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Adventure Characters
Jacob Glaser

Call Number: 743.87 fG548a 2010


Presents a drawing guide for adventure and fantasy characters, providing step-by-step instructions for drawing such figures as a gnome, a maiden, a swordsman, and an angel.


Basic Anatomy for the Manga Artist: everything you need to start drawing authentic manga characters
Christopher Hart

Call Number: 741.51 qH325b 2011


This book is loaded with clear step-by-step instructions and illustrations, anatomical charts and information, and before-and-after comparisons you wonand’t find anywhere elseand—all tailored to creating authentic Japanese-style manga.


The Boy Who Couldn’t Sleep and Never Had to: a novel
D.C. Pierson


Fifteen-year-old Darren, a social misfit who spends his time at school trying not to be noticed while drawing characters for a planned film series and book tie-ins, befriends Eric, another outcast who reveals that he never sleeps.


Cartoon Cute Animals: How to Draw the Most Irresistible Creatures on the Planet
Christopher Hart

Call Number: 741.5362 qH325c 2010


Learn the insider secrets professional cartoonists use to turn regular cartoon animals into completely cute characters.


The Cartoonists Big Book of Drawing Animals
Christopher Hart

Call Number: 613.0433 R741 2011


Learn to draw amazing cartoon animals with Christopher Hart's book. 


The Complete Guide to-- Anime Techniques: Create Mesmerizing Manga-Style Animation with Pencils, Paint, and Pixels
Chi Hang Li

Call Number: 741.5 qL693 2006


Step-by-step tutorials demonstrate fundamental skills, such as hand-painting characters and backgrounds on separate cell layers, working with 3D graphics, and using digital pen-and-tone techniques.


The Complete Guide to Figure Drawing for Comics and Graphic Novels
Daniel Cooney

Call Number: 741.51 qC775c 2012


Provides step-by-step instructions for drawing figures for comics and graphic novels, detailing how to sketch heads and facial features, bodies, and clothing, as well as how to draw backgrounds and compose panels.


The Decoding of Lana Morris
Laura McNeal


For sixteen-year-old Lana life is often difficult, with a flirtatious foster father, an ice queen foster mother, a houseful of special needs children to care for, and bullies harassing her, until the day she ventures into an antique shop and buys a drawing set that may change her life.


Draw and Paint 50 Animals: dogs, cats, birds, horses, rabbits and more
Jeanne Filler Scott


Learn how to draw and paint fifty different animals.


Drawing a Blank, or, How I Tried to Solve a Mystery, End a Feud, and Land the Girl of My Dreams
Daniel Ehrenhaft


Carlton Dunne IV, an outcast boarding school student with a secret identity as a graphic novelist, teams up with a beautiful Scottish girl who yearns to be an American police officer, to resolve an ancient feud and rescue Carlton's kidnapped father.


Drawing the Ocean
Carolyn MacCullough


A gifted artist, Sadie is determined to fit in at her new school, but her deceased twin brother Ollie keeps appearing to her.


The Fantasy Illustrator’s Technique Book: From Creating Characters to Selling Your Work, Learn the Skills of the Professional Fantasy Artist
Gary A. Lippincott

Call Number: 741.59 qL765 2007


Learn the elements of creating fantasy art using pencils, paint, and pixels from the master illustrator Gary Lippincott.


How to Draw Pirates
David Antram


Presents step-by-step instructions for drawing pirates, their ships, and other pirate related objects.


How to Draw Trees: in simple steps
Denis John-Naylor

Call Number: 743.72 qJ65 2011


This introduction to drawing trees completely demystifies the process by showing how images can be built up easily, from initial geometric shapes right through to finished trees. 


How to See, How to Draw: keys to realistic drawing
Claudia Nice

Call Number: 741.2 qN588s 2010


In How to See, How to Draw, you will discover how to tap into your powers of observation, strengthen your hand-eye connection, and draw the world around you with new skill and accuracy. 


The Illustrated Journey: Inspiration from the Private Art Journals of Traveling Artists, Illustrators and Designers
Danny Gregory

Call Number: 741.2 G822 2013


Collects excerpts from the personal travel journal sketchbooks of forty-three artists, illustrators, and designers.


Joy of Zentangle: drawing your way to increased creativity, focus, and well-being
Suzanne McNeill

Call Number: 741.2 M169j 2013


Zentangle(r) is an easy-to-learn method of pattern drawing that reduces stress while promoting creativity. This book will introduce readers to the basic theory of Zentangle and provide instructions for drawing over 100 tangle patterns from such Certified ZentangleTeachers as Suzanne McNeill, Sandy Steen Bartholomew, and Marie Browning. This beautiful book is filled with examples of Zentangle drawings as well as other art projects and compelling stories from those who have improved their well-being through Zentangle.


Romance: Drawing Shojo Girls and Bishie Boys
Christopher Hart

Call Number: 741.5 qH325r 2008


This illustrated how-to book aims to give aspiring cartoonists the basics of drawing as well as some of the trademark stylistic elements of the increasingly popular shojo style of romance manga.


Sidewalk Canvas: chalk pavement art at your feet
Julie Kirk-Purcell

Call Number: 741.23 K59 2011


Street painter and professional artist Kirk-Purcell shows artists, art educators, and others how to create art on a street or sidewalk


What My Girlfriend Doesn't Know
Sonya Sones


Fourteen-year-old Robin Murphy is so unpopular at high school that his name is slang for "loser," and so when he begins dating the beautiful and popular Sophie her reputation plummets, but he finds acceptance as a student in a drawing class at Harvard.

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