33 Drawing, Sketching and Painting Books

33 Drawing, Sketching and Painting Books

Here are 33 books that teach and demonstrate budding artists how to draw, sketch and paint (all in the public domain, published before 1923). Some are more illustrative than others.

  • A Guide to Landscape Drawing in Pencil and Chalk
  • A Manual of the First Principles of Drawing, with the Rudiments of Perspective
  • A Practical Treatise on Drawing, and on Painting in Water Colours
  • A Series of Easy Lessons in Landscape Drawing Contained in Forty Plates
  • A Treatise on Landscape Painting In Oil, in a Series of Easy Examples
  • Advanced Perspective, Drawing of Objects
  • Drawing from Nature, A Series of Progressive Instructions in Sketching
  • Elementary History of Art, Architecture, Sculpture, Painting
  • Elements of Perspective Drawing, or The Science of Delineating Real Objects
  • Freehand Perspective and Sketching
  • Handbook of Elementary Drawing
  • How Children Learn to Draw
  • Introduction to the Art of Painting in Oil Colours
  • Mechanical Drawing Self Taught
  • Practical Directions for Portrait Painting in Water Colours
  • Practical Drawing, A Book for the Student and the General Reader
  • Practical Hints on Colour in Painting
  • Practical Hints on Composition in Painting
  • Practical Hints on Light and Shade in Painting
  • Pupil Teachers Handbook for Teaching Elementary Drawing
  • Simple Lessons in Landscape Painting
  • The American Drawing Book, a Manual for the Amateur, and Basis of Study for the Professional Artist, Vol 1
  • The American Drawing Book, a Manual for the Amateur, and Basis of Study for the Professional Artist, Vol.2
  • The Art of Landscape Painting in Oil Colour
  • The Art of Painting Portraits, Landscapes, Animals, Draperies, Satins, etc
  • The Art of Painting Restored to Its Simplest and Surest Principles
  • The Art of Sketching from Nature
  • The Book of the Cat With Facsimiles of Drawings In Color
  • The Early Drawing Book
  • The Handbook of Pencil Drawing
  • The Theory and Practice of Water Colour Painting
  • Vere Fosters Painting for Beginners, Stage 1 2
  • Wild Animals I Have Known, and 200 drawings

33 Drawing, Sketching and Painting Books

-love learning -your best ed lessons guru, Scott

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