Art Instruction

 
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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Nancy Beiman, Beiman, Nancy, Signed and dated 2013 by the artist, Near Fine (light shelfwear, very flat, tight, clean), Focal Press, New York, 2013, 9780240818788, 10.125 inches, 7.125 inches, xiv+344 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Successful storyboards and poignant characters have the power to make elusive thoughts and emotions tangible for audiences. Packed...

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Gene Byrnes, Byrnes, Gene, Very Good- ex-library copy (spine ends & corners worn, boards showing, pages toned, previous owner's name (artist Ruben B. Arizpe) written on the front free endpaper, binding & interior sound), Grosset & Dunlap, New York, 1950, 2nd, 12.4 inches, 9.2 inches, 255 pages, over 1000 illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"An encyclopedia of cartooning" with illustrations and contributions from 158 cartoonists. Byrnes follow-up to The Complete Guide to Drawing, Painting,...


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 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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Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield, Hahn, Don, Stanchfield, Walt, Near Fine (mild shelf wear, mild toning to the edges of the covers), Focal Press, Oxford, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, xviii, 403 pages, black & white with some color, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator...

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Don Hahn, Walt Stanchfield, Hahn, Don, Stanchfield, Walt, Near Fine (mild shelf wear, mild toning to the edges of the covers), Focal Press, Oxford, 2009, 1st, 11 inches, 8.25 inches, xvi, 354 pages, black & white with some color, softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator...

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

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

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

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

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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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Maureen Johnson, Douglas A. Johnson, Johnson, Douglas A. Johnson, Maureen, Very Good+ (mild wear to the covers, corner tips slightly frayed, generally flat, tight, clean), Salem, NH, Live Model Books, 2006, 1st, 9780976457329, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 160 pages, over 500 color photographs, softcover, wraps, English

Out of print. From the publisher: Artists can easily access the human form outside of the studio with this solid pictorial reference. More than 500...

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Robert Kanigher, Kanigher, Robert, Very Good+ (general light wear, very clean, binding sound), Cambridge House, New York, 1943, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.5 inches, 93 pages, softcover, wraps, English

From the legendary golden- and silver age comic book writer and editor Robert Kanigher, a 1943 how-to-write book. Kanigher's career as a writer started...

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Robert Kanigher, Kanigher, Robert, Very Good+ (general light wear, clean, binding sound), Cambridge House, New York, 1943, 1st, 7.75 inches, 5.5 inches, ii, 126 pages, softcover, wraps, English

From the legendary golden- and silver age comic book writer and editor Robert Kanigher, a 1943 professional writing book. Kanigher's career as a writer...

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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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Eliott Lilly, Lilly, Eliott, Very Fine, Design Studio Press, Culver City, CA, 2015, 978-1-62465-020-8, 11 inches, 8.5 inches, 144 pages, color and black & white illustrations, softcover, wraps, English

Do you dream of becoming a concept artist in the video game industry but don't know where to start? The Big Bad World of Concept Art for Video Games: An...

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

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

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Fraser MacLean, MacLean, Fraser, Fine in Fine dustjacket, Chronicle, San Francisco, 2011, 2nd, 9.75 inches, 11.25 inches, 270 pages, over 400 color illustrations, Hardcover, pictorial boards, English

An out of print and quite scarce animation title. From the publisher: The art of animation layout takes center stage for the first time in this...

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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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Mary McClung, McClung, Mary, Fine, Routledge, London, 2016, 9781138016439, 9 inches, 9 inches, 224 pages, color illustrations and photographs, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet,...

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

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

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

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

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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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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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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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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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Wildlife Artists At Work
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Patricia Van Gelder, Fine/Fine, Van Gelder, Patricia, Watson-Guptill, 1982, 2nd, cloth

Profiles 10 top wildlife artists: Robert Bateman,  Ken Carlson,  Guy Coheleach,  Richard Ellis,  Albert...

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

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

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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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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
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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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Patrick Woodroffe, Woodroffe, Patrick, Near Fine (minor spotting to top edge, light wear to edges and covers, binding tight, pages flat), New York, Harmony Books, 1986, 1st, 0517565064, 11.75 inches, 8.125 inches, 128 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, color wraps, English

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

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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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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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Terryl Whitlatch, Whitlatch, Terryl, Inscribed by the artist with a drawing, 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 out-of-print hardcover printing of Terryl's first art book! This Mint copy is inscribed by the artist along with a charming color drawing of an...

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

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

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

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

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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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Brushwork for the Oil Painter
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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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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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Character Design Quarterly 12
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Light bump to the top of the spine otherwise Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-912843-02-2, 1912843021, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: Crafted by a selection of the industry's best and brightest; adorable creatures, kooky aliens, and an array of more personable...

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Character Design Quarterly 13
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-912843-04-6, 191284303X, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: This issue's selection of industry specialists paints a vivid world filled with colorful characters, emotive anthropomorphic cats,...

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Character Design Quarterly 14
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2020, 1st, 978-1-912843-04-6, 191284303X, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: On the pages of issue 14, discover a collection of fascinating artwork, interviews, and tutorials from some of the industry's finest...

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Character Design Quarterly 15
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Very Fine, 3dtotal Publishing, Worcester, 2021, 1st, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the back cover: Issue 15 is unashamedly packed with romance, magic, and fantasy. You'll discover an incredible cast of characters, each with their...

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Character Design Quarterly 16
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Very Fine, Worcestershire, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 9781912843060, 10.75 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

From the publisher: Character Design Quarterly (CDQ) is a lively, creative magazine bringing inspiration, expert insights, and leading techniques from...

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Character Design Quarterly 17
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Very Fine, Worcestershire, 3dtotal Publishing, 2021, 1st, 9781912843299, 10.6 inches, 8.2 inches, 104 pages, color, Softcover, color wraps, English

From the publisher: Inside this action-packed issue, we bring you a step-by-step tutorial from the talented Shannon Hallstein, who creates a cast of Las...

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