painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

The place for straight-talking on painting techniques, supplies, and other mini-painting topics. Link to your paintjobs here, if you want to know what we *really* think!

Moderator: FU!UK Committee

painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby ink the troll » Wed Jul 17, 2013 2:47 pm

The old topic didn't make it to the new forum. That makes adding more links a bit complicated- here's version 2. In a rare moment of foresightful thinking I did save the original post.

Ornaments, patterns and other stuff that may serve as inspiration for painting shields, banners, kimono patterns, … or that might come in handy for decorating scenery (e.g. wallpapers/ pictures)

All the links are for books on archive.org- they're readable online as well as downloadable (as pdf files). Some of the books have several hundred pages, so before you download them you may want to preview them. To do so, click 'read online'. I'd suggest clicking the 'thumbnail view' button to quickly skim through the books to see if they're of any use to you. You may find just one or two pics of interest in a book- in that case zoom into the pic a bit, then simply right click and save the pic.

ornaments & patterns in general

- Historic styles of ornament (1898) by Dolmetsch, H

- Drawing and designing in a series of lessons (1889) by Leland, Charles Godfrey

- Ornamental design (1888) by Lewis Foreman, Day

- Pattern design : a book for students treating in a practical way of the anatomy, planning & evolution of repeated ornament (1915) by Lewis Foreman, Day

- The grammar of ornament : a book for students treating in a practical way of the anatomy, planning & evolution of repeated ornament (1856) by Jones, Owen

floral ornaments

- A book of studies in plant form with some suggestions for their application to design (1896) by Lilley, A. E. V; Midgeley, W.

- Heraldry and floral forms as used in decoration (1922) by Cole, Herbert


Japanese art

- Shin-bijutsukai Vol. 1 (~1900)
- Shin-bijutsukai Vol. 2 (~1900)

- Studies in the decorative art of Japan (1910) by Piggott, Francis Taylor, Sir

- Mythological Japan : the symbolisms of mythology in relation to Japanese art, with illustrations drawn in Japan, by native artists (1902) by Otto, Alexander Francis

- Book of kimono designs (1884) by Kabutama, Nagamari

Celtic

- The elements of Celtic art (1922) by Carmichael, E. K

- Celtic art in pagan and Christian times (1912) by Allen, J. Romilly

Renaissance

- Ornamental details of the Italian Renaissance (1920) by Blakeslee, Arthur L


new additions
Some of the pages sometimes will look a bit odd, if you save the pdf and than have a look through that they look just fine though. :

more Ornaments

Combinaisons Ornementales Alphonse Mucha et al.


Textiles & clothing

Protective clothing for women and girl workers employed in the factories and workshops (1917) by Home Office
being mainly bw pics probably more suited for people looking to convert or sculpt minis

The following all contain textile or yarn samples, sometimes patterned and occasionally quite vividly coloured and were published by dye manufacturers:

Velveteen dyed with Immedial colours and discharged with hyraldite (1910) by Cassella Color Company

Hydron blue G and R (1911) by Cassella Color Company

Garment dyeing (1910) by Cassella Color Company

Standard colours on cotton : printed and discharged (1900) I.G. Farbenindustrie Aktiengesellschaft

Garment dyeing (1912) Bayer

Wool colours (1913) Bayer

Salicine colors on slubbing Kalle & Co., a.g

The coal tar colours (1896) Höchst

The coal tar colours (1907) Höchst (quite like this one as it has a bit of everything from mattress cloths to cloth for shirts)

A manual of dyeing (1893) Knecht, Edmund et al.
sanity is for cowards

blogthingy
User avatar
ink the troll
 
Posts: 1208
Joined: Mon Aug 16, 2004 9:33 am
Location: walltown

Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby mr tough guy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:05 pm

Thanks a lot, some useful stuff among them
Image Image
User avatar
mr tough guy
 
Posts: 937
Joined: Sun Jul 18, 2010 2:59 pm
Location: home

Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby blackfly » Thu Jul 18, 2013 8:13 pm

http://www.siue.edu/COSTUMES/TEXT_INDEX.HTML History of Costume

http://digitalgallery.nypl.org/nypldigi ... _id=269277 The Vinkhuijzen Collection of Military Uniforms at N.Y.P.L

http://www.electricscotland.com/tartans/index.htm Tartan Finder

http://www.grantsmilitaria.com/ Grant's Militaria

http://www.shop-japan.co.jp/ Japanese garment design

http://www.surfaceart.com.au/ Fabric Prints


http://www.ne.jp/asahi/luke/ueda-sarson ... terns.html Notitia Dignitatum

http://www.fifedrum.org/crfd/drums.htm Fife and Drum Uniforms

http://www.heraldica.org/ Heraldica

http://web.raex.com/~obsidian/Chivalry.html Orders of Chivalry

http://www.levity.com/alchemy/hermhera.html Hermetic Heraldry

http://www.chivalricorders.org/vatican/main2.htm Chevalric Orders

http://forums.samurai-archives.com/viewtopic.php?t=1638 Flags and Standards of Samurai Armies

http://www.heraldry-scotland.co.uk/mitchell-rolls.html Scottish Heraldry Rolls

http://www.s-gabriel.org/heraldry/english.shtml English Heraldry Rolls

http://www.heraldique-europeenne.org/Principal.htm European Heraldry rolls

http://www.baronage.co.uk/splashindex.html Baronage. Heraldry and more

http://www.earlyblazon.com/ Early Blazon

http://www.fotw.net/flags/ Flags of the World


http://pagesperso-orange.fr/jean-claude ... x-angl.htm Jean d'Arc's companions and enemies

http://www.tattoo.dk/english.htm Tatoo Gallery

http://www.orderstjohn.org/osj/cross.htm Order of St. John

http://www.worldpath.net/~minstrel/hobosign.htm Hobo Signs

http://www.symbols.com/ Encyclopedia of Symbols

http://www.kabalarians.com/cfm/surf-by.cfm 700 thousand names

http://www.langtolang.com Lang to Lang

http://www.math.ubc.ca/~cass/frivs/lati ... -full.html Latin Word List

http://greenfield.fortunecity.com/dream ... colors.htm Horse Colors

http://www.ansi.okstate.edu/breeds/ Breeds of Livestock

http://www.llamaweb.com/LLFarms/Llama_Sires.html Llamas

http://www.whitehorseproductions.com/equinecolor.html Equine Color

http://www.macula.tv/gallery/Illustrati ... a/main.htm Mythological Critters

http://www.kheper.net/topics/cosmology/elements.html Cosmology

http://www.regia.org/listings.htm Regia Anglorum

http://www.castlesontheweb.com/photoarchive/ Castle Archive

http://www.castles.org/ Castles of the World

http://www.timelessmyths.com/celtic/gallic.html Gallic Dieties

http://www.nipissingu.ca/department/his ... 5/SHOW.HTM Late Antiquity

http://www.stencilkingdom.com/catalogue ... _greek.htm Greek Motifs

http://www.museumsurplus.com/ Museum Surplus

http://www.pantheon.org/areas/gallery/ Emcyclopedia Mythica

http://classics.mit.edu/ Internet Classics Archive @ MIT

http://www.bartleby.com/bulfinch/ Bulfinch's Mythology

http://www.mala.bc.ca/~johnstoi/homer/iliad_title.htm The Illiad

http://www.mala.bc.ca/~Johnstoi/homer/odysseytofc.htm The Odyssey

http://www.alcyone.com/max/lit/beowulf/ Beowulf

http://omacl.org/Roland/ The Song of Roland

http://www.csn.ul.ie/~arise/stuff/hagakure.pdf The Hagakure

http://www.chinapage.com/sunzi-e.html The Art Of War

http://www.bookoffiverings.com/EarthBook.htm Go Rin No Sho

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/cgi-bin/pt ... .+Gal.+toc The Gallic Wars, by Julius Caesar
Can't connect to local MySQL server through socket '/tmp/mysql5.sock' (111) [2002]

"There should be a special term for people who join TMP* in order to complain about something** in their first post(s)." -AECurtis (RIP)

*FUUK
**TMP
User avatar
blackfly
Associate Member
 
Posts: 2120
Joined: Thu Feb 24, 2005 2:32 am
Location: 206

Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby --- » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:00 pm

Nice one, Guys & Girls 8)

I've sticky'd this
---
Committee Member
 
Posts: 6694
Joined: Fri Feb 02, 2007 10:20 am

Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby freakinacage » Sun Jul 28, 2013 9:31 am

Dags wrote:Nice one, Guys & Girls 8)

I've sticky'd this

good man!
Image
User avatar
freakinacage
 
Posts: 4345
Joined: Thu Nov 08, 2007 7:19 pm
Location: cardiff - wales (uk)

Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby Skipp » Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:13 am

Some great stuff here... Anyone got any more architectural links? Particularly ancient stuff...?
Image

What are you doing Dave?
User avatar
Skipp
 
Posts: 3432
Joined: Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:27 pm
Location: Deepest Darkest Yorkshire

Re: painting inspiration- usefull books/ pdfs (v2)

Postby Steders » Fri Aug 16, 2013 9:31 am

Dags wrote:I've sticky'd all over this

:puke:
Jesus Dags, show some restraint.

Interesting stuff ladies
User avatar
Steders
 
Posts: 3691
Joined: Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:22 pm


Return to Painters Unite! UK Forum

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Baidu [Spider] and 5 guests