Art Instruction

 
Loish (Lois van Baarle), Loish (Lois van Baarle), #3866 of the First Printing, Very Fine in Fine slipcase, Worcester, 3DTotal Publishing, 2016, 1st, 978-1909414280, 190941428X, 10.4 inches, 10.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, wraps, English

This was the Kickstarter copy which comes with a deck of playing cards and a bookmark. The book itself is a first printing and individually numbered....

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Asia Ladowska, Ladowska, Asia, Fine, issued without dustjacket, 3dtotal Publishing, Worcester, 2019, 978-1-909414-66-2, 10.5 inches, 7.8 inches, 168 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Sketch with Asia is the first major publication from online manga-inspired art phenomenon, Asia Ladowska. Asia blends her talent for...

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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Good+ in Very Good dustjacket (upper corner bumped, other corners sharp, moderate wear to edge of dustjacket with numerous small tears), Bonanza, New York, circa 1947, 1st thus, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 302 pages, black & white, with 22 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

Available in a modern reprint, this is a very attractive copy of an early printing with better reproduction: The gradations of grey in the black &...

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Harvey Dinnerstein, Dinnerstein, Harvey, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (light wear to dustjacket edges), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1978, 1st, 0823022102, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates, 58 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

This figurative painter offers step-by-step demonstrations and a gallery of paintings.

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Wildlife Artists at Work
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Patricia Van Gelder, Van Gelder, Patricia, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped, light dustjacket wear), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1982, 2nd, 12.4 inches, 9.25 inches, 176 pages, 112 color plates, 100 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Profiles 10 top wildlife artists: Robert Bateman, Ken Carlson, Guy Coheleach, Richard Ellis, Albert Gilbert, Fred Machetanz, Stanley Meltzoff, Roger Tory...

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Painting People
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Burt Silverman, Silverman, Burt, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (previous owner's rubber stamp on the front free endpaper, long vertical crease and wrinkles to rear free endpaper, corners sharp, interior clean, dustjacket edges severely worn), 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

"A noted painter describes and demonstrates his methods in oil, pastel, and watercolor." A biography, seven full-color step-by-step demonstrations and a...

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Beatrice Blue, Blue, Beatrice, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 9780955153099, 9.2 inches, 7.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the publisher: Wander into the immersive illustrated mind of Beatrice Blue. Filled with playful characters, enchanting natural scenery, and...

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Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 9784756249586, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A stunning collection of scenes and background illustrations from popular anime and manga creators The beauty of the scenes and...

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Very Fine in a Fine dustjacket, PIE International, Japan, 2019, 9784756251497, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This third book in the background illustration series takes us on a sentimental journey through the scenes of our most cherished...

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Very Fine, PIE International, Japan, 2018, 9784756249661, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: A beautiful collection of fantasy scenes from popular anime, manga and game creators Have you ever imagined living in the fantasy...

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Hikaru Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hikaru, Fine in Fine dustjacket (binding tight, pages flat), Graphic Sha Publishing, Tokyo, 2005, 1st English language printing, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 240 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: While one would think undergarments are standard fixtures on manga characters, they can be unexpectedly tricky for artists to draw....

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Hikaru Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hayashi, Kimiko Morimoto, Hikaru, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild shelfwear, binding tight, pages flat), Graphic Sha Publishing, Tokyo, 2003, 1st English language printing, 10 inches, 7.25 inches, 240 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: ''I understand the design, but I can't figure out the actually how to portray my character in the costume.'' Many have likely...

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Henry Pitz, Pitz, Henry, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Very Good (tail of the spine bumped, lower corners slightly bent inward), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1947, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, xiv, 146 pages, 203 illustrations, 19 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

This copy is from the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of...

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Framed Drawing Techniques
  $30.00
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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Very Fine, Eagle Rock, CA, Design Studio Press, 2019, 1st, 978-1-62465-0-406, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 136 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: No matter what stage artists are in their careers, "it's necessary to look toward the future eager to learn and to be better every...

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I'd Love to Draw (Near Fine Dustjacket)
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Small remainder mark next to spine otherwise Very Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (lightly rubbed), Titan Books, London, 2014, 1st, 12.5 inches, 9.25 inches, 122 pages, black & white, Hardcover, cloth, English

For those of us who love Andrew Loomis' pencil drawings for their own sake, there is a lot to love in this lost "dummy" for an unfinished instruction book....

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Inscribed by Matt Gaser and Pat Presley with drawings, Very Fine, Culver City, Design Studio Press, 2013, 1st, 978-1-933492-70-4, 9 inches, 11 inches, 160 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

Inscribed by Matt Gaser and Pat Presley with drawings. Featured artists include Christian Alzmann, David Le Merrer, Jackson Sze, Justin Ridge, Kilian...

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David Stone Martin, Martin, David Stone, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine (very light wear), New York, Grumbacher, 1973, 13 inches, 10.5 inches, 28 pages, 61 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps

From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin"...

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Nick Meglin, Meglin, Nick, From the collection of Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity, Near Fine in Fine dustjacket (lower tips very lightly bumped otherwise Very Fine), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1969, 1st, 10.5 inches, 8.2 inches, 160 pages, 132 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

From the collection of longtime Mad Magazine editor Nick Meglin with a Certificate of Authenticity "Madly Yours, From The Estate Collection of Nick Meglin"...

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Fine, issued without dustjacket, Jordi Mila, Stone Wen, Mila, Stone Wen, Jordi, Page One, 2009, 1st, 8.5 inches, 11.9 inches, 200 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: All the sketches selected in this book are from real projects. It shows the whole complete design processes including the product...

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Margit Malmstrom, Bruno Lucchesi, Malmstrom, Margit, Lucchesi, Bruno, Fine in Fine dustjacket, New York, Watson Guptill, 1977, 11.3 inches, 8.6 inches, 160 pages, black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

Demonstration sequences for standing, seated, and reclining nude figures, a bas-relief, and female and male torsos show the unique working methods of a...

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Norman Rockwell, Rockwell, Norman, Near Fine in Very Good+ binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only light wear. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is lightly worn along the edges an, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 137 pages, 4 tipped-in color plates, 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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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Fine. Pages are clean. Ringholes are clean. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. Lacking the binder., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 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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John Atherton, Atherton, John, Near Fine. The first five pages show light wear, the rest are Fine. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. Lacking the binder., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 166 pages, 3 color plates and over 400 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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Robert Fawcett, Fawcett, Robert, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only light wear. The tracing paper page and one color plate have some wear along the edge. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, b, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 174 pages, 306 black & white illustrations, 2 color plates, 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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Stevan Dohanos, Dohanos, Stevan, Very Fine, Lacking the binder., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1950, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 86 pages, 1 color and 144 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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Patrick Woodroffe, Woodroffe, Patrick, Near Fine (minor spotting to top edge, light wear to edges and covers, binding tight, pages flat), New York, Harmony Books, 1986, 1st, 0517565064, 11.75 inches, 8.125 inches, 128 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Fantasy artist Patrick Woodroffe shares his marvelously inventive tricks of the trade. Drawing, etching, typography, silverpoint,...

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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including the tracing paper foldout. Except for the first and last page which have some toning and wear, the pages are clean. Ringholes show only mild wear/stress. The one-page assignment sheet is m, Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 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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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Good+ in Very Good+ dustjacket (mild shelfwear, corners rubbed but sharp, binding & interior very soun, Viking, New York, 1947, 2nd 1948, 12.25 inches, 9.5 inches, 302 pages, well-illustrated in black & white, with 22 pages in color, hardcover, cloth, English

This 1948 second printing of the original edition is from the library of Disney and Dreamworks animator Pres Romanillos. His original sales receipt from...

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Painting Nature's Quiet Places
  $35.00
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Thomas Aquinas Daly, Daly, Thomas Aquinas, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (spine sunned), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1985, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, 135 color plates, hardcover, cloth, English

Subtitled: Conveying mood and a sense of place in your paintings.

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Emil A. Gruppe, Gruppe, Emil A., Near Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (upper corners lightly bumped, dustjacket lightly shelfrubbed, spine sunned), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1977, 2nd, 11.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 152 pages, 48 color plates, 160 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

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Scott Robertson, Robertson, Scott, #82 of 108 copies, each volume signed by Scott Robertson with a drawing. In addition, these copies have each been inscribed by Robertson., Fine in Near Fine slipcase (very light rubbing to the exterior), Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2006, 1st, 9.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 144+144 pages, over 1350 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The Drawthrough Limited Edition is an exclusive, two-volume limited edition set of both Start Your Engines and Lift Off from Design Studio Press. Richly...

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Jack Katz, Katz, Jack, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Near Fine (light shelfwear), Berkeley, Windcast, 2005, 1st, 9780977292608, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 152 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, cloth spine, wraps, English

Inscribed on the copyright page "To Kurt / Best Wishes / Jack Katz 2007" with a pencil drawing of the head and torso of a nude man. The writer and...

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Eliott Lilly, Lilly, Eliott, Fine, Culver City, CA, Design Studio Press, 2017, 1st, 978-1624650369, 8.5 inches, 11 inches, 124 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

Are you ready to begin your career as a concept artist in the video game industry but don't know where to start? The Big Bad World of Concept Art for...

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Scott Robertson, Robertson, Scott, Limited to 1000 hardcover copies. This copy has been inscribed by Scott Robertson with a drawing of a spaceship., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (mild wear to top edge of dustjacket,, Culver City, Design Studio Press, 2006, 1st, 9781933492629, 9.25 inches, 11.25 inches, 144 pages, over 700 color illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

The Hardcover Edition limited to 1000 copies. This copy has been inscribed by Scott Robertson with a drawing of a race car. From the Publisher: from...

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Joe Kubert, Kubert, Joe, #1247 of 1500 hardcover copies signed by Kubert, Near Fine (light bump to the head of the spine, covers lightly rubbed) issued without dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1999, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, over 150 color illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Basically, How to Draw Comics the Kubert Way. Learn how to draw super heroes from the legendary writer/illustrator Joe Kubert. The man that helped define...

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The Art of Stop-Motion Animation
  $125.00
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Ken A. Priebe, Priebe, Ken A., Very Fine, Boston, Course Technology PTR, 2006, 1st, 978-1598632446, 7.5 inches, 9 inches, 344 pages, 100s of color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: Through the magic of stop-motion animation, inanimate objects seem to spring to life. With true artistic passion and finesse, a...

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Very Fine, Madeleine Holly-Rosing, Holly-Rosing, Madeleine, Brass T, 2017, Revised 2nd Edition, 9 inches, 6 inches, x, 120 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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Derek Thompson, Thompson, Derek, Fine DVD in Near Fine case (plastic sleeve of DVD case has small tear on bottom edge, some scuffs on surface of plastic sleeve), Gnomon Workshop, Hollywood, 2007, 1-59762-865-4, 7.5 inches, 5.5 inches, English

From the publisher: In this expansive demonstration, concept and story artist Derek Thompson takes you through his storyboarding process using Adobe...

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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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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...


Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1965, 10th printing 1978, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, over 300 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's second instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / Hope you enjoy this / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91"...

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Drawing Dynamic Hands - Inscribed
  $195.00
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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1977, 4th printing 1984, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, over 300 illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's fourth instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / All fond wishes / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91" Hogarth...

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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1992, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 144 pages, 200 two-color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's sixth instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart Ng / With all good wishes / Burne Hogarth / May 94"...

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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 1970, 12th printing 1986, 0823015750, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 176 pages, Over 300 black & white illustrations, Hardcover, leatherette, English

Hogarth's third instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / Best personal regards / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91"...

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Dynamic Anatomy - Inscribed
  $225.00
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Burne Hogarth, Hogarth, Burne, Inscribed by the artist, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (upper tips lightly bumped, otherwise crisp and sharp, dustjacket has two short closed tears), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1958, 11th printing 1984, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 232 pages, over 300 two-color illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Hogarth's first instruction book. Inscribed by the artist on the half-title page: "For / Stuart / Warm personal regards / Burne Hogarth / Apr. 91"...

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Gerald Ackerman, Charles Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Ackerman, Gerald, Bargue, Jean-Leon Gerome, Charles, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Paris, ACR Edition, 2007, 1st, 9782867701665, 10.75 inches, 9.75 inches, 336 pages, over 196 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

From the back cover: This book is a complete reprint of the fabled but rare Drawing Course (Cours de Dessin) of Charles Bargue and Jean-Léon...

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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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Nathan Fowkes, Fowkes, 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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