Art Instruction

 
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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Signed by the artist, Very Fine, Marcelo Vignali, Vignali, Marcelo, 2013, 8.5 inches, 5.5 inches, 36 pages, black & white, Softcover, color wraps, English

Back in Stock! From the back cover: Traditional figure gesture drawings lack the practical application and the principle design understanding...

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

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

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Graphite 10
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 2018, 1st, 1909414735, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, Softcover, French wraps, English

GRAPHITE is a quarterly publication featuring inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 10 is the final...

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Graphite 9
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Very Fine, Worcester, 3dtotal Publishing, 201, 1st, 1909414719, 10.7 inches, 8.25 inches, 104 pages, over 200 color illustrations, French wraps, English

GRAPHITE features inspirational artwork, interviews and tutorials on drawing, sketching and illustration. Issue 09 features a cover by respected painter...

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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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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, 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, 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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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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Christine Schimdt, Schimdt, Christine, Very Fine, Potter Craft/Random House, New York, 2010, 1st, 9 inches, 7.5 inches, 176 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This is a book for low budgets and high ambition. Read it and you will learn how to put images of things onto other things. You will...

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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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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,...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...


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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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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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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Framed Drawing Techniques
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Painting Nature's Quiet Places
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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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