“Classical Drawing Atelier” by Juliette Aristides

"Classical Drawing Atelier" by Juliette Aristides

Ateliers have produced the greatest artists of all time–and now that educational model is experiencing a renaissance. These studios, a return to classical art training, are based on the nineteenth-century model of teaching artists by pairing them with a master artist over a period of…

November 15, 2012

“Drawing the Human Head” by Burne Hogarth

"Drawing the Human Head" by Burne Hogarth

In 300 extraordinary drawings, Hogarth shows how to draw the head from every angle, age the face from infancy to old age, and delineate every feature and wrinkle.

November 15, 2012

“The Artist’s Complete Guide to Drawing the Head” by William Maughan

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In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance.

December 14, 2011

How to Draw Cats in Simple Steps by Polly Pinder

How to Draw Cats in Simple Steps by Polly Pinder

All drawing is based on the construction of simple lines and shapes, and this easy-to-follow book teaches how to draw short-haired and long-haired cats and kittens in easy, step-by-step stages. Including a good selection of every cat enthusiast’s favorite breeds—from domestic and pedigree cats to…

December 6, 2011

How to Draw Animals by Jack Hamm

How to Draw Animals by Jack Hamm

Simple, clear instructions for drawing animals with more than 1,000 step-by-step illustrations. Basic fundamentals for the beginner, new principles and techniques for the professional. A detailed guide for everyone who enjoys–or wants to enjoy–drawing.

December 6, 2011

“Drawing: Horses” by Walter T. Foster

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With assistance from Michele Maltseff, artist Walter T. Foster shows you how to render a variety of different horse breeds in pencil, with tips on adding touches with charcoal, crayon, and brush and ink. In this step-by-step book, he explains not only a number of…

December 3, 2011

“Draw 50 Horses” by Lee Ames

Draw 50 Horses by Lee Ames Cover

Arabians, Pintos, Morgans and Clydesdales: jumping, bucking, rearing, grazing and kicking — all are in this collection of 50 drawings.

December 3, 2011

“Figure Drawing: Design and Invention” by Michael Hampton

"Figure Drawing: Design and Invention" by Michael Hampton

Figure Drawing: Design and Invention is an instructional figure drawing book geared towards the novice and experienced artist alike. In approaching the figure, this book emphasizes a simplified understanding of surface anatomy, in order to allow for artists to understand invention and mechanics of the…

February 17, 2011

“Anatomy for the Artist” by Sarah Simbley

"Anatomy for the Artist" by Sarah Simbley

In Anatomy for the Artist, acclaimed artist and teacher Sarah Simblet unveils the extraordinary construction of the human body, and celebrates its continual prominence in Western Art. The transparent body. Using superb, specially commissioned photographs of male and female models, together with historical and contemporary…

February 17, 2011

“How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs” by Lee Hammond

"How to Draw Lifelike Portraits from Photographs" by Lee Hammond

A manual on drawing portraits from photographs, using the author’s blended-pencil drawing technique, and offering advice on how to suggest three dimensions on simple shapes.

December 16, 2010