Inktober All Year Long

The Inktober Handbook is the definitive guide to drawing in ink from Inktober founder Jake Parker. This book offers veteran inkists and novice practitioners alike the resources they need to reach the finish line of a month-long drawing challenge—any time of year! From nuts-and-bolts drawing instruction to advice on overcoming the urge to quit, this practical paperback is perfect for anyone looking to take their drawing to the next level. • The instructive and inspirational guide fans have been waiting for • Has a unique black-dyed fore-edge, making it a great gift • Features Parker's whimsical illustrations Every October, people worldwide take up the challenge to complete one ink drawing a day for 31 days. The creative marathon Inktober has helped millions of artists of all skill levels master the tools and techniques of ink drawing. • A helpful and accessible guide to illustrators of all levels • Parker combines his enthusiasm for pen-and-ink drawing with encouragement and practical instruction. • Perfect gift for artists who want to practice regularly and love a challenge, pen-and-ink enthusiasts, and anyone looking to sharpen their drawing skills

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Author Jake Parker
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Inktober All Year Long

"Jake Parker, the founder of the annual Inktober drawing challenge, lays out all the tools you need to successfully complete your own artistic marathon, in October or any month"--

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Genre Book Art
Author Jake Parker
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The Drawing Lesson

With over 10 million views and growing, Mark Crilley's YouTube drawing instruction videos have an enormous worldwide legion of fans and have been featured on sites such as Yahoo News and Reddit. In addition, Crilley is an accomplished graphic novelist. Now for the first time, he pairs both strengths resulting in a one-of-a-kind art instruction experience. Through the story of aspiring, overeager young artist-in-the-making David and his helpful, but often flustered mentor, Becky, readers gain a grounding in the basics of drawing and rendering, along with a helping of laughs and poignant entertainment. Each lesson builds off the previous, with sidebars at the end of each chapter that direct readers to tackle some of the very same drawing exercises that David has just completed. The sequential art format provides the perfect vehicle for these step-by-step lessons, and the Pixar-esque approach to the surrounding characters and story ensures an enjoyable experience that readers will want to revisit again and again.

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Genre Book COMICS & GRAPHIC NOVELS
Author Mark Crilley
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Monstrously Mundane

Thirty-one days Thirty-one drawings Thirty-one movie monsters Thirty-one mundane activities Sound boring? Well it's actually hilarious! Join caricature artist Jeff Palmberg on this month-long journey. You'll find familiar faces from your favorite monster movies in some decidedly un-scary circumstances. Who knew their off-screen lives were as mundane as yours and mine?

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Author Jeff Palmberg
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Pure Invention

The untold story of how Japan became a cultural superpower through the fantastic inventions that captured—and transformed—the world’s imagination. “A masterful book driven by deep research, new insights, and powerful storytelling.”—W. David Marx, author of Ametora: How Japan Saved American Style The Walkman. Karaoke. Pikachu. Pac-Man. Akira. Emoji. We’ve all fallen in love with one or another of Japan’s pop-culture creations, from the techy to the wild to the super-kawaii. But as Japanese media veteran Matt Alt proves in this brilliant investigation of Tokyo’s pop-fantasy complex, we don’t know the half of it. Japan’s toys, gadgets, and imaginary worlds didn’t merely entertain. They profoundly transformed the way we live. In the 1970s and ’80s, Japan seemed to exist in some near future, gliding on the superior technology of Sony and Toyota while the West struggled to catch up. Then a catastrophic 1990 stock-market crash ushered in the “lost decades” of deep recession and social dysfunction. The end of the boom times should have plunged Japan into irrelevance, but that’s precisely when its cultural clout soared—when, once again, Japan got to the future a little ahead of the rest of us. Hello Kitty, the Nintendo Entertainment System, and multimedia empires like Pokémon and Dragon Ball Z were more than marketing hits. Artfully packaged, dangerously cute, and dizzyingly fun, these products made Japan the forge of the world’s fantasies, and gave us new tools for coping with trying times. They also transformed us as we consumed them—connecting as well as isolating us in new ways, opening vistas of imagination and pathways to revolution. Through the stories of an indelible group of artists, geniuses, and oddballs, Pure Invention reveals how Japanese ingenuity remade global culture and may have created modern life as we know it. It’s Japan’s world; we’re just gaming, texting, singing, and dreaming in it.

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Genre Book Social Science
Author Matt Alt
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Little Bot And Sparrow

A story of friendship that can inspire anyone, even robots, to dream . . . When Little Bot is thrown out with the garbage, he finds himself in a strange new world. Fortunately, Sparrow is there to take him under her wing. Together, they explore the forest, share adventures, and learn what it means to be forever friends. This sweet and lasting tale by Jake Parker beautifully captures the happiness and love that can come from making your first true friend—and the courage it takes when it’s time to say goodbye.

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Genre Book Juvenile Fiction
Author Jake Parker
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Rendering In Pen And Ink

Arthur L. Guptill's classic Rendering in Pen and Ink has long been regarded as the most comprehensive book ever published on the subject of ink drawing. This is a book designed to delight and instruct anyone who draws with pen and ink, from the professional artist to the amateur and hobbyist. It is of particular interest to architects, interior designers, landscape architects, industrial designers, illustrators, and renderers. Contents include a review of materials and tools of rendering; handling the pen and building tones; value studies; kinds of outline and their uses; drawing objects in light and shade; handling groups of objects; basic principles of composition; using photographs, study of the work of well-known artists; on-the-spot sketching; representing trees and other landscape features; drawing architectural details; methods of architectural rendering; examination of outstanding examples of architectural rendering; solving perspective and other rendering problems; handling interiors and their accessories; and finally, special methods of working with pen including its use in combination with other media. The book is profusely illustrated with over 300 drawings that include the work of famous illustrators and renderers of architectural subjects such as Rockwell Kent, Charles Dana Gibson, James Montgomery Flagg, Willy Pogany, Reginald Birch, Harry Clarke, Edward Penfield, Joseph Clement Coll, F.L. Griggs, Samuel V. Chamberlain, Louis C. Rosenberg, John Floyd Yewell, Chester B. Price, Robert Lockwood, Ernest C. Peixotto, Harry C. Wilkinson, Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue, and Birch Burdette Long. Best of all, Arthur Guptill enriches the text with drawings of his own.

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Genre Book Art
Author Arthur L. Guptill
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Pen And Ink Drawing Workbook

PEN AND INK DRAWING WORKBOOK is perfect for anyone looking for a book that provides lots of practice for developing and refining ink drawing skills and technique. It is appropriate for learners on all levels and is filled with over 100 engaging drills and exercises. The exercises in this comprehensive workbook are thoughtfully designed to take you from the essential elements like pen control, line consistency, basic strokes and variations to more advanced concepts such as, blending values, controlling gradations, shading compound forms, and rendering textures. It covers all the major pen and ink shading techniques including cross-hatching, stippling, scribbling, and more. In addition, there are 30 inspiring drawing exercises on a variety of subjects, which allows you to draw right inside the book. This book is the complementary workbook for PEN AND INK DRAWING: A SIMPLE GUIDE. However, it can still be used on its own as a general workbook for refining your skills and helping you to create stunning ink drawings with confidence!

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Author Alphonso Dunn
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All Year Round

A world of shapes, twelve months abound, from four-cornered square, to circle, round. Circle round, ready to roll. Add two sticks, a carrot and coal. (January) A sporty diamond, player at bat. Bases loaded, tilt your hat. (June) Triangle treats-pumpkin, peach. Want some pie? Excuse my reach! (November) Poetic text by Susan B. Katz (ABC Baby Me!, My Mama Earth, ABC School's for Me) is paired with debut illustrator Eiko Ojala's intricate cut-paper artwork to bring the months and their shapes to life! Bold colors, adorable characters, and lyrical text fuse together perfectly in this truly creative look at the world around us.

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Genre Book Juvenile Fiction
Author Susan B. Katz
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All Year Round

A joyful look at the months of the year through the eyes of a young child. From January through December, experience a world of color, wonder and silliness. March is for celebrating a birthday, July is for swimming upside down, September is for crunchy piles of leaves and December is for a kingdom all in white. Experience a whole year to play and celebrate! Author and illustrator Emilie Leduc brings a vibrant year of childhood to life with her soft yet vivid illustrations and poetic text. Each month of the year shows off a new wonder, and the giddy smiles of the child in the story are sure to be contagious.

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Genre Book Juvenile Fiction
Author Emilie Leduc
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