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  • Encyclopedia of Coloured Pencil Techniques, The: A complete step-by-step directory of key techniques, plus an inspirational gallery showing how artists use them

    Judy Martin

    Paperback (Search Press, Nov. 21, 2016)
    An indispensable guide for anyone keen to learn coloured pencil techniques, or for the experienced artist who would like to build on their existing skills. Filled with information on the basic characteristics and colour ranges of the main kinds of coloured pencil, and step-by-step visual demonstrations of key techniques from blending, blocking in and burning to sgraffito, stippling and impressing. The reader will not only discover how professional artists use imaginative and dynamic styles to interpret a wide range of subjects, but they will also be inspired by the 150-plus full-colour illustrations to create brilliant artworks of their own.
  • The Illustrated History Encyclopedia: Everyday Life in the Ancient World: How people lived and worked through the ages

    John Dr. Haywood (Ed)

    Paperback (Armadillo, March 7, 2015)
    An action-packed thematic history for 8 to 12-year-olds comparing life, work and trade in ancient Eygpt, Greece and Rome. China, India and the Americas - with step-by-step projects and 1500 pictures.
  • The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Dinosaurs

    Dougal Dixon

    Hardcover (Anness, May 16, 2006)
    Here is the ultimate book for dinosaur lovers--a complete identification guide featuring 600 dinosaurs, written by a leading expert and stunningly illustrated.
  • Encyclopedia of Drawing Techniques, The: The step-by-step illustrated guide to over 50 techniques

    Hazel Harrison

    Paperback (Search Press, Dec. 22, 2014)
    Detailed photographic sequences explore pencil, charcoal, pen and technical pen techniques, including shading, building up, blending, hatching, highlighting, stippling and more. Coloured pencils, chalks, pastels, and pen and ink are also covered with inspirational pictures across a full range of subject matter, including landscapes, buildings, figures, animals, flowers and still life. Techniques are discussed in detail including layering, feathering, burnishing, linear marks and pointillism. The use of paint and brushes is less obvious in a book on drawing, but there are some techniques in which the brush is used to create a line, or to infill a linear shape. These techniques are discussed as well with Gallery examples shown throughout to act as inspiration for the practising artist. Sequences on mixed media, keeping a sketchbook and digital drawing are included too, making this book an invaluable addition to any artists book shelves.
  • The World of the Romans

    Charles Freeman, J.F. Drinkwater, Andrew Drummond

    Hardcover (Oxford University Press, )
  • The Usborne Illustrated Encyclopedia: Science and Technology

    Lisa Watts

    Hardcover (Usborne Pub Ltd, May 1, 1996)
    Brief entries cover atoms, energy, forces, friction, motion, gravity, simple machines, engines, astronomy, light, television, sound, electricity, electronics, and chemical reactions
  • The Natural World

    Lisa Watts

    Hardcover (Usborne Pub Ltd, Jan. 1, 1995)
    Introduces a variety of plants, animals, and other forms of life, discusses their life cycles and most notable characteristics, and describes different ecosystems and the creatures that live in them
  • Great Civilizations of the East: The Illustrated History Encyclopedia

    Philip Steele

    Paperback (Anness, June 19, 2001)
    This insight into ancient Asian and Oriental culture is packed with information and projects.

    Richard Kelly

    Hardcover (Miles Kelly, Aug. 15, 2017)
    A fascinating world of information is made truly accessible with these remarkable guides. Each book is split into five key sections, and text is presented as easy-to-read bullet points. Every section includes a transparent acetate sheet feature, which delves deeper into a key area through stunning cutaway visuals and detailed labels. The addition of two colour wall posters make these guides the perfect knowledge package.
  • Great Civilizations of the East

    Daud Ali

    Paperback (Anness, April 23, 2003)
    This fascinating insight into ancient Asian and Oriental culture is packed with information and projects.

    Richard Kelly

    Hardcover (Miles Kelly, Aug. 15, 2017)
  • The War for Power and Knowledge

    John Haywood

    Paperback (Anness, June 26, 2003)
    This wonderful visual, thematic history book focuses on how humankind explored the boundaries of knowledge and power. Step-by-step projects for recipes, costumes, and model-making are inspired by the skills of the past, while pictorial timelines plot key people and events.