Drawing France: French Comics and the Republic
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Drawing France: French Comics and the Republic

When I read this book by Mr. Vessels, I took on the shape of a great hairy beast and terrified the forests of the Pacific Northwest for 20 months. Today, when I simply glance at the cover of this book, I can feel my hair and nails begin to grow and I have to look away lest I enter into another journey of self-discovery. This is not a book for the weak of heart nor the weak of mind. This is a book that turns one into Koel the Skull Cr...

KURT 4: Jahrbuch der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst – HGK FHNW
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KURT 4: Jahrbuch der Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst – HGK FHNW

Die Hochschule für Gestaltung und Kunst ist auf Beginn des Jahres 2006 neu formiert worden – mit vier neu dazu gekommenen Instituten konnte sie ihren Arbeitsbereich wesentlich erweitern und ist damit zu einer wichtigen Kulturinstitution in Basel und darüber hinaus geworden. Die HGK FHNW versteht sich als Ort des praktischen Tuns, als Ort des Entwerfens von Gegenständen, Räumen, Kleidern, Installationen und Szenerien, der Produktion v...

Drawing on the Funny Side of the Brain: How to Come Up with Jokes for Cartoons and Comic Strips
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Drawing on the Funny Side of the Brain

Most cartooning books are, quite frankly, crap. There are a very few exceptions, This book is one of them! Hart covers many aspects of cartooning, from coming up with jokes, to character design, to design tips. If you are learning to cartoon, or just want a few pointers from an expert, this is the book to read! Another excellent one is How To Draw Comics the Marvel Way. These two books should be on every cartoonist's shelf

Art School: A Complete Painters Course
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Art School: A Complete Painters Course

Good information, easy to read. Includes watercolor, oils, acrylics. It is an old book, bought used. It was in excellent, actually like new, condition. It is especially useful for beginners, showing materials for each medium, and good descriptions of techniques.

Design for Motion: Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design
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Design for Motion: Fundamentals and Techniques of Motion Design

"Austin is one of the first to identify and put down on paper a tangible, in-depth account of a new field that has quickly emerged within the design genre. For years, even professionals in the industry have had trouble giving it a title. Not only does Austin give it a name, but he also captures the essence of the field in a way that both young designers and professionals can appreciate. With words and pictures, he shares the process ...

The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
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The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain

I have purchased this book 4 times now because I keep giving them away. I first bought this book for a drawing class I took in college, and if followed it does wonders. I had been creating art for more than a decade before I read tho book and did the practices. At first I was a skeptic, "how could a silly book improve my art, I'm already an artist?" But I learned that I needed to put aside that mindset and learn that everyone can imp...

The Fundamentals of Drawing Still Life : A Practical and Inspirational Course
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The Fundamentals of Drawing Still Life

In this book, both budding and experienced artists will find clear, comprehensive instructions to help them improve their craft. The author describes in detail the type of materials to acquire before starting, and ideas to consider in composition, choice of medium, and more. The exercises range from basic to advanced, helping artists to progress from fundamental skills to emulating the work of masters. Artists wishing to explore stil...

Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood: Meaning-Making And Children's Drawing
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Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood

How can we understand young children′s development in greater depth? How do they view the world around them, and what do they think the future might look like? Creativity in early childhood is an area of fascination for all those working with young children, and Understanding Creativity in Early Childhood investigates why children create, and what their creations mean. Chapters describe the processes and depict the outcomes of meanin...

Beasts and Priests
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Beasts and Priests

Beasts and Priests collects for the first time more than ten years' worth of pointillist portraiture of the world's most legendary scene-makers Jim Blanchard.Much of the black-and-white ink work here has previously seen print in some of the world's better alternative magazines and news weeklies, and portrait subjects include:Redd Foxx,Frank Sinatra, Curtis Mayfield, Raymond Chandler, Ennio Morricone, Bill Hicks, and Lenny Bruce. Blan...