LEONARDO ART BOOK COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS:
LC-01: THE FUNDAMENTALS of DRAWING Vol. I Solids and voids, subjects and backgrounds, depth and field, balance and imbalance, tension, shape and movement: an overview of the principles that underlie the creation and observation of a figurative work of art.
LC-02: THE FUNDAMENTALS of DRAWING Vol. II How to draw people by following simple guidelines, in order to depict the figure in all its positions and from a variety of viewpoints.
LC-03: THE FUNDAMENTALS of DRAWING Vol. III The human figure in detail: the hands, the feet, the face and expressions.
LC-04: ANATOMY A complete guide to human anatomy for the artist: a small but indispensable guide for beginners as well as professional artists.
LC-05: PERSPECTIVE and THEORIES of SHADOWS An introduction to perspective, with easy-to-follow examples.
LC-06: HORSES Various subjects depicted using different techniques, as well as a small but essential compendium of anatomy for anyone wanting to paint or draw horses.
LC-07: NUDES A volume dedicated entirely to portraying nudes, with oil painting techniques on the pages in color, and pencil or charcoal drawings in the black-and-white section.
LC-08: NUDES Numerous examples by different artists show models in a variety of postures and poses, with oil paintings and a good number of particularly fine black-and-white drawings of nudes.
LC-09: NUDES The nude using a variety of techniques: watercolor, chalk and oils. In the black-and-white section, there are anatomical hints, and finer points about the differences between the male and female frame.
LC-10: NUDES The wide range of male and female nudes shown in this volume places great importance on anatomical structure for individual poses. Many of the works are in ballpoint pen.
LC-11: HORSES AND RIDERS Horses and people: comparative anatomical hints and a variety of techniques to present sporting and other activities involving human beings and this noble animal.
LC-12: ANIMALS Animals portrayed using a variety of techniques, with anatomical hints; this volume examines felines and wild animals in particular.
LC-13: ANIMALS Another collection of animal subjects using a variety of techniques; this volume places greater emphasis on pets and farmyard animals; the black-and-white section has pencil and charcoal drawings.
LC-14: VENETIAN SCENERIES Venice: pictures by various artists all inspired by the city, and using a variety of techniques. The black-and-white section includes pen-and-ink, watercolor Indian ink, and pencil sketches.
LC-15: LANDSCAPES Entirely devoted to watercolor landscapes, the volume has black-and-white pages dealing with half-tone watercolor paintings.
LC-16: LANDSCAPES Acrylic painting is the theme of this volume, and the black-and-white section includes a series of sketches also done using acrylic paints.
LC-17: LANDSCAPES A collection of landscapes in oils, with an ample section devoted to drawings done in sanguine crayon.
LC-18: LANDSCAPES Landscapes using a variety of techniques, and black-and-white pen drawings also of country scenes and landscapes.
LC-19: LANDSCAPES An extensive range of landscapes done using a variety of techniques, and a black-and-white section devoted to ballpoint pen drawings.
LC-20: FLOWERS Flowers painted using watercolors, and half-tone black-and-white pages.
LC-21: FLOWERS Flowers painted in oils, and drawings done in pencil and charcoal in the black-and-white section.
LC-22: FLOWERS Flowers depicted using mixed techniques, and black-and-white pages devoted to drawings using pencils and charcoal.
LC-23: FLOWERS Flowers painted in oils and watercolors, with the black-and-white pages containing a number of ballpoint pen drawings.
LC-24: STILLLIFE Still Life painted in oils by various artists, and a wide range of black-and-white works done with pen and Indian ink.
LC-25: STILLLIFE Still Life painted in oils, and a series of drawings done in red crayon (sanguine).
LC-26: STILLLIFE Still Life and watercolors; the black-and-white section is devoted to half-tone watercolors.
LC-27: SEASCAPES A collection of seascapes depicted using a variety of techniques and showing the sea in all its facets.
LC-28: BIRDS Illustrations of birds using a variety of techniques, with some anatomical hints.
LC-29: CHARACTERISTIC FACES Faces with particularly distinctive features, faces that display a life lived to the full, the effects of climate, the environment and geographical location.
LC-30: DANCERS Ballet dancers portrayed using a variety of techniques, with special emphasis being placed on the use of pastels.
LC-31: PORTRAITS Portraits with mixed techniques: pastels, oils and acrylics. Famous faces help with recognition of the subjects. The black-and-white section combines pencil sketches and bistre pastel drawings.
LC-32: PORTRAITS Mixed techniques for portrait painting, with an introduction dealing with lighting and its implications for the face.
LC-33: THE BASICS of COMICS Vol. I Comic illustrations: the nuts and bolts of creating amusing characters.
LC-34: THE BASICS of COMICS Vol. II Comic characters within a storyline: developing strip cartoons and framing.
LC-35: THE BASICS of COMICS Vol. III Realistic comic strips: the preparation of complete cartoon strips.
LC-36: THE ANIMALS OF M. MΙHEUT Animal studies by an artist from the past whose work displays a style of drawing and a graphic approach that is truly up-to-date.
LC-37: CALLIGRAPHY A manual thats small in its number of pages but big in its content. A wealth of examples and eminently practical, easy-to-follow instructions.
LC-38: CARTOONS AND HUMOROUS DRAWING An introduction to animated cartoons and comic drawings.
LC-39: CARICATURES Caricatures in color and in black-and-white. A series of famous faces are presented by different artists using different techniques, but always exaggerating and amplifying the facial features of the personalities.
LC-40: DECORATIVE PATTERNS A wide-ranging overview of the principles of decoration. A variety of geometrical patterns are shown, alongside techniques for creating decorative patterns based on stylized natural shapes. The volume is an essential guide for anyone wishing to create decorative patterns for a wide variety of purposes.
LC-41: STILLLIFE In full color throughout, the volume presents a series of subjects using a variety of techniques: watercolors, oils, acrylics and crayons.
LC-42: ROSES A collection of roses painted in watercolors, based on a botanical publication illustrated by A. Parsons. These simple subjects have a uniquely decorative effect.
LC-43: ARCHITECTURAL SCENES A townscape, a small historic village, a cluster of country cottages, this volume contains a collection of scenes that all focus on architectural features, using a variety of pictorial techniques.
LC-44: CHILDREN The introduction examines the specific proportions of the childs face and the childs body size during growth. The series of portraits highlight childrens uniquely spontaneous and meaningful expressions. The volume is an invitation to portray children in a natural way, without resorting to stiff, rigid poses. Mixed techniques.
LC-45: TREES AND LEAVES The volume presents a series of works dealing with trees and foliage. Far from being a botanical treatise, the volume aims to encourage artists to appreciate the most expressive and evocative features of the natural world that surrounds us.
LC-49: LEONARDO TECHNICAL MANUAL: THE HORSE
LC-50: LEONARDO TECHNICAL MANUAL: HUMAN BODY