Drawing for Beginners.: From Novice to Pro. Learn the basics of sketching in no time! (Sketching for beginners Book 1) by Ann D. Fisher

+ FREE BOOK Buy this book and get BOOK for FREE We all love art, but most of us think of learning to draw as a difficult process, involving many hours of sketching and observing, before we become any good at drawing. This book will take the hard work out of learning to draw, giving simple, easy to understand instructions and tips that will enable you to draw great pictures quickly. You will learn how to draw 3D shapes, body parts, objects and animals to a high standard and in proportion. You will start to use shading and highlights to turn ordinary pictures into great pictures in moments. Once you have learnt the basic principles of drawing, you will find yourself doing more advanced drawings with ease. We will start with simple shapes such as 3 Dimensional cubes, spheres and vases. You will learn how to create realistic 3D images by shading, with highlights and lowlights to create an image that jumps off the page. Once you have mastered the basic shapes we will move on to more complex shapes such as a desk lamp and an alarm clock. You will soon find that the basic shapes that you learned such as a circle and a cube will be very useful in drawing the more complex shapes. Take some time to look at objects around you, how they flow, the interplay of light and dark on the object. What makes it look realistic? Is its shape slightly different to the shape it is “usually” portrayed to be? Take a note of the proportions of the object, would you normally draw these in proportion? For example would you usually draw eyes at the mid-point of the face, or would you draw them higher? We will look at how to draw in proportion, something you will learn to do without thinking as you progress. Finally, you will learn how to draw animals, including animals with fur and feathers. As well as drawing in proportion and defining the bones of the animals you will learn how to draw fur and feathers effectively, which can be difficult when you can’t draw every single detail.Here is a preview of what you’ll learn:-How to draw basic 3D Shapes-Proportions-Contrast-Main Lines and Perspective-Lighting and Shading-Creating basic figures-Sketching Body Parts-Drawing animalsEnjoy reading and practicing, and do not forget to receive your FREE BONUS BOOK All the instructions you will find at the end of the book.Good luck!

Author: Ann D. Fisher

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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The Bamboo Hut: An Ennin Mystery #49 by Ben Stevens

An attractive young woman begs Ennin to save her brother – from himself.But this man is the infamous artist known as the ‘Painter in Blood’ – and so Ennin’s task seems quite impossible…This is the 49th Ennin MysteryAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)’The greatest of Japan’s detectives, Ennin, and his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai…’ M. Dowden, Hall of Fame, TOP 50 Amazon reviewer’These Ennin Mysteries are absolutely fabulous…’ sshap’I can’t stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail…’ Pauline’Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan…. Very similar to Holmes and Watson…’ Eileen Sedgwick’An excellent Japanese detective series… I enjoy each and every story…’ R. Russell’Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens’ characters and Doyle’s. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I’ve read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended…’ Abby Normal’Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting…’ Gerry H’Once you start this, I’m betting you won’t be able to set it down until you finish it…’ Judy’The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story…’ J. Cepeda’Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched…’ D. Werdin’Wonderful… Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum…’ AcerAcer’Ben Stevens is masterful. I can’t wait to read his next set of stories…’ Kindle Customer’Thoroughly enjoyed it…’ Daphne Frampton’This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ Mcb.’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this….’ Mamakile’Great short stories…’ Ston’Something out of the ordinary… Well worth the read…’ Amazon Customer’The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He’s one heck of a storyteller…’ Lisa’A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes… This ever-evolving excellent series… Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer…’ Deborah Chaytor’Try it… and like it… I don’t look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series…’ Amazon Customer’Loved it!… Simply amazed… I thoroughly enjoyed this read…’ Edwina Callan’Very enjoyable…’ Sid’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this…’ Mamakile’I loved this…’ MaidenStull’A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan…’ Jennifer’Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin…’ Amazon Customer, NJ United States’The mysteries are intriguing and unusual… Couldn’t put the stories down… Well worth the price…’ Jay Gold’Mystery from historic Japan… like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysaa’Good book… the story takes you back in time…’ Santex’Very powerful…’ Bill’Delightful short story… Enjoy!…’ PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing… Recommend these stories to all…’ Chris’Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… A rare achievement…’ Kenny51

Author: Ben Stevens

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Bamboo Hut: An Ennin Mystery #49 by Ben Stevens

An attractive young woman begs Ennin to save her brother – from himself.But this man is the infamous artist known as the ‘Painter in Blood’ – and so Ennin’s task seems quite impossible…This is the 49th Ennin MysteryAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)’The greatest of Japan’s detectives, Ennin, and his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai…’ M. Dowden, Hall of Fame, TOP 50 Amazon reviewer’These Ennin Mysteries are absolutely fabulous…’ sshap’I can’t stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail…’ Pauline’Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan…. Very similar to Holmes and Watson…’ Eileen Sedgwick’An excellent Japanese detective series… I enjoy each and every story…’ R. Russell’Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens’ characters and Doyle’s. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I’ve read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended…’ Abby Normal’Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting…’ Gerry H’Once you start this, I’m betting you won’t be able to set it down until you finish it…’ Judy’The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story…’ J. Cepeda’Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched…’ D. Werdin’Wonderful… Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum…’ AcerAcer’Ben Stevens is masterful. I can’t wait to read his next set of stories…’ Kindle Customer’Thoroughly enjoyed it…’ Daphne Frampton’This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ Mcb.’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this….’ Mamakile’Great short stories…’ Ston’Something out of the ordinary… Well worth the read…’ Amazon Customer’The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He’s one heck of a storyteller…’ Lisa’A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes… This ever-evolving excellent series… Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer…’ Deborah Chaytor’Try it… and like it… I don’t look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series…’ Amazon Customer’Loved it!… Simply amazed… I thoroughly enjoyed this read…’ Edwina Callan’Very enjoyable…’ Sid’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this…’ Mamakile’I loved this…’ MaidenStull’A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan…’ Jennifer’Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin…’ Amazon Customer, NJ United States’The mysteries are intriguing and unusual… Couldn’t put the stories down… Well worth the price…’ Jay Gold’Mystery from historic Japan… like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysaa’Good book… the story takes you back in time…’ Santex’Very powerful…’ Bill’Delightful short story… Enjoy!…’ PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing… Recommend these stories to all…’ Chris’Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… A rare achievement…’ Kenny51

Author: Ben Stevens

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Bamboo Hut: An Ennin Mystery #49 by Ben Stevens

An attractive young woman begs Ennin to save her brother – from himself.But this man is the infamous artist known as the ‘Painter in Blood’ – and so Ennin’s task seems quite impossible…This is the 49th Ennin MysteryAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)’The greatest of Japan’s detectives, Ennin, and his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai…’ M. Dowden, Hall of Fame, TOP 50 Amazon reviewer’These Ennin Mysteries are absolutely fabulous…’ sshap’I can’t stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail…’ Pauline’Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan…. Very similar to Holmes and Watson…’ Eileen Sedgwick’An excellent Japanese detective series… I enjoy each and every story…’ R. Russell’Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens’ characters and Doyle’s. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I’ve read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended…’ Abby Normal’Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting…’ Gerry H’Once you start this, I’m betting you won’t be able to set it down until you finish it…’ Judy’The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story…’ J. Cepeda’Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched…’ D. Werdin’Wonderful… Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum…’ AcerAcer’Ben Stevens is masterful. I can’t wait to read his next set of stories…’ Kindle Customer’Thoroughly enjoyed it…’ Daphne Frampton’This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ Mcb.’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this….’ Mamakile’Great short stories…’ Ston’Something out of the ordinary… Well worth the read…’ Amazon Customer’The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He’s one heck of a storyteller…’ Lisa’A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes… This ever-evolving excellent series… Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer…’ Deborah Chaytor’Try it… and like it… I don’t look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series…’ Amazon Customer’Loved it!… Simply amazed… I thoroughly enjoyed this read…’ Edwina Callan’Very enjoyable…’ Sid’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this…’ Mamakile’I loved this…’ MaidenStull’A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan…’ Jennifer’Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin…’ Amazon Customer, NJ United States’The mysteries are intriguing and unusual… Couldn’t put the stories down… Well worth the price…’ Jay Gold’Mystery from historic Japan… like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysaa’Good book… the story takes you back in time…’ Santex’Very powerful…’ Bill’Delightful short story… Enjoy!…’ PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing… Recommend these stories to all…’ Chris’Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… A rare achievement…’ Kenny51

Author: Ben Stevens

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

How to Become a Successful Artist in 7 Steps: All you need to know about building a thriving art career by Annelien Bruins

in an increasingly crowded space where competition for the gallery’s attention and the collector’s wallet is fierce, having a strong brand, an effective marketing, pricing strategy, and an efficiently-run studio operation is vital to an artist’s long-term success. This book will help artists overcome these business and logistical challenges so that they can focus on the production and sale of art. The author, Annelien Bruins, is the founder of Katapult Art Management. This company helps artists, artist foundations and estates with business, marketing and logistical challenges so that they can focus on the production and sale of art. Annelien Bruins is also COO and senior art advisor at Tang Art Advisory. Annelien Bruins has worked within the international art world for 15 years. After honing her expertise managing two well-known, extensive private collections of art, antiques, and collectibles, she set up London-based Bruins Private Collections Consultancy in 2007, providing portfolio management to both private and corporate clients from Europe, the United States, and Asia. Five years later, Annelien hopped the Atlantic and joined Tang Art Advisory where she serves as COO and senior art advisor. Tang Art Advisory advises its clients on the buying, selling and managing of their collections of fine and decorative art. At the same time, she set up Katapult Art Management, a firm that provides artists, estates and foundations with business and marketing advice so that they can focus on the production and sale of art. Recognizing her acute understanding of the art market and its many nuances, Spears Wealth Management named Annelien Best Art Advisor in 2014 and 2015. Annelien is a member of the Estate Planning Council of New York City. She has lectured at Christie’s Education, Sotheby’s Institute of Art and California College of the Arts, and she has written for Family Office Exchange, Spears Wealth Management, and Private Wealth Focus. She currently writes a monthly column for Hamptons Art Hub and reviews for LawfullyChic. She has been interviewed by CNBC, Thomson Reuters, Barrons Asia, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, Art + Auction, Investment Week and Private Asset Management.

Author: Annelien Bruins

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

How to Draw Anime: Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY! by Eva Komatsu

How to Draw Anime

Sketching sumptuous anime pictures FAST and EASY!

Drawing is viewed as an inventive type of craftsmanship to express the contemplations and sentiment an artist. To be sure, one can express his energy and feeling through drawing wonderful pictures on a clear paper. Then again, drawing is a convoluted procedure that requests sheer ability and skill to appropriately execute and draw. For some people, drawing interestingly or the second is no not exactly a major test. If you pondering about How To Draw a sketch or painting, then you would be joyful to realize that there are various online sources accessible nowadays that have assumed the liability to help children and grown-ups learn drawing with outright flawlessness.
These online sources are resolved to offer you some assistance with learning the specialty of drawing with the help of video instructional exercises and orderly direction. They have far reaching choice of instructive recordings alongside important tips and methods to help with learning drawing.

Here is a preview of what you’ll learn:
How To Draw Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl 2How To Draw A Cute Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl SittingHow To Draw A Cute Anime GirlHow To Draw An Anime Little GirlHow To Draw An Anime Girl

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Author: Eva Komatsu

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

The Bamboo Hut: An Ennin Mystery #49 by Ben Stevens

An attractive young woman begs Ennin to save her brother – from himself.But this man is the infamous artist known as the ‘Painter in Blood’ – and so Ennin’s task seems quite impossible…This is the 49th Ennin MysteryAmazon reviews for ENNIN (various titles)’The greatest of Japan’s detectives, Ennin, and his trusted servant and chronicler Kukai…’ M. Dowden, Hall of Fame, TOP 50 Amazon reviewer’These Ennin Mysteries are absolutely fabulous…’ sshap’I can’t stop reading this series! If you love historical mysteries, you will love the period and cultural detail…’ Pauline’Cleverly written and filled with facts regarding old Japan…. Very similar to Holmes and Watson…’ Eileen Sedgwick’An excellent Japanese detective series… I enjoy each and every story…’ R. Russell’Stevens keeps on delivering… This is a great series. Anyone who enjoys Sherlock Holmes will enjoy the similarities in Stevens’ characters and Doyle’s. Fresh plots, exotic locale, who-done-its, and a unique set of protagonists. I’ve read all the Ennin series and look forward to each new adventure. Highly recommended…’ Abby Normal’Entertaining read with Holmesian overtones, but very different setting…’ Gerry H’Once you start this, I’m betting you won’t be able to set it down until you finish it…’ Judy’The author weaves intrigue, subterfuge and cunning into a very enjoyable story…’ J. Cepeda’Historical setting and cultural background are excellently researched…’ D. Werdin’Wonderful… Like a Japanese room arrangement with clean lines keeping clutter to a minimum…’ AcerAcer’Ben Stevens is masterful. I can’t wait to read his next set of stories…’ Kindle Customer’Thoroughly enjoyed it…’ Daphne Frampton’This Japanese detective is a fine addition to the burgeoning field of Asian historical detectives which began with Judge Dee (China) and runs through I.P. Parker’s Akitada…’ Mcb.’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this….’ Mamakile’Great short stories…’ Ston’Something out of the ordinary… Well worth the read…’ Amazon Customer’The Sensei is a brilliant detective. Ben Stevens, as always rocks. He’s one heck of a storyteller…’ Lisa’A feudal Japanese Sherlock Holmes… This ever-evolving excellent series… Vivid imagery and graphic detail which are a trademark of this writer…’ Deborah Chaytor’Try it… and like it… I don’t look for mysteries from the middle ages, even ones set in Japan, but for some reason I love this series…’ Amazon Customer’Loved it!… Simply amazed… I thoroughly enjoyed this read…’ Edwina Callan’Very enjoyable…’ Sid’If you like the Akitada books, you will enjoy this…’ Mamakile’I loved this…’ MaidenStull’A prime example of deductive reasoning, set within feudal Japan…’ Jennifer’Ennin and his faithful servant are the Holmes and Watson of the East. The mysteries are well plotted. Sesshu is the Moriarty of the piece. If you are a Sherlock fan you should like Ennin…’ Amazon Customer, NJ United States’The mysteries are intriguing and unusual… Couldn’t put the stories down… Well worth the price…’ Jay Gold’Mystery from historic Japan… like Holmes and Watson, but in an Asian setting…’ Nysaa’Good book… the story takes you back in time…’ Santex’Very powerful…’ Bill’Delightful short story… Enjoy!…’ PeaTee (TOP 500 REVIEWER)'(The) Ennin series is intriguing… Recommend these stories to all…’ Chris’Atmospheric, intriguing and entertaining… A rare achievement…’ Kenny51

Author: Ben Stevens

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews

Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum by Maria Lucia Ferruzza

In the ancient world, terracotta sculpture was ubiquitous. Readily available and economical—unlike stone suitable for carving—clay allowed artisans to craft figures of remarkable variety and expressiveness. Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily attest to the prolific coroplastic workshops that supplied sacred and decorative images for sanctuaries, settlements, and cemeteries. Sixty terracottas are investigated here by noted scholar Maria Lucia Ferruzza, comprising a selection of significant types from the Getty’s larger collection—life-size sculptures, statuettes, heads and busts, altars, and decorative appliqués. In addition to the comprehensive catalogue entries, the publication includes a guide to the full collection of over one thousand other figurines and molds from the region by Getty curator of antiquities Claire L. Lyons. Reflecting the Getty’s commitment to open content, Ancient Terracottas from South Italy and Sicily in the J. Paul Getty Museum is available online at www.getty.edu/publications/terracottas and may be downloaded free of charge in multiple formats. For readers who wish to have a bound reference copy, this paperback edition has been made available for sale. 

Author: Maria Lucia Ferruzza

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
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How to Draw a Portrait: From the eyes to the bust, a beginner’s guide to drawing portraits by Ann D. Fisher

+ FREE BOOK Buy this book and get BOOK for FREE The art of drawing portraits is not easy to master. The human body is a work of art by itself, a complex composition structured on symmetry as much as on asymmetry. One’s personality derives from the subtle interplay of proportions, from the personal specific way one carries oneself, through postures and gestures that are reflected throughout the body, mirrored in each of its parts, from the smallest toe to the arch of the eyebrow. Here is a preview of what you’ll learn:- What you need to know about drawing portraits- Drawing after a live model vs. a photo- Drawing step by step- Main aspects when drawing the portrait of a child, woman or man- Drawing the mouth- Drawing the nose- Drawing the eyes FREE BONUS BOOK All the instructions you will find at the end of the book.Good luck!

Author: Ann D. Fisher

Rating: Rating: 5.00 / 5
5 reviews