Artist Self-Help Books and DVDs

On this page you will find books and dvds designed to help artists in school and at home improve their skills.

The selections below will be of use to artists from beginner to advanced levels and help build the foundations and perfect the technical skills that are necessary to create and understand art.



Introduction To Advanced Observational Drawing - Online Course

This class is an advanced observational drawing course comprising of 30 videos at approximately 10 minutes a piece, breaking down the drawing to the left into easy to understand segments. Approximately 5 hours of instructional footage.

To find out more about this course, please click here.



How to Create an Underpainting Like the Old Masters: A Step-By-Step Guide
How to Create an Underpainting
Like the Old Masters:
A Step by Step Guide
To see samples of these books and read our technical articles, please click here.


To find an atelier or school near you learn to these techniques first hand, please click here.



Lessons in Classical Painting
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Lessons in Classical Painting

Painting the Visual Impression

Painting the Visual Impression - Kindle Edition

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Language of Painting 4 Disc DVD Series
The Realist Sight Size Method with Judith Kudlow DVD
Classic Still Life Painting by Jane Jones

Language of Painting 4 Disc DVD Series

The Realist Sight Size Method with Judith Kudlow DVD

The Bargue Drawing Companion DVD
Painting En Plein Air DVD
Language of Drawing 3 Disc DVD series
The Bargue Drawing Companion DVD

Painting En Plein Air DVD

Language of Drawing 3 Disc DVD series

Color Mixology: How to See and Mix the Color You Really Want DVD
Anatomy For Artists: The Human Form Revealed - 2nd Edition DVD
Anatomy For Artists: Man In Motion DVD
Color Mixology: How to See and Mix the Color You Really Want DVD

Anatomy For Artists: The Human Form Revealed - 2nd Edition DVD

Anatomy For Artists: Man In Motion DVD

Anatomy for Artists: The Human Head DVD
Measuring Methods for Artists DVD
Perspective Made Simple DVD
Anatomy for Artists: The Human Head DVD

Measuring Methods for Artists DVD

Perspective Made Simple DVD

Color and Light Signed with Original Sketch
Imaginative Realism Signed with Original Sketch
An Artist's Life: Insights into the paintings of Stuart Dunkel by Stuart Dunkel
Color and Light Signed with Original Sketch

Imaginative Realism Signed with Original Sketch

An Artist's Life: Insights into the paintings of Stuart Dunkel by Stuart Dunkel

Cast Drawing DVD
Traditional Oil Painting by Virgil Elliott
Drawing from the Figure DVD
Cast Drawing DVD

Traditional Oil Painting by Virgil Elliott

Drawing from the Figure DVD

The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing by Anthony Ryder
Lessons in Classical Drawing
Classical Painting Atelier  by Juliette Aristides
The Artist's Complete Guide to Figure Drawing by Anthony Ryder

Lessons in Classical Drawing

Classical Painting Atelier by Juliette Aristides

Classical Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides
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Classical Drawing Atelier by Juliette Aristides

Methods and Materials of Painting of the Great Schools and Masters

The Practice of Oil Painting and Drawing by Solomon J. Solomon

Dictionary of Human Form
Dictionary of Human Form


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