This classic book, whose foremost author was one of the great artistic anatomy teachers of the twentieth century, is an invaluable instructor and reference guide for any professional, amateur, or student artist who depicts the human form. Revealing the drawing principles behind one hundred inspiring masterpieces, the book presents work by Leonardo, Michelangelo, Rubens, Raphael, Titian, Rembrandt, and other greats. These superb portrayers of figures knew that the secret of drawing them was seeing how underlying bone and muscle structures mold the body's surface forms. Readers are shown how to learn from these great examples as the authors guide them through all the steps they would take in a life class or studio working with live models.From the Trade Paperback edition.
The dancers of the Order direct their floating world of Meriel with their movement... but are they steering it toward destruction?Calara spent her life learning dance patterns and seeking to become the perfect servant to her people. When she discovers the work of the Order is built on lies, she flees with a rough-edged herder, Brantley of Windswell. Pursued by soldiers, her journey through the suffering villages of the rim leads her to encounter a truth that sends ripples through her world—and through her soul. As she seeks clues to her forgotten family, Calara discovers newfound courage in the face of danger, while her quest awakens a growing but forbidden affection for Brantley. Yet even his support can't fully be trusted, since he'd rather destroy the Order than bring reform. She is a lone woman facing opposition from rim villages and treachery from the all-powerful Order. Can she restore the dance to its true purpose and...
His choices have the power to save or destroy. With a loved one's life at stake, Jake charges through the portal into Lyric to stage a dramatic rescue, trusting that the signs that mark him as Restorer will guarantee success. But everything familiar in Lyric has vanished, swept away by deadly lies and a corrupt king. As forces conspire to turn him from his purpose, Jake finds his path leading to places beyond his courage. While he confronts the temptation to flee his calling, Susan struggles in brutal captivity. Can she gain freedom before the enemy destroys her spirit, and will Jake choose to follow his destiny before everything is lost? —Carol Award Winner—
After Penny Sullivan witnesses a shocking crime, her world tips sideways. Suddenly things like getting groceries, mowing the grass, and returning phone calls are more than she can handle. But with her husband away at sea and her seven-year-old son depending on her, hiding in the closet isn't an option. Hoping to recover by the time her husband gets home, she picke up her trusty yellow notebook and formulates a restoration plan: Do one kind thing for another person every day. The results are sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and often brilliantly surprising... "It's official—if the book says Sharon Hinck on the spine, I'm buying it!"—Kathryn Mackel, bestselling author
Eager to serve the One, a young songkeeper travels to the dark and foreign nation of Hazor, with a confusing, rough–edged companion who has lost his Restorer gifts. As danger rises, she loses her freedom, her memories, and her hope. Now even the very music of her soul is threatened.
A Soccer Mom in Our World. A Promised Deliverer in Another.Susan Mitchell thought she was an ordinary homemaker. She was wrong. Pulled through a portal into another world, she finds a desperate nation waiting for a promised Restorer.While she struggles to adapt to a foreign culture, she tackles an enemy that is poisoning the minds of the people, uncovers a corrupt ruling Council, and embraces a profound spiritual journey. Will this adventure demand her life? Can she find a way back to her family? She has always longed to do something important for God, but can she fill this role?
When a baby girl is abandoned at the gate of a monastery in ancient China, the monks have no choice but to adopt her into their exclusively male society of world-renown masters of the art of kung fu. She is raised within the monastery with a small group of boys, watching the monks beautiful training exercises during the days and listening to recounts of glorious battles of great kung fu masters at nighttime. Her favorite stories are those of the grand tournament battles between the monastery grand master, Bai Chen, and the legendary Black Dragon, an unknown masked competitor with unequaled prowess in the art of kung fu.Although the monks try to fulfill her physical and emotional needs, the girl becomes increasingly aware that she is treated differently than the male children, and develops a feeling of being unloved. She becomes increasingly isolated, and develops a deep yearning to become a great master of kung fu, dreaming of the day that she will be called to train in the art.When the time comes for the children to begin their initiation into the art, the girl is crushed to learn that she will not be allowed to participate, and flees from the monastery without any thought as to the consequences. She wanders through the rugged countryside for days, tired and hungry, until she chances upon an old man on the bank of a green pond. The old man offers to take the girl into his home, promising to teach her the art of kung fu. Could this wrinkled old figure really teach her anything about kung fu? She doubts this to be true, but faced with another hungry evening, she readily accepts the invitation.Thus begins the lifelong journey of Black Cat toward the only goal she can imagine: to compete in the Grand Tournament of ancient China and become a great master of the art of kung fu. She quickly discovers, however, that not only is her new master highly adept at the art of kung fu, but that her training is not as glorious as she had anticipated... Black Dragon, Black Cat is an ambitious saga of devotion, betrayal, and redemption, instilled with the philosophical wisdom of the old master and breathless scenes of epic battles set in ancient China. It can be enjoyed by all readers who are seeking adventures in ancient civilizations and cultures, as well as poignant character portrayals of unique individuals. And of course, there is non-stop action...About the AuthorBrian Edwards is Professor and Associate Head of the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Department at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, where he has taught courses as a faculty member for ten years. He has authored books in several categories, including technical non-fiction, literary fiction, and action-adventure, and has written and illustrated children's books. His academic research is directed at the theory of nonequilibrium thermodynamics, which is quite useful from a practical, engineering perspective but rather dry to write about. His seminal textbook in this area, ‘Thermodynamics of Flowing Systems,’ was the first thermodynamics monograph to sell over 5,000,000 copies in his own imagination. When he isn’t wasting his time pondering deep thoughts about that stuff, he is doing other things, like writing novels about other strange, desperate people, because he goes certifiably nuts if he isn’t constantly doing something.
Plunged again into the gray world of Lyric and Hazor, Susan and Mark search frantically for their teenage son, Jake, as all signs hint that a traitor is in their midst. Assassins, political intrigue, and near misses will lead them into the dark prisons of Hazor before the One's purpose is revealed.