“The Artist’s Complete Guide to Facial Expression” by Gary Faigin

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Artists love this book, the definitive guide to capturing facial expressions. In a carefully organized, easy-to-use format, author Gary Faigin shows readers the expressions created by individual facial muscles, then draws them together in a section devoted to the six basic human emotions: sadness, anger,…

December 16, 2010

“How to Draw Faces” by Barbara Soloff Levy

"How to Draw Faces" by Barbara Soloff Levy

This easy-to-follow guide, with its step-by-step diagrams, makes it a snap to learn the basics of sketching the human face. By combining circles, ovals, squiggly lines and other shapes, would-be cartoonists can create realistic portraits of young girls modeling a variety of hairstyles; boys in…

December 16, 2010

“Facial Expressions: A Visual Reference for Artists” by Mark Simon

"Facial Expressions" by Mark Simon

All artists are tired of persuading their nearest and dearest to look sad…look glad…look mad…madder…no, even madder…okay, hold it. For those artists (and their long-suffering friends), here is the best book ever.

December 16, 2010

“Drawing Dynamic Hands” by Burne Hogarth

"Drawing Dynamic Hands" by Burne Hogarth

The most comprehensive book ever published on drawing hands uses a revolutionary system for visualizing the hand in an almost infinite number of positions.

February 17, 2010

“Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators” by Mike Mattesi

"Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators" by Mike Mattesi

‘For animators or anyone exploring life drawing, this book is an inspirational choice.’ 3D World, Feb 2007 ‘Force: Dynamic Life Drawing for Animators, 2e is key to understanding how to capture forceful poses with dynamic drawing. It is informative, concise, and packed full of inspirational…

February 17, 2010

“The Drawings of Bronzino” by Carmen Bambach

"The Drawings of Bronzino" by Carmen Bambach

Drawings by the great Italian Mannerist painter and poet Agnolo Bronzino (1503-1572) are extremely rare. This important and beautiful publication brings together for the first time nearly all of the sixty drawings attributed to this leading draftsman of the 16th century.

February 17, 2010

“Big Book of Drawing” by Lee Hammond

"Big Book of Drawing" by Lee Hammond

Now beginning artists can get all the drawing help they need in one convenient place. Bestselling author Lee Hammond is known for her clear, basic methods for drawing nearly any subject. This giant book brings together the best projects from her other titles into one…

February 17, 2010

“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…

February 16, 2010

“Keys to Drawing” by Bert Dodson

"Keys to Drawing" by Bert Dodson

A painter, teacher and illustrator, Bert Dodson is the author of the best-selling North Light book, Keys to Drawing. He’s illustrated more than 70 children’s books and worked as an animation designer for the PBS series, Intimate Strangers.

February 15, 2010

“Skulls” by Noah Scalin

"Skulls" by Noah Scalin

On June 4th, 2007, artist Noah Scalin came up with an ingenious idea: he cut a skull out of orange paper and posted it online with the note, “I’m making a skull image every day for a year.” His uniquely witty works became a wild…

February 15, 2010