Jon Kemerer

Helpful votes received on reviews: 80% (4 of 5)
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Sams Teach Yourself Adobe(R) Illustrator(R) 9 in 2&hellip by Mordy Golding
This book is very beginnerish... meaning it's extremely clear, understandable, and simple (the end starts to get a little technical but don't worry Mordy makes it easy!).
The author's goal seems to be... introduce you to the tools, explain all the options and what they do, sometimes explain breifly how you would apply your skills with these tools, and let you practice fooling around with it. Also the author keeps the ball rolling with an interesting sense of humor (see the quizs at the end of each chapter to see what I mean :)
In the end, I highly recommend this book to new users. Even with a few month's worth of practice I'm constantly jumping back to this book "aha!,… Read more
Constructive Anatomy by George B. Bridgman
Constructive Anatomy by George B. Bridgman
5.0 out of 5 stars Solid and indespinsable, Jan. 10 2002
"Constructive Anatomy" is unique in that George presents the viewer a 'real world' application of the muscles, by telling you what each muscle does.
I'd be wrong in saying this book is a one-stop source for learning to draw people. Let's face it anatomy is tough and artists can use all the help they can get! What this book offers that other's don't is different views and applications of perceiving the limbs, muscles, bones, joints, etc., of the body. For the price it's listed out, ya can't go wrong!
Appetite For Destruction ~ Guns N Roses
Appetite For Destruction ~ Guns N Roses
... but to prove it you'll have to show me a better album of this decade. The album is solid from "The Jungle" to "rocket Queen"; one of the few albums worth listening to the whole way through. Unlike albums thrown out today, every song on here is a favorite, compare that to a band today which are lucky to break more than two hits from the same album.