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Summer Sale: 20% OFF All Search Press Books In-Store!

We’re offering up to 20% OFF our popular range of Search Press art books exclusively in-store this Summer Sale! Whether you’re looking to learn how to draw paint, or simply want to brush up on your skills, we’ve got the perfect selection for you. Hurry – this offer ends on Sunday 28th July…

Drawing: A Complete Guide by Giovanni Civardi

This comprehensive guide brings together the seven books from the successful Art of Drawing series: Drawing Techniques, Drawing Portraits, Drawing the Clothes Figure, Drawing Hands & Feet, Drawing Scenery, Drawing Light & Shade and The Nude.

This is an essential book for anyone learning to draw, or wishing to improve their drawing. Starting with the basics of drawing techniques, Civardi gives expert advice on drawing portraits, the clothed figure, hands and feet and scenery, finishing with a section on the importance of light and shade.

Civardi’s technical advice and practical tips, accompanied by his own outstanding drawings, make this an invaluable resource for any artist. Available in both small and large versions, depending on your personal preference.

‘How To Draw’ Series

Whatever your skill level, you’ll love this series of books that take an easy approach to what are normally regarded as challenging subjects.

As instructional guides to drawing an array of subjects, these book completely demystifies the whole process, showing how to build up great pictures using simple shapes and step-by-step illustrations. Words are not needed, as artists will be able to follow the sequences without any difficulty.

Beginners will soon find themselves producing fantastic finished drawings. More experienced artists will also find inspiration amongst the demonstrations on every page.

Subjects include Manga Animals and Manga Chibis, Hands & Feet, Faces, Fashion Figures and Mandalas.

Colour Mixing Guides

These comprehensive guides to colour mixing focus on oil, acrylic and watercolour painting. Each begins with simple colour theory and a colour wheel, with a template provided so that readers can paint their own; a vital step towards understanding colour.

There is vividly illustrated guidance on complementary, warm and cool colours, colour tone, using a limited palette, dull and bright colours and factoring in local colour. Each guide is beautifully presented, pocket-sized and practical.

Ideal For Absolute Beginners

If you have ever wanted to learn a new artistic skill but lack the confidence to start, then our array of Search Press books for absolute beginners could be just what you’re looking for,

Choose from a range of guides put together by accomplished artists with many years’ experience, covering subjects such as painting, drawing, linocut and oil pastels. Even the most hesitant of beginners will soon pick up the skills and techniques needed with these easy-to-understand overviews.

Each features simple step-by-step demonstrations as well as larger projects that are more of a challenge. By the end of each book you will have learnt all you need to know to take your skills further and become an accomplished artist in your own right. 

…And Much More!

We’ve a whole host of other Search Press art books not covered here for you to take a look at. See the list below for what else we have in store:

  • Drawing On The Right Side of The Brain – Betty Edwards
  • Draw Manga: Complete Skills – Sonia Leong
  • Dynamic Watercolours: An Exploration of Colour, Texture & Technique – Jane Betteridge
  • Five Minute Watercolour – Samantha Nielsen
  • The Graphic Novelist’s Guide To Drawing Perspective – Dane Cooney
  • Kawaii: How To Draw Really Cute Stuff – Angela Nguyen
  • The Monster Book of Manga: Draw Like The Experts
  • The Paint Pad Artist: Watercolour Landscapes – Grahame Booth
  • Ready To Paint In 30 Minutes: Flowers In Watercolour – Ann Mortimer
  • Watercolour With Love – Lena Yokota-Barth

Visit us in-store to enjoy our extra savings on Search Press art books!

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