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  • Beginner's Guide to Sketching - FREE CHAPTER 01 (Download Only)

    Please enjoy the first in a series of free samples of our popular Beginner's Guide to Sketching book, featuring an introduction to fundamentals such as basic shapes and different shading techniques.
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  • Anatomy for Artists - SAMPLE (Download Only)

    Please enjoy this free sample of Anatomy for Artists, an extensive visual reference guide to the human form for artists of all abilities and mediums. Containing stunning photography and comprehensive illustrations showing the muscular structure of varying shapes, Anatomy for Artists is a unique book that will quickly become an indispensable addition to your library now and for years to come.
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  • Character Design Quarterly - Sample Issue 2021 (Download Only)

    This jam-packed sample issue is an awesome amalgamation of some of the best articles that have featured in the magazine over the last couple of years. Step into magical worlds of storytelling with in-depth tutorials from Kate Pellerin and Rachelle Joy Slingerland, then learn the best way to keep a sketchbook and make it work for you with Jose Ciceraro. We also put the studio spotlight on Red Knuckles studio, and find out from Rayner Alencar why everyone should be getting into animation right now.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 16

    This vibrant issue features a wealth of extraordinary talent, and kicking things off is the dreamy cover created by digital illustrator and visual development artist Devin Elle Kurtz. Inside, she talks to us about her breakthrough into the animation industry, then provides an in-depth tutorial revealing how she creates her stunning, mood-filled artwork. We also take a step into the world of gaming with character art director Chris Palamara, who takes us through the unique challenges and opportunities of creating characters for videogames, and we speak to the founder and director of Taiko Studios about the joy of bringing international cultures together in their work. Open the cover to discover all this and much more in the magical world of character design.
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  • How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator - SAMPLE (Download Only)

    Please enjoy this downloadable segment from How to Be a Children's Book Illustrator, where illustrator Ruth Hammond covers the topics of considering your audience and illustrating an ongoing narrative. Plus, inside you can find a code to receive four free reference cards when you order How to Be a Children's Book Illustrator from our shop.
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  • Draw What You Love: The Art of Simone Grünewald – PRE-ORDER!

    Following on from the success of her first Kickstarter book, Draw What You Love celebrates the engaging, heart-felt work of much-loved illustrator Simone Grünewald. In addition to fan-favorites from her portfolio and exciting new art commissioned especially for the book, this beautifully presented book delves deeper into her creative journey and generously shares her industry knowledge.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 15

    Issue 15 is unashamedly packed with romance, magic, and fantasy. You’ll discover an incredible cast of characters, each with their own striking story, direct from the imaginations of world-renowned professional artists. First we speak to Bobby Chiu, who created our enchanting cover, about the studio and online art school he founded with the talented Kei Acedera. Next, dive into comprehensive tutorials from talented creators, featuring personal advice as well as top technical tips. We also speak to Rayner Alencar of Miralumo and Oona Holtane of Netflix Animation Studios, about their work and thoughts on the animation industry, and share some of their inspiring artwork. All this, plus some bonus features with yet more invaluable insights into character design technique, makes for another jam-packed issue.
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  • Anatomy for Artists

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    Anatomy for Artists: A visual guide to the human form Anatomy for Artists presents an extensive visual reference guide to the human form for artists of all abilities and mediums. Over 240 specially commissioned photographs capture every detail, from muscle definition and bony landmarks to a valuable catalogue of postures and poses. Every photograph is overlaid with musculature, planar, and contour diagrams drawn by figurative fine artist and illustrator Charlie Pickard to deepen your comprehension. The illuminating introduction by expert and teacher Jahirul Amin results in a thorough understanding of the subject and how it relates to your work. Detailed diagrams reveal the inner workings of the joints and muscles, and how their shape and movement affect what you see on the surface, and ultimately in your art.
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  • How to Be a Children’s Book Illustrator

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    Discover how top children’s illustrators portray characters, narratives, and themes through the art of visual storytelling in this uniquely practical and inspirational handbook. Indispensable techniques are revealed alongside captivating illustrated examples, while in-depth sample stories show how the professionals approach their work. There are even tips for artists who want to write the story too!
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  • Atey Ghailan: An Artistic Journey

    Concept artist and illustrator Atey Ghailan takes you on the journey of his career in his first art book. In addition to revealing his Japanese-inspired influences and a gallery of his popular works, Atey shares details from behind the scenes of his experiences in the art industry so far, ways of defeating the dreaded artist's block, and showcases some never-before-published work.
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  • Character Design Quarterly issue 14

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    On the pages of issue 14, discover a collection of fascinating artwork, interviews, and tutorials from some of the industry’s finest international artists. Delve into an enlightening interview with award-winning artist Izzy Burton, as she talks about her passion for storytelling, then explains the inspiration and technical approach that led her to this issue’s absorbing cover. Then, unearth invaluable advice from Tim Probert, Art Director at Nathan Love Studio in New York, as he offers guidance on juggling personal and commercial projects. In-depth tutorials from highly respected artists including Toshiki Nakamura and Justin Rodrigues are presented with flair and interest, to help artists of all levels improve and discover new design techniques. Cute creatures, mythological beasts, and hilarious human characters leap from the pages to offer precious inspiration.
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  • Fundamentals of Character Design

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    Fundamentals of Character Design: How to create engaging characters for illustration, animation & visual development Why do the characters in our favorite books, animations, and games stay with us long after the final scene? The heroic protagonist, evil villain, comedic sidekick - even the supporting cast – have been crafted by clever character designers with incredible skills at their fingertips. This comprehensive character-design toolkit, written by industry professionals, includes everything you need to design successful and compelling characters.
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  • Eleeza: The Art of Eliza Ivanova

    Enter the spellbinding world of inspirational artist and filmmaker Eliza Ivanova. Blending traditional painting and sketching with the influences of animation, Eliza produces work that is as captivating as it is dramatic. This beautiful book holds the secrets to how she imbues her work with her own fantasy stories, resulting in authentic, evocative gestures and pose. In addition to galleries filled with a mix of her latest creations, classic favorites, and brand new pieces for the book, Eliza opens the door to her studio. Follow specially created step-by-step workshops for insight into how she captures the exceptional movement that infuses her work, using her favorite tools and key techniques.
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  • Sketching from the Imagination: Anime & Manga

    This jam-packed installment in the popular Sketching from the Imagination series explores the work of anime and manga artists from around the world, celebrating 50 talented creators with a passion for these vibrant cornerstones of Japanese pop culture. Discover rarely seen sketches, drafts, and works-in-progress by hand-picked traditional and digital artists from creative industries around the globe. From kawaii characters to futuristic robots, from magical knights to dystopian cyberpunks, this captivating volume gathers hundreds of inspiring images that will delight any enthusiast of anime and manga.
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  • Dibujante Nocturno: The Art of Fran Garcés

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    Turn the pages of this lavishly produced book to discover a collection of monsters, creatures, and characters created by illustrator and digital artist Fran Garcés, AKA Dibujante Nocturno. Explore an inspiring gallery of his fantastical works and discover step-by-step tutorials that break down not only the artist’s workflow and routine, but also his intricate pen sketching techniques, cleverly chosen color palettes, and detailed rendering. This inspiring book presents a unique opportunity for fans of fantasy art and creature design to see how the epic art of Dibujante Nocturno is created.
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