Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist
Art, Inc.: The Essential Guide for Building Your Career as an Artist by Jonathan Fields, Meg Mateo Ilasco, Lisa Congdon
English | 2014 | ISBN: 145212826X | 184 pages | EPUB | 3,3 MB

You don't have to starve to be an artist. Build a career doing what you love. In this practical guide, professional artist Lisa Congdon reveals the many ways you can earn a living by making art—through illustration, licensing, fine art sales, print sales, teaching, and beyond. Including industry advice from such successful art-world pros as Nikki McClure, Mark Hearld, Paula Scher, and more, Art, Inc. will equip you with the tools—and the confidence—to turn your passion into a profitable business.

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The Artist\'s Complete Guide to Drawing the Head
William Maughan, "The Artist's Complete Guide to Drawing the Head"
English | ISBN: 0823003590 | 2004 | EPUB | 160 pages | 45,7 MB

In this innovative guide, master art instructor William Maughan demonstrates how to create a realistic human likeness by using the classic and highly accurate modeling technique of chiaroscuro (Italian for “light and dark”) developed by Leonardo da Vinci during the High Renaissance.

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The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay
The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay by Thierry Smolderen
2014 | ISBN: 1617031496 | English | 168 pages | PDF | 28 MB

In The Origins of Comics: From William Hogarth to Winsor McCay, Thierry Smolderen presents a cultural landscape whose narrative differs in many ways from those presented by other historians of the comic strip. Rather than beginning his inquiry with the popularly accepted "sequential art" definition of the comic strip, Smolderen instead wishes to engage with the historical dimensions that inform that definition. His goal is to understand the processes that led to the twentieth-century comic strip, the highly recognizable species of picture stories that he sees crystallizing around 1900 in the United States.

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English Watercolors: An Introduction
English Watercolors: An Introduction by Graham Reynolds
English | 1988 | ISBN: 0941533433 | 160 pages | PDF, EPUB | 31 MB, 54 MB

English artists have made a unique contribution to the art of watercolor painting. In no other Western country has this very attractive medium been used so consistently, or for works of such stature, as in England between 1750 and the present day. In this general survey of the whole period, Graham Reynolds, formerly Keeper of Paintings and of Prints and Drawings at the Victoria & Albert Museum, discusses the paintings of over 100 artists including the well-known watercolorists such as Cozens, Girtin, Cotman and De Wint, as well as artists who are equally known for their work in other media - Gainsborough, Turner, Constable, Sargent, Henry Moore. The 140 illustrations, 64 in color, show the work of these and lesser-known artists and reveal the versatility of this medium, so the reader will be introduced to its use for illustrative caricature and portraiture as well as to the finest examples of traditional landscape watercolors.

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Tattooed: The Sociogenesis of a Body Art
Tattooed: The Sociogenesis of a Body Art by Michael M. Atkinson
English | 2003 | ISBN: 0802087779, 0802085687 | 376 pages | PDF | 16,3 MB

Tattoos have become increasingly popular in recent years, especially among young people. While tattooing is used as a symbol of personal identity and social communication, there has been little sociological study of the phenomenon.

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Art, Community and Environment: Educational Perspectives
Art, Community and Environment: Educational Perspectives (Intellect Books - Readings in Art and Design Education)
Intellect Ltd | April 15, 2010 | English | ISBN: 184150257X | 328 pages | PDF | 39 MB

Art, Community and Environment investigates wide-ranging issues raised by the interaction between art practice, community participation, and the environment, both natural and urban. This volume brings together a distinguished group of contributors from the United States, Australia, and Europe to examine topics such as urban art, community participation, local empowerment, and the problem of ownership. Featuring rich illustrations and informative case studies from around the world, Art, Community and Environment addresses the growing interest in this fascinating discipline.

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Sew Cute to Carry: 12 stylish bag patterns for handbags, purses and totes
Melanie McNeice, "Sew Cute to Carry: 12 stylish bag patterns for handbags, purses and totes"
English | ISBN: 1446304183 | 2014 | 128 pages | PDF | 16 MB

You can never have too many handbags and this collection from Australian designer Melly McNeice is the perfect inspiration to make a few more.

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Design As Art
Design As Art By Bruno Munari
  224 Pages | ISBN: 0141035811 | EPUB | 14 MB

How do we see the world around us? "The Penguin on Design" series includes the works of creative thinkers whose writings on art, design and the media have changed our vision forever. Bruno Munari was among the most inspirational designers of all time, described by Picasso as 'the new Leonardo'. Munari insisted that design be beautiful, functional and accessible, and this enlightening and highly entertaining book sets out his ideas about visual, graphic and industrial design and the role it plays in the objects we use everyday. Lamps, road signs, typography, posters, children's books, advertising, cars and chairs - these are just some of the subjects to which he turns his illuminating gaze.

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Arts-Based Research, Autoethnography, and Music Education: Singing Through a Culture of Marginalization
Arts-Based Research, Autoethnography, and Music Education: Singing Through a Culture of Marginalization by Miroslav Pavle Manovski
2014 | ISBN: 9462095132, 9462095140 | English | 350 pages | PDF | 27 MB

Arts-Based Research, Autoethnography, and Music Education: Singing Through a Culture of Marginalization invites readers into miroslav pavle manovski's journey into quest of how he found his voice-literally and figuratively-by reflecting and storying from his fluid identity and roles as an artist, singer, learner, music teacher, researcher... while empowering others to find their own voice. This book is also an arts-based autoethnographic rendering of the author's experience being tormented, harassed, and called "gay" as a means to negatively target and marginalize him.

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Art Market Research: A Guide to Methods and Sources, 2nd edition
Tom McNulty, "Art Market Research: A Guide to Methods and Sources, 2nd edition"
English | ISBN: 0786466715 | 2014 | 277 pages | PDF | 3 MB

This book is intended as a reference guide for art market researchers at all levels. A brief overview of the global art market and its major stakeholders precedes an analysis of the various sales venues (auction, commercial gallery, etc.) where art is bought and sold. Library research skills are reviewed, and advanced methods are explored in a chapter devoted to basic market research.

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Forbidden Asia
Forbidden Asia (Mega Square) by Hans-Jurgen Dopp
2012 | ISBN: 1906981442 | English | 256 pages | PDF | 31 MB

Since The Turkish Bath (1863) by the French painter Ingres, the Far Eastern woman has to many been a symbol of pleasures out of reach or forbidden. Seafaring explorers, military adventurers and simple travellers from Europe over the centuries have all been enthralled by the exotic nature of the oriental woman, her foreignness accentuated by the gentle pallor of her skin. Thus arose the myth that she, of all women, was in possession of the knowledge of certain refi ned pleasures.

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101 Top Techniques for Artists: Step-by-step art projects from over a hundred international artists (PDF)
101 Top Techniques for Artists: Step-by-step art projects from over a hundred international artists by The Society for All Artists
English | 2014 | ISBN: 1446303802 | 128 pages | PDF | 28 MB

Created by the Society for All Artists (SAA), the world's largest and most influential art society, this practical and inspirational book features 101 essential techniques handpicked by the SAA from their most high-profile artists, bringing their knowledge and expertise in all mediums and subjects to artists of any age and ability. How do you paint realistic clouds?

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Patricia Graham, "Japanese Design: Art, Aesthetics & Culture"
ISBN: 4805312505 | 2014 | 160 pages | PDF | 25 MB
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The Wildlife Artist\'s Handbook
Jackie Garner, "The Wildlife Artist's Handbook"
ISBN: 1847976077 | 2014 | 160 pages | EPUB | 50 MB

The principles of drawing and painting wildlife, from how to draw a subject in motion to practical advice on selling wildlife art

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Decorative & Ornamental Scroll Saw Patterns
Sterling | 2005 | PDF | ISBN: 1402727062 | 134 pages | 25 Mb


  • Compiled by master craftsman Patrick Spielman, this compilation offers the finest selection of decorative patterns and ideas for scroll-saw cutting. Woodworkers will derive inspiration from well over 100 projects originally created by Dirk Boelman, America's leading scroll-saw pattern designer. There's something for everyone and every taste: Halloween and Christmas ornaments; three-dimensional birds that look as if they're about to take flight; marching animals; man-in-the-moon earrings; a Victorian doll table and chair; and more. All the items make wonderful gifts and are perfect for selling at shops and crafts fairs.
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How to Rock Climb!, 5th Edition

John Long, "How to Rock Climb!, 5th Edition"
ISBN: 0762755342 | 2010 | PDF | 336 pages | 79 MB  

Revised and updated to reflect the modern standards of equipment, technique, and training methods, this guide includes sections on face climbing; crack climbing; ropes, anchors, and belays; getting off the rock; sport climbing; and much more.

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d\'artiste Character Modeling - Digital Artists Master Class

d'artiste Character Modeling - Digital Artists Master Class
Ballistic Publications | ISBN: 1921002115 | English | 190 pages | PDF | 195 MB  

d'artiste Character Modeling presents you a modeling technique of the best artists in 3D characters - Pascal Blanche, Francisco Cortina, Steven Stahlberg. Each artist demonstrates his approaches and techniques in modeling characters and creatures for film and game projects.

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How to Art Like a Semi-Talented Baby Gorilla
How to Art Like a Semi-Talented Baby Gorilla

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Masters: Gold: Major Works by Leading Artists

Masters: Gold: Major Works by Leading Artists by Marthe Le Van and Ray Hemachandra
English | 2009 | PDF | ISBN: 1600590403 | 332 pages | 109 Mb  

All that glitters here IS gold—and it’s gorgeous! This addition to the popular Masters series focuses on a topic—gold jewelry—with mass appeal to a wide audience: jewelers, metalsmiths, collectors, museums, and just about anyone who loves beautiful workmanship.

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A World of Art (7th Edition)
Henry M. Sayre, "A World of Art (7th Edition)"
2012 | ISBN-10: 0205887570, 0205898874 | 600 pages | PDF | 106 MB

Henry Sayre’s art appreciation text, The World of Art, is an amazing introduction to the world of art. Students with little background in the arts routinely reach out to Henry to share how the text has influenced their lives. This is so meaningful because Henry’s inspiration for A World of Art was his own students. His students wanted to see themselves reflected in their textbook. Henry decided to write an art appreciation textbook that represented all artists, not just the Western canon found at that time in the other texts. He also created a text that fostered critical thinking through looking at, talking about, and questioning works of art for his students.

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The Stories of the Mona Lisa: An Imaginary Museum Tale about the History of Modern Art (Epub)
Piotr Barsony, "The Stories of the Mona Lisa: An Imaginary Museum Tale about the History of Modern Art"
ISBN: 1620872285 | 2012 | EPUB | 56 pages | 17 MB

“Dad, will you tell me a story?” asks a little girl. “Sure,” artist Piotr Barsony responds. “I’ll tell you a story about a painting. And the Mona Lisa, the most beautiful painting in all the world, will be our subject.” Thus begins the fascinating history of modern painting through what many consider the most famous work in the history of art: the Mona Lisa by Léonardo De Vinci. Piotr acts as the museum guide for his young daughter throughout the book, taking us on a journey through an imaginary museum. He describes famous art movements and artists, including: impressionism, cubism, expressionism, favism, minimalism, surrealism; Monet, Manet, Cézanne, Picasso, Bacon, Pollock, and more. All of the most famous painters of the modern and contemporary art movements are explained with their own Mona Lisa portraits, in their signature styles.

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The Art of Oil Painting (Epub)
Walter Foster Creative Team, "The Art of Oil Painting"
ISBN: 1560107510 | 2003 | EPUB | 144 pages | 95 MB

This compilation of projects from some of our most popular How to Draw and Paint and Artist’s Library series titles provides inspiration and instruction on every aspect of oil painting. From the fundamentals to advanced techniques, The Art of Oil Painting is filled with information that artists of all skill levels will find useful. The contributing artists are all acclaimed for their particular styles and approaches to oil painting, so there are countless lessons you can learn from their individual and distinct perspectives. And the step-by-step demonstrations guide aspiring artists through the oil painting process using a wide variety of inspiring painting subjects-so there’s something for everyone! With this comprehensive reference, you’ll soon discover how exciting painting in oil can be.

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1000 Biker Tattoos
Sara Liberte, "1000 Biker Tattoos"
ISBN: 0760344353 | 2013 | PDF | 320 pages | 66 MB

Anyone who rides a motorcycle lives, to some degree, in the margins of society. Where members of the herd drive Toyota Camrys and hipster hatchbacks, bikers opt for Harley-Davidsons, Triumphs, and Ducatis, putting themselves out there like raised middle fingers thrust at the ordinary citizens of the world. And just as a motorcyclist’s ride is an affront to the sensibilities of the meek and the conventional, so too is the ink on his or her skin. Tattoos have long been an integral part of this culture, the result of the overwhelming number of ex-military men who formed the nucleus of the postwar outlaw motorcycle club scene.

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Prebles\' Artforms (11th Edition)
Duane Preble Emeritus, Sarah Preble, "Prebles' Artforms (11th Edition)"
2013 | ISBN-10: 0205968112 | 536 pages | PDF | 103 MB

The title of this book has a dual meaning. As humans form works of art, we are in turn formed by what we create. The art world constantly evolves, as today’s artists interpret, challenge, and ultimately create the world around them. The 11th edition of Prebles’ Artforms reflects this dynamic environment; it is one of the most exhaustive revisions in the book’s history. Three recent trends drive this edition: changing pedagogical needs, new scholarly research, and recent creativity by artists around the world.

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Russian and Soviet Painting
Russian and Soviet Painting
Metropolitan Museum of Art | 1977 | ISBN: 0870991620 | English | 172 pages | PDF | 28.7 MB

This third exhibition in the cultural exchange between the Museums of the Soviet Union and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, presented first in New York and later in San Francisco, encompasses the full range of painting in Russia from the fourteenth century to the present.

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