500 drawing prompts offer plenty of variety, including: animals like a kitten or puppy insects like a butterfly or grasshopper foliage like a rose or sunflower shapes like a pyramid or donut effects like shadow or perspective foods like an apple or cake body parts like an eye or ear objects like a sailboat or comet concepts like "fun," "courage," "magic," or "springtime" and hundreds of other drawing prompts. Ways to use this book of drawing prompts include: Improve your drawing skills through practice. Challenge yourself to draw specific kinds of pictures. Explore your creativity visually. Relax and escape into the world of art. Note that this is a book drawing prompts, intended to guide you with specific suggestions. Such a book helps provide drawing practice, without hampering your creative style. This is not an art instruction book, and thus does not show or tell you how to draw.
Almost every writer has a pathological predisposition to procrastination and often believe there is a magical answer to the question ‘where do you get your ideas?’. Well now, whether you write Twitfic, Microfiction, Flash Fiction, Short Short Stories, Short Stories, Novelettes, Novellas, Novels or Scripts you can tell everyone that you get your ideas here. This is a prompts book. Oh yes. But it's a prompts book with a BIG difference. The prompts in this book aren't the usual, run-of-the-mill, mind numbingly boring prompts you usually get. Oh, no. Not here. And this is not the sort of book that's just going to give you a prompt and expect you to know what to do with it. No matter what form your writing takes, this book will show you an easy way to get the ideas out of your brain and transformed into stories. How? Well that's the easy part - firstly there's Mr Maxwell's Spectacular Story Suggester. A simple method of taking whichever prompt you choose and getting it straight into the easiest possible form so you can get to the important part - writing the story. There is, of course, more. The author has taken a prompt and written a Flash Fiction story from it and then explained exactly how he did it. Then Adrian Graham, a prolific microfiction author whose ebooks have been downloaded over 120 thousand times has written some exquisite stories and explained how to create micro-magic from the prompts Next Rosalind Wyllie, a tremendous playwright whose plays have been performed up and down the country by fine companies of players (including the RSC) has penned a short script and taken time from her busy schedule to describe how she weaved her magic. And last but by no means least the fantastic Y.A. author Mr C.G. Allan has written a children's short story and then explained just how it went from prompt to print. By the time you've inhaled this book you mind will be an overflowing well of wonderful ideas and even better - you'll know what to do with them.
The Father Reimagined in Faulkner, Wright, O'Connor, and Morrison
Author: Doreen Fowler
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Category: Literary Criticism
In an original contribution to the psychoanalytic approach to literature, Doreen Fowler focuses on the fiction of four major American writers—William Faulkner, Richard Wright, Flannery O'Connor, and Toni Morrison—to examine the father's function as a "border figure." Although the father has most commonly been interpreted as the figure who introduces opposition and exclusion to the child, Fowler finds in these literary depictions fathers who instead support the construction of a social identity by mediating between cultural oppositions. Fowler counters the widely accepted notion that boundaries are solely sites of exclusion and offers a new theoretical model of boundary construction. She argues that boundaries are mysterious, dangerous, in-between places where a balance of sameness and difference makes differentiation possible. In the fiction of these southern writers, father figures introduce a separate cultural identity by modeling this mix of relatedness and difference. Fathers intervene in the mother-child relationship, but the father is also closely related to both mother and child. This model of boundary formation as a balance of exclusion and relatedness suggests a way to join with others in an inclusive, multicultural community and still retain ethnic, racial, and gender differences. Fowler's model for the father's mediating role in initiating gender, race, and other social differences shows not only how psychoanalytic theory can be used to interpret fiction and cultural history but also how literature and history can reshape theory.
Capture the essence of the forest with Drawing Trees and Leaves. Trees are a perennially inspiring subject for artists. Think of their beautiful multicolored leaves in the fall, or the way the snow settles on their branches in the winter. Start by learning how to identify trees and leaves, their benefit and life stages, the oldest trees, famous forests, and other fascinating aspects and phases of growth. Then, use this inspiration paired with charming prompts to draw the diverse beauty of these endlessly captivating and beautiful subjects. Flip this book open vertically; these are drawings of tall trees!
The author's first book Beginning AutoCAD takes the absolute beginner through a series of graded exercises which leave the student with a grasp of the main commands, and able to draw simple two dimensional diagrams. As powerful CAD packages become ever more widely used many trainees move on rapidly to generate three dimensional images and other design data from fairly simple plans. As long as the user is basically familiar with 2D AutoCAD this book will form an ideal introduction to solid modelling, and includes sections on shading and rendering surface detail. As with Bob McFarlane's other books the style of presentation assists learning at the keyboard with a minimum of teacher assistance.
A Meditative Drawing Book and Sketchpad - Adapted from the Best-Selling Book One Zentangle A Day
Author: Beckah Krahula
Grab a pen and get tangled up in hours of relaxation anywhere! Now in an all-new format, Beckah Krahula's best-selling book One Zentangle a Day is reconfigured into this beautiful gift package, including an informational book and companion sketchpad featuring prompts and drawings to get your started. Find everything you need to experiment with the playful and inspiring world of tangle art, an incredibly soothing and relaxting way to create beautiful works of art. Each mark is called a "tangle" and you combine various tangles into patterns to create "tiles" or small square drawings. With meditation and focus on small strokes, your simple marks combine to create beautiful, detailed drawings in no time. So grab a pen and get tangled up in hours of relaxation anywhere!
With information on ships, swashbucklers, and the scurvy sailors of the high seas, this book is packed with fun activities, including games, coloring pages, drawing prompts, puzzles, and more than 500 reusable stickers. Ahoy matey! Kids can hop on board and sail across the seven seas as they discover the world of real-life pirates, create outfits for a pirate crew, find out what it means to be marooned, design their own fearsome flags, and so much more more with Factivity Fun: Pirates. Series Overview: A fantastic series of sticker books that blends educational content with games, doodles, and puzzles, DK's Factivity Fun books are packed with activities for kids. Combining fun games and amazing facts, these books are full of absorbing things to do that will keep kids occupied for hours. And because all you need are pens and pencils, DK's Factivity Fun books are the perfect way to learn and have fun--wherever you are.