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Art Technique Books & Art Guides

Art Technique Books & Art Guides
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Anatomy for the Artist

Unlock your inner artist and learn how to draw the human body in this beautifully illustrated art book by celebrated artist and teacher Sarah Simblet. This visually striking guide takes a fresh approach to drawing the human body. A combination of innovative photography and drawings, practical life-drawing lessons, and in-depth explorations of the body's surface and underlying structure are used to reveal and celebrate the human form. Combining specially-commissioned photographs of models with
R 475,00

John Singer Sargent: Portraits in Charcoal

"Published to accompany an exhibition at the Morgan Library & Museum, 4 October 2019 to 12 January 2020, and at the National Portrait Gallery, 28 February to 31 May 2020."
R 637,50 R 750,00

Living with the Gods : On Beliefs and Peoples

Following the award-winning BBC Radio 4 series, a panoramic exploration of peoples, objects and beliefs from the celebrated author of A History of the World in 100 Objects and Germany 'Riveting, extraordinary ... tells the sweeping story of religious belief in all its inventive variety. The emphasis is not on our differences, but on shared spiritual yearnings' Rachel Campbell-Johnston, The Times, Books of the Year One of the central facts of human existence is that every society shares
R 272,00 R 320,00

If You're Bored With Acrylics, Read This Book

Discover why acrylic paint is one of the most powerful materials available to artists, and breathe new life into your painting with this inspiring guide
R 289,00 R 340,00


This is a book-length poem - a collage of water-stories, taken mostly from the Odyssey - about a minor character, abandoned on a stony island. We recognise other mythical characters - Helios, Icarus, Alcyone, Philoctetes, Calypso, Clytemnestra, Orpheus, Poseidon, Hermes - who drift in and out of the poem, surfacing briefly before disappearing.
R 182,75 R 215,00

Shell Life on the Seashore

For many, the highlights of seaside holidays are rockpooling and gathering the glorious array of shells left strewn on the beach after the receding tide.
R 199,75 R 235,00

Mastering the Art of Landscapes : A step-by-step course with 30 drawing and painting projects and 800 photographs

Practical instruction from detailed painting techniques to principles of composition and colour, with example projects, in an updated new edition.
R 403,75 R 475,00

Exploring Hyperrealism: Drawing and Painting Techniques

This original work introduces readers to the techniques from the hyperrealist movement, a style applied to painting and sculpture whose techniques aspire to photographic exactitude in drawing. In the pages of this book readers will find all the techniques and suggestions they need to make their own hyperrealist creations, all explained in a pleasant and fun way.
R 440,00

Ernst Haeckel: Art Forms in Nature: 22 Pull-Out Posters

Perfect for display or close observation, the posters in this elegantly produced collection of Ernst Haeckel's exquisite illustrations of natural forms demonstrate his exceptional artistry. Biologist, physician, philosopher, and artist, Ernst Haeckel was also a prescient observer of the natural world. His highly detailed and expertly rendered illustrations, first published at the turn of the 20th century, are not only beautiful works of art, but also have scientific underpinnings. Now available
R 391,00 R 460,00

Abstract Acrylics : New Approaches to Painting Nature Using Acrylics with Mixed Media

'There's plenty to see, do and think about here and this is a book that will do a lot more than instruct. It'll open your eyes and who knows what you'll see?' Paint Magazine Learn how to combine acrylics with mixed-media techniques to create 27 expressive, abstract paintings inspired by nature.
R 295,00

Herbarium Vitae Roses & Peonies: 1

!Herbarium Vitae! is a collection of illustrations by artist, Phoebe Atkey. A part of NHP's Collective Shorts series, here we see Atkey produce a series of work in the style of traditional Victorian herbarium or animalium depictions, but reimagined with a modern twist.
R 297,50 R 350,00

Bob Ross: A Journal : "Don't be afraid to go out on a limb, because that's where the fruit is"

Bob Ross--whose happy paintings, hairstyle, and catchphrases never cease to delight--is still as popular as ever with Millennials and fans of all ages. Part of a successful and growing Bob Ross program for RP, this unique journal captures the artist's matchless appeal.
R 225,25 R 265,00