Trevor Yorke, "Arts and Crafts House Styles"
English | ISBN: 1846742307 | 2011 | PDF | 80 pages | 79 MB
The Arts and Crafts movement began as an instinctive reaction against the new industrial age. Seeking a return to simple craftsmanship, with traditional materials, its influence spread both to Europe and North America where the term craftsman denoted a traditional style of architecture and interior design prevalent before the 1920s. In England, the Arts and Crafts influence upon house building was far-reaching between 1870 and 1914. This was not least because its cosmetic (rather than ethical) details were copied by commercial builders. The result was some superb buildings by key architects like Norman Shaw and Voysey, but also a wide range of others ranging from simple terraces to the finest detached houses of the period. Trevor Yorke has written a practical introduction to the Arts and Crafts house. He describes its structure and its style, with buildings designed to fit in with their setting rather than dominate it, and with emphasis upon use of local materials. Using both his own illustrations and colour photographs he shows the distinctive features and details of genuine Arts and Crafts homes. These range from wide arched porches, elongated mullioned windows, and sloping buttresses, to terracotta plaques, decorative ironwork and patterned bargeboards. There are also chapters on the use of interior spaces, and on the furnishings and fittings which characterised Arts and Crafts house interiors, including examples of furniture, wallpapers, fabrics, and distinctive details like door handles, hinges and light fittings. This is a perfect book for those who want to learn more about the simplicity and elegance of the Arts and Crafts style.
Art Models 7: Dynamic Figures for the Visual Arts (Art Models series)
Maureen Johnson, Douglas Johnson | 2012 | EPUB, PDF | ISBN: 1936801183 | 216 pages | 17 Mb, 29 Mb
Artists in search of figures in intense action—flying through the air, punching, kicking, and crouching—will find more than 100 poses of male and female models in 28 categories of dynamic movement in the latest addition to the Art Models series. Informed by diverse sources such as baroque art, with its moody lighting and twisting figures, and comic books, with heroic figures in strong stances and suspicious crouches, this visual reference will inspire any artist—comic book artists, animators, video game designers, and illustrators—interested in depicting drama. A section of time-stopping photos of actions including jumping, falling, or swinging a sword offers artists a series of expertly photographed views that would be very challenging to achieve with a studio model. Art Models 7 also presents a number of the series’ trademark stationary poses photographed in 24-point rotation and shot in the round.
The Art Book by Editors of Phaidon Press
1994 | ISBN: 0714836257, 0714829846 | English | 518 Pages | PDF | 62 MB
Winner of the Illustrated Book of the Year award in 1994, The Art Book has become a publishing phenomenon and a well-known event in the art book world. Reduced in size, making it light and highly portable, this new mini edition presents the same easy-to-use alphabetical guide to 500 of the world's greatest painters and sculptors. 500 color illustrations.
Art Models 5: Life Nude Photos for the Visual Arts (Art Models series)
Maureen Johnson, Douglas Johnson | 2010 | EPUB, PDF | ISBN: 0981624960 | 232 pages | 8 Mb, 37 Mb
Whether for work on a finished piece, trying a new technique, or getting in some practice time, this figure study enables artists to work when and where they want with their choice of model, pose, and view. The latest in the series features 12 new male and female art models—as well as Becca from the previous book—in a collection of poses selected by readers and visitors to the authors' website. The contrast has also been increased in many of the photos to provide deeper, more challenging shadows. While the guide includes individuals and couples with a wide range of body types in natural, relaxed stances as well as some inspired by classical works of art, the primary focus is on dynamic poses—twisting, scrunching, reaching, and even fighting. Poses are precisely lit, revealing every area of the model, and have been carefully chosen to illustrate important effects such as foreshortening and perspective changes. A judicious amount of photo retouching is done, not to make the models more glamorous or plastic, but to remove distractions that detract from the essence of the models.
42 HQ PDF Files (List inside) | 1.1 GB
Art Models 2: Life Nude Photos for the Visual Arts (Art Models series)
Maureen Johnson, Douglas Johnson | 2007 | EPUB, PDF | ISBN: 0976457377 | 196 pages | 9 Mb, 20 Mb
Artists looking to supplement a live model class or hone their skills from the comfort of home are provided with a solid pictorial guide to the human form in this detailed reference. Nearly 200 crisp photographs portray a diverse group of male and female models from a variety of angles in 52 classically inspired poses. Precise lighting reveals otherwise hidden areas of the models and illustrates rich shadowing and tone, while an anatomical study, inspired by da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, presents detailed proportional references for each model.
David Okum, "Manga Fantasy Madness: Over 50 Basic Lessons for Drawing Warriors, Wizards, Monsters and more"
English | ISBN: 1581807082 | 2006 | PDF | 128 pages | 71,7 MB
Dale Auger, "Medicine Paint: The Art of Dale Auger"
English | ISBN: 1894974751 | 2009 | EPUB | 176 pages | 60 MB
One of Canada's most evocative modern painters, Cree artist Dale Auger was a gifted interpreter of First Nations culture, using the cross-cultural medium of art to portray scenes from the everyday to the sacred and dissemble stereotypes about Indigenous peoples. Auger's striking oil paintings use bold, bright colors to explore the intricate links between spirituality and the natural laws of the land. Birds, beasts and human forms are carried from the dreamworld onto canvas, their spirits channeled through his paintbrush and presented in brilliant yellows, mystic blues, vibrant reds and swirls of black. Infusing his subjects with energy, life and color, Dale Auger masterfully presents scenes that are powerful, spiritual and inspiring. Medicine Paint is a collection of Dale Auger's best work, reproduced in glorious full color and reflecting the evolution of the artist's distinctive style. Including a revealing look back at his life and professional development, the book is a stunning tribute to the master Aboriginal artist.
Julia Kuo, "20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals"
English | ISBN: 159253838X | 2013 | PDF | 96 pages | 33 MB
This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes-cat, giraffe, seal, elephant, whale and much, much more-over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Cat.
Julia Kuo, "20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories"
English | ISBN: 1592538851 | 2013 | PDF | 96 pages | 16,5 MB
This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes-black dresses, summery hats, stylish shoes, faux fur coats, and much, much more-over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Dress.
Lisa Congdon, "20 Ways to Draw a Tulip and 44 Other Fabulous Flowers"
English | ISBN: 159253886X | 2013 | PDF | 96 pages | 19,6 MB
This inspiring sketchbook is part of the new 20 Ways series from Quarry Books, designed to offer artists, designers, and doodlers a fun and sophisticated collection of illustration fun. Each spread features 20 inspiring illustrated examples of 45 themes-tulips, roses, dahlias, and much, much more-over 900 drawings, with blank space for you to draw your take on 20 Ways to Draw a Tulip.
Art of the Classic Car by Peter Bodensteiner, Peter Harholdt
2013 | ISBN: 0760344159 | English | 224 pages | PDF | 29 MB
The rarity and historical significance of prewar classic and antique cars make them hot commodities on the collector car market. These are the automobiles that populate the fairways and manicured lawns of the world’s greatest car shows in alluring locales like Pebble Beach, California, and Amelia Island, Florida. These are the cars that bring a hush to the hall when they roll across the blocks at auctions around the world. These are the cars that fill the world’s greatest collections, like those of Ralph Lauren, Mark Knopfler, and various members of royal families. These are the cars from history’s premiere automakers: hallowed names like Packard, Duesenberg, Stutz, Bugatti, Mercedes-Benz, Cord, and others—six-figure and million-dollar machines that thrill Barrett-Jackson audiences and drive bidders to frenzy. Art of the Classic Car features the stunning studio photography of Peter Harholdt (Art of the Hot Rod, Art of the Muscle Car), lavished on the most significant automobiles from the classic era: the 1910s to early 1940s. Every page contains framable-quality portraits of some of the most important cars ever made, with each car accompanied by a short essay from automotive expert Peter Bodensteiner that places the model contextually within automotive history. Complete with period ads and promotional art, Art of the Classic Car is the most beautiful pictorial history of classic cars ever produced.
Ken Morling - Geometric and Engineering Drawing (3rd edition)
Published: 2010-07-29 | ISBN: 008096768X | PDF | 360 pages | 3 MB
For all students and lecturers of basic engineering and technical drawing The new edition of this successful text describes all the geometric instructions and engineering drawing information, likely to be needed by anyone preparing or interpreting drawings or designs. There are also plenty of exercises to practise these principles.
The Digital Art Book Volume 1
English | 196 pages | True PDF | 70.00 Mb
The world of digital art is vast, with programs such as Photoshop and Illustrator dominating the market, alongside 3D software such as Maya, MODO and CINEMA 4D to name a few. Knowing where to start can be challenging, but having an initial concept is half the battle. The Digital Art Book explores several areas of digital art, demonstrating what you can do to take your projects to the next level. With expert guides on essential techniques, the book is packed full of step-by-step tutorials so you can follow along or simply take inspiration for your own work.
The ultimate guide to getting the most out of your digital art projects
Through the Eyes of Vincent Van Gogh by Barrington Barber
English | ISBN: 0517226766 | 2006 | PDF | 194 pages | 27,4 mb
View the world as seen through the eyes of the legendary artist Vincent Van Gogh in this follow-up to the wildly successful Through the Eyes of Leonardo da Vinci. Beautiful color illustrations by Van Gogh are accompanied by informative and captivating text.