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  • Learn to Play the Guitar (Music Bibles)

    Learn to Play the Guitar (Music Bibles)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Phil Capone
    Format:   Spiral-bound
    Publisher:   Chartwell Books, Inc. (2009, Aug 19th).
    Pages:   256

    From choosing a guitar and reading tablature to learning picking patterns and playing power chords, find out everything you need to know to start strumming in style. Chord progressions and riffs are illustrated using clear tab diagrams, and additional photographs indicate correct fingering positions. Includes an at-a-glance directory of illustrated chords and scales, with tips on playing everything. The free music CD includes various chord progressions as well as play-along tracks. Over 200,000 copies sold worldwide. more

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  • Start Sketching & Drawing Now: Simple techniques for drawing landscapes, people and objects

    Start Sketching & Drawing Now: Simple techniques for drawing landscapes, people and objects

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Grant Fuller
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   North Light Books (2011, Oct 27th).
    Pages:   128

    A complete course for the can't-wait-to-get-started beginner! Got the urge to draw? What are you waiting for?! Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3 with Grant Fuller's Start Sketching & Drawing Now! Packed full of easy and fun techniques, readers will learn to create accurate and expressive likenesses of people, animals, landscapes, and objects. Suddenly rendering even something as mundane as an electrical plug will become an adventure in seeing—and as you'll discover, learning how to really see your subject is half the battle. A progressive series of lessons range from proven exercises for developing hand-eye coordination, expressive line work and keen powers of observation, to creating the illusion of depth and dimension, realistic textures, reflections and more 30 step-by-step demonstrations cover an exciting range of subjects, including still lifes, landscapes, architecture, animals and people Graphite pencil is the featured medium, but charcoal, pen & ink, colored pencils and pastels are also explored Practice is important, of course, but this expert instruction will fast forward you past many hours of trial, error and frustration. more

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  • Painting Wildlife Step by Step: Learn from 50 demonstrations how to capture realistic textures in watercolor, oil and acrylic (North Light Classics)

    Painting Wildlife Step by Step: Learn from 50 demonstrations how to capture realistic textures in watercolor, oil and acrylic (North Light Classics)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Rod Lawrence
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   North Light Books (2011, Feb 21st).
    Pages:   144

    Easy-to-follow, step-by-step demonstrations in acrylic, watercolor and oil Inside, you'll learn how to create realistic wildlife paintings, step by step, mastering dozens of specific wildlife textures, including: Fur of a bobcat, American bison, snow leopard cub and wolf Feathers of a wood duck, white-throated sparrow and northern shoveler Scales of a trout and sunfish Ears of a cottontail rabbit, white-tailed deer and red fox Bills and Muzzles of a northern cardinal, mallard, great blue heron and mountain lion Tails and Feet of a red squirrel, ruffled grouse and blue jay Antlers and Horns of a deer, moose, bighorn sheep and pronghorn White and Black Subjects such as a polar bear, tundra swan and Canada goose Through, you'll benefit from Rod Lawrence's years of wildlife painting experience. more

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  • Painting Watercolor Flowers That Glow (North Light Classics)

    Painting Watercolor Flowers That Glow (North Light Classics)

    Author/Actors/Director/etc.:   Jan Kunz
    Format:   Paperback
    Publisher:   North Light Books (2011, Jun 19th).
    Pages:   144

    In How to Paint Watercolor Flowers That Glow, you will master all of the key aspects of watercolor florals, from the very beginning of the painting process to more advanced instruction. Inside you'll discover a detailed chapter of twenty complex painting techniques and six full demonstrations of popular, recognizable flowers. You will also learn the anatomy of a flower, how to paint from life and photographs, and how to set up their flower subjects in beautiful compositions. more

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