Art Instruction

 
Diane Thorne, NF/VG+ (mild edge wear to dust jacket), Thorne, Diane, Watson-Guptill, 1950, 1st, cloth, English

Thorne's second book on drawing dogs is a more detailed and in-depth treatment on the subject - with little or no overlap with its 1940 predecessor.

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Michael Turner, Turner, Michael, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Somerset, Haynes Publishing, 1999, 1st, 9781859606278, 10.5 inches, 8 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the back cover: World-famous motorsport artist Michael Turner reveals many of his trade secrets in this fully illustrated 'how-to' book. It brings...

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Boris Vallejo, Julie Bell, Vallejo & Julie Bell, Boris, Very Fine/Very Fine, Paper Tiger, London, 2003, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This out of print instructional book takes you step-by-step through Vallejo and Bell's picture making process. Text by Nigel Suckling. From the...

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Harold Von Schmidt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Very Good+ to Near Fine in a Near Fine binder. All the pages are present. Pages are clean. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress and two ringholes are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is lightly worn a, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 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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Harold Von Schmidt, Von Schmidt, Harold, 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, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 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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Harold Von Schmidt, Von Schmidt, Harold, Near Fine to Fine pages. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The assignment sheet is missing but we have included a photocopy. The original maroon binder is missing. The pages are now in a new tr, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 1 tipped-in color plate, over 300 black & white illustrations, 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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Very Fine, Joe Weatherly, Weatherly, Joe, Weatherly Studio, 2007, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, color , Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Animal Essence is a look into the art world of animal painter and draftsman Joe Weatherly. From sketchbook to studio, a bold...

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Joe Weatherly, Weatherly, Joe, Very Fine, Weatherly Studio, Santa Ana, 2009, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.75 inches, 96 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

In this collection you will find sketches drawn from live models at zoo's, museums, and figure drawing workshops along with some teaching demonstrations and...

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Joe Weatherly, Weatherly, Joe, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Santa Ana, Weatherly Studio, 2003, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 166 pages, over 900 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals focuses on learning how to draw animals using solid drawing principles. The emphasis of the book is on learning to...

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Frank Espinosa, Marie Taylor, San Wei Chan, Mark Christiansen, Jerome Moore, Robert Guthrie, Espinosa, Marie Taylor, Frank, Wei Chan, Mark Christiansen, Jerome Moore, Robert Guthrie, San, Near Fine (only light wear), San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2005, 1st, 0811850161, 8.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 208 pages, Over 300 color and black & white, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is the trade edition of what was Warner Bros. Consumer Products' in-house character manual which was created by Frank Espinosa (formerly of Warner...

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Jon Whitcomb, Whitcomb, Jon, 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, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 142 pages, 1 double-page color and over 400 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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Terryl Whitlatch, Whitlatch, Terryl, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2010, 1st, 9.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 160 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The scarce hardcover printing of Terryl's first art book! "Whether one looks at the fantastical or realistic creatures, the book displays Whitlatch's...

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Terryl Whitlatch, Whitlatch, Terryl, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2010, 9781933492926, 9 inches, 11 inches, 160 pages, over 300 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Terryl kindly signed some books for us and added a nice drawing. From the publisher: Animals Real and Imagined: A fantastic visual voyage into...

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E.G. Lutz, Lutz, E.G., Very Fine/Very Fine, Bedford, MA, Applewood, 1998, 2nd, 1557094748, 8.25 inches, 5.5 inches, xx, 261 pages, black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A facsimile reprint of the classic 1920 text that was used by Walt Disney and other animation pioneers.

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Very Fine, Graphic Products Corporation, Wheeling, 1986, 2255926018, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 32 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

This book is from the estate of Dave Stevens (1955-2008) artist and creator of The Rocketeer. Dave had attached Post-It Notes to several pages and...

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Gene Byrnes, VG+VG+ price-clipped dust jacket (board edges rubbed, overall clean, flat & tight), Byrnes, Gene, Simon & Schuster, 1948, 2nd 1952, cloth spine, English

138 artists are represented.

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Fridolin Beisert, Beisert, Fridolin, Very Fine, Culver City, Design Studio Press, 2016, 1st, 9781624650260, 8.5 inches, 6 inches, 132 pages, black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

Fridolin Beisert is the director of the Product Design department at ArtCenter where he teaches the very subject of this book! From the back cover:...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Kekai Kotaki, Anne Pogoda, Gonzalo Ordonez, Kotaki, Anne Pogoda, Gonzalo Ordonez, Kekai, Ballistic Publishing, 2011, 1st, 9781921002915, 12 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the Publisher: d'artiste: Character Design provides a Master Class in character design from talented artists working in game, TV and...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Cesar Dacol Jr., Jan-Bart van Beek, Giovanni Nakpil, Dacol Jr., Jan-Bart van Beek and Giovanni Nakpil, Cesar, Ballistic Publishing, 2009, 1st, 9781921002670, Softcover, French wraps, English

d'artiste: Character Modeling 3 presents the techniques of leading character modelers Jan-Bart van Beek, Giovanni Nakpil, and Cesar Dacol Jr. Each master...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Daniel Dociu, Marta Hadling, Don Seegmiller, Melanie Delon, Dociu, Marta Hadling, Don Seegmiller and Melanie Delon, Daniel, Ballistic Publishing, 2008, 1st, 9781921002571, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Learn Digital Painting techniques from four of the world's top digital artists and see the CG art that inspires them. Following...

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Very Fine/Very Fine, Linda Bergkvist, Philip Straub, Rob Chang, John Wallin, Bergkvist, Philip Straub, Rob Chang and John Wallin, Linda, Ballistic Publishing, 2007, 1st, 978097509650, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: d'artiste: Digital Painting showcases the work and technical skills of: Linda Bergkvist, John Wallin, Philip Straub and Robert...

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Fine/Fine, Anne Pogoda, Alessia Zambonin, Annie Stegg, Lois van Baarle, Pogoda, Alessia Zambonin, Annie Stegg, and Lois van Baarle, Anne, Ballistic Publishing, 2012, 1st, 9781921828102, Softcover, French wraps, English

In d’artiste Fashion Design, four Master Artists show you how they design costumes and clothing for their games, TV, animation, collectables and comic...

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Robert Massey, Massey, Robert, Fine, New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1967, 9780823018772, 0823018776, 9 inches, 6 inches, 224 pages, Softcover, wraps, English

A reference book for painters -- 200 recipes for making sizes, grounds, mediums, glazes, varnishes, fixatives, and adhesives. This book is from the...

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Susan E. Meyer, Fine/Fine, Meyer, Susan E., Watson-Guptill, 1976, 1st, cloth

Forty contemporary watercolorists discuss their approach, method and techniques.

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Sandro Corsaro, Clifford J. Parrott, Corsaro, Clifford J. Parrott, Sandro, Fine with CD in opened sleeve, Boston, Thomson Course Technology, 2003, 1st, 9781592001705, 7.5 inches, 9.4 inches, 256 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Animation as you know it is about to change. No longer satisfied to reign as the standard in animation for the Web, Macromedia Flash is powering its way...

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How to Draw
  $40.00
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Scott Robertson with Thomas Bertling, Robertson with Thomas Bertling, Scott, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2013, 978-1-933492-73-5, 11 inches, 9 inches, 208 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

Video preview of associated free app: How to Draw is for artists, architects and designers. It is useful to the novice, the student and the...

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Robert Kanigher, Kanigher, Robert, Very Good (some grime and wear to the covers, light crease in upper right corner of the pages, corner fold at the upper right corner of two pages, binding very sound), Cambridge House, New York, 1943, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.5 inches, 95 pages, black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From 1943, likely the first book ever published on the craft of creating comic books! Written by the legendary golden- and silver age comic book writer...

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Robert Kanigher, Kanigher, Robert, Near Fine (only light wear, very clean, binding sound), Cambridge House, New York, 1943, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.5 inches, 64 pages, softcover, wraps, English

From the legendary golden- and silver age comic book writer and editor Robert Kanigher, a 1943 how-to-write book. Kanigher's career as a writer started...

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Robert Kanigher, VG+ (general light wear, previous owner's name on half-title), Kanigher, Robert, Cambridge House, 1943, 1st, wraps

Written by the golden- and silver-age comic book writer Robert Kanigher.

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Robert Kanigher, Kanigher, Robert, Very Good+ (general light wear, very clean, binding sound), Cambridge House, New York, 1943, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.5 inches, 93 pages, softcover, wraps, English

From the legendary golden- and silver age comic book writer and editor Robert Kanigher, a 1943 how-to-write book. Kanigher's career as a writer started...

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How to Render
  $46.00
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Scott Robertson, Robertson, Scott, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2014, 1st, 11 inches, 9 inches, 272 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This book is about the fundamentals of light, shadow and reflectivity; the focus is firmly on helping to improve visual...

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Very Fine, Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Holly-Rosing, Madeleine, Brass T, 2015, 9 inches, 6 inches, 112 pages, Softcover, wraps, English

I read this concise guide to starting and managing a successful Kickstarter campaign in a couple hours and felt like I was ready to get started. The writer...

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Pen Drawing And Pen Draughtsmen
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Joseph Pennell, NF (light shelfwear, neat previous owner's name on front free end paper), Pennell, Joseph, MacMillan, 1920, 1st, cloth

"Pen drawing and pen draughtsmen, their work and their methods: a study of the art today with technical suggestions by Joseph Pennell N.A." A survey of...

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David Chelsea, NF, Chelsea, David, Watson-Guptill, 1997, Later, 823005674, color wraps

From the cover: "Acclaimed artist and autobiographical cartoonist David Chelsea and his hollow-headed pupil Mugg together explore the many aspects of...

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NF (slight rubbing & shelfwear), Rockport, 1997, 1st, pictorial boards

From the back cover: "Everyone loves to get mail. A nifty, inexpensive way to promote a business or just say hello, people have used postcards for more...

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Carol Belanger Grafton, Grafton, Carol Belanger, Near Fine, New York, Dover Publications, Inc., 1986, 9780486252193, 0486252191, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, 32 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

40 black and white ready to use art nouveau borders. This book is from the estate of Dave Steven s (1955-2008) artist and creator of The Rocketeer...

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Rendering in Pen and Ink
  $20.00
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Arthur L. Guptill, Guptill, Arthur L., Very Good+ in Near Fine dustjacket (foxing to the topedge, dustjacket spine is sunned otherwise Fine in Fine dustjacket), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1976, Later, 0823045307, 12.3 inches, 9.5 inches, 256 pages, over 300 black & white illustrations, hardcover, boards, English

Synopsis: Arthur L. Guptill's classic Rendering in Pen and Ink has long been regarded as the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject of...

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The Alchemy of Animation
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Don Hahn, Hahn, Don, Near Fine (light wear to bottom edge otherwise Fine), New York, Disney Editions, 2008, 1st, 9781423104766, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, More than 400 illustrations and photos, both color and black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: "It's a great world. Jump in now." With these words, veteran Disney Animation Studios Producer Don Hahn invites a future generation...

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Eliott Lilly, Lilly, Eliott, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, CA, 2015, 978-1-62465-020-8, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Do you dream of becoming a concept artist in the video game industry but don't know where to start? The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: An...

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Bob Kato, Kato, Bob, Very Fine, Quarry, New York, 2014, 1st, 10 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

A first printing signed by Bob Kato, John Musker, Paul Briggs, Forrest Card, Brett Bean, Joey Mason, Stephen Silver, and Jeremy Bernstein. All regulars at...

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The Skillful Huntsman
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Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2005, 0972667644, 10 inches, 10 inches, 160 pages, over 1012 color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

"Visual Development of a Grimm tale at Art Center College of Design." Artwork by Khang Le, Mike Yamada & Felix Yoon. Commentary by the artists and...

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Robert Kanigher, Kanigher, Robert, Very Good+ (general light wear, clean, binding sound), Cambridge House, New York, 1943, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.5 inches, ii, 126 pages, softcover, wraps, English

From the legendary golden- and silver age comic book writer and editor Robert Kanigher, a 1943 professional writing book. Kanigher's career as a writer...

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Wildlife Artists At Work
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Patricia Van Gelder, Fine/Fine, Van Gelder, Patricia, Watson-Guptill, 1982, 2nd, cloth

Profiles 10 top wildlife artists: Robert Bateman,  Ken Carlson,  Guy Coheleach,  Richard Ellis,  Albert...

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