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Here at Pegasus Art we stock a range of great art books to help you learn to draw, improve your painting skills or simply pass the time through colouring. Having a great art book to hand will help to guide you through a more difficult area of your artwork, refresh your memory on subject or skill and even offer inspiration and tips of developing your creative skills.

Find art books for learning about using different mediums such as drawing, watercolour, acrylic, oil and even printing. If you are just starting out with a particular medium or are looking to enhance your technique then these books are a valuable resource. They would also make great gifts for a budding artist.

If you would like to learn how to draw or paint particular subjects then within our art book collection you will find just the right guide. How about learning to draw horses, landscapes in watercolour or even botanical painting? There are step by step books and art handbooks to cover a wide range of topics.

Adult colouring books are wonderful for those that love to doodle or enjoy colouring as a way to relax. There is something soothing about selecting your colours and creating something beautiful amongst the lines. It also offers us respite from computer screens which we are all too often in front of. These colouring books are certainly not for kids, they have intricate designs and stunning detail on offer from floral outlines and vintage patterns to strange creatures.

Fiona McIntyre A Tree Within by Alan Wilkinson Fiona McIntyre A Tree Within by Alan Wilkinson
£25.00
2 in stock
Fiona McIntyre A Tree Within by Alan Wilkinson Hardback table book 120 Pages Published by Sansom & Company A beautiful art book showcasing 35 years of work by artist Fiona McIntyre a membre of the Arborealist Painting Group With an introduction by Southampton City Art Gallery curator and fellow Arborealist Tim Craven and an illuminateing interview with art historian Dr Alan Wilkinson Includes are…
The Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques NEW The Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques NEW
£12.99
1 in stock
The Encyclopedia of Pastel Techniques  NEW Pages 176 300 illustrations A unique visual directory of pastel painting techniques, with guidance on how to use them by Judy Martin A new, up-to-date edition of the popular and comprehensive encyclopedia by professional artist Judy Martin. Many manuals on pastel painting take for granted the use of traditional soft pastels, a dry medium that provides the…
101 Ways to Draw by David Webb 101 Ways to Draw by David Webb
£12.99
Out of stock
101 Ways to Draw by David Webb A field guide to drawing mediums and techniques From soft pencils to graphite powder, ballpoint to fibre-tip pens, conté sticks to watercolour pencils, this unique guide covers everything you need to know to begin mastering and combining different media in your drawing. This visual directory of drawing techniques provides you with the skills to explore and experiment…
Art Handbooks - Drawing Landscapes by Ronald Swanwick Art Handbooks - Drawing Landscapes by Ronald Swanwick
£4.99
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Art Handbooks - Drawing Landscapes by Ronald Swanwick 48 Pages Ronald Swanwick shares his love of the landscape and reveals his techniques in this practical guide. Step-by-step demonstrations show how to compose a drawing, capture perspective and draw what you see. Ronald Swanwick's aim is to inspire the artist to go out and use a pencil at least as often as a brush. He shares his approach to draw…
Collins Watercolour Tips Collins Watercolour Tips
£4.99
3 in stock
Collins Watercolour Tips by Ian King, part of the Collins Gem series. Practical tips and techniques to get you started in watercolour. Essential tips on all the basic watercolour techniques, plus helpful advice on sketching and drawing. Guidelines on painting skies, backgrounds, foregrounds, the main subject, trees, details and shadows. Clear and straightforward step-by-step instructions for paint…
A Guide to Calligraphy William Mitchell A Guide to Calligraphy William Mitchell
£4.99
2 in stock
A Guide to Calligraphy by William Mitchell - A perfect instruction booklet designed to help you get started with the first steps in calligraphy. Included in the book are basic techniques, term explanations and four different alphabets to try out (Foundational hand, Italic hand, Uncial hand and Gothic hand). Initially the booklet advises to use a fountain pen before using a dip pen with bottled ink…
How to Draw African Animals by by Jonathan Newey How to Draw African Animals by by Jonathan Newey
£4.99
4 in stock
How to Draw: African Animals in simple steps by Jonathan Newey 140 Illustrations 32 Pages Capture the splendour of the African savannah by drawing this collection of stunning animals and birds. Watch them come to life in six easy steps. Award-winning artist Jonathan Newey teaches you to transform simple shapes into the iconic Big Five (lion, leopard, rhinoceros, elephant and buffalo), as well as t…
How to Draw Polar Animals by Jonathan Newey How to Draw Polar Animals by Jonathan Newey
£4.99
5 in stock
How to Draw: Polar Animals in simple steps by Jonathan Newey 140 Illustrations 32 Pages Discover how to bring polar animals to life in 6 easy steps. Award-winning artist Jonathan Newey teaches you to transform simple shapes into majestic polar bears, snowy reindeer and awe-inspiring whales. Choose from an albatross mid-flight, a tottering penguin chick and much more. There are 25 different animals…
How to Draw Cute Heroes by Dawn MacDonald How to Draw Cute Heroes by Dawn MacDonald
£8.99
1 in stock
How to Draw Cute Heroes by Dawn MacDonald Step-by-step instructions for 50 icons! Book Description Learn to draw 50 inspirational and important figures from Einstein to Beyonce in the wonderfully popular chibi style. Chibis are mini versions of Japanese anime and manga characters and are defined by their large heads and tiny bodies. They also have characteristically large eyes and all these featur…
The Wildlife Artists Handbook by Jackie Garner The Wildlife Artists Handbook by Jackie Garner
£18.99
Out of stock
The Wildlife Artist's Handbook by Jackie Garner PAGES: 176 BINDING: Paperback SIZE: 280x220 mm INSIDE: 260 colour illustrations Recommended if you are a beginner who has never drawn wildlife, a keen improver or an experienced artists choosing wildlife as new subject matter. Art has always been inspired by the wildlife around us. Since earliest times we have been continually fascinated by both wild…
Complete Guide To Anatomy For Artists & Ilustrators Complete Guide To Anatomy For Artists & Ilustrators
£50.00
Out of stock
The Complete Guide to Anatomy for Artists & Illustrators by Gottfried Bammes 504 Pages 1222 Illustrations This, the long-awaited English translation of Gottfried Bammes' acclaimed work Die Gestalt des Menschen, provides the definitive, comprehensive guide to human anatomy for artists. Originally published in German in 1964, Professor Gottfried Bammes Die Gestalt des Menschen is still considered th…
Millie Marottas Woodland Wild Colouring Book Millie Marottas Woodland Wild Colouring Book
£9.99
2 in stock
Millie Marotta's Woodland Wild Colouring Book by Millie Marotta Lose yourself in the calming world of woodland wildlife. Whether it's a leafy den of silver birches or a steamy tropical forest, you can find a wealth of beautiful, curious, and ecologically essential creatures that make up the world's forests, from fireflies to fallow deer, wild boar to dainty ladybirds, magnolia trees to forest wolv…
1,500 Colour Mixing Recipies for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolour 1,500 Colour Mixing Recipies for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolour
£16.99
Out of stock
Achieve precise color when painting landscapes, portraits, still lifes, and more by William F. Powell Book Description: 1,500 Color Mixing Recipes for Oil, Acrylic & Watercolor is the definitive colour-mixing resource for oil, acrylic, and watercolour artists. This user-friendly compendium is colour coded for quick-and-easy reference and includes two removable colour-mixing grids one for oil or ac…
10 Step Drawing Cats by Justine Lecouffe 10 Step Drawing Cats by Justine Lecouffe
£8.99
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If you want to draw cats but don’t know where to start, this is the book for you! Size: 164x236 mm Illustrations: 500 Pages: 128 10 Step Drawing: Cats will help you turn simple shapes into beautiful cat drawings in just ten steps. Each drawing starts with easy, geometric shapes and simple guide lines, and the cats are drawn in a variety of poses that typify the particular breed. Each drawing inclu…
10 Step Drawing Dogs by Justine Lecouffe 10 Step Drawing Dogs by Justine Lecouffe
£8.99
Out of stock
If you want to draw dogs but don’t know where to start, this is the book for you! Size: 164x236 mm Illustrations: 500 Pages: 128 10 Step Drawing: Dogs will help you turn simple shapes into beautiful dog drawings in just ten steps. Each drawing starts with easy, geometric shapes and simple guide lines, and the dogs are drawn in a variety of poses that typify the particular breed. Each drawing inclu…
10 Step Drawing Flowers by Mary Woodin 10 Step Drawing Flowers by Mary Woodin
£8.99
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10 Step Drawing: Flowers Draw 75 flowers in 10 easy steps by Mary Woodin The blank page can be daunting, but 10 Step Drawing: Flowers offers an easy jumping-off point for any doodler to be creative. Featuring illustrated tutorials for drawing 75 irresistible flowers from exotic wildflowers, to aquatic flora, garden posies and beautiful succulents every image is fun and easy to replicate in ten sim…

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