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A Little Digital Guidance On Posing Subjects

As any aspiring and establish artist likely knows, if you are working with human subjects, posing is always a key part of the process. While some may have poses picked out right from the beginning, others may need some help or be looking for something different.

Whether you are working with drawing, painting, photography or even sculpture, a posing guide can be helpful. And while there are many posing guides available, it’s not always easy to have to carry them around or find a place in your studio to store them with the gazillions of other things you have in that area.

That’s when a digital posing guide, one in e-book format, can really come in handy. One such option that I highly recommend is the collection of guides by Justin R. Martin from the “Pose Muse” series. There is a bundle of volumes 1-4 available with a special 10% promo code for readers of this blog. Order from the link below and use the code gumroad10off for the deal price.

As the author’s website states:

“Over 500 creative references in the Poses for Artists Book Set! Dynamic, sitting, standing, fighting, couples, and various other poses. Immediate pdf delivery today plus access to our free weekly figure drawing poses. https://gum.co/4EbookSet

Check it out. It’s well worth the investment.

A Southern Thing Decals – Pretty and Practical

A little more than a year and a half ago, I relocated to North Carolina. Once summer rolled around, my family and I a met another family. The lady of the house was a young woman by the name of Amber.

It wasn’t until after the sad day in which my dog took the trip to the “Rainbow Bridge” that I found out how talented of an artist she is.

Amber gave us a tile she decorated with in amazing and beautiful design done as a decal on white tile. Since then, I’ve learned that she has a Facebook page she calls “A Southern Thing Decals” and makes wonderful pieces that are both pretty and practical.  She adds her designs to everything from t-shirts to water bottles to large wooden boards and more.

Check out her work below and visit the Facebook page for more info on items and commission requests.

Monthly Photo Contest for August (Let’s Try This Again)

This was for July but I guess the subject matter was so difficult that nobody wanted to take a try.

Post your comments as to what you think it is and at the end of the month, a winner will be selected for the prize of his or her choice. If nobody gets it correct, the closest guess will be the winner for the month.

Here are the prize options:

Your choice of e-books from these titles

Optical Artistry

Making Beautiful Photography: A Guide for the Novice and the Enthusiast

Pesky Shadows, Pretty Shadows: A Guide To Lighting In Photography

Good luck!

Above The Crowds Below (A Poem)

Above The Crowds Below

I hover above the crowds below
Looking up with glee
Though I only stay a second or two
They have come here just for me

Then I come back in increments
In different shades of light
To build an artwork among the stars
And to brighten up the night

Serving as a reflection
Of sacrifices long ago
I am the fusion of sight and sound
The most incredible show

Monthly Photo Contest for July

As I have mentioned in a recent post, I am holding a monthly contest for readers to try to guess the subject of a photo. Check out the specifics here.

This is the first photo. Post your comments as to what you think it is and at the end of the month, a winner will be selected for the prize of his or her choice. If nobody gets it correct, which I am thinking is the most likely scenario, the closest guess will be the winner for the month.

Good luck!

24 Colours Acrylic Flip Cup – Amazing Abstract Painting

New Monthly Contest

I’m starting a monthly contest that will require readers to comment there guess of what the subject is in my abstract or extreme closeup photos. At the end of each month. A winner will be picked based on the correct response or the closest to it if nobody gets the answer. That winner will get a free copy of one of my photography e-books which can be found on Amazon at https://www.amazon.com/Jason-Greiner/e/B07T3H7K82?ref=sr_ntt_srch_lnk_1&qid=1561039231&sr=8-1 or on my official site www.jasongreiner.com.

Winner can select from these options:

Optical Artistry

Making Beautiful Photography: A Guide for the Novice and the Enthusiast

Pesky Shadows, Pretty Shadows: A Guide To Lighting In Photography

The first contest will start in July, can’t wait to see your guesses on this one.

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