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News & announcements: Another facial expression model joins the fray

This week we added the facial stylings of this handsome chap: As well as some great hand poses from him Amongst all the models that volunteered at that shoot, he definitely wins the award for reddest pants. So far, the hands & feet and face tools have hundreds and hundreds of photos in them. I'm loving the variety I see in my practice sessions -- it's hard for me to believe that we still... Continue reading

News & announcements: 200+ new hands/feet/faces added

A huge batch of new photos for this week! Took a little longer than usual to get them all in. This round included 217 photos between hands, feet and faces. Roughly half were of a new model, who we had not as yet managed to upload any images of. Hurrah for more diversity of models! ... Continue reading

News & announcements: 100 new animal pictures!

If you've been using the tools for awhile, you might be getting tired of drawing the same 300 odd animals -- I know I was personally pining for a new batch of critters to practice with! Today, we buckled down and got 100 new animal photos uploaded and categorized. Special thanks to Sanne for her diligence in sorting through all of these. This pace of updating wouldn't be possible without her assistance. Here's... Continue reading

News & announcements: Hands/feet/expressions practice tools released

Hurrah! The Hands & Feet and Expressions tools are finally live, along with bug fixing patches across all the tools. Thank you so much for your patience and support along this crazy process. I hope we've made you proud, and will continue to make you prouder. Features of this update include: 429 photos of hands & feet 314 photos of faces Fixed stop button moving up when pause button is... Continue reading

News & announcements: Sorting photos

I spent a few hours with the photographer again this morning, laying plans for our next shoot and sorting the photos from the last shoot. I thought I'd give you a little preview of a few of the shots that were taken! All of the selected photos are about to undergo some light post-processing to contrast, cropping and whatever else it is that photographers do to make photos really clear and amazing.... Continue reading

News & announcements: Photoshoot #1 complete!

Hi gang! Just wanted to keep you posted; yesterday I spent all day in a photography studio helping get a series of hands and feet shots. We had models moving in and out all day, shooting nearly continuously, with only about a twenty minute break for lunch.   I am still exhausted from the experience, but also incredibly excited. We're sorting the photos now and getting them ready to load into... Continue reading

News & announcements: New year's practice resolutions

It's that time of year where people commit to losing weight and taking their vitamins. Admirable goals, to be sure -- but don't forget to commit to your art as well this year! What practice goals are you setting for yourself? Remember, the best goals are specific, measurable, achievable and realistic. Let's break that down: Specific Practice that has a clearly defined goal helps your brain to notice... Continue reading

News & announcements: Setbacks, new photographer, still going to make hands & feet happen

Hi gang, A quick update about progress on the hands and feet tool. If you're not sure what I'm talking about, check out these posts first: Support us page (explains what we were raising the money for, and still are!) Looking for photographers in portland, OR Progress on hands & feet tool I've been feeling terrible about the long delay in getting this tool out, and hurting for the lack of... Continue reading