As the majority of us would concur, there are many forms of art. Some are traditional and others are not. Some are looked at with respect, others with a bit of disdaine. And on occasion, some have both fans and critics on both side. That is surely the case with street art.
Personally, I like it and think that fans as well as those who dismiss right away do might benefit from giving it a shot. That’s where publications like A. Tarantino’s “Seattle Street Art” (volumes 1 though 3) come in.
The photography and stories behind these books, available in both paperback and e-book, is really something to admire.
You can find out more at the official seattlesreetart.com.
People can spend years learning their craft of photography, painting, drawing…but tend to confront an unexpected struggle when they first begin to work with portraits and models. It’s not the lighting, location, or other material they have that is the problem but rather figuring out how to pose subjects.
In fact, I know people with years of experience who still have a hard time working through poses. So, I had someone tell me about this series of books and figured it could benefit many creative individuals.
The “Poses for Artists” collection by author/artist Justin Matrin has four different volumes that cover everything from couples to fighting positions.
As the writer puts it – “I’m passionate about putting out unique references so artists can get inspired about figure drawing and their art. So, I put out free poses here and sell books at a discount to keep my work going and provide a pose library for others.”
The books come book print and electronic copies as paperbacks, Kindle and PDF Ebooks.
Basically any story ever written has some essential parts. Among such parts is conflict. Basically, there always has to be a problem of some sort and a resolution, either positive or negative, to that problem.
There are seven main formats that a writer can typically use to fit the need. These are:
Person vs. Fate/God
Example – Slaughterhouse Five
Person vs. Self
Example – A Separate Peace
Person vs. Person
Example – Les Misérables
Person vs. Society
Example – To Kill a Mockingbird
Person vs. Nature
Example – Moby Dick
Person vs. Supernatural
Example – The Odyssey
Person vs. Technology
Example – The Terminator
To say Dan Brook enjoys art would be understating things to an extreme degree. While he works primarily as a political science professor in California, he also has engaged in a series of projects doing everything from photography to writing literature.
One of his really unique writings is a publication entitled “Daydreaming in Kyoto” which is mentioned on his Smashwords page as showing “this magical city through evocative and provocative haiku and photographs.”
Check it out when you have a chance.
During the last few years, the shelves in stores of all types have seen a major growth in the atsy and entertianing adult coloring book selection. Not only do these books offer an artistic option for people of all ages but it is also a good way to manage stress.
This is one of the reason’s why I’ve decided to begin selling copies of my photography pieces as pages for adult coloring. The shots below show examples from two of the categories (Landscapes and Models) in which you can find pics to order as such pages.
Price is $1.00 each per download.
It may be hard to fathom, but with all the bookstores and web-based retail outlets like Amazon, there are times that we might find it hard to get our hands on a certain special book we want or need for some reason.
This is where a new site I came up with comes into the picture. It’s called simply Books Near Me.
The concept is simple, as stated on the site’s home page:
Have you ever found yourself looking for a specific book but either can’t locate it, don’t want to wait for shipping or pay the fees for it, or need it right away? This site is here to assist.
The concept behind it is to make it easier to get print books when the big box stores and Internet retailers just won’t cut it.
For example, Amazon and Barnes and Noble might not have the book you need because it is no longer in print. Or if they do, it might take a number of days to get it or cost a bunch to have it sent by mail.
This site is designed to help you find what you need locally.