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American Vikings: How the Norse Sailed into the Lands and Imaginations of America

A fascinating, eminently readable exploration of Viking presence, both real and imaginary, in the United States.

Northern Lights: A History of the Arctic Scots

An imperfect work that some Arctic-exploration readers may still find to be a broad overview of Scottish contributions.

Special Effects Lettering and Calligraphy: A Beginner’s Step-by-Step Guide to Creating Amazing Lettered Art

A great lettering and calligraphy resource that’s filled with inventive ideas, rather than traditional approaches. Readers interested in exploring creative lettering will likely find this to be a helpful title for getting started.

Creative Wanderlust: Unlock Your Artistic Potential Through Mixed-Media Art Journaling Techniques

An exuberant introduction to art journaling for self-expression and well-being.

The Innovative Artist: Capturing Light: Creating Radiant Landscapes in Watercolour

For experienced watercolor painters. This book, illustrated throughout with Beale’s beautiful landscapes, will provide ample inspiration and instruction.

Pro Tips & Techniques for Drawing Animals: Make Lifelike Drawings of 63 Different Animals

Readers with advanced drawing skills may find this title and the author’s anatomical expertise beneficial.

The Beginner’s Guide to Brush Lettering: An Interactive Workbook for Creating Beautiful Art

For beginners just getting the feel for using brush pens, Latta’s simple exercises offer an accessible place to start.

A Beginner’s Guide to Colored Pencil Drawing: Realistic Drawings in 14 Easy Lessons

Artists interested in learning colored pencil techniques could hardly find a better resource, but librarians should be aware of this title’s removable practice pages.

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