The Complete Digital Animation Course: The Principles, Practice and Techniques of Successful Digital Animation

The Complete Digital Animation Course: The Principles, Practice and Techniques of Successful Digital Animation
This is a foundation course in the art and practice of digital animation. Step-by-step tutorials, practical tasks and assignments explain the entire animation process and allow you to practice newly learned techniques and processes. Tips, trade secrets and career advice will help you take your next steps in the animation industry – whether you want to work for a small independent company, work freelance or join one of the world’s largest animation studios.
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Thank You: (a book for teachers)

Thank You: (a book for teachers)
The perfect last-minute gift for your favorite teacher.

As artist and writer Sandy Gingras so aptly points out in the introduction to her book Thank You, a life lived well is perhaps the highest form of thanks a person can give to teachers as a way of repaying them for their attention and effort. A simple thank-you is also nice.

Thank You is Gingras’s own delightful way of conveying this sentiment. This charming keepsake book features her soft, sweet watercolor artwork and thoughtful original text celebrating teachers and all they do for us.

Always striking the right tone of gratitude without being overly sentimental, Thank You is a wonderful way to show appreciation to teachers for their enduring gifts to us both great and small.
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Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing)

Fabulous Figures (I Heart Drawing)
Start with a heart shape . . . and end with a beautiful finished piece of art!You’ll love Jane Davenport’s fabulous, fun, and amazingly easy technique for drawing figures. For aspiring artists, drawing people can be intimidating–but it doesn’t have to be. Over years working as a fashion illustrator, Jane Davenport devised her own method of creating in-proportion figures. Her clever core technique involves using equal-size hearts to build the body’s structure. And Jane’s results have been astounding: her students go from “I can’t draw a stick figure” to producing gorgeous, well-proportioned illustrations. After laying out the basics, her imaginative guide walks you through working with different mediums; drawing the head, face, clothing, hair, and features; and constructing figures inspired by fashion, fantasy, life drawing, and more.
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On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness

On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness
In an age of obsessive productivity and stress, this illustrated ode to idleness invites readers to explore the pleasures and possibilities of slowing down. Beloved author and illustrator Roman Muradov weaves together the words and stories of artists, writers, philosophers, and eccentrics who have pursued inspiration by doing less. He reveals that doing nothing is both easily achievable and absolutely essential to leading an enjoyable and creative life. Cultivating idleness can be as simple as taking a long walk without a destination or embracing chance in the creative process. Peppered with playful illustrations, this handsome volume is a refreshing and thought-provoking read.
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StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect

StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect
Change Your Training Narrative As a trainer, you try to facilitate connections for learners, knowing you must first make connections for yourself. One way to do that is to be a storyteller. But how do you tell stories? How do you find stories to tell? StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect explores how to find your stories and deliver them for learners, ultimately strengthening the storyteller you already are. The challenge with storytelling, according to author Hadiya Nuriddin, is in finding a story to tell. This book focuses on that elusive part of storytelling – finding the stories lurking everywhere and telling them. Hadiya shows you how by pulling from other disciplines, especially literature and creative writing, to help you select, structure, shape, and tell stories that can facilitate connections between you, your learners, and the material. You’ll learn about the characteristics of stories that are most useful for facilitating learning, and understand what each looks like in practice. StoryTraining also includes helpful checklists as well as the author’s surefire tips, diagrams for story timelining, and favourite story models. Given the push to make training more relevant, storytelling ability will continue to be in high demand. If you yearn to find your own stories – and to successfully engage with learners and others – this is the facilitation book you have been waiting for.
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On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness

On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness
In an age of obsessive productivity and stress, this illustrated ode to idleness invites readers to explore the pleasures and possibilities of slowing down. Beloved author and illustrator Roman Muradov weaves together the words and stories of artists, writers, philosophers, and eccentrics who have pursued inspiration by doing less. He reveals that doing nothing is both easily achievable and absolutely essential to leading an enjoyable and creative life. Cultivating idleness can be as simple as taking a long walk without a destination or embracing chance in the creative process. Peppered with playful illustrations, this handsome volume is a refreshing and thought-provoking read.
Buy the book On Doing Nothing: Finding Inspiration in Idleness from Ideakart.com.

StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect

StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect
Change Your Training Narrative As a trainer, you try to facilitate connections for learners, knowing you must first make connections for yourself. One way to do that is to be a storyteller. But how do you tell stories? How do you find stories to tell? StoryTraining: Selecting and Shaping Stories That Connect explores how to find your stories and deliver them for learners, ultimately strengthening the storyteller you already are. The challenge with storytelling, according to author Hadiya Nuriddin, is in finding a story to tell. This book focuses on that elusive part of storytelling – finding the stories lurking everywhere and telling them. Hadiya shows you how by pulling from other disciplines, especially literature and creative writing, to help you select, structure, shape, and tell stories that can facilitate connections between you, your learners, and the material. You’ll learn about the characteristics of stories that are most useful for facilitating learning, and understand what each looks like in practice. StoryTraining also includes helpful checklists as well as the author’s surefire tips, diagrams for story timelining, and favourite story models. Given the push to make training more relevant, storytelling ability will continue to be in high demand. If you yearn to find your own stories – and to successfully engage with learners and others – this is the facilitation book you have been waiting for.
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