101 Top Techniques for Artists: Stepbystep Art Projects From Over A Hundred International Artists
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101 Top Techniques for Artists

101 Top Techniques for Artists is a colourful compendium packed full of practical tips and techniques by 101 of today’s most popular leading artists. Each technique is presented in clear, simple step-by-step instructions that describe how to complete the project yourself, including a full list of materials and detailed images to guide you along the way. Divided into seven chapters that cover watercolours, acrylics, oils, pastels, dra...

Mechanical Creations in 3D: A Practical Look into Complex and Technical Setups for Animation & VFX
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Mechanical Creations in 3D

Cogs, cranks, wheels, plates, chains, springs and pistons - a nightmare for animators. This book shows 3D artists how to create, setup, control and automate movements for complex and technically challenging mechanical structures all while working on a super-detailed steampunk train! This book will specifically implement current industry trends and techniques for animated mechanical structures. We will be using Autodesk 3ds Max only, ...

Essentials of Urban Design
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Essentials of Urban Design

Essentials of Urban Design explains the fundamental concepts of urban design, providing the understanding and tools needed to achieve better design outcomes. It is equally useful for designing places and evaluating designs. Each chapter outlines the key steps in designing or assessing a different type of development. All common types of urban development are addressed, from infill buildings to whole urban growth areas, residential to...

Strategies for Landscape Representation: Digital and Analogue Techniques
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Strategies for Landscape Representation: Digital and Analogue Techniques

Strategies for Landscape Representation discusses a variety of digital and analogue production techniques for the representation of landscape at multiple scales. Careful consideration is required to represent time, and to ensure accuracy of representation and evaluation in the landscape. Written as a guide for making appropriate selection of a wide variety of visualisation tools for students and built environment professionals with a...

Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, 2 edition
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Color: A Workshop for Artists and Designers, 2 edition

Taking a practical approach to color, Color: A workshop for artists and designers is an invaluable resource for art students and professionals alike. With its sequence of specially designed assignments and in-depth discussions, it effectively bridges the gap between color theory and practice to inspire confidence and understanding in anyone who works with color. Generously illustrated—including all-new, contemporary examples—this boo...

Free-Range Chicken Gardens: How to Create a Beautiful, Chicken-Friendly Yard
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Free-Range Chicken Gardens

My girls tore up the backyard landscaping, so I quarrantined them in their run. Well, that just produced stressed chickens and the egg laying stopped immediately. This book has such great advice! I'm going to follow it and I know, with the help of ideas and commonsense advice from this book, my girls can live a happy life, running free through my gardens and helping me with the most dreaded chores! Bottom line, they're out of the coo...

The Figure: The Classic Approach to Drawing & Construction
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The Figure: The Classic Approach to Drawing & Construction

This classic figure drawing book has been in circulation for more than 30 years and has helped generations of beginning artists learn to master the challenging art of figure drawing. Master illustrator Walt Reed shows you how to reduce complex figures into a variety of basic shapes that are easy to master, helping you to reach your goal of producing lifelike drawings. Tested through years of classroom use, the principles stressed her...

The Art of Soldering for Jewelry Makers: Techniques and Projects
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The Art of Soldering for Jewelry Makers: Techniques and Projects

Soldering--the art of permanently joining metal components with a torch and solder--is seen as a challenge by many crafters. This comprehensive volume takes the mystery out of this misunderstood technique with clear instruction for jewelers of all levels. Designer and jewelry industry insider Wing Mun Devenny gives the reader-- An introduction to the history of soldering with an overview of conventional and lesser known methods An in...

AutoCAD 2020 3D Modeling
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AutoCAD 2020 3D Modeling

This book provides new and seasoned users with step-by-step procedures on creating and modifying 3D models, working with cameras and lights, assigning materials to objects, rendering, and printing. Unlike many AutoCAD competitors, it uses both metric and imperial units to illustrate the myriad tools for this popular application. Use the companion disc to set up drawing exercises and projects and see all of the book’s figures includin...

1,000 Restaurant, Bar, and Cafe Graphics: From Signage to Logos and Everything In Between
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1,000 Restaurant, Bar, and Cafe Graphics

Restaurants, bars, and caf?s are some of the most competitive businesses in the world. Getting the marketing and branding right is essential for survival. This book provides a catalog of creative ideas for getting restaurant graphics right. It offers designers hundreds of inspiring and innovative graphic options for identity, signage, installations, promotions, swag, menus, and more. As with the other books in the 1000 series this bo...