Click on images to find my book

Click on images to find my book
Quick Figure Sketches pages 3, 4

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Ex Libris

I have just published another book, "Ex Libris," on It is a collection of 78 old bookplates that were used to identify the owners of a book.

My idea was to rekindle interest in this old art form that has been, largely, forgotten in the days of cheap, self inking, rubber stamps made at Office Depot. So, anyone who buys the book can scan a bookplate that they like, drop it into Photshop, erase out (if needed) the name on the original print and type their own name in the font and color that they like. Then, print out a bunch and paste them into the books in their private library.

If and when you loan out the book, you will have a better chance at getting it back! I love to share books with friends, but I hate losing track of them and never getting them back. Even if you don't loan books, the bookplate is an elegant addition to your collection.

Take a look at the book at:

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Quick Figure Sketches

Quick Figure Sketches by Jim Smyth demonstrates the ease and fluidity that can be achieved by years of studying the human figure. With a few lines and a touch of color here and there, Jim conveys the movement of a living figure. The sketches will delight you with their simplicity and elegance. They will encourage you to take up pen or pencil and try it for yourself. Quick Figure Sketches is published by and is available at: http// Sixty-eight pages in full color with over seventy sketches, priced at $27.50 plus shipping. Download for $10.00.

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