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Jake Parker is an American comics short-story creator, concept artist, illustrator, and animator. Parker worked as a set designer for Blue Sky Studios where he contributed to the animated films Horton Hears a Who, Rio and Epic.
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Weird Field World
Rob Turpin - 2020-01-01
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Jake Parker
I got a copy of this and I can confirm that this is a good sci-fi book. I'd hop on this if I were you:      source
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Mike Mignola
The Quarantine Sketchbook
Mike Mignola - 2021-03-16
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Discover a new collection of original pencil sketches by legendary Hellboy creator, Mike Mignola. During quarantine, Mignola auctioned off these sketches online to raise money for José Andrés' World Central Kitchen. The sketches went viral and are now available in print for the first time, with all profits going to support the charity. This oversized hardcover collection features sketches of Hellboy, popular culture characters, macabre chess pieces, gothic vegetable creatures, strange vampires, and more. Don't miss your chance to own these unique and captivating sketches while supporting a worthy cause.
Jake Parker
@blambson @artofmmignola Absolutely love that book. What a great gift!      source
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Fight for Fire
Jeff Smith - 2021-10-01
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Journey back in time to 2 million years ago, when the ancient world was filled with spirits and powerful forces. Join three lost children and their mysterious guide Tuki as they search for the Motherherd of all Buffalo, risking their lives to navigate rival species, dangerous territory, and even tribal spirits and giants! In the dawn of humanity, evolution chose fire as its tool, but the Habiline hunt and kill anyone who dares use it. Will Tuki and the children survive their perilous journey?
Jake Parker
I got @jeffsmithsbone Tuki book! I love the landscape format so much. And this story’s setting is such neglected time period in fiction. Really enjoying it. Also…kind of refreshing to open a Kickstarter package and have there JUST be the book. Haha.      source
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Rendering in Pen and Ink
The Classic Book On Pen and Ink Techniques for Artists, Illustrators, Architects, and Designers
Arthur L. Guptill - 1997-08-01 (first published in 1976)
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Learn everything you need to know about ink drawing in Arthur L. Guptill's comprehensive classic, Rendering in Pen and Ink. This book is perfect for anyone who draws with pen and ink, from amateur hobbyists to professional artists, and is especially useful for architects, interior designers, illustrators, and more. With over 300 illustrations, including the work of famous illustrators and renderers, Guptill covers everything from materials and tools to composition and special methods of working with pen. Delight and instruct yourself with this ultimate guide to ink drawing.
Jake Parker
@kyletwebster Great book, but man is it dense!      source
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Figure Drawing
Design and Invention
Michael Hampton - 2009-08-31
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Learn figure drawing through a simplified understanding of surface anatomy with Figure Drawing: Design and Invention. This instructional book is perfect for both novice and experienced artists and emphasizes the creation of a skill set to be applied to other media. With practical usage in mind, it presents a cohesive working process for artists to follow.
Jake Parker
@LeoCosta75 The best book on learning anatomy that I've studied is "Figure Drawing: Design and Invention" by Michael Hampton:      source
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The Power of Habit
Why We Do What We Do in Life and Business
Charles Duhigg - 2012-02-28
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Discover the fascinating science behind our habits and how they can be changed in this bestselling book. Pulitzer Prize-winning reporter Charles Duhigg takes us from the boardrooms of Procter & Gamble to the civil rights movement, presenting a whole new understanding of human nature and its potential. At its core, The Power of Habit provides an exhilarating argument: understanding how habits work is the key to achieving success in life, business, and beyond. With captivating storytelling and practical advice, this book has been hailed by critics as essential reading.
Jake Parker
@Gromy16 same with the book on Habits.      source
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15 Secrets Successful People Know About Time Management
The Productivity Habits of 7 Billionaires, 13 Olympic Athletes, 29 Straight-A Students, and 239 Entrepreneurs
Kevin Kruse - 2015-10-09
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Increase your productivity by 5x or even 10x with the secrets of ultra-productive people! Discover the remarkable findings of a study by New York Times bestselling author Kevin Kruse as he reveals the habits of billionaires, Olympic athletes, and over 200 entrepreneurs. Learn how to cure procrastination, prioritize your tasks, conquer email overload, reduce stress, and manage your time like the pros. Plus, take a quiz to discover your Time Personality and get inspired with over 100 quotes on time management. Get ready to take control of your time and transform your life!
Jake Parker
@Gromy16 that book on time management was eye opening.      source
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Darren Quach Sketchbook Vol. 01
Darren Quach - 2015-01-15 (first published in 2014)
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Explore the world of mech sketches in this visual journal by a top video game designer. Inkworks is a charming "artist sketchbook" filled with private and treasured drawings that offer insight into the techniques of concept design. Enjoy the delightful collection of mech sketches and appreciate the talent of the author.
Jake Parker
@PatrickBallest @cottonwood_arts I highly recommend Darren's book. It's incredible.      source