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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.

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…
Art Handbooks - Drawing Landscapes by Ronald Swanwick Art Handbooks - Drawing Landscapes by Ronald Swanwick
£4.99
2 in stock
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
2 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…
Fiona McIntyre A Tree Within by Alan Wilkinson Fiona McIntyre A Tree Within by Alan Wilkinson
£25.00
3 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…
How to Draw Cute Heroes by Dawn MacDonald How to Draw Cute Heroes by Dawn MacDonald
£8.99
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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
1 in 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…
Etching, An Artists Guide by Ann Norfield Etching, An Artists Guide by Ann Norfield
£19.99
2 in stock
Etching, An Artist's Guide by Ann Norfield A practical handbook to the techniques of contemporary and traditional etching Published: 24/09/2019 Pages: 192 Binding: Paperback Sise: 280x220 mm Inside: 300 colour photographs and 27 diagrams Etching can seem mysterious and inaccessible, but this practical book guides you through the process to reveal the potential of this distinctive means of creating…
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…
Start to Paint with Pastels by Jenny Keal Start to Paint with Pastels by Jenny Keal
£9.99
1 in stock
Start to Paint with Pastels The techniques you need to create beautiful paintings by Jenny Keal An inspiring and creative introduction to painting with soft (chalk) pastels. 'With pastel books being thin on the ground, any new edition is welcome and this is a rather excellent look at what the medium can do as well as a well-thought out manual on how to do it.' Review of the previous edition by Art…
The Calligraphy Ideas Book by Lyndsey Gribble The Calligraphy Ideas Book by Lyndsey Gribble
£10.00
2 in stock
The Calligraphy Ideas Book by Lyndsey Gribble Inspiration and tips taken from over 80 artworks Packed with fresh ideas for calligraphy techniques, styles and subjects, this book is a visual feast of inspiration for all abilities, whether you're new to calligraphy or looking to reinvigorate your practice. Boost your creativity with the help of more than 80 artworks by contemporary, international ca…
Complete Guide To Anatomy For Artists & Ilustrators Complete Guide To Anatomy For Artists & Ilustrators
£50.00
1 in 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…
3000 Colour Mixing Recipes for Watercolour by Julie Collins 3000 Colour Mixing Recipes for Watercolour by Julie Collins
£9.99
1 in stock
3000 Colour Mixing Recipes: Watercolour The ultimate practical reference to watercolour mixes and dilutions by Julie Collins 144 pages Book Description This book is a practical and inspirational manual that shows you a huge range of colour mixes in watercolour. The aim of the book is to encourage you to get to know colours well and be motivated to explore and experiment with colour. Use the book a…
5 Minute Sketching Animals & Pets by Gary Geraths 5 Minute Sketching Animals & Pets by Gary Geraths
£8.99
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5-Minute Sketching: Animals & Pets Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings by Gary Geraths 128 Pages, 350 illustrations All the tips, tricks and techniques you need to create amazing sketches of animals in no time at all. 5-Minute Sketching: Animals & Pets contains sixty exercises to help you sketch animals in just 5 minutes. Suitable for both new and aspiring artists, this easy-to-use handboo…
5 Minute Sketching Landscapes by Virginia Hein 5 Minute Sketching Landscapes by Virginia Hein
£8.99
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5-Minute Sketching: Landscapes Super-quick Techniques for Amazing Drawings by Virginia Hein 128 Pages, 350 Illustrations All the tips, tricks and techniques you need to create amazing landscape sketches in no time at all. 5-Minute Sketching: Landscapes contains over fifty exercises to help you sketch landscapes in just 5 minutes. Suitable for both new and aspiring artists, this easy-to-use handboo…
A Guide to Calligraphy William Mitchell A Guide to Calligraphy William Mitchell
£4.99
6 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…
A-Z of Bird Portraits in Acrylics by Andrew Forkner A-Z of Bird Portraits in Acrylics by Andrew Forkner
£12.99
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A-Z of Bird Portraits An illustrated guide to painting beautiful birds in acrylics by Andrew Forkner Capturing both the delicacy and majesty of his subject, Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of bird species in acrylics, taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds. Now available in paperback! Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a r…
Abstract Nature by Waltraud Nawratil Abstract Nature by Waltraud Nawratil
£12.99
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Abstract Nature by Waltraud Nawratil Painting the natural world with acrylics, watercolour and mixed media Learn to create vibrant abstract art that reflects the variety of the four seasons. Austrian artist Waltraud Nawratil shows you how to combine a love for nature with a passion for expressive painting. It is divided into helpful sections to teach the reader how to use acrylics, watercolours or…
Acrylic Paint Pouring by Tanja Jung Acrylic Paint Pouring by Tanja Jung
£12.99
1 in stock
Acrylic Paint Pouring 16 fluid painting projects & creative techniques by Tanja Jung Book Description Create 16 unique and beautiful works of art using a variety of fun paint pouring techniques. 165 illustrations, 112 pages Now it's easier than ever to create amazing art using acrylic paints! Paint pouring is the latest technique to take the art world by storm, and stunning and unique effects can…
Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner by Charles Evans Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner by Charles Evans
£12.99
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Acrylics for the Absolute Beginners by Charles Evans If you have ever wanted to learn to paint, but lacked the confidence to start, then Acrylics for the Absolute Beginner is the book for you. A comprehensive course in landscape painting with acrylics by popular author and tutor Charles Evans. Charles' no-nonsense techniques and engaging writing style bring acrylic painting within the grasp of any…
Alcohol Ink by Desiree Delage Alcohol Ink by Desiree Delage
£15.99
2 in stock
Alcohol Ink by Desiree Delage Step-by-step techniques for ink-based fluid art 224 Illustrations 112 Pages Alcohol inks have exploded onto the art scene with the rise of fluid art techniques such as paint pouring. These accessible inks can be used to create stunning abstract art, home accessories and striking handmade gifts, even if you're a total beginner. Through step-by-step tutorials and exerci…
Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet Dorling Kindersley Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet Dorling Kindersley
£25.00
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Anatomy for the Artist by Sarah Simblet Hardback Book Sarah Simblet unveils the extraordinary construction of the human body and celebrates its continuing prominence in Western Art today. Using superb specially commissioned photographs of male and female models together with historical and contempory works of art and her own illustrations. Sarah shows us how to look inside the human frame to map i…
Animals by Heather Kilgour - Draw 75 animals in 10 easy steps Animals by Heather Kilgour - Draw 75 animals in 10 easy steps
£8.99
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10 Step Drawing: Animals Art Book Draw 75 animals in 10 easy steps by Heather Kilgour 'This is a good book for a beginner because you really can draw some excellent studies of these animals just by following the instructions.' www.myshelf.com Learn to draw 75 different creatures in an illustrated style, in 10 simple visual steps. The blank page can be daunting, but 10 Step Drawing: Animals offers…
Arctic Light, An Artists Journey David Bellamy Arctic Light, An Artists Journey David Bellamy
£25.00
2 in stock
Artic Light, An Artist's Journey in a Frozen Wilderness by David Bellamy Hardback Book 176 pages 600 Illustrations A beautiful book, Pegasus Art highly recommends.                                                               "This book is an absolute delight, to browse through, to absorb the superb and evocative images, sketches and watercolours that took me straight back to my own Arctic wanderi…
Art Answers Acrylic Painting Paperback Art Answers Acrylic Painting Paperback
£10.99
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Art Answers Acrylic Painting by Jennifer King. This fantastic acrylic painting book contains practical answers and advice from the experts to all your questions about painting landscapes, buildings, people, animals, still life and murals. Here you will find the reliable answers you need to build confidence and produce rewarding results. Includes step-by-step tips and techniques to help you learn a…

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