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...

+

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...

+

Don Bluth's The Art of Storyboard
  $150.00
In stock
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...

+

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...

+

Out of stock
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...


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....

+

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....

+

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...

+

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...

+

Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Very Good+ (mild shelf wear with minor thumb dents, pages clean, binding tight), Tamarac, FL, Poorhouse Press, 1990, 9th printing 1992, 9780961472818, 0961472812, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 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...

+

Graphic Storytelling
  $20.00
In stock
Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Very Good+ (mild shelfwear), Tamarac, FL, Poorhouse Press, 1995, 3rd, 1998, 9780961472825, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, iv+164 pages, black & white, 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....

+

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....

+

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....

+

Famous Artists Cartoon Course
  $700.00
In stock
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,...

+

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...

+

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...

+

Spirit of the Pose - Signed
  $40.00
In stock
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...

+

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

+

Brushwork for the Oil Painter
  $80.00
In stock
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,...

+

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...

+

Very Fine, Michael Hampton, Hampton, Michael, 2010, Revised 6th Edition 2013, 9780615272818, 0615272819, 9.25 inches, 7.5 inches, 236 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

his book gives a process-based approach to learning to draw the figure. Topics include gesture, figure construction, head drawing, anatomy, and more. The...

+

Signed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine, Peter Han, Han, Peter, 2016, Revised 2nd, 10 inches, 8 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white, Softcover, wraps, English

Peter has signed and added a full-page brushpen drawing to each book! From Peter: I am an instructor for the Artcenter College of Design, Concept...

+

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...

+

Drawing Dynamic Hands - Inscribed
  $195.00
In stock
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...

+

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"...

+

Dynamic Anatomy - Inscribed
  $225.00
In stock
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"...

+

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"...

+

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"...

+

John Howe Fantasy Art Workshop
  $25.00
In stock
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...

+

Out of stock
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...


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...

+

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...

+

The DC Comics Guide to Inking Comics
$22.99   $20.00
In stock
Save 13%
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...

+

The DC Comics Guide to Pencilling Comics
$22.95   $20.00
In stock
Save 13%
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...

+

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,...

+

Patrick J. Jones, Jones, Patrick J., Fine, London, Korero Books, 2018, 1st, 9780993337468, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the Publisher: In a companion volume to The Anatomy of Style, Patrick J. Jones shares more of his unique techniques and philosophy. The book is...

+

Patrick J. Jones, Jones, Patrick J., Near Fine (slight shelfwear otherwise new and unread), Korero Books, London, 2014, 9780957664937, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 192 pages, over 150 color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the Publisher: The secrets of painting Conan, mermaids, and otherworldly creatures, from pencil sketches to finished art. An award winning sci-fi...

+

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...

+

Tom Kidd, Kidd, Tom, Inscribed by the artis, Fine, issued without dustjacket, Cincinnati, Impact Books, 2010, 1st, 9781600618666, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 192 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Bizarre terrains, enchanted forests, futuristic metropolises, ornate palaces—these are the places where adventure dwells. In this fun...

+

Painting Portraits
  $45.00
In stock
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 ...

+

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...

+

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...

+

Out of stock
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...


Out of stock
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...


Creative Illustration
  $40.00
In stock
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...

+

Drawing The Head & Hands
  $90.00
In stock
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...

+

Drawing The Head & Hands
  $80.00
In stock
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...

+

Drawing the Head and Hands
  $40.00
In stock
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...

+