500: A Collection of Sketches By Spencer Nugent
2013 | ISBN: n/a | English | 531 pages | PDF | 89 MB
500 is an experiment in the old adage, practice makes perfect. 500 features a collection of sketches, by product designer Spencer Nugent, produced over a period of 1 Month.
Mixed-Media Mosaics: Techniques and Projects Using Polymer Clay Tiles, Beads & Other Embellishments by Laurie Mika
2007 | ISBN: 1581809832 | English | 128 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 7 MB + 7 MB
Imagine beautiful mosaic pieces with tiles that you easily create yourself!
Mixed-Media Mosaics offers a fresh, new approach to a traditional art form. By making your own tiles from polymer clay, you control the size, shape, color and even the texture, resulting in beautiful finished pieces that include tabletops, boxes, jewelry and shrines.
Collage Couture: Techniques for Creating Fashionable Art by Julie Nutting
2011 | ISBN: 1440308314 | English | 128 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 5 MB + 5 MB
Play dress-up with your art!
Collage has never been so fashionable! In Collage Couture you'll learn how to sketch fashion figures, create stylish dresses from patterned paper and apply a variety of textured backgrounds to your collage pieces. With styles ranging from cute to elegant and sweet to sophisticated, these mixed-media projects will transport your art from the studio to the runway!
Time to Tangle with Colors: Coloring Ideas and Techniques inspired by Zentangle by Marie Browning
2011 | ISBN: 1574216732 | English | 52 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 9 MB + 10 MB
More than simply coloring regions of a tangle design, this book offers lessons which enable even the novice artist to use a brush pen to color 48 delightful Zentangle animals, plants and flowers.
Mixed Media Revolution: Creative Ideas for Reusing Your Art by Sandra Duran Wilson, Darlene Olivia McElroy
2012 | ISBN: 1440318719 | English | 144 pages | EPUB + MOBI | 15 MB + 15 MB
Recycle, Reuse, Reinvent!
With Mixed Media Revolution, you'll learn how to leverage your art and take your paintings and transfers to the next level!
Jason Livingston, "Designing With Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design"
ISBN: 1118740475 | 2014 | PDF | 336 pages | 74 MB
A comprehensive introduction to the theory and practice of lighting design
Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the intelligent use of lighting to define and enhance a space. The book explores all aspects of the process, including aesthetics, technology, and practicalities, in a clear, concise manner designed to provide the reader with a full working knowledge of lighting design. Color illustrations throughout demonstrate the real-world effects of the concepts presented, and the companion website offers video animations and exercises to better illuminate the art and science of lighting. The book addresses the considerations that should be a part of any designer's process, and provides thorough guidance on meeting the various demands with smarter design.
Charles Bouleau, "The Painter's Secret Geometry: A Study of Composition in Art"
ISBN: 0486780406, 1626549273 | 2014 | EPUB | 270 pages | 42 MB
This richly illustrated examination of visual arts in the European tradition shows how the great masters employed the "golden mean" and other geometrical patterns to compose their paintings. Author Charles Bouleau explores a tremendous variety of ancient and modern works: the Parthenon friezes, Italian mosaics, the Bayeux Tapestry, and Gothic stonemasons' marks of France and Germany as well as paintings by Picasso, Kandinsky, Klee, and Pollock. His insightful expositions cast new light on such well-known works as Raphael's "The School of Athens," Botticelli's "Birth of Venus," Rubens' "Descent from the Cross," and Renoir's "Le Moulin de la Galette."
Bruce G. Sharky, "Landscape Site Grading Principles: Grading with DESIGN in Mind"
ISBN: 1118668723 | 2014 | PDF | 320 pages | 35 MB
A complete guide to site grading for designers and other visual learners Grading With Design in Mind: Landscape Site Grading Principles is a comprehensive guide to grading, written specifically from the design perspective. Heavily illustrated and non-technical, this book meets the needs of designers and visual learners by presenting the principles and methods of site grading with less emphasis on engineering, and a strong focus on the effect on the overall aesthetic. Written by a professor in America's number-one ranked undergraduate landscape architecture program, the book guides readers step-by-step through the process of solving various grading problems in real-life scenarios.
The Big Book of Watercolor Painting
Watson-Guptill Publications Inc. | 1990 | ISBN: 0823004961 | English | 194 pages | PDF | 37.8 MB
In this introduction to the basics of watercolor painting, beginners will learn all they need to know. Lessons and practical exercises highlight the instruction. This is a wonderful reference book for the watercolor painter. It contains all kinds of useful information to help you understand the medium and improve your knowledge and skills. The first 40 pages provide a great history of watercolor painting, so often overlooked in the overall scheme of art history. Then all the aspects of setting up a work area and studio are covered followed by a very thorough materials and tools section. There are example pictures and descriptions of everything from easels to paper and brushes to paint. There is also a paper stretching demo and a watercolor color chart.
Great Book of Shop Drawings for Craftsman Furniture, revised edition
2013 | English | ISBN: 1565237384 | PDF | 330 pages | 123.8 MB
This big book provides complete working shop drawings for 57 classic furniture pieces. The author, a master cabinetmaker, measured original Craftsman antiques to create these detailed plans. With full perspective views, elevations, sections, details, and cutting lists for each project, this revised collection gives today's woodworkers the heart of the Craftsman aesthetic, along with all the information needed for workshop success.
456 Pages | ISBN: 0321741331 | PDF | 125 MB
This book breaks new ground by doing something for digital photographers that’s never been done before—it cuts through the bull and shows you exactly “how to do it.” It’s not a bunch of theory; it doesn’t challenge you to come up with your own settings or figure things out on your own. Instead, it does something that virtually no other Elements book has ever done—it tells you flat-out which settings to use, when to use them, and why.
Pfeiffer, an imprint of Wiley | English | ISBN: 0470504730 | 416 pages | PDF | 5,2 MB
Praise for Learning in 3D
"Learning is the key to our future and powerful learning will result from immersive, interactive, and creative 3D designs. Tony O'Driscoll and Karl Kapp have written a disruptive book about a disruptive technology that we all need to explore. This is a must read!" —Elliott Masie, chair, The LearningCONSORTIUM
2015 | ISBN: 3319072056 | English | 232 pages | PDF | 67 MB
The ability to adapt to a changing environment has ensured the continued survival of the human race into the 21st century. The challenges to be faced in this century are now well documented by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. The effects of drought, melting polar ice and increased incidences of extreme weather events will impact on the diverse landscapes of the earth and a human population predicted to be 9 billion by the middle of the 21st century, a three-fold increase in less than one hundred years.
500 Poses for Photographing Women: A Visual Sourcebook for Portrait Photographers By Michelle Perkins
English | PDF | ISBN: 1584282495 | 126 pages | 20 MB
Next to lighting, posing is the most challenging aspect of photography—with so many body parts to capture, the possibilities are endless, and it’s all too easy to make a wrong turn. This illustrated reference provides both amateur shutterbugs and seasoned pros with the perfect place to turn when in need of quick posing strategies and fresh ideas. Containing 500 contemporary images by leading photographers, this indispensable manual explains posing fundamentals as well as how to create a flattering, feature-specific photograph—one that focuses on the head, shoulders, arms, torso, or feet—in different levels of close-ups, from head-shots to full-lengths.
500 Poses for Photographing Men : A Visual Sourcebook for Digital Portrait Photographers By Michelle Perkins
English | 128 Pages | ISBN: 1608952703 | PDF | 42 MB
Offering a variety of options for refining poses and spicing up portrait sessions, this visual sourcebook addresses the problems that photographers often run into when taking portraits of men, whether the pictures are for male fashion shoots, weddings, family shots, or individual portraits.
For ease of use, this reference groups sample images according to how much of the subject is included in the frame—from head-and-shoulders shots to full-length portraits. Containing contemporary images from leading professionals, this indispensable manual explains posing fundamentals as well as how to offset the fears, concerns, and insecurities that men can bring to a portrait session.
Strokes of Genius 3 - The Best of Drawing: Fresh Perspectives by Rachel Rubin Wolf
English | 2011 | ISBN: 1440308365 | 144 pages | PDF | 30 MB
"Drawing is the connection between eye, heart and hand."
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.
Anatomy and Drawing (Dover Art Instruction) by Victor Perard
2004 | ISBN: 0486432963 | English | 224 pages | EPUB | 40 MB
This instructive book presents excellent annotated line drawings of anatomical structure for the beginning artist. Explaining the subject in simple terms and with an extensive series of dynamic illustrations, the author identifies parts of the body and demonstrates a wide array of physical activities through his sketches.
Following notes on proportion and drawing, chapters cover the human skeleton, head and neck, torso, arm, hand, leg, foot, and musculature. Numerous illustrations depict various views of these structures, movements of the human figure, as well as changes in the relative proportions of features at different ages.
One of the best books in its field, Anatomy and Drawing helps demystify a complex subject by enabling students to visualize the muscles and bones under the skin, and covers just about everything a beginner needs to know about drawing the human anatomy.
The Practice and Science of Drawing (Dover Art Instruction) by Harold Speed
1972 | ISBN: 0486228703 | English | 296 pages | EPUB | 25 MB
Much of the learning to practice as well as to appreciate art is concerned with understanding the basic principles. One of these principles is what Harold Speed calls "dither," the freedom that allows realism and the artistic vision to play against each other. Very important to any artist or work of art, this quality separates the scientifically accurate from the artistically accurate. Speed's approach to this problem is now considered a classic, one of the few books from the early years of this century that has continued to be read and recommended by those in the graphic arts.
Artist's Color Manual: The Complete Guide to Working with Color
Chronicle Books | 2003 | ISBN: 081184143X | English | 194 pages | PDF | 51.4 MB
Practical, inspiring and informative, this book is the artist's bible on color. Aimed at painters in particular and visually creative people in general, Artist's Color Manual is an important resource for artists, designers, art students and educators alike. It looks at all the crucial aspects of color in four absorbing sections.
Watson-Guptill, "The Big Book of Drawing: An Introduction to Essential Materials and Techniques"
ISBN: 0823085678 | 2012 | EPUB | 239 pages | 106 MB
Between these pages, artists of all backgrounds will find anything and everything they need to know about drawing. With thorough explanations of materials and their composition, step-by-step demonstrations, and practical advice for creating compositions, The Big Book of Drawing is a comprehensive authority on the medium that is the foundation of all other visual arts.
Anthony Ryder, "The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing: A Contemporary Perspective On the Classical Tradition"
ISBN: 0823003035 | 1999 | EPUB | 160 pages | 196 MB
Many of us want to learn “how to draw.” But as artist Anthony Ryder explains, it’s much more important to learn what to draw. In other words, to observe and draw what we actually see, rather than what we think we see. When it comes to drawing the human figure, this means letting go of learned ideas and expectation of what the figure should look like. It means carefully observing the interplay of form and light, shape and line, that combine to create the actual appearance of human form. In The Artist’s Complete Guide to Figure Drawing, amateur and experienced artists alike are guided toward this new way of seeing and drawing the figure with a three-step drawing method.
The Artist's Guide to Drawing the Clothed Figure: A Complete Resource on Rendering Clothing and Drapery by Michael Massen
2011 | ISBN: 0823001199 | English | 224 pages | EPUB | 8 MB
In order to effectively draw clothing and drapery, an artist must recognize the basic shapes of clothing and how the principles of physics act upon those shapes.
Elements of Style: Designing a Home & a Life by Erin Gates
2014 | ISBN: 1476744874 | English | 336 pages | EPUB | 20 MB
From the rising-star designer and author of the hit blog, Elements of Style, a full-color, fully illustrated book packed with honest advice, inspiration, ideas, and lessons learned about designing a home that reflects your personality and style.
The Drawing Bible by Craig Nelson
2006 | ISBN: 1581806205, 1440314446 | English | 304 pages | EPUB | 24 MB
The must-have reference for anyone who draws!
This is your complete guide to drawing - packed with everything you need to know about materials, techniques and drawing styles. Learn the secrets of rendering any subject correctly and creatively in an amazing array of mediums from pencil to full color. Quickly find the answers to common problems and questions so you can get back to the drawing board. The Drawing Bible is a handy, one-stop reference that beginners and experienced artists simply can't be without!
Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson
1990 | ISBN: 0891343377 | English | 224 pages | EPUB | 31 MB
Anyone who can hold a pencil can learn to draw.
In this book, Bert Dodson shares his complete drawing system fifty-five "keys" that you can use to render any subject with confidence, even if you're a beginner.
These keys, along with dozens of practice exercises, will help you draw like an artist in no time.