books about: illustrations
Stitches: A Memoir
W. W. Norton & Company
Piercing and fascinating insight into the world of the very sick adults he was forced to call his parents. The way the images and text flow is like something out of a motion picture horror movie... and yet, you know there is a shining beacon of intelligence and love piercing the darkness - the author himself... recreating his tale from the depths of his being and sheer talent, the artist who ...
Maira Kalman: Various Illuminations (of a Crazy World)
Donna Ghelerter (contributor)
Divine Book - Divine Artist
From the minute I opened this book I felt the need to start creating. I love her work, The Principles of Uncertainty is in my all time top ten, and The Elements of Style have style to spare with her illustrations. And don't miss the blogs she's done for the New York Times. The beauty of this particular book is that it covers years of her work and more details of her life. It's simply ...
Color by Betty Edwards: A Course in Mastering the Art of Mixing Colors
Learning about color to paint
I am an artist. This book is extremely helpful to learn all about color, an important part of painting . I highly recomend it.
The Bum Magnet
LadyLit Press, 2009
Poor Charisse! She is attracted to bums, but are they really all bums? I enjoyed trying to figure out which man in her life, if any, would turn out to be the jewel. This book is full of hilarious references and lotsa attitude. Loved it!
Logo Design Love: A Guide to Creating Iconic Brand Identities
New Riders Press
The Best Logo Design Book Available
Logo Design Love is an insightful book written by talented designer, author and blogger David Airey. The book guides the reader through what is required to create an iconic brand identity - i.e. it should be memorable, timeless, simple and relevant. It also contains many vital tips on how to become a more successful designer. David's passion for his work really comes though in his writing. ...
Adobe Illustrator CS4 Classroom in a Book
Adobe Creative Team
Excellent classroom training in a book...literally. Thrilled with each lesson as this training is necessary with all the detail that comes with Adobe Illustrator. A must have.
Get Ready For Kindergarten!: 270 Interactive Activities and 2,158 Illustrations That Make Learning Fun! (Get ...
Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers
Excellent prep tool for kindergartners
My 5-year-old is currently in preschool and will start kindergarten in fall. I wanted to get her a couple of supplementary materials to prepare her for kindergarten, especially to work on during the summer break. This is one of the titles I purchased and I'm quite pleased with it. The book has 270 interactive activities which cover the alphabet, numbers and counting, colors, shapes, sizes and ...
Pictorial Webster's: A Visual Dictionary of Curiosities
John M. Carrera
This is an amazing, amazing book! It's almost indescribable. A book? A puzzle? a stunning work of art? To me, it's a representation of creative genius. Five stars easily. I'd give it six if I could. The placement of the printed engravings is not just an encyclopedic representation of the best engravings of western European/American science and history. For that alone this would be an ...
Self Help; with illustrations of Conduct and Perseverance
Public Domain Books, 1997
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
An Illustrated Life: Drawing Inspiration from the Private Sketchbooks of Artists, Illustrators and Designers
Danny Gregory has put together a wonderful book full of variety. It's very freeing for the budding artist, because it frees you up to be the artist you are supposed to be. You learn you don't need to be like someone else. The different personalities, types of expression, articles, and examples of work all add to the excitement of this book. There are URLs connecting you to the websites of the ...
Interaction of Color: Revised and Expanded Edition
Yale University Press
Best Color Book I have ever read
This is a really classic book. I can only say buy it & don't lend it out. Its a collector's item to me. Once you read it and try it you will have a new way of seeing everything in your environment. A must for anyone wanting to dicover the true meaning of color. I can't say enough about the mind opening abilities that this book has to offer. Buy it quick. If you do follow the instructions in this ...
Fairy Fashion (Dover Coloring Books)
Once again Dover has proven the best place in the world for us grown-up colouring book enthusiasts. Fairy Fashion (Dover Coloring Books) I love the crisp images, the intricate designs and the good stout paper they are printed on. Save the book here folks, scan, copy, then print out on card stock and have plenty of lovely images to color for years to come.
Norman Rockwell: Behind the Camera
Little, Brown and Company
A very nice collection of art work, excellent quality reproductions, very interesting to have photographs and paintings together for viewing
Botanical Drawing in Color: A Basic Guide to Mastering Realistic Form and Naturalistic Color
This book contains lessons that are developed in a basic step-by-step process that builds in complexity. All demonstrations feature the delicate, exquisitely rendered, botanically accurate work of the author. A thorough immersion in the art of botanical drawing, this book will attract both aspiring and more experienced artists seeking scientific accuracy and the illusion of 3-dimension in their botanical artwork. Based on author Wendy ...
Francis D. Ching
How to draw the new architectural realities
All of the man-made architectural wonders that we see around us began their lives as just seeds of ideas. Before being built, these seeds must be crystallized and nurtured through drawings. Architects depend on drawing to bring their ideas to life. One book that has become a trusted source for teaching architects how to do it right is Francis D.K. Ching's //Architectural Graphics//. Now in ...
Directing the Story: Professional Storytelling and Storyboarding Techniques for Live Action and Animation
Best Purchase You Will EVER Make!
I am a recent graduate of the Gnomon School of Visual Effects and have been fortunate enough to have had the privilege to actually be a student in Francis' class. I remember when he was in the process of writing this book, "Directing the Story" and in my most humble opinion the book is nothing less than pure gold. There is nothing else out there that I know of that explains the true essence and ...
The Art of Up (Pixar Animation)
I LOVE UP!
I love this art book. This book is a must have for any "UP" fan.
Charley Harper: An Illustrated Life
Really cool art
I have vague memories of my science book back in the 1970s and I think Harper illustrated it. I know he did the "Golden Book of Biology." I LOVE Harper's art. It is so whimsical. This is a great book for kids and adults.
Botany for the Artist: An Inspirational Guide to Drawing Plants
Best of the Lot
I have many botanical art book but this one is the best. Easy to follow with great insights and tips. It goes without saying that it also a beautiful book.
Human Anatomy Coloring Book (Colouring Books)
College Xtra Credit
I give extra credit to my BIO 209 & 210 students for completing this book, and they all say they're surprised how much value they got from doing the coloring. Simple drawings that make it easier to understand the shape and location of various organs, and how they tie in with others. Text is straightforward and concise. It's gotten to the point now, after about 4 semesters of my using this ...
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