Art Instruction

 
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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Wildlife Artists At Work
  $25.00
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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
  $25.00
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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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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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Understanding Comics (Signed)
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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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Understanding Comics
  $125.00
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#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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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...


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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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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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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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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The Art of Stop-Motion Animation
  $125.00
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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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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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Harry Dreve Schorr, VG (covers slightly soiled, corners rubbed), Schorr, Harry Dreve, np, circa 1950, 1st, cloth, English

Another book filled with beautiful advertising layout roughs by Schorr.

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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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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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Tanks and How to Draw Them...
  $40.00
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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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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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Successful Drawing
  $300.00
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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
  $200.00
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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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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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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...

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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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Burton Silverman, Silverman, Burton, Inscribed by the artis, Very Fine in Fine dustjacket, Madison Square Press, New York, 1998, 1st, 12 inches, 9.25 inches, 157 pages, color and black & white, hardcover, cloth, English

This book is a retrospective of 25 years of work, containing 137 reproductions of his work, 88 full color plates. On each page, Silverman talks about his...

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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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Robert Vickrey: Artist At Work
  $70.00
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Robert Vickrey, Vickrey, Robert, Fine in Very Good dustjacket (tear and chip to front panel of dustjacket), Watson-Guptill, New York, 1979, 1st, 12.4 inches, 9.4 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates, 25 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

Robert Vickrey was one of the leading modern artists working in the ancient medium of egg tempera (another was Andrew Wyeth). Here are Vickrey's "Advanced...

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Very Fine in a Fine dustjacket, PIE International, Japan, 2019, 9784756251497, 10.25 inches, 9.9 inches, 160 pages, color illustrations, Softcover, wraps, English

From the publisher: This third book in the background illustration series takes us on a sentimental journey through the scenes of our most cherished...

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Progressive Anatomy
  $150.00
Fine, John Watkiss, Watkiss, John, 2006, 1st, 11 inches, 8.75 inches, 60 pages, black & white with 2 color plates, softcover, spiralbound wraps, English

This was the first of a series of inter-related art instruction books planned by Watkiss. (He self-published two additional small volumes: on key muscles...


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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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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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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Painting Portraits
  $45.00
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Everett Raymond Kinstler, Fine/NF, Kinstler, Everett Raymond, Watson-Guptill, 1971, 1st, cloth

Contents: 1. Materials and Tools  2. Setting Up the Studio 3. Your Attitude Toward the Portrait 4. Preparing the Composition ...

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Painting People
  $45.00
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Burt Silverman, Silverman, Burt, Near Fine in Very Good dustjacket (previous owner's rubber stamp on the front free endpaper, long vertical crease and wrinkles to rear free endpaper, corners sharp, interior clean, dustjacket edges severely worn), New York, Watson-Guptill, 1977, 1st, 0823038157, 12.25 inches, 9.25 inches, 144 pages, 80 color plates and 42 black & white illustrations, hardcover, cloth, English

"A noted painter describes and demonstrates his methods in oil, pastel, and watercolor." A biography, seven full-color step-by-step demonstrations and a...

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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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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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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, 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, 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, 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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