Art Instruction

 
John Atherton, Atherton, John, 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, 166 pages, 3 color plates 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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Character Mentor - Signed
  $29.00
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Tom Bancroft, Bancroft, Tom, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Focal Press, Oxford, 2012, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, xv, 163 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Tom Bancroft signed copies for us at San Diego Comic-Con! We offer these at no extra charge while supplies last! From the publisher: You've...

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Tom Bancroft, Bancroft, Tom, Very Fine, Watson-Guptill, New York, 2006, 978-0-8230-2349-3, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Tom Bancroft signed copies for us at San Diego Comic-Con! We offer these at no extra charge while supplies last! From Snow White to Shrek, from Fred...

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Tom Bancroft, Bancroft, Tom, Fine, Nemo Academy, Florence, Italy, 2014, 1st, 8.25 inches, 11.75 inches, 80 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Produced by the Florence animation school Nemo Academy, a full color collection of artwork by Character Designer and Animator Tom Bancroft (Aladdin, Lion...

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Tony Bancroft, Bancroft, Tony, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Focal Press, Oxford, 2014, 1st, 9.25 inches, 7.5 inches, xii, 236 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Tony Bancroft signed some copies for us at San Diego Comic-Con! We offer these at no extra charge while supplies last! From the publisher: There’s...


Austin Briggs, Briggs, Austin, Very Good+ to Near Fine in a Very Good+ binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean but have age toning. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The ringholes on two pages are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is miss, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 2 color plates, 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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Austin Briggs, Briggs, Austin, 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, 1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 140 pages, 2 color plates, 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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Frank Cho, Cho, Frank, Very Fine, Flesk Publications, Santa Cruz, 2014, 1st, 17.25 inches, 12.25 inches, 140 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

This is the oversized hardcover edition with 16 bonus pages. From the publisher: The Studio Edition hardcover is 140 pages, 12 x 17 inches. You...

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Very Fine, Gregg Davidson, Davidson, Gregg, 2013, 1st revised, 9780977861118, 5.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 103 pages, black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

"Film making essentials for the entry level storyboard artist." This excellent book concisely covers camera angles; camera moves; camera cutting; screen...

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Adolf Dehn & Lawrence Barrett, NF/VG+, Dehn & Lawrence Barrett, Adolf, American Artists Group, 1950, 1st, cloth

A comprehensive volume. Dehn writes about drawing on the stone in the first half of the book. Barrett explains printing from the stone in the second half....

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Harvey Dinnerstein, VF/NF, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, cloth

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings. "Harvey Dinnerstein: Artist at Work offers an intimate look at how a...

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Harvey Dinnerstein, Fine/VG+ (dustjacket corners rubbed), Dinnerstein, Harvey, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, cloth

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings. "Harvey Dinnerstein: Artist at Work offers an intimate look at how a...

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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Very Fine/Very Fine, Poorhouse Press, Tamarac, FL, 1990, 16th printing 1996, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 164 pages, over 250 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Will Eisner's influential analysis of the form. This edition published by Eisner's own company, Poorhouse Press. Contents: Foreword; Comics as a...

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Fine, Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Poorhouse Press, 1996, 5th printing from 2001, 0961472820, Softcover, wraps, English

A companion to Comics & Sequential Art, this book takes the principles examined in that title and applies them to the process of graphic storytelling....

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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Very Fine/Very Fine, Tamarac, FL, Poorhouse Press, 1996, 2nd printing 1996, 0961472820, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, iv, 164 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

A companion to Comics & Sequential Art, this book takes the principles examined in that title and applies them to the process of graphic storytelling....

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Famous Artists Cartoon Course
  $700.00
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Near Fine (a clean, bright set; light scuffing & edgewear to binders, minor ringhole and edgewear to a few pages), Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1965, 14 inches, 12 inches, 550 pages, 1000s of black & white illustrations, Hardcover, Custom binder, English

The Famous Artists School added a second correspondence course in 1956: The Famous Artists Cartoon Course! The faculty was composed of Rube Goldberg,...

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Nathan Fowlkes, Fowlkes, Nathan, Signed by the author, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, CA, 2016, 1st, 10 inches, 9 inches, 180 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Whether you're an aspiring artist or new to the medium, seasoned instructor and accomplished artist Nathan Fowkes makes drawing...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Sean Galloway, Galloway, Sean, 2016, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 52 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

TableTaffy VarietyZine is a variety magazine for all ages with fun, action-packed short stories, comic pages, how to draw tutorials, activities, and much...

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Sean Galloway, Galloway, Sean, 2016, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 44 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

TableTaffy VarietyZine is a variety magazine for all ages with fun, action-packed short stories, comic pages, how to draw tutorials, activities, and much...

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Karl Gnass, Gnass, Karl, Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Gnass Studios, Los Angeles, 2016, 1st, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, iv, 108 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

The longtime drawing instructor focuses on drawing the head, from all angles, and in character design and construction. Karl designed the characters of the...

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Spirit of the Pose
  $40.00
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Karl Gnass, Gnass, Karl, Very Fine, Los Angeles, Gnass Studios, 2004, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 180 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

A thick collection of over 500 life drawings by this longtime drawing instructor. No instructive text per se, but the drawings themselves are quite...

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Fine/NF, Peter Gowland, Gowland, Peter, Crown Publishers, 1988, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English

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Brushwork for the Oil Painter
  $80.00
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Emil A. Gruppe, Gruppe, Emil A., Fine in Fine dustjacket (a clean unread copy, dustjacket slightly shelfrubbed), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1983, 2nd, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, 150 color plates, 20 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This is the "New Revised Edition" of Brushwork (published in 1977) with nearly all new paintings. Whereas the first edition only had 24 pages in color,...

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James Gurney, Gurney, James, Near Fine (slight shelf wear), Andrews McMeel, Kansas City, 2010, 9780740797712, 10.5 inches, 9 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: "James Gurney, New York Times best-selling author and artist of the Dinotopia series, follows Imaginative Realism with his second...

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James Gurney, Gurney, James, Very Fine , Andrews McMeel, Kansas City, 2009, 9780740785504, 10.5 inches, 9 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of Dinotopia, James Gurney instructs and inspires in Imaginative Realism: How to...

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Peter Helck, Helck, Peter, 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, 136 pages, 2 color fold-out plates 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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Adrian Hill, Fine (gift inscription on front free end paper), Hill, Adrian, Blandford, 1964, 3rd, pictorial boards

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How to Draw Pin Ups
  $50.00
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Eric Howe, Howe, Eric, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Studio, London, 1963, 1st, 10.25 inches, 7.75 inches, 87 pages, 115 black & white illustrations and photos, hardcover, cloth, English

An instruction book from Britain featuring American and British pin-up art. Of particular interest for its numerous examples of the less-exposed British pin...

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John Howe Fantasy Art Workshop
  $25.00
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John Howe, Howe, John, Fine, Cincinnati, F+W Publications, 2007, 1st, 9781600610103, 10 inches, 8.75 inches, 122 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: Discover the creative processes and intriguing inspirations behind the work of leading fantasy artist John Howe, in his first-ever...

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Adam Hughes, Very Fine, Hughes, Adam, World of Art, 2011, 7.5 inches, 5.5 inches, English

"Follow Adam through his artistic process, from a clean, blank sheet of paper to a completed pin-up illustration. Adam will demonstrate how he draws, inks...

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Steve Huston, Huston, Steve, Includes an exclusive illustrated bookplate signed by the artist, Very Fine, Rockport, Grenoble, 2016, 2nd, 10 inches, 8.7 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

Includes an exclusive illustrated bookplate signed by the artist! From the publisher: How often does an aspiring artist read a book or take a...

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John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, John Atherton, Austin Briggs, Stevan Dohanos, Robert Fawcett, Peter Helck, Fred Ludekens, Al Parker, Norman Rockwell, Ben Stahl, Harold Von Schmidt, Jon Whitcomb, Near Fine to Fine pages in Near Fine binders. Pages are clean but have slight age toning and edgewear. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress. The binders are lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949-1952, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 1552 pages, 23 color plates and over 4000 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, printed custom binders, English

This is not the Famous Artists School Course you are familiar with (24 lessons in 3 binders), this is the Advanced Course. In the advanced course,...

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Painting Portraits
  $45.00
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Everett Raymond Kinstler, Fine/VG+ (spine ends rubbed), Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Watson-Guptill, 1971, 1st, cloth

Contents: 1. Materials and Tools  2. Setting Up the Studio 3. Your Attitude Toward the Portrait 4. Preparing the...

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Painting Portraits
  $45.00
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Everett Raymond Kinstler, Fine/NF, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Watson-Guptill, 1971, 1st, cloth

Contents: 1. Materials and Tools  2. Setting Up the Studio 3. Your Attitude Toward the Portrait 4. Preparing the...

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Signed, with a drawing by the artist, Very Fine, Joe Kubert, Kubert, Joe, Vanguard, 2009, 1st, 9781934331149, Softcover, French wraps, English

Signed by Kubert on the first page with a drawing of Tarzan. From the Publisher: JOE KUBERT!...the legendary Hawkman, Tarzan, Enemy Ace, Batman, Sgt Rock...

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Creative Illustration
  $40.00
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Very Fine in Fine Dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan, 2012, 1st thus, Hardcover, Cloth, English

Andrew Loomis' crowning achievement was this thick volume: the best of all his instruction books. Advanced concepts in picture-making for editorial or...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
  $90.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG+ (mild fraying and bumping to the corners, binding & interior very soun, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 6th 1970, cloth

Loomis provides detailed instruction on creating idealized features and faces in the "Chicago advertising art" style of Sundblom and Gil Elvgren . This...

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Drawing The Head & Hands
  $80.00
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Very Good+/Very Good+ (mild fraying and bumping to the upper corners, otherwise book is very clean and brigh, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1956, 7th 1970, Hardcover, cloth, English

Recently reprinted by Titan, this is the original publisher's edition with far superior reproduction of the many pencil drawings. Loomis provides detailed...

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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
  $40.00
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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
  $40.00
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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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Successful Drawing
  $40.00
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Very Fine in Fine Dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan, 2012, 1st thus, Hardcover, boards, English

"The illustrator Andrew Loomis is revered amongst artists for his mastery of drawing technique and his clean, realist style. His hugely influential series...

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