The Silver Way: Techniques, Tips, and Tutorials for Effective Character Design

The Silver Way: Techniques, Tips, and Tutorials for Effective Character Design Author Stephen Silver
ISBN-10 9781624650345
Release
Publisher Design Studio Press
Download Link Click Here

The Silver Way: Techniques, Tips and Tutorials for Effective Character Design by Stephen Silver offers invaluable instruction from one of best teachers in the industry. Whether you’re a professional artist interested in improving your drawing skills, or an aspiring designer fresh out of high school looking to add to your portfolio, The Silver Way will help you build your confidence and strengthen your work in order to successfully design characters for any project, in any style.

Chockfull of helpful―and entertaining!―drawing techniques and easy-to-follow tutorials developed through his decades of experience as an artist on popular animated shows (Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, The Fairly OddParents) and as the owner of Silver Drawing Academy, The Silver Way is the kind of educational art book you’ll revisit again and again for guidance, encouragement, and inspiration.



Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner)

Drawing for the Absolute Beginner: A Clear & Easy Guide to Successful Drawing (Art for the Absolute Beginner) Author Mark Willenbrink
ISBN-10 9781581807899
Release
Publisher North Light Books
Download Link Click Here

This inspiring book makes drawing in a realistic style easier than you may think and more fun than you ever imagined!

Authors Mark and Mary Willenbrink (Watercolor for the Absolute Beginner) cover it all—from choosing materials and the correct way to hold your pencil, to expert advice on the tricky stuff, like getting proportions and perspective right, drawing reflections, and designing strong compositions. (It's not as scary as it sounds…not with Mark and Mary as your guide!)

At the heart of this book, a series of fun, hands-on exercises help you practice and perfect your strokes—24 mini-demos lead up to 9 full step-by-step demos. Each exercise builds on the previous one as you develop your skills, build your confidence, and enjoy yourself along the way. The lessons you learn by drawing simple subjects such as coffee mugs, clouds and trees will help you take on progressively more challenging matter like animals, still lifes, landscapes and portraits…the kinds of subjects and scenes you've always dreamt of drawing.

This book is just the ticket for budding artists of any age. It's never too early and never too late to discover the pure joy of drawing!



The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations

The Leadership Challenge: How to Make Extraordinary Things Happen in Organizations Author James M. Kouzes
ISBN-10 9780470651728
Release
Publisher Jossey-Bass
Download Link Click Here

The 25th anniversary edition of the bestselling business classic, completely revised and updated

For more than 25 years, The Leadership Challenge has been the most trusted source on becoming a better leader, selling more than 2 million copies in over 20 languages since its first publication. Based on Kouzes and Posner's extensive research, this all-new edition casts their enduring work in context for today's world, proving how leadership is a relationship that must be nurtured, and most importantly, that it can be learned.

  • Features over 100 all-new case studies and examples, which show The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership in action around the world
  • Focuses on the toughest organizational challenges leaders face today
  • Addresses changes in how people work and what people want from their work

An indispensable resource for leaders at all levels, this anniversary edition is a landmark update and must-read.



The Experts Book of Sewing Tips and Techniques: From the Sewing Stars-Hundreds of Ways to Sew Better, Faster, Easier (Rodale Sewing Book)

The Experts Book of Sewing Tips and Techniques: From the Sewing Stars-Hundreds of Ways to Sew Better, Faster, Easier (Rodale Sewing Book) Author Stacey L. Klaman
ISBN-10 9780875966823
Release
Publisher Rodale Pr
Download Link Click Here

This book is filled with helpful hints and tips from America's top sewing experts. Learn their trade secrets as they share timesaving methods, smart shopping suggestions, how-to information on sewing for a professional look, and advice on fabrics, buttons, stabilizers, and more.



100 Ways to Improve Your Writing: Proven Professional Techniques for Writing with Style and Power (Mentor Series)

100 Ways to Improve Your Writing: Proven Professional Techniques for Writing with Style and Power (Mentor Series) Author Gary Provost
ISBN-10 9780451627216
Release 1985-10-01
Publisher Berkley
Download Link Click Here

This is the one guide that anyone who writes--whether student, business person, or professional writer--should put on the desk beside pencil, pen, typewriter, or word processor. Filled with professional tips and a wealth of instructive examples, this valuable, easy-to-use handbook can help you solve any and all writing problems.



Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Orchids, Weeping Willows, Prickly Pears, Pineapples, and Many More...

Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Orchids, Weeping Willows, Prickly Pears, Pineapples, and Many More... Author Lee J. Ames
ISBN-10 9780823085798
Release 2012-05-08
Publisher Watson-Guptill
Download Link Click Here

Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skill and build a repertoire of subjects, especially those in nature.
     Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of plants with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. His distinctive drawing method has proven to be successful for children and adults alike over the past thirty years, and has shown artists, from the beginner to advanced level, how to draw everything from animals to airplanes. The revised Draw 50 series gives an old favorite an exciting, new look.



Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within (Book + CD set)

Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within (Book + CD set) Author Kenny Werner
ISBN-10 9781562240035
Release
Publisher Jamey Aebersold
Download Link Click Here

Paperback book and CD set. Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Master Musician Within is a book for any musician who finds themselves having reached a plateau in their development. Werner, a masterful jazz pianist in his own right, uses his own life story and experiences to explore the barriers to creativity and mastery of music, and in the process reveals that ''Mastery is available to everyone,'' providing practical, detailed ways to move towards greater confidence and proficiency in any endeavor. While Werner is a musician, the concepts presented are for every profession or life-style where there is a need for free-flowing, effortless thinking.

The book also comes with an audio CD of meditations narrated by Kenny to help the musician reach a place of relaxed focus.



1,001 Ways to Live in the Moment

1,001 Ways to Live in the Moment Author Barbara Ann Kipfer
ISBN-10 9780811871082
Release
Publisher Chronicle Books
Download Link Click Here

The newest title in Chronicle's best-selling 1,001 series offers readers a rare gift: the chance to stopright here,right nowand truly celebrate the present moment. Packaged in our signature chunky format, this upliftingvolume is filled with enlightening activities, poignant observations, and affirming quotations that highlight the simplejoys that surround us every moment of every day. Whether it's handwriting a letter to an old friend or taking the timeto admire the first flowers of spring, this simple and motivating guide will help anyone discover, or rediscover, thecountless reasons why a life worth living is a life worth enjoying.



Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom (Business Books)

Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom (Business Books) Author Van K. Tharp
ISBN-10 9780071478717
Release
Publisher McGraw-Hill Education
Download Link Click Here

The bestselling holy grail of trading information-now brought completely up to date to give traders an edge in the marketplace

“Sound trading advice and lots of ideas you can use to develop your own trading methodology.”-Jack Schwager, author of Market Wizards and The New Market Wizards

This trading masterpiece has been fully updated to address all the concerns of today's market environment. With substantial new material, this second edition features Tharp's new 17-step trading model. Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom also addresses reward to risk multiples, as well as insightful new interviews with top traders, and features updated examples and charts.



Good Morning: 365 Positive Ways to Start Your Day

Good Morning: 365 Positive Ways to Start Your Day Author Brook Noel
ISBN-10 9781402212246
Release 2008-12-01
Publisher Sourcebooks
Download Link Click Here

365 Positive Ways to Start Your Day

Good Morning offers proven tools to help us live our best life daily. While studies show breakfast to be the most important meal of the day, Brook Noel believes a positive "emotional breakfast" is a key source of emotional, mental, and physical strength for the day. Good Morning provides readers with a daily dose of inspiration to make every day matter.

More than 40,000 women have realized the benefit of starting their day with a positive thought and Good Morning, a principle tool from the bestselling book The Change Your Life Challenge, also authored by Brook Noel. Each day for more than three years, Noel has sent a daily email, challenge, and affirmation to her readers.

Good Morning compiles a years' worth of positive morning messages into a single volume, offering readers a reflective boost to begin the day.

"I have read your emails for years. They say that thoughts lead to actions; your Good Mornings are a cleansing to the mind. Can't tell you what a good diet it has been." ―Tiffani

"I count on Brook's Good Morning to remind me of what is really important in life." ―Michelle

"Brook's Good Mornings have a way of changing my day. No matter the quote... it gives me a reason to view my day differently... especially if it didn't start out right." ―Betsy



The Silver Way

The Silver Way Author Stephen Silver
ISBN-10 1624650341
Release 2016-08-15
Pages 248
Download Link Click Here

The Silver Way: Techniques, Tips and Tutorials for Effective Character Design by Stephen Silver offers invaluable instruction from one of best teachers in the industry. Whether you're a professional artist interested in improving your drawing skills, or an aspiring designer fresh out of high school looking to add to your portfolio, The Silver Way will help you build your confidence and strengthen your work in order to successfully design characters for any project, in any style. Chockfull of helpful--and entertaining --drawing techniques and easy-to-follow tutorials developed through his decades of experience as an artist on popular animated shows (Kim Possible, Danny Phantom, The Fairly OddParents) and as the owner of Silver Drawing Academy, The Silver Way is the kind of educational art book you'll revisit again and again for guidance, encouragement, and inspiration.



Metal Clay Jewelry

Metal Clay Jewelry Author Louise Duhamel
ISBN-10 1581807856
Release 2006-08-08
Pages 144
Download Link Click Here

Polymer clay and jewelry artists are experimenting with metal clay more than ever, but there are few books on the market to show them how to use this exciting new medium. Highlights include: ? 19 fashionable step-by-step projects, including a variety of styles provided by both the author and talented contributing artists ? An easy, skill-building approach that teaches readers a new technique with each project ? A wide range of creative techniques--from carving and setting gems to making clasps and mixing found objects with metal clay



The Signal and the Noise

The Signal and the Noise Author Nate Silver
ISBN-10 9781101595954
Release 2012-09-27
Pages 544
Download Link Click Here

One of Wall Street Journal's Best Ten Works of Nonfiction in 2012 New York Times Bestseller “Not so different in spirit from the way public intellectuals like John Kenneth Galbraith once shaped discussions of economic policy and public figures like Walter Cronkite helped sway opinion on the Vietnam War…could turn out to be one of the more momentous books of the decade.” —New York Times Book Review "Nate Silver's The Signal and the Noise is The Soul of a New Machine for the 21st century." —Rachel Maddow, author of Drift "A serious treatise about the craft of prediction—without academic mathematics—cheerily aimed at lay readers. Silver's coverage is polymathic, ranging from poker and earthquakes to climate change and terrorism." —New York Review of Books Nate Silver built an innovative system for predicting baseball performance, predicted the 2008 election within a hair’s breadth, and became a national sensation as a blogger—all by the time he was thirty. He solidified his standing as the nation's foremost political forecaster with his near perfect prediction of the 2012 election. Silver is the founder and editor in chief of FiveThirtyEight.com. Drawing on his own groundbreaking work, Silver examines the world of prediction, investigating how we can distinguish a true signal from a universe of noisy data. Most predictions fail, often at great cost to society, because most of us have a poor understanding of probability and uncertainty. Both experts and laypeople mistake more confident predictions for more accurate ones. But overconfidence is often the reason for failure. If our appreciation of uncertainty improves, our predictions can get better too. This is the “prediction paradox”: The more humility we have about our ability to make predictions, the more successful we can be in planning for the future. In keeping with his own aim to seek truth from data, Silver visits the most successful forecasters in a range of areas, from hurricanes to baseball, from the poker table to the stock market, from Capitol Hill to the NBA. He explains and evaluates how these forecasters think and what bonds they share. What lies behind their success? Are they good—or just lucky? What patterns have they unraveled? And are their forecasts really right? He explores unanticipated commonalities and exposes unexpected juxtapositions. And sometimes, it is not so much how good a prediction is in an absolute sense that matters but how good it is relative to the competition. In other cases, prediction is still a very rudimentary—and dangerous—science. Silver observes that the most accurate forecasters tend to have a superior command of probability, and they tend to be both humble and hardworking. They distinguish the predictable from the unpredictable, and they notice a thousand little details that lead them closer to the truth. Because of their appreciation of probability, they can distinguish the signal from the noise. With everything from the health of the global economy to our ability to fight terrorism dependent on the quality of our predictions, Nate Silver’s insights are an essential read. From the Trade Paperback edition.



Silver Way

Silver Way Author Peter Gordon
ISBN-10 073439943X
Release 2017-01-02
Pages 100
Download Link Click Here

Long before London and New York rose to international prominence, a trading route was discovered between Spanish America and China that ushered in a new era of globalization. The Ruta de la Plata or "Silver Way" catalyzed economic and cultural exchange, built the foundations for the first global currency, and led to the rise of the first "world city." And yet, for all its importance, the Silver Way is too often neglected in conventional narratives on the birth of globalization. Gordon and Morales re-establish its fascinating role in economic and cultural history, with direct consequences for how we understand China today.



The Noble Approach

The Noble Approach Author Tod Polson
ISBN-10 9781452127385
Release 2013-08-13
Pages 176
Download Link Click Here

This extraordinary volume examines the life and animation philosophy of Maurice Noble, the noted American animation background artist and layout designer whose contributions to the industry span more than 60 years and include such cartoon classics as Duck Dodgers in the 24 ½th Century, What's Opera, Doc?, and The Road Runner Show. Revered throughout the animation world, his work serves as a foundation and reference point for the current generation of animators, story artists, and designers. Written by Noble's longtime friend and colleague Tod Polson and based on the draft manuscript Noble worked on in the years before his death, this illuminating book passes on his approach to animation design from concept to final frame, illustrated with sketches and stunning original artwork spanning the full breadth of his career.



Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School

Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School Author Stephanie Haboush Plunkett
ISBN-10 9781631591228
Release 2017-06-01
Pages 160
Download Link Click Here

"Learn to draw from a collection of works from famous artists such as Norman Rockwell and Albert Dorne with Drawing Lessons from the Famous Artists School"--



The Silver Linings Playbook

The Silver Linings Playbook Author Matthew Quick
ISBN-10 142996023X
Release 2010-04-27
Pages 304
Download Link Click Here

An enchanting first novel about love, madness, and Kenny G. The Silver Linings Playbook was adapted into the Oscar-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. It tells the riotous and poignant story of how one man regains his memory and comes to terms with the magnitude of his wife's betrayal. During the years he spends in a neural health facility, Pat Peoples formulates a theory about silver linings: he believes his life is a movie produced by God, his mission is to become physically fit and emotionally supportive, and his happy ending will be the return of his estranged wife, Nikki. When Pat goes to live with his parents, everything seems changed: no one will talk to him about Nikki; his old friends are saddled with families; the Philadelphia Eagles keep losing, making his father moody; and his new therapist seems to be recommending adultery as a form of therapy. When Pat meets the tragically widowed and clinically depressed Tiffany, she offers to act as a liaison between him and his wife, if only he will give up watching football, agree to perform in this year's Dance Away Depression competition, and promise not to tell anyone about their "contract." All the while, Pat keeps searching for his silver lining. In this brilliantly written debut novel, Matthew Quick takes us inside Pat's mind, deftly showing us the world from his distorted yet endearing perspective. The result is a touching and funny story that helps us look at both depression and love in a wonderfully refreshing way.



Designing Creatures and Characters

Designing Creatures and Characters Author Marc Taro Holmes
ISBN-10 9781440344152
Release 2016-10-12
Pages 192
Download Link Click Here

All You Need Is a Pencil, Paper and Your Imagination! Ever wondered how you could become a character designer for video games, film or animation? Veteran art director and concept artist Marc Taro Holmes shares proven methods for honing the skills and building the portfolio necessary to become a pro gaming artist. This is the first and only work-at-your-own pace home study program that teaches the crucial insider knowledge needed to break into the entertainment-design industry and develop your own style--all you need are a pencil, paper and your imagination. The projects within this straightforward guide are constructed to help you apply your existing drawing and digital art skills to character design. Or, if you're still working on your skills, it will help you improve while at the same time turning your mind into an idea-generating machine. Unlock the Secrets to Character and Creature Design Follow the creature design process from start to finish: 35 projects are divided into 4 challenge levels, ranging from brainstorming and drawing character blueprints to completing market-ready illustrations. As the levels advance, the projects become more complex. Learn to solve design problems: Every project introduces you to an open-ended fictional assignment inspired by industry experience. Each project has a list of minimum deliverables--the basics to get to the next stage--plus bonus goals. You receive virtual merit badges for each achievement you complete. Think like a pro: Over the 155 possible artistic achievements, you'll be asked to find a solution to every type of conceptual problem you might encounter as a professional creature or character designer. Build your portfolio: Work toward creating an outstanding portfolio. Improve your skills and push yourself to create a fine-tuned presentation that could get you your eventual dream job. "This is a workout for the imagination, a boot camp for creativity." --Marc Taro Holmes



De Re Metallica

De Re Metallica Author Georg Agricola
ISBN-10 9780486600062
Release 1950
Pages 638
Download Link Click Here

One of the most important scientific classics, and first to offer detailed technical drawings illustrating mining techniques, field research, and the earliest scientific methods. Translated by Herbert Hoover. 289 woodcuts.



Colored Pencil Solution Book

Colored Pencil Solution Book Author Janie Gildow
ISBN-10 1581809190
Release 2006-05-29
Pages 128
Download Link Click Here

*Provides more than 70 specialized answers for common colored pencil dilemmas



Techniques of the Selling Writer

Techniques of the Selling Writer Author Dwight V. Swain
ISBN-10 9780806186672
Release 2012-09-06
Pages 344
Download Link Click Here

Techniques of the Selling Writer provides solid instruction for people who want to write and sell fiction, not just to talk and study about it. It gives the background, insights, and specific procedures needed by all beginning writers. Here one can learn how to group words into copy that moves, movement into scenes, and scenes into stories; how to develop characters, how to revise and polish, and finally, how to sell the product. No one can teach talent, but the practical skills of the professional writer's craft can certainly be taught. The correct and imaginative use of these kills can shorten any beginner's apprenticeship by years. This is the book for writers who want to turn rejection slips into cashable checks.



Figure Drawing for Concept Artists

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists Author Kan Muftic
ISBN-10 1909414441
Release 2017-06-13
Pages 192
Download Link Click Here

Figure Drawing for Concept Artists is the essential life drawing primer for concept artists, by respected industry practitioner Kan Muftic.



Air Structures

Air Structures Author William McLean
ISBN-10 1780674821
Release 2015-09-15
Pages 160
Download Link Click Here

Air can be used in a variety of ways to make lightweight, flexible structures. It can be used to make inflatable structures, mobile structures, and temporary buildings, it can also activate movable elements and act as a means of constructing buildings that would be impossible with conventional construction methods. This book looks at every facet of the subject, examining the different types of air structure: super pressure buildings, air beam structures, buoyant structures, inflatable structures, and many more. It also looks at the construction methods that use air, such as air-inflated steel, aerated concrete and blow moulding. Filled with photographs, models, drawings, and diagrams, this is the ideal book for curious students, designers and architects.



Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers

Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers Author Elizabeth Bone
ISBN-10 1596684992
Release 2012-01-03
Pages 192
Download Link Click Here

Your expert techniques with a silver lining! A comprehensive guide, Silversmithing for Jewelry Makers details techniques, surface treatments, and innovations specifically designed for all jewelry makers working in silver, and especially focuses on the needs and interests relevant to metal-jewelry artisans. Explore basic skills as well as specialist techniques, including filigree, chasing, annealing, engraving, etching, casting, and much more. Plus, profiles of contemporary practitioners are included in every section, along with galleries illustrating a range of beautifully crafted finished works. The handy resource section also features a how-to for selling jewelry in the contemporary accessories market. Experienced jewelry makers interested in either exploring silver for the first time or taking their silver jewelry to the next level will love this harmonious marriage between expert silversmithing advice and a jewelry artisan sensibility.



Something Wicked This Way Comes

Something Wicked This Way Comes Author Ray Bradbury
ISBN-10 9780575087330
Release 2013-08-29
Pages 272
Download Link Click Here

It's the week before Hallowe'en, and Cooger and Dark's Pandemonium Shadow Show has come to Green Town, Illinois. The siren song of the calliope entices all with promises of youth regained and dreams fulfilled ... And as two boys trembling on the brink of manhood set out to explore the mysteries of the dark carnival's smoke, mazes and mirrors, they will also discover the true price of innermost wishes ...



The Silver Sword

The Silver Sword Author Ian Serraillier
ISBN-10 9781446453131
Release 2012-03-31
Pages 208
Download Link Click Here

The classic tale of a journey through war-torn Europe. Alone and fending for themselves in a Poland devastated by World War Two, Jan and his three homeless friends cling to the silver sword as a symbol of hope. As they travel through Europe towards Switzerland, where they believe they will be reunited with their parents, they encounter many hardships and dangers. This extraordinarily moving account of an epic journey gives a remarkable insight into the reality of a Europe laid waste by war.



Creative Strategies

Creative Strategies Author Fridolin Beisert
ISBN-10 1624650260
Release 2016-02-15
Pages 96
Download Link Click Here

How can I be more creative? People from every walk of life have asked this question. Whether the motivation is to find more personal satisfaction in everyday life or to achieve success in the workplace, the desire for creativity, and the struggle to sustain it, is universal. Drawing on his varied experiences as a successful product designer and creative director, as well as a seasoned educator and a working parent, Fridolin Beisert's Creative Strategies: 10 Approaches to Solving Design Problems uncovers priceless strategies to lead a more creative life--in any industry, at any level--whether you are a student, a teacher, a parent, or a CEO. Beisert's approaches, cleverly and appropriately titled Pattern Breaking, Planting Limits, and Reality Hacking, to name a few, are revealed through case studies and personal anecdotes that are both entertaining and illuminating, and demonstrate that creativity is a skill that can be learned the same way that we learn how to ride a bicycle: by actively practicing it.