Books



Acting for Animators

Author: Ed Hooks Subject: Animation Publisher: Routledge Format: Softcover, E-book Description Ed Hooks’ indispensable acting guidebook for animators has been fully updated and improved! Hooks uses basic acting theory to explain everything from character movement and facial expressions to interaction and scene construction. Just as acting on film and on stage are very different disciplines, […]

     
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Alla Prima: Everything I Know about Painting, and More

For fifteen years, the original edition of ALLA PRIMA has been considered one of the most comprehensive art instruction books on the market and the standard in classical art education both in the United States and abroad. Whether you’re the owner of an original ALLA PRIMA or a first time reader, you’ll love the new ALLA PRIMA II.

     
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An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists

Author: W. Ellenberger, H. Baum Subject: Animal Anatomy Publisher: Dover Publication Format: Paperback, E-book Description Here are 288 remarkably lifelike drawings of animals, furnishing artists and students with an easy-to-follow method of instruction in the drawing of horses, dogs, lions, cows and bulls, stags, and goats. So detailed and so accurate are these drawings that this […]

     
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Anatomy Lessons From the Great Masters

This classic book, whose foremost author was one of the great artistic anatomy teachers of the twentieth century, is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional, amateur, or student artist who depicts the human form.

Revealing the drawing principles behind one hundred inspiring masterpieces, the book presents work by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, and other greats. […]

     
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Animal Anatomy for Artists

Author: Eliot Goldfinger Subject: Animal Anatomy Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Hardcover, Softcover, E-book Description From the author of the classic Human Anatomy for Artists comes this user-friendly reference guide featuring over five hundred original drawings and over seventy photographs. Designed for painters, sculptors, and illustrators who use animal imagery in their work, Animal Anatomy for […]

     
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Animated Performance: Bringing Imaginary Animal, Human and Fantasy Characters to Life

Author: Nancy Beiman Subject: Animation Publisher: Fairchild Books Format: Softcover Description Animated Performance shows how a character can seemingly ‘come to life’ when their movements reflect the emotional or narrative context of their situation: when they start to ‘perform’. The many tips, examples and exercises from a veteran of the animation industry will help readers harness […]

     
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Animation from Pencils to Pixels: Classical Techniques for the Digital Animator

Just add talent!

Award-winning animator Tony White brings you the ultimate book for digital animation. Here you will find the classic knowledge of many legendary techniques revealed, paired with information relevant to today’s capable, state-of-the-art technologies.

White leaves nothing out. What contemporary digital animators most need to know can be found between this book’s covers – from conceptions to creation and through the many stages of the production pipeline to distribution. This book is intended […]

     
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Art & Fear

Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn’t get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. The book’s co-authors, David Bayles and Ted Orland, are themselves both working artists, grappling daily with the problems of making art in the real world. Their insights and observations, drawn from personal experience, provide an incisive view into the world of art as it is expeienced by artmakers themselves.

     
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Art Fundamentals

Author: Gilles Beloeil, Andrei Riabovitchev, Roberto F Castro Subject: Drawing, Painting, Figure drawing, Perspective, Composition, Anatomy Publisher: 3DTotal Format: Hardcover Description A broad understanding of the fundamental concepts, conventions, and theories of art is essential when it comes to producing a successful piece of work. Art Fundamentals addresses key basic subjects such as color and light, […]

     
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Artistic Anatomy

Author: Dr. Paul Richer , Robert Beverly Hale Subject: Human Anatomy Publisher: Watson-Guptill Format: Softcover Description Artistic Anatomy is widely acknowledged to be the greatest book of its kind since the Renaissance. The original French edition, now a rare collector’s item, was published in 1889 and was probably used as a resource by Renoir, Braque, Degas, […]

     
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Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist

Author: Stephen Rogers Peck Subject: Human Anatomy Publisher: Oxford University Press Format: Softcover Description Stephen Rogers Peck’s Atlas of Human Anatomy for the Artist remains unsurpassed as a manual for students. It includes sections on bones, muscles, surface anatomy, proportion, equilibrium, and locomotion. Other unique features are sections on the types of human physique, anatomy from […]

     
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Basic Human Anatomy

Author: Roberto Osti Subject: Human Anatomy Publisher: Monicelli Press Format: Hardcover Description A comprehensive, yet flexible and holistic approach to the human body for artists, Roberto Osti’s method of teaching anatomy is exhaustive, but never loses sight of the fact that this understanding should lead to the creation of art. Basic Human Anatomy teaches artists the simple […]

     
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Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop

Author: Nykolai Aleksander Subject: Digital Painting Publisher: 3DTotal Publishing Format: Softcover Description Beginner’s Guide to Digital Painting in Photoshop is a new series dedicated to providing a comprehensive guide to the basics of digital painting in this versatile program. Whether you’re new to this artistic medium or simply looking to improve existing skills, this book offers […]

     
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Behind the Easel

Author: Robert C. Jackson, Pamela Sienna Subject: Misc. Publisher: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd Format: Softcover, Hardcover, E-book Description Most art books are not in the first person, so while there is some truth to the analyses, some things are always off. Robert C. Jackson set out to interview 20 contemporary representational artists (himself included) and showcase their […]

     
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Better Than College: How to Build a Successful Life Without a Four-Year Degree

Do you need college in order to be taken seriously and earn a real living?

Conventional wisdom says yes. But true success relies upon self-knowledge and entrepreneurship: two qualities that you can obtain effectively and inexpensively without traditional college.

Better Than College provides the step-by-step guidance and inspiration necessary to design your own higher education . . .

     
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