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Walter Foster Creative Team

More than 85 years ago, Walter Foster—a well-known artist, instructor, and collector—began producing art instruction books from his home in Laguna Beach, CA.   He originally wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped, and distributed them himself. Although Walter passed away in 1981 at the age of 90, his legacy continues in a growing product line. Walter Foster Publishing now provides how-to books and kits to millions of enthusiastic artists worldwide who enjoy the rewards of learning how to draw and paint. People who have never before picked up a paintbrush or drawing pencil have discovered their artistic talents through his easy-to-follow instruction books.


Big Book of Art: Draw! Paint! Create!

More than 100 fun art ideas, activities, and step-by-step mixed media projects

Big Book of Color

An adventurous journey into the magical & marvelous world of color!

Learn to Draw Archie & Friends

Featuring Betty, Veronica, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Josie & the Pussycats, and more!

Creative Lettering & Beyond

Inspiring tips, techniques, and ideas for hand-lettering your way to beautiful works of art

Learn to Draw Angry Birds: Bad Piggies

Featuring all your crafty, crazy pigs, including King Pig, Foreman Pig, Corporal Pig, and more!

Learn to Draw Family Guy

Featuring favorite characters from the hit TV series, including Peter, Lois, Brian, and Stewie!

I Can Draw Favorite Pets

Learn to draw more than 25 furry friends and cute companions step by step

I Can Draw Animals Around the World

Learn to draw more than 25 exotic animals step by step

I Can Draw Sea Creatures & Other Favorite Animals

Learn to draw more than 25 land and sea animals step by step

I Can Draw Planes, Trains & Moving Machines

Learn to draw more than 25 flying, locomotive, and heavy-duty machines step by step

I Can Draw Princesses, Fairies & Fairy Tales

Learn to draw more than 25 pretty princesses and fairy tale characters step by step

I Can Draw Dinosaurs, Dragons & Prehistoric Creatures

Learn to draw more than 25 reptilian beasts and fantasy characters step by step

Color Mixing in Acrylic

Learn to mix fresh, vibrant colors for still lifes, landscapes, portraits, and more

Art of Painting in Acrylic

Master techniques for painting stunning works of art in acrylic-step by step

Portraits

Learn to paint stunning lifelike portraits in acrylic-step by step

Learn to Draw Nickelodeon's The Legend of Korra

Learn to draw all your favorite characters, including Korra, Mako, and Bolin!

150 Fun Things to Doodle

An interactive adventure in drawing lively animals, quirky robots, and zany doodads

Pinterest Perfect!

Creative prompts & pin-worthy projects inspired by the artistic community of Pinterest

Wild Animals & Exotic Creatures

Learn to draw 40 jungle animals, reptiles, and insects step by step

Learn to Draw Almost Naked Animals

Learn to draw Howie, Octo, Narwhal, Bunny, and other favorite characters from the hit T.V. show!

Art of Tangling Drawing Book & Kit

Inspiring drawings, designs & ideas for the meditative artist

Inspirational Art Journal

An interactive journal for the art lover

Learn to Draw Angry Birds Drawing Book & Kit

Includes everything you need to draw your favorite Angry Birds characters!

Learn to Draw Angry Birds Space

Learn to draw all your favorite Angry Birds and those Bad Piggies-in Space!

Learn to Draw The Best of Nickelodeon

Featuring characters from your favorite TV shows, including SpongeBob SquarePants, The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, the Fairly OddParents, and more!

How to Draw Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Learn to draw Leonardo, Raphael, Donatello, and Michelangelo step by step!

Learn to Draw Angry Birds

Learn to draw all of your favorite Angry Birds and Those Bad Piggies!

How to Draw SpongeBob SquarePants: The Bikini Bottom Collection

Dive in and learn to draw your favorite characters, including SpongeBob, Patrick Star, Squidward, and more!

How to Draw & Paint Fashion & Costume Design

Artistic inspiration and instruction from the vintage Walter Foster archives

I Love Sweet Treats! Activity Book

A yummy assortment of stickers, games, recipes, step-by-step drawing projects, and more to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Monster JamT Activity Book

A monster assortment of exciting games, activities, trivia, drawing projects, and more

Your First Steps in Acrylic

Materials & step-by-step projects for the beginner

Your First Steps in Watercolor

Materials & step-by-step projects for the beginner

Your First Steps in Pencil Drawing

Materials & step-by-step projects for the beginner

I Love Cats! Activity Book

Meow-velous stickers, trivia, step-by-step drawing projects, and more for the cat lover in you!

I Love Dogs! Activity Book

Pup-tacular stickers, trivia, step-by-step drawing projects, and more for the dog lover in you!

I Love Horses! Activity Book

Giddy-up great stickers, trivia, step-by-step drawing projects, and more for the horse lover in you!

Art of Acrylic Painting

Discover all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful paintings in acrylic

Art of Basic Drawing

Discover simple step-by-step techniques for drawing a wide variety of subjects in pencil

Art of Oil Painting

Discover all the techniques you need to know to create beautiful oil paintings