Summer season Shorts: The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson, Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore & Lifeless to Her by Sarah Pinborough.

theweekendaway - Summer season Shorts: The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson, Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore & Lifeless to Her by Sarah Pinborough.

How effectively are you aware your greatest buddy?

Orla and Kate have been greatest mates perpetually. Former celebration ladies who cherished to bounce until daybreak, new mum Orla and newly single Kate, have drifted aside of late. Nevertheless, if there’s one factor assured to convey them again collectively, it’s their annual weekend away. This 12 months, a visit to Lisbon is on the playing cards. Whereas Orla is just a little nervous to depart her child for an entire weekend, she’s additionally trying ahead to a weekend spent catching up together with her greatest buddy. Possibly they’ll even dance the night time away. That’s one thing Orla hasn’t finished shortly. As for Kate, glamorous as ever, she’s nonetheless the fun-time lady Orla knew means again when. And Kate is able to celebration!

The morning after the night time earlier than, Orla awakes with the hangover from hell. There’s no signal of Kate. Neither is there any signal of the 2 very handsome guys they introduced again from the membership. Ahem. Orla’s unsure what her husband would make of that exact element. Not that something untoward occurred. A minimum of she’s fairly certain. The reality is, although Orla doesn’t suppose she drank that a lot, particulars of her night time out with Kate are hazy.

Because the hours move, and Kate doesn’t return, Orla begins to panic, satisfied that one thing horrible has occurred to her buddy. Alone in a metropolis she doesn’t know, she units out to search out Kate, but it surely appears as if her buddy has vanished into skinny air. Seems, Kate has her secrets and techniques. Secrets and techniques that may shatter Orla’s world.  Did Orla ever actually know her greatest buddy in any respect?

Quick-paced, participating, and an entire lot of enjoyable, The Weekend Away is a superb summer season page-turner, with a twisty ending that may go away you wanting extra. A winner!



4 Stars
Printed July twenty third 2020 by Avon
Obtained for overview

*****

twotruths - Summer season Shorts: The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson, Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore & Lifeless to Her by Sarah Pinborough.
Straightforward, breezy, and with a Mother Squad harking back to the Greek refrain in Liane Moriarty’s Massive Little Lies, Meg Mitchell Moore’s Two Truths and a Lie is the right escapist summer season learn.

When Sherri Griffin arrives within the beachside city of Newburyport contemporary from a divorce – at the very least that’s the official story – she’s not anticipating to suit proper in with the native Mother Squad. And she or he doesn’t. Nevertheless, for the sake of her eleven 12 months outdated daughter, Katie, Sherri has to make an effort with this shut knit group of women who lunch, gossip and day-drink with abandon.

As soon as upon a time, Rebecca Coleman was all aboard the Mother Squad gossip practice, however not a lot today. Ever since her husband died, eighteen months in the past, Rebecca has been grieving. She’s additionally been spending time with a brand new man, however the Mother Squad doesn’t have to find out about that. Are you able to think about the gossip? In any case, the Mother Squad isn’t listening to Rebecca, so distracted are they by the movies her seventeen-year-old daughter, Alexa, is importing to YouTube. In fact, Rebecca is aware of nothing about her daughter’s on-line life.

When Alexa agrees to babysit Katie – the Mother Squad is in full settlement that Katie, at eleven, is simply too outdated for a sitter and that one thing should be occurring – Rebecca and Sherri develop nearer, Alexa discovers a darkish secret, and a tragedy happens in a summer season that may change every part for one, probably two, and possibly even all three, of those girls.

If it’s pure summer season escapism you’re on the lookout for – with a touch of thriller and a smidge of bittersweet first like to boot– then Two Truths and a Lie is it. Whereas the story doesn’t provide something in the best way of main surprises (besides one!) it’s nonetheless an satisfying summer season learn with which to take in the solar.



3.5 Stars
Printed June sixteenth 2020 by William Morrow
Obtained for overview


*****
deadtoher2 - Summer season Shorts: The Weekend Away by Sarah Alderson, Two Truths and a Lie by Meg Mitchell Moore & Lifeless to Her by Sarah Pinborough.

For those who marry for cash, you’ll earn each penny of it…

When down-on-her-luck waitress Marcie met profitable legal professional Jason Maddox, sparks flew. Feathers have been ruffled when Jason divorced his first spouse, however that’s all previously, and Marcie is now fortunately ensconced because the second Mrs. Maddox. As such, Marcie enjoys all the trimmings of the elite Savannah society to which Jason belongs. It’s five-star all the best way for the previous waitress from Boise, Idaho. Marcie might not have been ‘born to it’ and she or he is aware of the Savannah ‘outdated cash’ set will at all times see her as an outsider, however she will dwell with that. The massive home helps. As does the nation membership. Oh, and the countless procuring sprees – these assist too.

At thirty-five, Marcie is an effective deal youthful and extra glamorous than the botoxed-to-the-eyeballs first-wives in her set, and so when Jason’s boss, the recently-widowed William, returns from a visit to Europe with a a lot youthful second-wife in tow, Marcie is lower than happy. At twenty-two, Keisha, an apparent gold-digger, isn’t solely youthful than Marcie, she’s extra stunning too. And ever since she arrived on the town, Keisha has been flirting up a storm with Marcie’s husband, Jason…

There could also be bother forward.

For those who’re a daily reader of Sarah Pinborough’s novels, then you definitely’ll know to count on the surprising. That’s actually the case with Lifeless to Her, which could seem to be a scrumptious summer season thriller of errant husbands and warring wives, however is definitely deeper, darker, and much deadlier than that. Lifeless to Her is depraved with a twist – and an entire lot of unusual. For those who preferred Pinborough’s Behind Her Eyes, you’ll take pleasure in this.
3.5 Stars
Printed August sixth 2020 by HarperCollins
Obtained for overview

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立中式速繪 動態姿勢繪圖技巧 ポーズが描ければ 動きも描ける たてなか流クイックスケッチ


作者: 立中順平  
出版社:楓書坊 |譯者: 游若琪
出版日期:2020/09/30
ISBN:9789863776314
規格:平裝 / 217頁 / 19 x 25.7 x 1.08 cm / 普通級 / 部份全彩 / 初版
定價:420元|優惠價:79折332元
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●本書特色
  ◎從心態及觀念養成開始,1-5分鐘,新手也能立馬上手的「立中式速繪教學」。
  ◎58部插圖教學影片免費下載,新手可一步步反覆學習,書末更附有作品集供創作者參考。
  ◎3大章節、逾200張速繪圖,講解觀察人物技巧、速繪重點及提升風格的小撇步。
速繪人物的基礎三堂課:
  ➊ 建立正確的心態
  不要想畫「正確」,而是要「輕鬆地多畫一些」,
  所謂的觀察力,只是「知識」和「經驗」的累積,
  熟悉自然就會,真的畫不出來的時候,只觀察也行。
  因為#魅力十足的圖,和技巧或常識毫無關係。#
  藉由觀察獲得的經驗和記憶,會轉換成「現實感」並活在作品中。
  不斷畫速繪,就能培養出短時間內掌握特徵的能力。
 
  ➋ 練習簡單畫全身的速繪技巧▁▁火柴人練習
  ⑴ 將全身分成15個部位,
  用2D畫全身,
  「頭 部、胸部、骨盤」是橢圓形。
  「上臂、下臂、大腿、小腿、手、腳」是線條。
  用D字形畫胸廓、軀幹和髖部,塑造印象,
  部位和部位之間留下空白,
  就能輕鬆畫出姿勢。
 
  ⑵ 注意基本結構,不要注意輪廓和細節
  看全身:那個人在做什麼?你有什麼感覺?
  看部位:位置和傾斜度?有什麼功用?
  簡單大膽地畫,鎖定在動作和使用身體的方式。
 
  ⑶ 立體化
  畫出火柴人的2D表現方式,稱作Shape,
  接下來要把平面添加立體的資訊,
  讓Shape有厚度(深度),
  只要畫出縱向的中心線,以及表示膨度的橫向曲線,
  就能變成有厚度和方向性的立體物。
 
  ⑷ 創造不對稱平衡
  全身的節奏和動線是一種流線感。
  盡量避免線條左右對稱,
  大原則是:弧線的對面必然是直線。
 
  ➌掌握印象,最後的風格和情緒添加
  這個人正在做¬「什麼」(動作)?他有「什麼樣」的感受(感情)?
  動作和感情,就是本書所說的動態。
  習慣用少量線條畫全身的思考方式後,就加入動線(flow)的觀點吧!
  不同的曲線會流暢地引導視線。
  彎度深的曲線會用慢節奏,彎度淺的曲線會用快節奏來引導視線。
  將線條加上粗細,就會產生強弱,成為更有趣味性的圖。
 
  本書從心態建立到步驟教學,
  不到20秒就能完成一幅速繪,
  附上58張速繪插圖影片,
  從空白至完稿,一筆一畫的繪畫過程全呈現,
  供學習者一遍一遍觀看臨摹,
  零基礎也沒問題。
 
  每次畫的速繪都是僅有一次的體驗,
  是當下你所能畫出的線條所構成的,
  請輕鬆享受速繪的樂趣吧!
 
◆作者簡介    
立中順平    
  日本岡山縣人。
  1993年開始在Disney Animation Japan擔任動畫師。
  後來進入Answer Studio,目前是自由工作者。
 
  曾參與《跳跳虎歷險記》(Disney)、《棒球大聯盟》(電視版)、《鑽石王牌》、《YURI !!!on ICE》、《佐賀偶像是傳奇》等作品。
 
  目前以動作作畫導演的身分參與各個作品的製作,是負責運動動畫動作表現的資深動畫師。
▼黑介紹
由曾經在華特迪士尼動畫工作室與日本動畫公司Answer Studio的日本資深動畫師立中順平撰寫的速繪教學書
教學主張「不要只在意正確,而是要畫出具有魅力的人物。」
在正確的觀念下,不斷的練習速繪,來培養出掌握特徵的能力。
本書分3個章節
第一章節:速繪繪畫 P1-73.
1-1:速繪的觀念介紹
1-2:速繪人物的重點
1-3:掌握印象
第二章節:繪畫技巧P75-145.
2-1:速繪的各種技巧
2-2:身體局部與衣服
2-3:邁向下一步,動態的掌握
第三章節:速繪作品集P151-218.
收錄立中老師3年來的速繪作品。
▼黑書評
多數速寫教學書都很吃繪畫基礎,在沒有人物基礎的前提下會很難入門。
本書教學另闢蹊徑在以沒有基礎的前提下,講解如何學習速繪
內文資訊量雖然大,但搭配簡化好上手的範例
對新手來說比較好入門,實際操作也不會太挫折
推薦給想讓人物動態更有魅力的學習者們~
這本很不錯用~~~

Design College students’ Summer season Break

With summer break fast approaching, graphic design students like me are trying to figure out productive ways to spend their time. Work for money? Work for experience? Summer classes?

I’ve spent the past few months doing everything I can to
find an internship this summer. Finding a company that isn’t an MLM and will
actually pay good money for your design work is tough. Luckily, graphic design
is a field that’s in demand, so there are a lot of good options out there.

The other option for getting design experience during the summer
break is freelance work, but that comes with its own slew of issues. There’s
nothing worse than beginning to work with a client and getting excited for a
project just for them to look at you with a face like the Surprised Pikachu Meme
when you start to discuss cost.

With two weeks left in the semester, here’s hoping we figure
something out soon!