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Learn to Draw Series

Learn How to Draw Caricatures – For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Caricatures – For the Absolute Beginner

To draw a caricature is to simply draw an image that is very distinguishable to your model/subject’s identity with or without being photographically identical. In early forms of this genre, the type of figures used was animals to represent a certain person. A painting or any type of artwork cannot be called a caricature if the piece does not involve an actual person, because involving a real person as a model is the critical part of this genre.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction
Quick ink sketches
• Caricature of a Child
• Head in Profile
Establishing Tones/Shade Values
Drawing a Face in a Proper Proportion
Drawing Caricatures with a Pencil
• Using Simple Reference Lines
• Starting with a Facial Feature
Exaggerating Proportions
Caricature of a Girl – Amplifying facial expression
Caricature Samples

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So start taking pictures of your friends or ask for a willing volunteer to be your model and begin drawing caricatures.

If nobody is willing to be your model, it’s okay. I have few pictures of my friends here and they are more than willing to be models for practicing, mess up their facial features. It’s totally fine, they don’t care.

Follow the steps in this book and become a caricature artist in a short amount of time.

Learn how to draw caricatures easily without any formal training. This book will guide you how faces take form step by step, how to base it on a model and produce a caricature portrait with ease.

This instruction booklet will teach you how to draw caricatures quickly with the use of a simple pen and marker, and then move on to using pencil and start conveying shade values and produce realistic portraits with cartooned bodies.

Good luck and I hope you enjoy reading! Read more…

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Health Learning Series

How to Get Rid of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension Naturally – Health Learning Series

How to Get Rid of High Blood Pressure or Hypertension Naturally – Health Learning Series

Table of Contents.
• Introduction.
Section one- Knowing hypertension.
• What is hypertension?
• Do you have hypertension? – Access by Symptoms.
• What causes hypertension?
• Health risks due to hypertension- Read Now!
Section Two- Treatments of hypertension.
• Treatments of hypertension- An overview.
• Treat hypertension from common home stuff- Home remedies.
• Try some herbs.
• Change your life style.
• Be careful of what you eat.
• Medicines for hypertension- An effective remedy.
• Surgical correction of hypertension.

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Introduction.
“In the United States, about 77.9 million (1 out of 3) adults have high blood pressure.”
(American Heart Association, 2013 fact sheet)
According to the same report, the prevalence of hypertension in the United States population is likely to increase by 7.2% in 2030 as compared to 2013. The American population spends a total of 52 billion $ for the treatment of hypertension and its associated complications. Hypertension is reported as one of the leading causes of death throughout the world. The death toll has significantly increased due to the hypertension induced stroke and heart attack.

“In the United States, about 69% of people who have a first heart attack, 77% who have a first stroke, and 74% who have a first congestive heart failure have blood pressure higher than 140/90 mmHg”
(American Heart Association, 2013 fact sheet)
So, cure of hypertension is essential for healthy living and increasing life expectancy. If you are looking for effective remedies for hypertension, then “How to get rid of hypertension? Read Now!” is the book you need. This book gives a detailed yet quick review of all the homemade, herbal, allopathic and surgical remedies for hypertension.
Each chapter of this book gives you a deep insight to the basic causes of hypertension and helps answer your basic question: “How to get rid of hypertension?”
Following the guidelines regarding the life style changes, eating habits, herbal and homemade remedies, and allopathic treatments, mentioned in this book, you can overcome this problem in a quick and effective manner and can prevent the relapse of symptoms. Read more…

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Drawing Books

Learn How to Draw Faces and Portraits For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Draw Faces and Portraits For the Absolute Beginner

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Drawing Tools
Basic Head Layout
Facial Features
Eyes
Nose
Mouth
Measuring Via Eye Size
Front view
Quarter view
Side view/Profile

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Basic head layout
There are few characteristics of a head that is relative to almost everyone, this similarity in measurements will be your guide if you are to construct a face when drawing a portrait.

The eyes are positioned below, above or right at the center of the head’s perfect-center level. It is usually aligned with the upper tip of the ear.
The head’s space above and below the eyes’ location are equal.
The nose wings are usually aligned with the tear ducts, and its nose ball is aligned with the ear lobes (this similarity changes depending on the person’s age as the ears grow bigger).
Both tips of the mouth are nearly aligned with the center of both eyes.

Although you will surely encounter a person that has a little difference on these measurements, it would be easier for you to identify his or her unique proportion value if you have the knowledge about what is most usual.

The familiarity to different angles of the head is essential when drawing faces.

Head shapes differ in every angle. The position of each facial feature gradually changes as the head makes a quarter turn. And as it turns further on one side, their sizes slightly change and the features reveal their unseen angles, thus, totally changing their shape.

A head facing in a perfect front view would have two equal sides most of the time, while a head in a quarter angle view shows the outline of the nose bridge which cannot be portrayed perfectly when in front view. The lips would reveal its thickness as it loses the exposure of its further tip. And the further ear and eye will lose its exposure as the head turns further on the side.

These natural gradual adjustments happen when the head moves horizontally.

Unlike horizontal movements, when a head moves in a diagonal direction it changes the diagonal thickness of the head dynamically, thus, the facial features follow.
Each facial feature comes closer together as the head leans further. The nostrils become totally exposed as the nose ball clearly establish its distance from the plane (face surface).

The thickness of the lower lip can be easily conveyed as it overlaps the upper lip, and the eye shapes would appear flat.

When the head moves downwards, the nose (depending on its height) would overlap the lips, and the eyebrows (depending on its thickness) would slightly overlap the eyes. The height of the neck would be hidden as the top of the head becomes clearly conveyed, totally changing or rather hiding the face’s horizontal height.

The facial ridges of males are more defined and prominent compared to females, especially the nose bridge, Brow Bridge and the jaw line.

But there are few cases in which the shape of a man’s profile looks more feminine than usual or vice-versa. In this case, you have to rely on the facial features he or she have to clearly portray his or her gender, such as thick eyebrows or any facial hairs for men or pouty, glossy lips and long eyelashes for women. Read more..

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Drawing Books

Learn How to Draw Aquatic Animals

Learn How to Draw Aquatic Animals

Learn How to Draw Aquatic Animals – For the Absolute Beginner
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction: Drawing Tools
Primary Sketches
Constructing Outlines
Using a Base
Common forms
Veiltail goldfish
Queen angelfish
Mackerel
Salmon
Catfish
Unique forms
Ocean sunfish
Cowfish
Anglerfish
Contour Shape
Planes
Texture
Porcupine fish
Siamese fighting fish
Seahorse
Composing the Figure
Tarpon

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Primary sketches
Rough sketching is an easy approach to build up your drawing skills by letting your hand gain familiarity on how the forms and details are expressed by lines. This is a good way of enhancing your creativity through experience and can build up your hand and mind coordination rapidly.
Build the form through several lines until you figure out the primary shape of the subject. Sketching is the way to express your imagination freely and portray your ideas visually through lines.
Start with a simple animal figure. Try to draw an animal in profile/side view, draw a simple fish or dolphin, whatever you think is easy for you.
A figure in side view barely involves dimension values and does not contain any kind of foreshortening (overlapping proportions to depict the figure’s perspective).
Worry less on how many line strokes you need to make just to obtain the primary shape of the animal. Be expressive on your line strokes and produce different kinds of lines to construct a figure that is distinguishable to your subject.
Start with thin and barely visible lines with light hand strokes.
Try to construct the primary parts of the figure. Depict the animal’s mass and try proportioning them properly.
Choose the lines that best define the primary shape of your figure and thicken them.
Get back to the line marks you have made and observe what linings depicted the shape of your figure. Darken these lines to make them more dominant to the other markings.
When you already have a good outline of the figure, clean up your drawing and erase the unnecessary line marks you no longer need.
Erase the unsuccessful outlines so you will be left with the effective one (the ones you darkened). And clean up the inner portion of your drawing to have as space for the details.
Now try to draw the details. Draw the eye, fins and gills.
Continue your illustration with the same process you did before. Start with light thin lines until you make the most successful line stroke. Make the fins curvy as if it’s floating on the water. Once again, thicken the most successful lines and erase the unsuccessful sketch marks.
Once you have the primary details, draw the secondary details such as the lines on the fins.
At this point, the permanent (successful outlines) lines should be thinner than the previous outlines you have made but it should be as dark and as visible. Make parallel curved lines to give some details on the fins, follow the outline curves of the fins and adapt how it bends until the lines reach the outline.
Now for the texture, don’t fill the whole thing with overlapping curves to illustrate the scales, just try to imagine that the scales are there but they aren’t totally exposed (as if the light is too bright for the little details to be visible).
Draw the scales on the sides near the main outline with dark lines then make it lighter and lighter as it gets nearer at the center.
Remember that the shape of a fish is a bit round, so draw the scales in a curved line, and sustain this curve along with the other scales on the upper portion of the fish’s body. Read more…

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Amazing Animal Books

Birds of North America For Kids – Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers

Birds of North America For Kids – Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers

Birds of North America For Kids – Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers
Bestselling author John Davidson presents “Birds of North America For Kids”. Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with Birds of North America. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series.

The series is known as one of the most beautiful on tablets. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color tablets.
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about these wonderful birds. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of theses beautiful birds: anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.

*** You and your kids will love learning about Birds of North America***

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Table of Contents
Introduction
Common North American Bird Families
Blackbirds
Sparrows
Hawks
Cranes
Goldfinch
Ducks
Blue Jays
Chickadees
Egrets
Vultures
Falcons
Gulls
Finches
Owls
Doves
Sandpipers
Eagles
Kingfisher
Woodpeckers
Road Runner
Geese
Flycatchers
Warblers

Introduction
Did you know that some of the birds which people believed would never ever be extinct because they were so numerous have disappeared in the 20th and the 21st century? The last passenger pigeon, which once covered the skies of North America, died in captivity in 1904.

Common North American Bird Families
North America is home to a number of bird species and families. Below, are some of these species.
Anatidae is one common North American bird family. This group includes geese, swans, and ducks. There are a number of types of Anatidae and some are more commonly found in more areas than others. For instance, the Canadian goose is typically found in Canada and the northern states in the US.
Strigidae is another common type of North American bird. The owl is the kind of bird that belongs to this family. In the US, the Snowy Owl is the heaviest owl, followed by the Great Horned Owl.
Another popular North American bird family is the Columbidae. Many people are not too fond of one member of this family, the pigeon. This family does, however, include doves. Many of the birds that belong to this family are found in urban areas throughout the continent.
The penguin belongs to the Spheniscidae family, another common North American bird. Unlike many other birds, this family prefers colder climates. Therefore, they are typically found in Northern Canada and Alaska.
Apodidae is a North American bird family that spends most of its life flying. Their short legs do not allow them to settle on the ground very long. Swift birds make up this family.
Pelecanidae is a popular bird family in North America, but differs from many other birds in that they spend most of their time in the water. Also, these birds have four webbed toes. This group includes egrets, herons, and bitterns.
The Phoenicopteridae family also calls North America home. The bird most people are most familiar with in this family are flamingos. What makes this bird unique from other birds is its height; they can stand up to five feet tall! They love warmer climates, such as the Caribbean Islands and Florida. Read more..

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Amazing Animal Books

Dolphins For Kids – Amazing Animals Books for Young Readers

Dolphins For Kids – Amazing Animals Books for Young Readers

Bestselling author John Davidson presents “Dolphins – For Kids – Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers”. Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with Dolphins. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series.

The series is known as one of the most beautiful on tablets. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color tablet.
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about these wonderful animals. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of Dolphins: anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.

*** You and your kids will love learning about Dolphins

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction to Dolphins
2. 10 Facts about Dolphins
3. What Do You Know About Dolphins
4. Types of Dolphins
5. How Dolphins Come to Life
6. Why Dolphins Live in Water
7. Dolphins Traveling in Water
8. How Dolphins Breathe
9. Dolphins Can Smell and See
10. What Dolphins Eat
11. Dolphins Live With Family
12. Dolphins Can Be Your Friends
13. Dolphins Play in Water
14. Dolphins Sleep Too
15. What Threatens Dolphins?
16. People Can Harm Dolphins
17. Rare Dolphins

1. Introduction to Dolphins
Dolphins are very smart animals, they are found worldwide, mostly in shallow seas and oceans. Dolphins love to eat fish and squid. Dolphin’s colors are all different. No two dolphins are the same. The colors vary greatly, but they are generally gray in color with darker backs than the rest of their bodies.
Dolphins are well known to be friendly and calm but they LOVE to play.

You will be surprised if you know that:

– Dolphins are mammals; this means that they nurse their babies with milk from the mothers.

– Dolphins can swim up to 300 meters below the surface of the ocean.

– Dolphins can stay up to 15 minutes under water, but they cannot breathe under the water.

– Dolphins communicate and talk through making sounds and whistles.

All this and many other interesting facts you will learn when you read this book. Read more..

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Elephants For Kids – Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers

Elephants For Kids – Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers

Bestselling author John Davidson presents “Elephants For Kids – Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers”. Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with Elephants. This is one of over 20 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series.

The series is known as one of the most beautiful on the kindle. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color kindle.
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful animal: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.

*** You and your kids will love learning about Elephants***

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Table of Contents

Introduction
Chapter 1 About Elephants
Chapter 2 The Evolution of Elephants
Chapter 3 Elephant Features
Chapter 4 Where Elephants Live
Chapter 5 How Elephants Eat
Chapter 6 How Elephants Communicate
Chapter 7 Life In The Herd
Chapter 8 African Elephants
Chapter 9 Asian Elephants
Chapter 10 Fun Elephant Facts
Chapter 11 Elephant Pictures

Introduction
The world of elephants is a fascinating place! There is so much we can learn about them, and yet there are still mysteries about them waiting to be revealed. There may be stories you have heard about elephants. Now the question is, ”Are those stores fact or fiction? Are they true or false?”

One bit of information you may have heard is that elephants have a good memory. That is very true! It is so true, that it is believed that elephants have a better memory than humans do. Elephants can remember other elephants that they may not have seen in years. They can also remember being treated unkindly by someone even though many years may have passed.

Another story that is often thought about with elephants is, “Are they afraid of mice?” You might have heard that elephants fear mice because they can run up the elephant’s trunk. But the answer here is that this story is not true, and there is no proof of any kind to support this.

It may not surprise you know that the elephants of today are related to the Ice Age Mammoth. At one time there were over 350 different species of elephants, yet today we
have only two species left! Can you name the two species? What you may be surprised to learn is that elephants were not always the large creatures you see today. In fact, in prehistoric times, the elephant was as small as the size of a cow or pig. Would it surprise you to learn that the elephants of today are related to the sea cow known as the Manatee?

Did you know that when the elephants flap their ears they do it for a reason? Or do you know what jobs the elephants use their tusks for? An elephant’s tusk can be smaller on one side than the other. Do you know the reason why? Did you know that a female elephant will spend her whole life in one herd, while the male elephant usually live their lives alone sometime after the age of 14?

As you can see, there are many interesting things that can be learned about this tremendous sized animal with the ivory tusks. Read more…

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Amazing Animal Books

Polar Bears For Kids – Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers

Polar Bears For Kids – Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers

Bestselling author John Davidson presents “Polar Bears For Kids”. Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with Polar Bears. This is one of over 20 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series.

The series is known as one of the most beautiful on the kindle. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color kindle.
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of this beautiful mammal: its anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.

*** You and your kids will love learning about Polar Bears***

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Table of Contents

Introduction
1. About Polar Bears
2. Polar Bears
3. What Polar Bears Do
4. How Polar Bears Communicate
5. Baby Polar Bears
6. Polar Bear Facts
7. Where to Polar Bears Live
8. Arctic Polar Bears
9. Why are Polar Bears Endangered
10. What Polar Eat
11. Habitat of Polar Bears
12. Other Names for Polar Bears
13. Pictures of Polar Bears

Introduction
Have you ever wondered about the world of the polar bears? Wondered about things like where do they live, or what do they eat? Did you know that polar bears communicate with each other? You may have seen pictures of polar bears many times, but what do you really know about them? Are polar bears really white?

There are so many interesting things to learn about these powerful bears!

About Polar Bears
When polar bears live outdoors in the wild, they can live to be about 15 to 18 years old. However, there have been some bears recorded to have been as old as 31 or 32 years old. Polar Bears that live in captivity (not living in the wild) can many times live to be between 35 – 39 years old. In fact, there was a female polar bear that lived to the age of 42 in a Canadian zoo!

Polar bears are very smart. In fact, a research scientist claimed that polar bears are every bit as smart as apes. A hungry polar bear was observed smashing open blocks of ice to get to the fish that were frozen inside. These bear can be playful as well. Some bears were observed stacked up plastic pipes, just to knock them all down again.

To help the polar bear survive in the Arctic, they need to rely on their senses. They have very good hearing and eyesight, as well as a good sense of smell. Their teeth are very sharp and spaced far apart. This helps them when they eat, and to hold onto their prey. Read more..

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Walruses – For Kids – Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers

Walruses – For Kids – Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers

Bestselling author John Davidson presents “Walruses – For Kids – Amazing Animal Books For Young Readers”. Beautiful Pictures and easy reading format will help children fall in love with walruses. This is one of over 30 books in the Amazing Animal Books for Young Readers Series.

The series is known as one of the most beautiful on the kindle. The pictures look great even in black and white and are excellent on the full color kindle.
Lots of facts and photos will help your children learn about this wonderful animal. Children are given a well-rounded understanding of walruses: anatomy, feeding habits and behavior.

*** You and your kids will love learning about walruses

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Introduction

1. Information On Walruses
2. Facts About Walruses
3. Pacific Walruses
4. Arctic Walruses
5. Baby Walruses
6. How Walruses Communicate
7. Walruses’ Habitat
8. Walruses’ Diet
9. Where do Walruses Come From?
10. Seals and Walruses
11. Life In the Herd
12. Walrus Features
13. Walruses and Humans
14. Migration
15. Living in Cold Waters
16. Walruses are Endangered
17. Pictures of Walruses.

Facts About Walruses
Walruses are very social creatures that like to gather in herds. The size of their herds can range in number anywhere from 100 walruses to more than 1,000! An adult male walrus is called a bull. The female walrus is called a cow.

The reason that walruses lay in the sun is to keep warm. Although their color is usually a reddish brown, when they lay in the sun, their skin can turn pink in color. It is actually good when their skin color changes to pink. That is a sign that the walrus is warming up. The walrus also has its thick blubber to protect them and keep them warm from the freezing cold waters of the Artic. This layer of blubber is under the skin of the walrus, and can measure to over 5” thick.

When walruses are young, their coat is a deep colored brown. As the walruses grow older, this color begins to change. Their color gets lighter, and looks more reddish brown. When male walruses become old, the color of their skin turns mostly pink. When a walrus is swimming, they can look almost white in color. This is because the cold water makes their skin blood vessels become tighter and narrower.

A walrus can stay up to 30 minutes underwater before they must surface for air. The walrus can actually slow down their heartbeat so that they can stand up to the icy cold Artic water temperatures. Most groups of walrus will travel south for the winter months, then turn around and head north for the summer.

The male walruses have air sacs that can be found by their neck. These air sacs are very useful. One thing it helps them to do is make loud, deep roaring sounds. These sacs can also fill up with air. When they inflate, the walrus can stay afloat in the water vertically so that he can go to sleep. Their nostrils stay closed when they are resting.

Both the female and the male walruses have tusks, but it is the males’ tusks that are slightly longer. These tusks will continue to grow over their lifetime. A female’s tusk can measure 2-½ ft long, while, a male’s tusk can measure over 3 ft. long! The scientific name for walrus is Odobenus rosmarus. In Latin, this name actually means, “tooth walking sea horse”.

The walruses’ whiskers, also known as mystacial vibrissae, are also very interesting. They can have as many as 13 to 15 rows of whiskers that are 12” long. That could mean as many as 400 to 700 total whiskers! Many times, walruses that live in the wild, do not have whiskers that reach that long. They are always using their whiskers to look for food at the ocean’s bottom, so their whiskers are shorter. Read more…

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Drawing Books

Learn How to Paint Portraits of Children In Watercolor For the Absolute Beginner

Learn How to Paint Portraits of Children In Watercolor For the Absolute Beginner

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction:
Materials
Color Terms
Primary Colors
Secondary Colors
Tertiary Colors
Hue
Values
Saturation or Chroma
Application and Techniques
How to Use Your Brush
How to Mix Your Watercolor
How to Make a Color Wheel
How to Create Color Value Chart
How to Create a Wash
Rendering the Sphere
Drawing the Outline
Exercises
The Cute Little Baby Boy
The Little Girl in Red
The Lovely Couple
The Old Man
Author Bio
Bonus Content – Drawing a Puppy
Bonus Content – Drawing Landscapes

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Introduction:
Learning to Paint Watercolor is easy, and painting portraits using this medium is easier, if you know how and this book is all about it. So first of all I congratulate you for purchasing this eBook. What will you get from this eBook? Let me count the ways: First you will learn how to use your painting brush as if I’m watching you doing your brush strokes, just follow the pictures step-by-step. Next you will be learning to how to mix colors and some fundamentals about the natures of it, and then you will learn Techniques and Tips that will make you confident when painting. Lastly, if you finish all the exercises here, I’m very sure you can paint any portraits that you want to paint it can be your family or relatives, friends, neighbors, and even your love ones. Just give your dedication 100% and time, and you will reap all the benefits. Also don’t forget to take a rest after you finish one exercise, take time to see and correct your work if there is any and have fun it’s a must.

Step by Step instructions to go from photo to finished Portrait. Read more…

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