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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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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Chris Ayers, Ayers, Chris, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Culver City, CA, DesignStudio Press, 2009, 1st, 9781933492476, 8.25 inches, 8.25 inches, 160 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Inscribed on the title page with a drawing of a penguin. From the publisher: Following in the successful paw and hoof prints of The Daily Zoo:...

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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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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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George B. Bridgman, Bridgman, George B., Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket (small tears and light wear to the dustjacket), Weathervane, New York, 1979, 3rd, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 356 pages, over 1000 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth spine, English

Bridgman's classic, essential guide--with more than 1,000 drawings and 22 expert lessons on mastering the human figure from every angle. Bridgman's...

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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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How to Draw Comics the Marvel Way
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Stan Lee, John Buscema, Lee, Stan, Buscema, John, Simon & Schuster, New York, 1984, 67th 2019, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, 100s of black & white illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

The iconic primer on the Marvel method. Featuring wonderful pencil art by John Buscema created specifically for this book. From the back cover: Stan...

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Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists
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William T. Cooper, Cooper, William T., Very Fine, Yale University Press, New Haven, 2011, 1st, 7.75 inches, 10.25 inches, 128 pages, 139 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

A great book with fantastic paintings. This book features three detailed step-by-step demonstrations of the artist creating a painting in watercolors, in...

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Tanks and How to Draw Them...
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Terence Cuneo, Cuneo, Terence, Very Good+ (light wear, sharp corners), Studio, London, 1943, 1st revised 1945, 6.8 inches, 5.5 inches, 64 pages, 86 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

A scarce--and fascinating--title in the Studio's excellent How to Draw series. First published in 1943, it was revised and reprinted in 1945 to incorporate...

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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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Painting Nature's Quiet Places
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Thomas Aquinas Daly, Daly, Thomas Aquinas, Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Watson-Guptill, New York, 1985, 2nd 1987, 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. Shows examples of the author's landscapes and still lifes, offers advice on...

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Gregg Davidson, Davidson, Gregg, Very Fine, Eagle Rock, Design Studio Press, 2019, 1st thus, 9780977861118, 5.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 96 pages, black & white, softcover, wraps, English

Cinematics Storyboard Workshop is for any artist who wants to learn how to create professional, production-ready storyboards for film, animation,...


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, 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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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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Will Eisner, Eisner, Will, Very Fine, Tamarac, FL, Poorhouse Press, 1990, 24th printing 2003, 9780961472818, 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 was published by Eisner's own company, Poorhouse Press, and contains the expansion added in...

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How to THINK when you DRAW Vol. 2
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Lorenzo Etherington, Etherington, Lorenzo, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bristol, The Etherington Brothers, 2019, 8.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 200 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: How to THINK when you DRAW is a 200 page full colour hardback book measuring 8.5" by 8.5". The book collects together MASSES of my...

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How to THINK when you WRITE!
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Robin Etherington, Lorenzo Etherington, Etherington, Robin, Etherington, Lorenzo, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Bristol, The Etherington Brothers, 2019, 8.5 inches, 8.5 inches, 200 pages, color and black & white illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

By the Etherington Brothers. Written by Robin Etherington. Illustrated by Lorenzo Etherington. How to THINK when you WRITE is a 200 page full colour...

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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Very Good+ in Very Good+ binders (mild wear to binders, light edgewear to some pages, the ringholes of some pages have been neatly reinforced), Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1954, 14 inches, 12 inches, 750 pages, 5000 black & white illustrations, 24 pages in color, Hardcover, printed custom binders, English

This is the 1954 version of the course, focusing on mid-century Saturday Evening Post-style magazine illustration. The Famous Artists School was...


1960 Famous Artists Course
  $300.00
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Very Good+ (mild wear to binders, mild wear to pages, complete with lesson plates and assignment sheets), Westport, CT, Famous Artists Schools, 1960, 14 inches, 12 inches, 750 pages, over 2500 black & white illustrations, 38 pages in color, some tipped-in color plates, printed custom binders, English

This is the 1960 version of the course which began the classic illustration course's modification from classic SEP-style illustration to illustration &...

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Famous Artists Cartoon Course
  $700.00
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Near Fine in Near Fine binders (a clean, bright, unused se, Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1965, 14 inches, 12 inches, 550 pages, 1000s of black & white illustrations, Hardcover, Custom binders, 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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Famous Artists Cartoon Course
  $600.00
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Famous Artists School, Famous Artists School, Near Fine in Near Fine binders (the pages are very clean, ringholes only show occasional wear, the first and last page of each binder have some toning, light scuffing and wear to the edges and seams of the binders), Westport, CT, Famous Artists School, 1956-60, 14 inches, 12 inches, 550 pages, 1000s of black & white illustrations, Hardcover, Custom binders, English


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The Student's Guide to Painting
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Jack Faragasso, Faragasso, Jack, Very Good in Good dustjacket (mild foxing on the endpapers and first and last pages, spine slightly cocked, otherwise a very sound copy, dustjacket missing pieces), North Light, Westport, CT, 1979, 1st, 11.25 inches, 8.75 inches, 160 pages, 83 color and 53 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"Here are the principles of painting and color as taught by Frank J. Reilly in his memorable teaching career at the Art Students League of New York." The...

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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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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 very light wear. The tracing paper page and two color plates are Fine. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile , 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

A very sharp copy of this rare and sought-after volume. "America's most famous artists have spent a lot of their time, thought and energy in putting...

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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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Milton Glaser, Glaser, Milton, Very Fine, Hudson, NY, Princeton Architectural Press, 2020, 1st, 9781616899615, 9.7 inches, 7 inches, 168 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Design legend Milton Glaser demystifies his creative process in this thoughtful collection of illustrations showing his journey from...

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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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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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Drawing Dynamic Hands - Inscribed
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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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Steve Huston, Huston, Steve, Includes an exclusive illustrated bookplate signed by the artist, Very Fine, Grenoble, Rockport, 2016, 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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Eliza Ivanova, Ivanova, Eliza, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 978-1-912843-08-4, 13 inches, 9.5 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

Eliza Ivanova explains her approach and technique in this instructional book. A nice companion to her sketch/art book Raw Material. From the publisher:...


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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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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Painting Portraits
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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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Djamila Knopf, Knopf, Djamila, Very Fine, issued without dustjacket, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 9781912843213, 11.5 inches, 8.9 inches, 152 pages, color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

From the publisher: Illustrator Djamila Knopf leads us through her world, where anime-influenced characters, exquisite settings, and the process of...

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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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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...


Morpho: Anatomy for Artists
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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, San Rafael, CA, Rocky Nook, 2018, 9781681983745, 1681983745, 8.2 inches, 6 inches, 320 pages, over 1000 black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

This was a bestseller for us in the original French edition! Now it is available in English! From the publisher: In this book, Michel Lauricella...

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 9781681985046, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Fat and Skin Folds, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body....

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 9781681985398, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Hands and feet, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body. In...

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 9781681985404, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Joint forms and muscular functions, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a mechanical view of the human body. In...

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, San Rafael, CA, Rocky Nook, 2021, 1st, 9781681987590, 7 inches, 5 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: In Morpho: Muscled Bodies, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella presents a unique approach to learning to draw the human body....

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, Rocky Nook, San Rafael, CA, 2019, 1681984482, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: This small, portable book presents a unique perspective on the human body for artists to study and implement in their drawing work....

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Michel Lauricella, Lauricella, Michel, Very Fine, San Rafael, CA, Rocky Nook, 2019, 9781681984520, 1681984520, 7 inches, 4.6 inches, 96 pages, black & white illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: This book provides a simplified and practical vision of the human skeleton to help you in your drawing studies. Here you will find...

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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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Creative Illustration
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Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Titan Books, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 302 pages, approx. 300 black & white illustrations, with 17 pages in color, Hardcover, boards, 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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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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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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Drawing The Head & Hands
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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
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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
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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
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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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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, London, Titan Books, 2011, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 204 pages, over 200 illustrations, Hardcover, boards, English

A modern facsimile reprinting of Loomis' classic instruction book. The best book of its kind, how to draw idealized figures of the Chicago School epitomized...

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Fun With A Pencil
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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
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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
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Very Fine in a Near Fine dustjacket, 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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I'd Love to Draw
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Small remainder mark next to spine otherwise Very Fine in Very Fine dustjacket, 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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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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Successful Drawing
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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
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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
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Andrew Loomis, Loomis, Andrew, Very Fine in Very Fine Dustjacket, London, Titan, 2012, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 160 pages, over 200 black & white illustrations, 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 of...

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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG- (spine ends slightly frayed, upper corners mildly bumped, lower corners rubbed with boards peeking, otherwise very sound, tight, bright pages, dustjacket quite worn), Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1961, 1st, cloth spine

Loomis' final and scarcest title . Contents: Unity, Simplicity, Design, Proportion, Color, Rhythm, Form, Texture, Values, Beauty of Subject, Technique. Two...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG price-clipped dustjacket (corners lightly worn, 4 pages have had the upper corner folded over, some pages are wrinkled at the top edge from being paperclipped, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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Three-Dimensional Drawing
  $225.00
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Andrew Loomis, VG+/VG (one corner lightly rubbed, other corners sharp, book is flat, tight, clean, dustjacket is edgeworn with small tears). Overall an attractive copy, Loomis, Andrew, Viking, 1958, 1st, cloth

The revised edition of "Successful Drawing." "Mr. Loomis has added sixteen pages of new technical material on perspective, replacing a purely pictorial...

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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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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, Near Fine in a Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean but have age toning. Some ringholes show mild wear/stress but none are torn. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. , Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 + fold-out transparent page 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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Fred Ludekens, Ludekens, Fred, 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, 1951, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 98 + fold-out transparent page 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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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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Jefferson Machamer, VG+ (corners rubbed, bookplate on front end paper, previous owner's signature of half-title page), Machamer, Jefferson, Greenberg, 1946, 1st, cloth

"Laugh And Draw With Jefferson Machamer who shows you how to create and sell comic art." A really fun and lively cartoon instruction book. Machamer was a...

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Jefferson Machamer, VG+ (corners lightly bumped otherwise bright & clean), Machamer, Jefferson, Greenberg, 1946, 1st, cloth

"Laugh And Draw With Jefferson Machamer, who shows you how to create and sell comic art." A really fun and lively cartoon instruction book. Machamer was a...

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Doug Marlette, VG+ (mild shelf wear), Marlette, Doug, Houghton Mifflin, 1991, 1st, wraps, English

Doug Marlette describes the life and work of an editorial cartoonist, how he creates a caricature, and more.

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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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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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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, 2010, 9781933492957, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 128 pages, 230 black & white illustrations and 166 diagrams, Softcover, wraps, English

A clearly written instructional book for storytelling in both graphic novels and storyboards for motion pictures. The book explains fundamental concepts in...

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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Very Fine, Culver City, CA, Design Studio Press, 2016, 1st, 978-1-62465-0-307, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 228 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Perspective is a discipline often set aside when it comes to general art study, though it is essential to master in order to produce...

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Marcos Mateu-Mestre, Mateu-Mestre, Marcos, Very Fine, Culver City, CA, Design Studio Press, 2016, 1st, 978-1-62465-032-1, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 132 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Building on the foundation established with Framed Perspective, Vol. 1: Technical Drawing for Visual Storytelling, artist and...

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Understanding Comics
  $125.00
In stock
#635 of 750 copies signed by the artist, VF, Scott McCloud, McCloud, Scott, Kitchen Sink Press, 1993, 1st, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

"Take a magic carpet ride through the hidden worlds of comics storytelling. Witness a history more than 3,000 years old. Explore the secrets between the...

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Understanding Comics (Signed)
  $50.00
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Scott McCloud, Inscribed by the artist, Very Fine, McCloud, Scott, Kitchen Sink Press, 1993, 2nd, pictorial boards

"Take a magic carpet ride through the hidden worlds of comics storytelling. Witness a history more than 3,000 years old. Explore the secrets between the...

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James McMullan, McMullan, James, Near Fine in Near Fine dustjacket, Overlook, Woodstock, NY, 1994, 1st, 11.75 inches, 9 inches, 158 pages, over 200 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"An approach to drawing the figure from life based upon the body's rhythm." McMullin is a commercial illustrator (REVEALING ILLUSTRATIONS, The theatrical...

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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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William Mortensen, Mortensen, William, Very Good+ (front hinge starting, mild shelfwear, a solid copy), Camera Craft Publishing Company, San Francisco, 1937, 1st, 8.8 inches, 6.25 inches, 262 pages, 196 photographs, hardcover, cloth, English

A 1937 first printing of photographer William Mortensen's fourth book. For many years, this book has been one of the most valuable guides to eliminating...

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Todd Polson, Maurice Noble, Polson, Todd, Noble, Maurice, Very Good+ in Near Fine dustjacket (lower corners bumped with boards peeking otherwise Fine, very tight, very sound), San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 2013, 2nd, 9781452102948, 1452102945, 11.25 inches, 9.75 inches, 176 pages, color and black & white, Hardcover, boards, English

Out of print. From the publisher: This extraordinary volume examines the life and animation philosophy of Maurice Noble, the noted American...

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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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Al Parker, Parker, Al, All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only very light wear. The one-page assignment sheet is missing, but a facsimile is included. The binder is clean, showing only light wear., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, 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, Near Fine in Near Fine binder. All the pages are present including all the color plates. Pages are clean. Ringholes show only mild to moderate wear, with a number of ringholes torn on the early pages. The binder is lightly worn along the edges and seams., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

This copy belonged to Edwin Eberman, with his name engraved on the binder. Together with Albert Dorne, Edwin Eberman was a co-founder of the Famous Artists...

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Al Parker, Parker, Al, Very Good+ in Very Good+ binder. The binder is moderately worn along the edges and seams, and has a mild bump to the top of the spine., Institute of Commercial Art, Westport, CT, 1949, 1st, 14 inches, 12 inches, 192 pages, 4 color and over 500 black & white illustrations, printed custom binder, English

A complete copy with wear from use as well as storage (some folds and creases, torn or stressed ringholes, age toning, rust stains, other mild staining,...

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VF/VF, Philip Pearlstein, Viola, Jerome, Pearlstein, Philip, Watson-Guptill, 1982, 1st, Hardcover, cloth, English

A thorough step-by-step description of the methods of this realist painter.

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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, issued without a dustjacket, David Pimentel, Pimentel, David, David Pimentel, 2010, 1st, 12 inches, 9 inches, 100 pages, 140 black & white illustrations, hardcover, pictorial boards, English

David Pimentel was a story artist at Disney and Dreamworks and most recently Head of Story on Moana. He is currently co-directing the animated feature...

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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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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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