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August 18th, 2015 by admin

Understanding Ballistics: Complete Guide to Bullet Selection Book
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Understanding Ballistics: Complete Guide to Bullet Selection

by: F+W Media

Product rating: 3.9 with 7 reviews


You’ll benefit from this ballistics book if: You’re looking to grow in your understanding of bullet technology and performance You want to be able to choose the proper bullet for every shooting situation You have trouble wading through the various ammunition options Tailor your ammunition choice to the task at hand and ensure you’re choosing the right bullet every time with Understanding Ballistics by Philip P. Massaro. Narrow down the vast array of ammunition options with detailed information and expert reviews of available bullets, and come to a better understanding of bullet technology and performance. Plus, learn about the physics of the bullet and its effects once it hits the intended target. Whether you’re shooting small game, big game, or longrange targets, know that you have the right bullet for the job with this comprehensive ballistics guide. In Understanding Ballistics you’ll find: More caliber/bullet combinations than any other book on the subject Detailed information and reviews of available bullets Coverage of bullet technology and performance About the author: As the President of Massaro Ballistic Laboratories, Philip Massaro creates custom handloaded ammunition for a broad spectrum of clients. He has the opportunity to explain and discuss the available projectiles. As an author for Gun Digest and Gun Digest The Magazine, and the President of the Massaro Media Group, he has direct contact with all the major bullet manufacturers, and is able to discuss the properties of existing and newly developed products.

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August 17th, 2015 by admin

Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee: Painting Techniques and Professional Advice Book
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Fine Art Tips with Lori McNee: Painting Techniques and Professional Advice

by: F+W Media

Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews


Lessons of a lifetime. 24 modern-day masters share secrets to their success.

Since 2009, thousands of artists have flocked to Lori McNee’s FineArtTips.com for creative and professional advice. A social media guru as well as a professional artist, McNee has assembled a diverse and impressive group of today’s most popular artists to create Fine Art Tips (the book!), an unprecedented master class in representational painting and art business advice.

Fine Art Tips goes “behind the paintings” to show how 24 of today’s top artists transform dabs of paint into incredible still lifes, landscapes, portraits and wildlife art. Along the way, they generously share practical, real-world tips on everything from evoking the illusion of sparkling water to professional networking.

Plein air afficianado Ken Auster offers an unforgettable lesson on focal point. John Seerey Lester, a rock star in the world of wildlife painting, talks about the power of storytelling in paint. Joe Anna Arnett reveals her secret to painting white peonies, and Daniel Sprick discusses the foundations behind his classical portraits.

The advice in these pages can be life-changing for artists, both aspiring and established. For art-lovers in general, Fine Art Tips is a brilliant showcase of today’s top artists.

Inspired by Lori McNee’s art blog sensation, FineArtTips.com!

  • Illuminating tips, techniques and professional advice from 24 of today’s most highly acclaimed artists
  • 26 step-by-step demonstrations in oil, acrylic and pastel
  • A thrilling range of signature styles and subjects

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May 29th, 2015 by admin

Glock Reference Guide Book
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Glock Reference Guide

by: F+W Media

Product rating: 4.8 with 4 reviews


YOUR GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF GLOCK Gaston Glock s revolutionary pistol is recognized as one of the most important and innovative firearms designs of the last 50 years. Since its introduction in 1983, the Glock has become the preferred autoloading pistol for countless law enforcementand government agencies, military units, competitive and recreational shooters, and private citizens. Gun Digest s “Glock Reference Guide” is the definitive resource for this amazing pistol. This first-of-its-kind book provides comprehensive, hands-on coverage and testing of all Glock pistols, including law enforcement/military-only variants and models never offered in the USA. It s all here: every model, every caliber, every variant, and every generation, from the first prototype to the very latest models. Author Robb Manning explains how they re made, how they work, how to disassemble, clean, and troubleshoot them, and what accessories are available. Whether you already own a Glock or plan to, “Glock Reference Guide” is an essential resource for the purchase, use, and maintenance of your Glock.”

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May 7th, 2015 by admin

Splash 16 - The Best Of Watercolor: Exploring Texture Book
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Splash 16 – The Best Of Watercolor: Exploring Texture

by: F+W Media

Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews


100 top artists share the tricks behind their textures!

Have you ever stood fascinated before a painting, wondering, “How did they do that?” In this 16th book in the ever-popular Splash series, 100 of today’s top watercolor artists share the techniques behind the remarkable textures that bring their subjects to life. You’ll learn how to create the look of rippling water, backlit glass, fur, fruit, stone, textiles, rust and a world of other illusions that make viewers forget–if only for an instant–that they are looking at mere pigment on paper.

  • 130+ brilliant paintings and the stories behind them
  • The how’s behind a multitude of textures, from the delicate softness of rose petals and the flush on the cheek of a sleeping child, to peeling paint, and reflections on polished metal
  • Six subject-themed chapters explore landscapes, close-ups, animals, urban scenes, still lifes, machines and people
These pages are filled with experiments, happy accidents and techniques perfected over a lifetime. Discover the many ways color is drybrushed, layered and manipulated…applied with plastic wrap, chopped brushes, sponges and fingers…sprayed, splattered, scrubbed and sanded…whatever it takes to achieve that sense of believability. A palpable display of artistic invention, Splash 16 celebrates the magnificent versatility of the medium. Can you feel it?

“When it comes to texture, just go for it–wash, scrub, glaze, scratch and lift!” –Yael Maimon, p39

“Music is what feelings sound like and paintings are what feelings look like.” –Judi Betts, p107

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May 6th, 2015 by admin

Colored Pencil Collage: Nature Drawing and Painting for Mixed Media Book
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Colored Pencil Collage: Nature Drawing and Painting for Mixed Media

by: F+W Media

Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews


Easy colored pencil techniques for your nature-inspired mixed-media collages!Discover the beautiful bits of nature all around you and learn unique ways to incorporate them into your mixed-media collages with the help of “Colored Pencil Collage.” You will learn all the basics you need to use colored pencils in your nature paintings. Then you will practice creating and arranging appealing designs and compositions. Finally, 17 collage projects demonstrate mixed-media techniques for a variety of surfaces as well as featuring in-depth instruction for creating life-like nature drawings. Whether it’s feathers, butterflies, flowers or leaves, you’ll be inspired to look to mother nature for future projects!28 lessons teach composition, design and colored pencil techniques17 mixed-media projects21 drawing templates to help you get started

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April 23rd, 2015 by admin

Archisketcher: Drawing Buildings, Cities and Landscapes Book
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Archisketcher: Drawing Buildings, Cities and Landscapes

by: F+W Media

Product rating: 5.0 with 4 reviews


“For urban sketchers…each new city is a clean white page.”

There is nothing quite like the thrill of heading out on the town, sketchbook in hand, in search of a view worth capturing. Archisketcher will help you embrace the excitement of sketching on location while overcoming common challenges. You’ll see that you don’t need to be an architect to draw architecture confidently. Nor do you need to understand the intricate details of perspective, design or color theory. This dynamic handbook tells you just what you need to know to create sketches that work well compositionally, provide a sense of depth and scale, and–most importantly–capture the true spirit of place.

  • Richly illustrated with urban landscapes from around the world–from skyscrapers in Asia, to picturesque English villages, to Mediterranean hill towns
  • Two-page spreads present various artists’ interpretations of Notre Dame, the Brooklyn Bridge and other iconic landmarks
  • Features ten spotlights on contemporary urban sketchers who discuss the architectural styles and features in their own neighborhoods, from Montreal to Madrid
From architectural portraits to bustling streetscapes to sweeping skylines, the art of urban sketching comes alive on these pages. Whether you aspire to capture the pulse of cities afar or your own hometown, the art and ideas in this book will make your efforts more successful and enjoyable.

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