These are 10 of the most popular Art books this month at KDL!

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Understanding Exposure, 3rd Edition: How to Shoot Great Photographs with Any Camera
Bryan Peterson

“With more than 350,000 copies sold, Understanding Exposure has demystified the complex concepts of exposure for countless photographers. Now updated with current technologies, more than one hundred new images, and an all-new chapter, this new edition will inspire you more than ever to free yourself from auto and create the pictures you truly want”—Provided by the publisher.


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Acrylics Unleashed
Glyn Macey

“A complete guide to using acrylic paints creatively, this book showcases talented acrylics artist Glyn Macey’s irrepressible energy and the imagination that infuses every part of his work. He shares his painting techniques and methods that transform everyday views into gorgeous and unique acrylic artworks. Readers will learn to use acrylic paints in unusual, creative, and surprising ways to create open, inviting landscapes, breathtaking seascapes, and urban scenes packed with life”—Provided by the publisher.


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How to Draw What You See
Rudy De Reyna

Provides lessons in dimensions, proportions, the recognition of basic structure, lighting, shading, and the selection and use of various drawing materials.


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Figure It Out!: The Beginner's Guide to Drawing People
Chris Hart

Presents instructions and guidelines on drawing the human figure, focusing on head and facial structures instead of clinical anatomy.


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How to Read a Painting: Lessons from the Old Masters
Patrick De Rynck

A reference to the symbolism and themes of more than 150 key works of art shares background information about the theology, mythology, and folklore of the Renaissance era that shaped the works of such masters as Giotto, Botticelli, and Vermeer.


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The Sketch Book for the Artist
Sarah Simblet

An introduction to the art of drawing explores a wide variety of media and techniques for both novice and experienced artists, with practical guidelines on such topics as shape, shading, portraiture, architectural renderings, nature, and perspective.


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The Art of Zentangle: 50 inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist
Margaret Bremner,Norma J. Burnell,Penny Raile,Lara Williams

Presents an introduction to the “doodling” art form, describing the basic tools and materials and providing step-by-step instructions on how to use repetitive patterns in imaginative ways to create unusual art pieces.


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The Digital Photography Book: Part 1 (2nd Edition)
Scott Kelby

An overview of digital photography, covering such topics as cameras, exposure, lighting, shutter speed, depth of field and resolution and tips on how to avoid hours of photo-editing by taking great photographs the first time.


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One Zentangle A Day: A 6-Week Course in Creative Drawing for Relaxation, Inspiration, and Fun (One A Day)
Beckah Krahula

One Zentangle A Day is a beautiful interactive book teaching the principles of Zentangles as well as offering fun, related drawing exercises. Zentangles are a new trend in the drawing and paper arts world. The concept was started by Rick Roberts and Maria Thomas as a way to practice focus and meditation through drawing, by using repetitive lines, marks, circles, and shapes”—Provided by the publisher.


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Basic Drawing Techniques (Art Handbooks)
Richard Box

Presents step-by-step instructions on drawing, looking at the materials and equipment required and such aspects of illustration as tone, line, and color.


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