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Drawing: A free book of 100 hands

Drawing the hands is one of the most difficult challenges faced by an artist when studying anatomy. They are as complex as the rest of the figure. Good reference material can help to simplify the task. Thankfully, the classic fully illustrated text of George B. Bridgman’s Book of a Hundred Hands is available free from Google Books. You can download a PDF, read it from your browser or view the book on any device that supports the Google Books app.

Bridgman details the hand in most imaginable positions, detailing fingers, the wrist. Most sections include simplified muscle groups with labels. Other details of interest are the veins, bones and, of course, short texts. The text quickly tells you information that’s key to an artistic understanding of anatomy.

If you love drawing books as much as I do, check out this extensive list even more free drawing books to download. Great to either load on your kindle or print out your favorite pages.

If you insist on print, you can also buy the published edition book on Amazon for under $20USD
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10 Creative Ideas for Bargain DIY Wall Art

Create your own wall art with some of these ideas from around the web without needing much of a budget at all. CD Jewel Cases as Photo Frames Painting Urethane Ceiling Medallions Framed Fabric Recycling Window Shutters   Gutter Topper "Corkboard" Wall clock out of old magazines and a vinyl record. Cabinet Doors Painted Leaves & Branches Cupcake liners Reused Calendar Art   Artful Spaces: DIY Wall Art for the Home

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Taking Photos in Low Light (Infographic)

This infographic on low light photography comes from Snapsort. It has a ton of great tips such as taking a ton of photos in succession, camera settings and lens selection. You may also want to check out our past guest posts on photography: Film Photography vs. Digital Photography by Claire Jarrett of Marketing By Web and Finding Your Own Photography Style by Sarah Gonski of loveandpaella.com´╗┐

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Brian E. Young

I'm a graphic designer (portfolio), classical pianist and artist in Baltimore, MD. I host the Uncanny Creativity Podcast helping to demystify the creative process and creator of Funlooksfun.com, an online shop for apparel and games. Twitter: @sketchee

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