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
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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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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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Don Bluth's The Art of Storyboard
  $150.00
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Don Bluth, Bluth, Don, Near Fine (only light corner wear, otherwise very flat, tight, clean), Dark Horse, Milwaukie, OR, 2004, 2nd, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 112 pages, color and black & white, softcover, wraps, English

From Don Bluth - master animator, artist, and director of such cartoon classics as The Secret of N.I.M.H., An American Tail, The Land Before Time, All Dogs...

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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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Stan Lee, John Buscema, Lee, Stan, Buscema, John, Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket (dustjacket has a half inch tear at the top of the spine), Simon & Schuster, New York, 1978, 9th, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, 100s of black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

An hardcover copy of the original 1978 edition of this excellent and iconic primer on the Marvel method. Featuring wonderful pencil art by John Buscema...

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Doug Chiang, Chiang, Doug, Near Fine (mild wear), Cincinnati, Impact, 2008, 2nd, 9781600610233, 1600610234, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white, softcover, wraps, English

This is the original edition from 2008. From the back cover: Revered science fiction artist and film designer, Doug Chiang, reveals the thought...

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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 get...

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John Clymer, Clymer, John, Very Good+ (moderate wear, some light creases along spine), Art Instruction, Inc., Minneapolis, 1951, 1st, 13.5 inches, 10.5 inches, 48 pages, 20 color and over 75 black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

John Clymer created covers for the Saturday Evening Post and numerous illustrations for True, American Locomotive, and national advertising campaigns....

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David Colman, Colman, David, Inscribed by the artist with a drawin, Near Fine (light edge wear), David's Doodles, Los Angeles, 2007, 2nd, 9.1 inches, 11.2 inches, 176 pages, color, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

David Colman is a development artist and character designer (Dreamworks, Sony Animation, Cartoon Network). He won an Emmy for character design on Class of...

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Very Fine, Gregg Davidson, Davidson, Gregg, 2013, 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...


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 form...

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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Near Fine (very light shelfwear, flat, tight, clean), Tamarac, FL, Poorhouse Press, 1990, 11th printing 1993, 9780961472818, 0961472812, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 164 pages, over 250 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

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


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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Shane Glines, Glines, Shane, Very Fine, Torrance, Stuart Ng Books, 2015, 1st, 9780978890469, 8.75 inches, 11.25 inches, 176 pages, color, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Print run of only 1,000 copies. Out of print. S Curves, The Art of Shane Glines is a stunning collection of over 400 color sketches, designs and...

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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 - Signed
  $40.00
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Karl Gnass, Gnass, Karl, Signed by the artist, 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, 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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James Gurney, Gurney, James, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing of a T Rex on a skateboard, Near Fine (light rubbing to the tips of the covers otherwise flat, tight, clean), Andrews McMeel, Kansas City, 2009, 1st, 10.5 inches, 9 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Inscribed by the artist with a drawing of a T Rex on a skateboard. From the publisher: An award-winning fantasy artist and the creator of Dinotopia,...

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Fine, Michael Hampton, Hampton, Michael, 2010, Revised 2011, 9780615272818, 0615272819, 9.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 235 pages, color, Softcover, wraps, English

Figure Drawing: Design and Invention is an instructional figure drawing book geared towards the novice and experienced artist alike. This book emphasizes a...

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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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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, 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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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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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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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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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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Adam Hughes, Dan Panosian, Humberto Ramos, Terry Dodson, and more, Hughes, Dan Panosian, Humberto Ramos, Terry Dodson, and more, Adam, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Ontario, Masters of Anatomy, 2014, 1st, 9780993792915, 8.75 inches, 11.25 inches, 300 pages, black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

A kickstarter-funded reference book in which over 130 artists draw their version of the ideal male and female figures, in styles ranging from photorealistic...

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Takashi Iijima, Iijima, Takashi, Near Fine (mild shelf wear), New York, HarperCollins, 2005, 1st, 9780060736811, 006073681X, 10.25 inches, 8.5 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Experience real human body structures and movements with this indispensable guide to the the digital expression of anatomical...

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The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics
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Klaus Janson, Janson, Klaus, Fine, New York, Watson Guptil Publications, 2003, 3rd, 978-0823010295, 10.5 inches, 7.5 inches, 128 pages, 220 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Acclaimed comic book artist Klaus Janson analyzes and demonstrates sure-fire strategies for inking. Using DC Comics' world-famous characters, he brings to...

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The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics
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Klaus Janson, Janson, Klaus, Fine, New York, Watson Guptil Publications, 2002, 4th, 978-0823010288, 10.5 inches, 7.75 inches, 144 pages, 220 black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

Talented and legendary artist Klaus Janson brings over 30 years of experience to The DC Comics Guide to Penciling Comics. Covering everything from anatomy...

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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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Dong Kingman, Kingman, Dong, Near Fine in Near Fine price-clipped dustjacket (light bumps to lower corners, dustjacket lightly worn, with a small chip at head of spine), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1980, 1st, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 120 color plates, 100 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A first-hand look inside the studio of a master watercolorist by Dong Kingman and Helena Kuo Kingman An interview, eight full-color step-by-step...


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 Composition ...

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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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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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Morpho: Anatomie Artistique
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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Groupe Eyrolles, Paris, 2014, 9782212139143, 8.25 inches, 6 inches, 320 pages, 1000 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, French

1000 anatomy drawings of the human body in all positions for better observation. From the back cover: These 300 pages approach the drawing of the...

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David A. Leffel, Leffel, David A., Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Bright Light Publishing, El Prado, NM, 2003, 3rd Edition, 12 inches, 9 inches, 145 pages, over 140 color illustrations, Hardcover, cloth, English

Out of Print. From the publisher: An Artist Teaches is a magnificent presentation for painter and non-painter alike containing a gallery of more than...

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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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