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Digital Drawing Resources #5?!

Hello everyone!,
  Are you looking to draw/paint digitally while you're away from your home? Are you on a tight budget? Are you looking for similar digital tablet quality to that of Wacom's Cintiq Companion 2 or Mobile Studio Pro? No worries, there is an alternative!
   If you are looking for a tablet which will give you immediate results, without having to worry about installing large-scale programs, then you may want to consider Apple's iPad Pro. Depending on the size you are looking for (both in screen size and the device's internal storage) will give you a better idea on both your budget and digital drawing/painting needs. Currently, there are two models available: the 9.7 inch, and the the 12.9 inch. Both models offer 64, 128, and 256 GB internal storage options; however, as you may have guessed, there is a difference in price between the screen sizes as well as internal storage-the larger the screen size (and the larger the internal storage), the more money the i…

Art Book Resource #9?!

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  Are you looking for space artwork and illustrations which NASA has used? Are you looking to own space art for both your personal collection and as a reference? Are you looking for ideas or inspiration for your space art, but you are not quite sure what to do?
   Fortunately, there is a book that will answer all three questions! The Art of Robert McCall: A Celebration of Our Future in Space by Robert McCall shows his most famous space artwork and illustrations! Mr. McCall's artwork and illustrations were created as ideas/concepts which were used in magazines, newspapers, and even NASA!
  If you want to own a book which contains beautiful space artwork, you cannot go wrong with picking up a copy of The Art of Robert McCall: A Celebration of Our Future in Space by Robert McCall! I hope this post was helpful! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to leave a comment below, or e-mail me. Thank you! Enjoy!

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Art Book Resource #8?!

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   Are you looking for a book filled with artists from the United States? Are you interested in sampling artwork and illustrations which were once in magazines, newspapers, and on paperback novels? Or are you looking for a great art book reference?
   Fortunately, there is a book like that! Famous American Illustrator, by Arpi Ermoyan, has a wonderful collection or artwork and illustrations from numerous artists throughout the 20th century. Artists in this book include  N.C. Wyeth, Robert McCall, Charles Dana Gibson, and Thomas Nast (just to name a few!)! Each artist is given around a one-page overview regarding his or her biography and art style, followed by as well as showing some of the artist's most recognized artwork and illustrations.
   If you are looking for a book which will give you a sample of great American artwork and illustrations, Famous American Illustrator by Arpi Ermoyan is a wonderful book to have! I hope you found this post to be helpful! If yo…

Digital Drawing Resource #4?!

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   Are you looking for a program which will help you draw straight or curved lines with ease? Are you looking for a program which is inexpensive but effective in your work? Do you wish there was a program out there that will work with digital programs, such as Adobe Photoshop, Corel Painter, or Autodesk's Sketchbook Pro? Fortunately, there is something out there that will do what you want, and more!
    The program I am talking about is called Lazy Nezumi Pro. This program allows you to draw perfect lines, whether you are trying to draw curves, straight lines, patterns built into the program itself. Lazy Nezumi Pro also has its own perspective tool which you can use on any digital art program! The only suggestion I have is that you follow the directions it has bundled with the package in order to see when Lazy Nezumi Pro is working on the digital program of your choice (note: there is usually a red box which will flash indicating that the Lazy Nezumi Pro has linke…

Digital Drawing Resource #3?!

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  Are you looking for a stylus pen to use for digital drawings/paintings for your tablet? Does your tablet not support the nice pen tablet pressure sensitivity options such as the Wacom Bamboo pens? Are you looking to save money while at the same time have a great quality pen stylus? No worries, there is a stylus pen which will work for you!
   The MeKo pen stylus is an excellent alternative stylus pens for tablets which do not register with the more expensive pen styluses. If you are looking to digitally sketch or paint on tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 4, this pen will work for you. The MeKo pen stylus comes with two pens. Both pens are dual-sided; one side it the round soft stylus for everyday use (e.g., browsing the internet, tapping the screen), while the other has a clear rubber round flat disc end for drawing. You might be asking, "Wait, a round rubber tip, how does that help?" Fortunately, the flat disc has the ability to control the tip whil…

Art Book Resource #7?!

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  Are you looking to find an art book which will cover the human anatomy? Would you like a book which will show you both steps and techniques to get you to your goal (with both practice and effort)? Are you looking for a book which goes over parts of the human body, including the skeletal system, the muscles, hands, feet, head, as well as drawing and shading techniques? No worries, there is a book which answers all the questions listed above?
   Roberto Osti's book, Basic Human Anatomy: An Essential Visual Guide for Artists, will not only show you drawings/diagrams of the human body, but Mr. Osti will also explain to you his drawing technique for both men and women body structures (i.e., classic body ratio 1:7 1/2 times the height of the head). In addition, Mr. Osti does go over drawing techniques, including shading (i.e., shadows), lighting, and the type of drawing paper available for both practicing and creating professional work.
   If you want a comprehensive …

Art Book Resource # 6?!

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  Are you interested in viewing art work with watercolor paint? Are you looking to find a nice watercolor art book reference, but you're not sure where to look? Are you interested in drawing urban settings, but you're looking for ideas? Fortunately, there is a book which will fulfill all three questions, and more!
  Master of the Urban Landscape: From Realism to Abstraction in Watercolor by John Salminen, is an excellent reference book as well as an excellent demonstration on what you can do with watercolor paint. Mr. Salminen's book is divided in four chapters, which includes: Chapter 1-Architectural Form, Chapter 2-The Organic Form, Chapter 3-The Human Form, and Chapter 4-Shadow and Light. While all of Mr. Salminen's paintings are urban paintings, each chapter emphasizes aspects of his paintings (or focal points).
  If you're looking to see what watercolor paint can do, Mr. Salminen's book is an excellent example. I hope this post was helpful…