150 Masterpieces of Drawing

BOOKS
DRAWING

1.
Anthony Toney
150 Masterpieces of Drawing

This collection, never before published in the United States, presents art from the early fifteenth to the end of the eighteenth centuries. Selected with great care and impeccable taste by a highly respected artist and teacher, these drawings are the finest efforts of great masters of Western art, a rich and glowing collection that will be treasured by every art lover.
The artists whose work is represented include world-famous greats of the Italian Renaissance, Flemish masters, members of the Dutch and French schools, and British artists. In addition to the expected, well-known drawings by Rembrandt, Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Brueghel, Rubens, Fragonard, Dürer, Raphael, and others of their standing, there are scores of brilliant efforts by lesser known geniuses: Francesco Francia, Mabuse, Huber, Breu, Urs Graf, van Goyen, Wouwerman, Antoine Pesne, Natoire, Basaiti, and many others. And instead of only pen or pencil drawings, the collection includes a wide variety of techniques: chalk, bistre, sepia, watercolor, crayon, charcoal, silverpoint, and pastel.
But regardless of the medium used, each of the drawings is superbly reproduced. Lines are clear and sharp and shaded areas are rich in contrasts. As often as possible, the drawings are presented in full size, so that they are as close to the originals as they can be. Arranged chronologically by artist, the 150 plates are all described, the artist noted and his dates given and the technique used in each case stated in a detailed list of the plates.

2.
Susie Wynne
Draw & Paint Your Pet

3.
Claudia Nice
Painting Nature in Pen & Ink With Watercolor

4.
Mark Willenbrink, Mary Willenbrink
The Absolute Beginner’s Big Book Of Drawing And Painting

Everyone can draw and paint, including you!
Even if you have never drawn or painted before, you can start creating your own beautiful artwork. Let the Willenbrinks show you how!
Beginning with materials and basic techniques, these pages will teach you everything you need to know to get started in drawing, watercolors and oil painting. Follow along with 75+ demonstrations and mini-demonstrations as you learn how to draw and paint a wide variety of subjects: people, landscapes, buildings, still life and more. Every essential art topic is covered, from sketching and shading to composition and color. Simple step-by-step instruction and many enormously useful lessons and tips will have you making your own masterpieces in no time!
You may be an absolute beginner, but great results are absolutely within reach!

5.
Nancy Reyner
Acrylic Illuminations: Reflective And Luminous Acrylic Painting Techniques

50 dazzling techniques…for work that shines above the rest!From the author of the best-selling books “Acrylic Revolution” and “Acrylic Innovation,” this book blazes new creative territory with 50 techniques that harness the artistic power of light. Ranging from subtle glazing on metal leaf, to pearly sheens, to boldly colored optical effects and glossy surfboard finishes, these approaches represent the most requested aspects of Nancy Reyner’s popular workshops.
50 eye-catching techniques feature metal leaf, reflective paints, pouring, fluorescent and phosphorescent paints, refractive layering and optical color effects.
Possibilities are vividly illustrated with diverse work from 44 artists.
A “Crash Course on Acrylic” chapter offers an overview of how to use these versatile paints and products to their fullest potential.
This hands-on guide provides clear step-by-step directions to successfully execute these new and exciting techniques. Explore matte skin construction, sheen shifting, embedding objects, patinas and polished stone effects. Use these approaches for organic, abstract or realistic styles…as backgrounds, top layers, or accents layered in between…combine, experiment, and let your paintings shine.

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