Acrylic Solutions: Exploring Mixed Media Layer by Layer

A very well written book with clear instructions. I ordered two other books on acrylic techniques for beginners and will admit, had greater expectations from those other books. The reason being, the tag line for the book says exploring mixed media techniques.... I was pleasantly surprised. Out of all the books this one had the best and most detailed instructions on even the basic acrylic techniques. If you are an advanced beginner an...

Character Costume Figure Drawing

This book is very detailed in showing how to draw the human figure and facial features... it has greatly improved my ability to draw for costume and fashion. I'd recommend this book to anyone who needs a little help with drawing a human form with garments and attitude. It made a HUGE difference for me.

Botanical Illustration

Probably the best serious book on botanical illustration that I've seen, and I have a number of them. Kew is eminent worldwide in botanical science and the study and preservation of plant species, and Christabel King has been doing illustrations for them for 40 years and is their foremost botanical artist. Here she explains both scientific botanical illustration and the looser botanical art, and covers materials, collecting and prese...

3Ds Max Modeling: Bots, Mechs, And Droids

3ds Max Modeling: Bots, Mechs, and Droids offers an unparalleled, project-based learning strategy for anyone who is interested in modeling with 3ds Max. From the very first pages, readers will discover how to use the Max toolset to create sophisticated models, including a spider bot, hunter-killer, battle mech, and android. Learn how to use the 3ds Max toolset without relying on third-party models. Watch the progression of the models...

Elemental Magic The Art of Special Effects Animation

Create amazing animated effects such as fiery blazes, rippling water, and magical transformations. Animation guru Joseph Gilland breaks down the world of special effects animation with clear step-by-step diagrams and explanations on how to create the amazing and compelling images you see on the big screen. 'Elemental Magic' is jam-packed with rich, original illustrations from the author himself which help explain and illuminate the t...

Animation: The Mechanics of Motion

Covering everything from familiar walk cycle techniques to character design, animal motion to sound synchronisation, each section is succinct and easy to follow...A well-researched guide that should be of use to animators of all skills and abilities. He makes a complicated subject understandable and he makes it sound fun to do. Webster's book will give you an understanding of how the various parts of animation are done and the book i...

50 Robots to Draw and Paint

"50 Robots to draw and paint" contains step-by-step demonstrations for drawing and painting 50 fantasy-art robots, as well as innovative suggestions for adapting and modifying designs. It covers a wide range of stylistic approaches, from efficient minimal designs and eccentric Victorian clockwork mechanisms to merciless war droids and super-clean service bots. It also features advice from professional artists for finding inspiration,...

Classical Drawing Atelier

This is a deep book, a kind of survey of essential drawing topics for the artist student, beginning or advanced. My impression is that Ms. Aristides covers the curriculum of her Atelier, explaining the theory behind the practices and learning accomplished there. At any rate, what she discusses she treats thoroughly and thoughtfully with valuable insights. For instance, I have read a number of excellent books on drawing, but hers is t...

NX 9.0 for Designers

NX 9.0 for Designers is a comprehensive textbook that introduces the users to feature based 3D parametric solid modeling using the NX 9.0 software. The textbook covers all major environments of NX with a thorough explanation of all tools, options, and their applications to create real-world products. In this textbook, about 60 mechanical engineering industry examples are used as tutorials and an additional 35 as exercises to ensure t...

The Drawing Club Handbook

Bob Kato writes in a lively manner that makes me feel the energy and enthusiasm from the club. This book is a culmination of drawing tips, motivation talk and work created by the members over the years. This is a figure drawing book in essence, one that focuses on storytelling, in other words, creating a drawing that the audience knows instantly what's going on .... Every chapter has some exercises that allows you to experiment with ...