Art Instruction

 
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
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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
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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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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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Drawing Dogs
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Diane Thorne, NF/VG+, Thorne, Diane, Studio, 1940, 7th, cloth, English

A concise how-to book by this beloved dog artist. This is one of two entirely different books on drawing dogs by Thorne.

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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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Bold Visions: The Digital Painting Bible
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Gary Tonge, Tonge, Gary, Fine, London, Impact, 2008, 1st, 9781600610202, 10 inches, 9 inches, 128 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: Bold Visions is a comprehensive and inspirational guide to digital painting, whether you are just starting out or looking to become...

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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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Very Fine, Marcelo Vignali, Vignali, Marcelo, 2012, 8.5 inches, 5.5 inches, 28 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

"The Fractal Method is a designer's approach to figure drawing." Annie-award-winning artist Marcelo Vignali shares his own Fractal Method of Figure...

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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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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 the...

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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 we...

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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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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
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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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How to Draw Art for Comic Books
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James Van Hise, Van Hise, James, Near Fine (corners lightly rubbed otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Pioneer Books, Las Vegas, 1989, 1st, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

Chapters and interviews with Dick Sprang, Joe Kubert, Harvey Kurtzman, Richard Corben, Al Williamson, Will Elder, Art Spiegelman, Gil Kane, Hal Foster, and...

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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
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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 understanding...

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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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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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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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Stan Lee's How to Draw Comics
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Stan Lee, Lee, Stan, Small nick to the top edge otherwise Fine, New York, Watson-Guptill, 2010, 1st, 9780823000838, 10.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 224 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the dust jacket: Much has changed since his groundbreaking How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way came out in 1978. It's time for a new approach... "a...

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Joel Meadows, Gary Marshall, Meadows, Gary Marshall, Joel, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Berkeley, Image Comics, 2008, 1st, 978-1-58240-909-2, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 320 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the dustjacket: From the creators of Tripwire Annual comes this unique book that looks at the way the best comic book artists work, visiting their...

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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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The Art of Stop-Motion Animation
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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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The DC Comics Guide to Coloring and Lettering Comics
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Mark Chiarello, Todd Klein, Chiarello, Todd Klein, Mark, Very Fine, New York, Watson Guptill, 2004, 1st, 9780823010301, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Acclaimed artists Mark Chiarello and Todd Klein demystify traditional graphic storytelling in this practical guide. Chiarello...

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The DC Comics Guide to Digitally Drawing Comics
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Freddie E. Williams II, Williams II, Freddie E., Very Fine, New York, Watson Guptill, 2009, 1st, 9780823099238, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: At last - the first guide to drawing comics digitally! Artists! Gain incredible superpowers... with the help of your computer! The DC...

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Klaus Janson, Janson, Klaus, Very Fine, New York, Watson-Guptill Publications, 2003, 1st, 9780823010295, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 128 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the back cover: Acclaimed comic book artist Klaus Janson analyzes and demonstrates sure-fire strategies for inking. Using DC Comics' world-famous...

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The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics
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Dennis O'Neil, O'Neil, Dennis, Very Fine, New York, Watson Guptill, 2001, 7th, 9780823010271, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 128 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: For any writer who wants to become an expert comic-book storyteller, The DC Comics Guide to Writing Comics is the definitive,...

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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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Timing for Animation
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Harold Whitaker, John Halas, Whitaker, John Halas, Harold, Fine, Focal Press, Oxford, 2002, 9780240517148, 9.75 inches, 7.5 inches, 143 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the back cover: Learn all the tips and tricks of the trade from the professionals. How should the drawings be arranged in relation to each other?...

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