A catalogue of human actions, postures, gestures, facial expressions, clothing, and adornments includes explanations of their underlying causes and meanings
William Esper, one of the leading acting teachers of our time, explains and extends Sanford Meisner's legendary technique, offering a clear, concrete, step-by-step approach to becoming a truly creative actor.
Esper worked closely with Meisner for seventeen years and has spent decades developing his famous program for actor's training. The result is a rigorous system of exercises that builds a solid foundation of acting skills from the ground up, and that is flexible enough to be applied to any challenge an actor faces, from soap operas to Shakespeare. Co-writer Damon DiMarco, a former student of Esper's, spent over a year observing his mentor teaching first-year acting students. In this book he recreates that experience for us, allowing us to see how the progression of exercises works in practice. The Actor's Art and Craftvividly demonstrates that good training does not constrain actors' instincts—it frees them to create characters with truthful and compelling inner lives.
Everyone knows that a picture tells a thousand words. But what about the elements that make up a picture? Using the tale of Little Red Riding Hood as an example, Molly Bang uses boldly graphic artwork to explain how images--and their individual components--work to tell a story that engages the emotions: Why are diagonals dramatic? Why are curves calming? Why does red feel hot and blue feel cold??First published in 1991, Picture This fans will welcome the new edition's striking redesign and introduce its insights to many other artists and art appreciators alike.?
Discover the lessons that helped bring about a new golden age of Disney animation! Published for the first time ever, Drawn to Life is a two volume collection of the legendary lectures from long-time Disney animator Walt Stanchfield. For over twenty years, Walt helped breathe life into the new golden age of animation with these teachings at the Walt Disney Animation Studios and influenced such talented artists as Tim Burton, Brad Bird, Glen Keane, and John Lasseter. These writings represent the quintessential refresher for fine artists and film professionals, and it is a vital tutorial for students who are now poised to be part of another new generation in the art form.
A fully illustrated art book filled with unusual creatures and extraordinary beings from a vast enchanted forest.
"Mischief is the only word that can be used in regard to Brownies. They are small, they are noisy and they are the biggest show-offs you are ever likely to meet.
Naked and hairy with outrageous hair and beards, pink naked bottoms and sticky-out ears, they are, on the surface, seemingly harmless and rather amusing." - Excerpt from Strangehollow
Hi, I’m Emily and I have been fascinated by everything to do with myths, folklore and fairytales since I was a very little person. I suspect that one reason I was so drawn to the strange and mysterious side of things is that I grew up living next to a tumbledown old barrow known as The Fairy Toot, and I'm sure some of the strange fairy magic made its way into my subconscious.
Your pledge will help me to produce a beautiful art book filled with whimsical watercolour paintings and drawings. I am so excited to share Strangehollow with you!
This limited release version of the sketchbook comes with an unique, original drawing on the title page. If you'd like to request a drawing or have a dragon-ish idea you'd like me to explore simply leave a comment at checkout!
Otherwise leave the comment field blank and you'll get whatever hulking, smoking creature I feel called to draw at the moment.
NOTE: The cover of the Artist Edition is the same as the regular sketchbook, I'm just showing an example of the title page drawing here.
Fine art book showcasing six years of art work by Michael Manomivibul.
80 pages of art with notes, commentary and a process section showing the creation of a piece from idea to finished painting.
9 x 12, Hardcover, 80 pages
Printed on heavy weight matte paper
Limited edition of 500, Every copy is signed and numbered by the artist.
A coffee table book of photographic portraits of Cartoonists, Comic Book Artists, Animators,and Illustrators in their studios.
My name is Greg Preston, welcome to my “Artist Within: Book 2” Kickstarter campaign. The Artist Within Book 2 is a book of portraits of Comic Book Artists, Cartoonists, Animators and llustrators. I love Comics and Illustration! For the past 25 years I have photographed some of the most amazing comic book artists, cartoonists, animators and illustrators.
"The Hávamál" is a collection of ancient Norse wisdom, thought to have been written down in about 1270 CE. The title, Hávamál, translates as “Sayings of Har.” Har is the High One, another name for Odin, hence the ancient text means “Sayings of the High One.” These sayings are a collection of poetry, offering insights and wisdom to help one lead an honorable life.
Character designer and instructor Stephen Silver just received his massive shipment of his newest book "The Silver Way". This book teaches character design through observation, shape language, bringing life to characters, the studio production process, and more.