Author: Dan Cooney
Suitable for all abilities, from complete beginners to experienced artists. Covers all essential elements of making sequential art, including concept and composition, characters and backgrounds, expressions, emotion, atmosphere and action. This book gives
Author: Chika Miyata
Publisher: Quarry Books
Not sure how to start your drawing of a flamingo or a flying squirrel? Businessman? Bat? Baobab tree? How to Draw Almost Everything is here to help! With over 2,000 images, this visual reference book offers instructions for drawing animals, people, plants, food, everyday objects, buildings, vehicles, clothing, and more. The section on people gives simple tricks for showing emotion (angry, surprised) and action (skipping, doing a handstand). There's also a section on clothing that shows how to draw coats and jackets, shoes and boots, bell-bottoms and skinny jeans. From tricycles to tanker trucks, the book gives tips on drawing all kinds of moving vehicles. At then end of each chapter, author and artist Chika Miyata challenges you to synthesize what you've learned and create a scene. At the end of the chapter on animals, the challenge is to draw a zoo. At the end of the chapter on food, the challenge is to keep an illustrated food journal. Each entry is broken down with step-by-step illustrations, making this book perfect for beginners or experienced artists in need of a quick refresher and a great resource for those who want to express themselves through illustration or cartooning.
Author: Steve Miller
Teaches how to draw an assortment of animals such as sharks, pythons, scorpions, spiders, blue-ringed octopuses, grizzly bears, hyenas, and king cobras.
Author: Anita Marie Giddings, Sherry Stone Clifton
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Nobody ever said that oil painting was easy. But it gets much easier and a lot more fun when you follow a step-by-step approach that starts you off on the right foot, helps you build your skills one at a time, and gives you plenty of exercises to develop your craft. That’s what you’ll find in Oil Painting For Dummies. Completely free of arty jargon, this full-color guide has all the hands-on instruction you need to master the basics. You’ll see how to plan a painting, build an image in layers, mix colors, and create stunning compositions. You’ll also find everything you need to know about oil paints, solvents, and pigments; brushes, palettes, and painting surfaces; and how to keep costs down at the art supply store. Discover how to: Choose the right supplies Set up your studio and care for your equipment Handle your materials safely Develop your design and composition skills Make practice sketches and studies Use broken stroke, dry brush, glazing, scraffito and other brush strokes Try out different compositions Mix any color you want Simplify tricky still-life subjects Paint landscapes and common objects out doors Paint portraits and the human form Complete with handy color chart, basic materials list, and a very useful viewing square, Oil Painting For Dummies is the fun and easy way to discover your inner artist!
Author: Betty Edwards
Publisher: Souvenir Press
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain is the world's most widely used drawing instruction book. Whether you are a professional, a student or enjoy art as a hobby Betty Edwards' practical set-by-step guide to drawing will give you greater confidence in your ability, deepen your artistic perception and provide a new way to appreciate the way you perceive the world around you., a shift to the right side of the brain that utilises its more intuitive and artistic aspects of thinking. This definitive revised and expanded edition includes: A new introduction. Updates based on current groundbreaking research about the brain's plasticity and the emerging significance of right-brain functioning. New tools for identifying and broadening everyday problem-solving and creative skills with the visual-thinking skills drawing can teach. A new emphasis on using the strengths of the brain's right hemisphere as an antidote to the life-brain emphasis in modern life - escaping all that is linear, analytic and digital. New reproductions of classic drawings from the Old Masters throughout. This life-changing book, now fully revised and updated, will continue to inspire generations of readers.
Author: Eva Minguet
For artists of all ages, the ultimate full-color guide to drawing a variety of adorable chibi manga characters from Kamikaze Factory Studio, the leading anime school and studio. With their oversized heads, chubby cheeks, and enormous and expressive eyes, chibi manga is a popular art from in graphic novels, video games, and films—and one of the most difficult manga styles to master. Chibi Manga includes all of the tricks—both freehand and digital—manga artists, illustrators, and graphic designers need to create five different kinds of chibi manga characters: Ninja, Gothic, Magic, Heroines, and Heroes. The most complete how-to-draw book on this manga style, Chibi Manga covers both manga and anime, and includes detailed information on how to apply digital color, 3D designs, vectorial drawing, and a host of other fascinating and useful design applications to go from initial black-and-white sketches to vibrant, fully costumed collections. Each project in this easy-to-follow guide includes precise step-by-step instructions, a list of specific software, tools, and professional tricks to achieve the unique look and mischievous quality of these adorable characters and animals.
Author: Carsten Wartmann
Publisher: No Starch Press
Blender is a fast, powerful, and free 3D graphics and animation tool. The Blender Book shows you how to use Blender efficiently and creatively with clear step-by-step tutorials that teach all aspects of this often tricky program. You'll learn how to enhance your Web sites, graphic designs, and videos with the 3D graphics and animations you'll create in Blender.
Author: Katy Coope
Learn to draw the art of Manga. This book takes you step by step, from creating realistic faces to the different styles of bodies, to coloring in your characters and scenes.
Author: Graphic-Sha, Hikaru Hayashi
Publisher: Graphic Sha Publishing Company
If an artist can draw an appealing character but is only able to create a flat, two-dimensional rendition, then that artist lacks sufficient skills in portrayal. Being able to create the illusion of three-dimensional space on a flat surface allows you, the artist, to portray a space with depth. Positioning a character within that space then allows you to create a richly portrayed scene with impact. Knowing perspective techniques is absolutely essential to creating such enriched scenes. Characters are inseparable from their settings. This book is two volumes condensed into one: a manual that thoroughly explains the basic techniques in drawing one-point, two-point, and three-point perspective plus other perspective techniques, as well as an advanced manual that offers and explains numerous, specific, practical examples.
Author: Nick Snels
Forty coloring pages of adorable manga girls which will provide you hours of coloring fun. Perfect for any manga or anime lover. Vivid colors, great illustrations and imagination are all you need to keep calm and relaxed! Each picture is printed on its own 8.5 x 11 inch page so no need to worry about smudging.
Author: Mike Jefferies
Publisher: Harpercollins Pub Limited
This guide aims to make learning to draw fantasy art as simple as possible. All the basics are covered, to provide a sound foundation in drawing techniques, and illustrations and step-by-step drawings show how these are put into practice. The book includes practical information on tools and equipment, drawing beasts, angels and demons, costumes and props, expressions and gestures, backgrounds and scenery, and creating drama and atmosphere.
Author: Nick Snels
Eighty coloring pages of adorable manga girls which will provide you hours of coloring fun. Perfect for any manga or anime lover. Vivid colors, great illustrations and imagination are all you need to keep calm and relaxed! Each picture is printed on its own 8.5 x 11 inch page so no need to worry about smudging.