintings....

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Very Good+ to Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including the color pages. Pages are clean but have age toning. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder , Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binder, English

"America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting down for you in words and pictures all the ideas and methods...


VF/VF, Philip Pearlstein, Viola, Jerome, Pearlstein, Philip, Watson-Guptill, 1982, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English

A thorough step-by-step description of the methods of this realist painter.

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VF/VF, Philip Pearlstein, Viola, Jerome, Pearlstein, Philip, Watson-Guptill, 1982, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English

A thorough step-by-step description of the methods of this realist painter.

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Perry Peterson, Peterson, Perry, Very Good+ (mild bump to the top of the spine, moderate wear, some light creases along spine), Art Instruction, Inc., Minneapolis, 1952, 1st, 13.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 48 pages, 30 color and 39 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The only monograph on the this mid-century illustrator for The Saturday Evening Post, Cosmopolitan, Ladies Home Journal, Good Housekeeping, American...

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Drawing Landscapes In Pencil
  $30.00
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Ferdinand Petri, Fine/NF (very light dust jacket edge wear), Petri, Ferdinand, Watson-Guptill, 1979, 1st, cloth

Ferdinand Petrie was born in Rutherford, New Jersey, and recieved his art training at Parsons School of Design and The Famous Artist School of Illustration....

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Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine, issued without a dustjacket, David Pimentel, Pimentel, David, David Pimentel, 2010, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 100 pages, 140 black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

David Pimentel was a story artist at Disney and Dreamworks and most recently Head of Story on Moana. He is currently co-directing the animated feature...

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Bill Plympton, Plympton, Bill, Near Fine (mild shelf wear), Oxford, Focal Press, 2012, 1st, 978-0-240-81779-8, 7.5 inches, 9.25 inches, xv, 241 pages, over 200 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Learn the secrets behind independent animation from the "The King of Independent Animation " - Academy Award-nominated Bill Plympton....

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Charles Reid, Inscribed by the artist on the title page, Fine/Fine, Reid, Charles, Watson-Guptill, 1994, 2nd, cloth, English

"The Natural Way to Paint: Rendering the Figure in Watercolor Simply and Beautifully." Reid's second book on painting the figure in watercolor. Lovely...

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Very Good+ (covers rubbed, corners bumped), Hy Rubin, Rubin, Hy, Art Instruction, Inc., 1951, 1st, 13.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 32 pages, 17 color and 26 black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

This is one of the advanced books published by Art Instruction, Inc. as part of their correspondence course. Our purpose in presenting the life story of...

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Graphic L.A.
  $25.00
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Robh Ruppel, Ruppel, Robh, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2014, 1st, 8 inches, 8 inches, 144 pages, color, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Graphic L.A. is part practical instruction, part guided meditation on the importance of color values and objects in art. The reader...

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Harry Dreve Schorr, VG (covers slightly soiled, corners rubbed), Schorr, Harry Dreve, np, circa 1950, 1st, cloth, English

Another book filled with beautiful advertising layout roughs by Schorr.

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John Canemaker, Herman Schultheis, Canemaker, John, Schultheis, Herman, Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, San Francisco, Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2014, 1st, 978-1616286323, 12.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 292 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Discover the secrets behind Fantasia, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Bambi all through the lens of early animation's most enigmatic and...

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John Canemaker, Herman Schultheis, Canemaker, John, Schultheis, Herman, Very Fine in Very Good dustjacket (dustjacket edges worn and torn), San Francisco, Walt Disney Family Foundation Press, 2014, 1st, 978-1616286323, 12.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 292 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Discover the secrets behind Fantasia, Pinocchio, Dumbo, and Bambi all through the lens of early animation's most enigmatic and...

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Stephen Silver, Silver, Stephen, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Fine, New York, brandstudio Press, 2008, 1st, 9781934623893, 12.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 48 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Signed by the artist with a drawing: "To Will, Silver" From the publisher: Life by Silver is a book on the subject of drawing from life; how...

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Stephen Silver, Silver, Stephen, Very Fine, Culver City, Design Studio Press, 2017, 1st, 9781624650345, 9 inches, 12 inches, 248 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

Stephen's brand new instructional book! From the back cover: The Silver Way: Techniques, Tips and Tutorials for Effective Character Design by Stephen...

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Painting People
  $45.00
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Burt Silverman, Silverman, Burt, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, New York, Watson-Guptill, 1977, 1st, 0823038157, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates and 42 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English


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Steambot, Steambot, Very Fine/Very Fine, Austin, LeBox Publishing, 2010, 2nd, 9780615377179, 10.25 inches, 10 inches, 98 pages, Over 100 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Steampainting: Spark is the second art book from Steambot Studio. The first was Exodyssey: Visual Development of an Epic Adventure. From the...

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Born In Concrete
  $35.00
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Derek Stenning, Stenning, Derek, Very Fine without dust jacket, as issued, Culver City, Design Studio Press, 2013, 13.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 96 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

His first personal project, Born in Concrete, was undertaken to dispel his biases towards expressive art, overcome his own perceived limitations and to...

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