Strokes of Genius 4 - The Best of Drawing: Exploring Line (PDF)
Strokes of Genius 4 - The Best of Drawing: Exploring Line (Sons of Gulielmus) by Rachel Rubin Wolf
2012 | ISBN: 1440313016 | English | 144 pages | PDF | 28 MB


Art, inspiration and insights from 100+ modern-day masters!

Line is arguably the most fundamental and direct element in art, and also the most expressive--as personal as handwriting. Strokes of Genius 4 explores the artistic linework of more than 100 contemporary masters. These artists tell the stories of their varied subjects through strong verticals and sweeping diagonals, quick staccatos and loose, sensuous strokes. Captions share insights on how they use line to lead the eye, create movement, reveal character, and add depth, drama and texture.

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Strokes Of Genius 6: The Best of Drawing (PDF)
Strokes Of Genius 6: The Best of Drawing by Rachel Rubin Wolf
2014 | ISBN: 1440330395 | English | 144 pages | PDF | 25 MB


This sixth volume in the celebrated Strokes of Genius series explores the power of value. From the darkest darks to the lightest lights and all the notes in between, value can build works of incredible complexity, or pure and simple poetry. More than any other single element of art, value has the power to force a flat surface into a realistic sense of dimension, convey textures, establish mood, and evoke terrific plays of light and shadow. In the hands of the skillful artists in this book, value draws us in, tells stories, and transports us to sights and scenes from the artist's unique perspective

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Collage, Paint, Draw: Explore Mixed Media Techniques and Materials
Sue Pelletier, "Collage, Paint, Draw: Explore Mixed Media Techniques and Materials"
English | ISBN: 1440337020 | 2015 | EPUB | 128 pages | 21 MB


Collage, paint and draw to explore a new side of mixed-media art and go off the beaten path!

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Paint Mojo - A Mixed-Media Workshop
Tracy Verdugo, "Paint Mojo - A Mixed-Media Workshop: Creative Layering Techniques for Personal Expression"
English | ISBN: 1440333130 | 2014 | EPUB | 144 pages | 16,7 MB


Claim the beauty of your unique, authentic expression.

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Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker: Techniques for Drawing and Painting Faces
Pam Carriker, "Mixed Media Portraits with Pam Carriker: Techniques for Drawing and Painting Faces"
English | ISBN: 1440338957 | 2015 | EPUB | 160 pages | 20,4 MB


Set your portraits apart from the rest!

Portraits can be an intimidating subject. But not with Art At the Speed of Life author and workshop instructor Pam Carriker as your teacher. She helps you take on faces one quick sketch at a time for faster, easier, more enjoyable drawing and painting. Not your average book on drawing the face, Mixed Media Portraits With Pam Carriker shows easy ways to draw more realistic faces in your own signature style. The goal is not an immaculate finished portrait, but a continually growing collection of personal, expressive sketches that you can use and reuse in your mixed-media work.

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Strokes of Genius 3 - The Best of Drawing: Fresh Perspectives (PDF)
Strokes of Genius 3 - The Best of Drawing: Fresh Perspectives (Sons of Gulielmus) by Rachel Rubin Wolf
2011 | ISBN: 1440308365 | English | 144 pages | PDF | 31 MB


"Drawing is the connection between eye, heart and hand."
--Linda Wesner

Drawing is a fundamental skill for artists in any medium, a wonderfully direct means of expression and the driving inspiration behind this provoking collection. Strokes of Genius 3 celebrates drawing as an art form in its own right, featuring work from 95 of today's brightest artists.

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Splash 16 - The Best Of Watercolor: Exploring Texture
Rachel Rubin Wolf, "Splash 16 - The Best Of Watercolor: Exploring Texture"
English | ISBN: 1440334692 | 2015 | EPUB | 144 pages | 12 MB


100 top artists share the tricks behind their textures!

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The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley: Selected Works in Oil and Pastel
Richard McKinley, "The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley: Selected Works in Oil and Pastel"
English | ISBN: 1440339694 | 2015 | EPUB | 208 pages | 9,3 MB


The Landscape Paintings of Richard McKinley invites you to experience the artist's life work and lessons learned. In this impressive yet intimate collection of 100 breathtaking pastel and oil landscape paintings, McKinley takes you along as he tackles his favorite subjects--the the vistas of the Pacific Northwest, the California coastline, fall in Taos, New Mexico, and many others--while sharing the anecdotes, techniques and feelings behind each work.

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Your Home A Living Canvas: Create Stunning Faux Finishes & Murals with Paint
Curtis L Heuser, "Your Home A Living Canvas: Create Stunning Faux Finishes & Murals with Paint"
English | ISBN: 158180783X | 2007 | EPUB | 144 pages | 6,7 MB


Readers will love this "treasure trove of inspiration" filled with stunning before and after photography of finished rooms and interior details. Inside are over "30" astonishing mural and faux finishing "step-by-step" projects, accompanied with interesting chatty side notes and expert tips - as author and artist Curtis Heuser guides the reader "room-by-room" through his beautifully renovated Historic private residence. Readers will learn the secrets to creating unique paint effects, and pick up invaluable designer tips on everything from choosing colors to decorating a bookshelf. Whether a professional or novice in the field, "YOUR HOME A Living Canvas" promises to sweep you up to new inspirational levels!!!

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Drawing Realistic Clothing and People with Lee Hammond
Lee Hammond, "Drawing Realistic Clothing and People with Lee Hammond"
English | ISBN: 1440335141 | 2015 | EPUB | 144 pages | 18 MB


You can do it!

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My Mom, Style Icon
My Mom, Style Icon by Piper Weiss
2011 | ISBN: 0811878813 | English | 156 pages | PDF | 241 MB


Moms are people, too...fashionable people! Before we came along to yank on their skirts, they showed leg, sported killer bangs, and flaunted bikinis. Some even wore feathers and halter tops and drove around on motorcycles. Was their style shocking? Yes. Covetable? Absolutely. Based on Piper Weiss's hugely popular blog of the same name, this book features 200 color photographs from decades past of moms showing us how its done. A perfect gift for mothers, daughters, and style mavens, My Mom, Style Icon is an entertaining celebration of the very first—and most important—style icon in a young woman's life.

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Guerilla Furniture Design: How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials (Epub)
Will Holman, "Guerilla Furniture Design: How to Build Lean, Modern Furniture with Salvaged Materials"
ISBN: 1612123031 | 2015 | EPUB | 192 pages | 23 MB


This innovative collection features 35 simple, inexpensive projects that you can make from salvaged and upcycled materials — cardboard, metal, plastic, and wood. The projects include tables, shelving units, chairs, lamps, and more, in a variety of styles. Many are stackable and easily portable, most can be made in a weekend, and all include instructions for disassembly and disposal when you're ready to repurpose the materials. If you'd rather make than buy, these low-budget, high-style designs are just what you're looking for.

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How to Paint and Draw 2015
How to Paint and Draw 2015
Future Publishing Ltd | 2015 | ISBN: N.A. | English | 148 pages | True PDF | 78.00 Mb


These easy to follow lessons will bring your traditional art skills to the next level. Discover new tools for drawing and painting, put art theory into practice and learn the secrets of world class artists.

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Photoshop for Photographers Book Volume 2 Revised Edition
Photoshop for Photographers Book Volume 2 Revised Edition
Imagine Publishing Ltd | 2014 | ISBN 1910155802 | English | 196 pages | True PDF | 88.00 Mb

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Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand (Epub)
Visual Language for Designers: Principles for Creating Graphics that People Understand by Connie Malamed
English | 2009 | ISBN: 1592535151 | 240 pages | EPUB | 69 MB


Within every picture is a hidden language that conveys a message, whether it is intended or not. This language is based on the ways people perceive and process visual information. By understanding visual language as the interface between a graphic and a viewer, designers and illustrators can learn to inform with accuracy and power.

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Pretty Patterns: Surface Design by 25 Contemporary Artists
Pretty Patterns: Surface Design by 25 Contemporary Artists by Chronicle Books
English | 2013 | ISBN: 1452112150 | 108 pages | PDF | 83 MB


This beautiful lookbook celebrates oodles of groundbreaking new talent in the world of pattern design, showcasing the gorgeous work of today's top indie artists, designers, and illustrators. Including surface art by Julia Rothman, Jill Bliss, Junzo Terada, Rifle Paper Co., Amy Butler, Sukie, and many more, Pretty Patterns features an eclectic range of more than one hundred decidedly dazzling contemporary repeats, from geometric and figurative patterns to organic and botanical designs. Every page in this enchanting catalog offers a visual treat and a wellspring of creative inspiration. This intimate and attractive little package makes an appealing gift for those who appreciate a rich, delightful design aesthetic.

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Just Add Watercolor: Inspiration and Painting Techniques from Contemporary Artists
Just Add Watercolor: Inspiration and Painting Techniques from Contemporary Artists By Helen Birch
2015 | 208 Pages | ISBN: 160774757X | PDF | 95 MB


A beautifully illustrated, easy-to-navigate guide to creating contemporary watercolors, pairing full-page paintings with insights and tips for artists.

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Graphic Design: The New Basics
Ellen Lupton, Jennifer Cole Phillips, "Graphic Design: The New Basics, 2nd Edition"
ISBN: 1616893257, 161689332X | 2015 | EPUB/PDF | 264 pages | 54 MB/290 MB


Our bestselling introduction to graphic design is now available in a revised and updated edition. In Graphic Design: The New Basics, bestselling author Ellen Lupton (Thinking with Type, Type on Screen) and design educator Jennifer Cole Phillips explain the key concepts of visual language that inform any work of design, from logo or letterhead to a complex website. Through visual demonstrations and concise commentary, students and professionals explore the formal elements of twodimensional design, such as point, line, plane, scale, hierarchy, layers, and transparency.

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Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide
Design Mom: How to Live with Kids: A Room-by-Room Guide by Gabrielle Stanley Blair
2015 | ISBN: 1579655718 | English | 288 pages | PDF | 132 MB


New York Times best seller

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Drawn to Speed: The Automotive Art of John Lander
Drawn to Speed: The Automotive Art of John Lander by John Lander, Foreword by Larry Crane
2015 | ISBN: 0786497858 | English | 216 pages | PDF + EPUB | 24 MB + 14 MB


For automotive artist John Lander, cars are more than just transportation: "Some are beautiful examples of rolling sculpture. I try to do more than just draw pretty pictures of cars; I include interesting people, backgrounds, and try to set a mood or tell a story." The work of years, this collection of Lander's vintage car art includes more than 100 color illustrations with a short description, including comments by the artist, for each picture.

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