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Subject: Your April 8th Communiqué - Flash Interactive #3

April 8th, 2002


Your April 8th Communiqué


In today's Communiqué:

Flash Interactive Number Three is here

2) Member Showcase Progress

3) Getting the other Flash Interactives if you've just signed up


How do ALL!

If you celebrated Easter I hope it was a great Holiday for you. It was
a real reunion being with my family here in Minneapolis after being gone
some 13 Easters!

1) But it hasn't been all fun and games around here, we've finished the next
Flash Interactive and it's here today for you to download. Today's "Interactive"
is a bit different from the first two. And how so? Today's is going to make
you work a little harder. Yep, you'll have to roll up your sleeves today and
really do the work - but it IS fun I think. And it could be a little challenging,
since it is a large leap. But take your time and do the assignment at your
own pace - spread it out over several weeks if need be. But do it. It'll really
help hone your "rapid fire recognition skills",

So what's it about?

Well in a nutshell it's about learning to recognize the shape of the face and
head at a glance. It's about learning to see the larger framework a person's
features reside in by not worrying about the features so much themselves.
It's about...well you'll just have to see for yourself!

The download is 2.5 megabytes, (probably 10 - 20 minutes depending on
your modem connection (or the snap of your fingers on DSL's or big bandwidth
connections). So go for it! Get your own copy while you're thinking about it!
(It's included in your purchase price)...

Here it is -  Flash Interactive Lesson Number Three:

2) Other news today:

Make sure to keep sending your drawings for your own personal
showcase - we're making progress and should have a good chunk
of it done in another week - just make sure you put "Showcase"
in the subject line of your email. Also try to keep your submissions
under 300 kb per picture (or give me a little warning before you send
something larger - thanks! )  And  thanks so much to all of you who've
contributed. It's great to see your interest and enthusiasm.


3) If you just signed up...Here's excerpt's from the
two previous Flash Interactive Communiqués:

from March 11th:

"The object of today’s communiqué is to further drill home the concepts
of visually sizing up your subjects. In particular, today’s focus is on
the vertical landmarks of the face - and it’s easier than you think because
there’s really only two you have to memorize (there were 5 horizontal
landmarks). And we're delivering them you hot off the Hi-tech press:

Flash Interactive Lesson Number two.

By memorizing these, by literally imprinting them and their proportions
(as found on Mr. Average) into your brain, you'll be carrying around a
mental measuring grid. At least that’s my hope.

So click on the download link (it’s just over 3 mb - expect about
12 - 19 minutes on a 28.8 modem, or some 6 - 12 minutes on 56.6 (possibly

Also for those of you who've just signed up, I've included the link to
the first Flash Interactive too. (Most of you have already downloaded it
was the one that came out in January. ) If you don't have it, please
help yourself to a copy (please download just one copy - the server
bill starts growing if there’s too much traffic.)

I'm including the download instructions from the first Flash Interactive.
Enjoy and keep on drawing!:


The first Flash Interactive Communique:

January 9th, 2002


Your January 9th Communique


Hi all,

well this is a biggee for today we've gone hi-tech! Today
marks the launch of the first of several “Flash Interactive” lessons. I don't
think there’s anything else out there like them - seriously!

They’re interactive, they’re entertaining, they’re educational...and
they'll cut your learning time down 67.8%!

Well I don't know about the 67.8% part, I've done no studies, but it sure
sounded good :-)

But what exactly is Flash?

“Flash” is an Internet technology that allows for motion, animation, sound,
and interaction in very compact file sizes. They’re like movies you can almost
talk to. (I did have to take the sound out because the files just got too big -
but they’re just as informative.)

Anyway, I'm very excited about the first one here and I hope you'll find them
unique and very helpful.

Today’s Flash lesson focuses on the “Horizontal Landmarks of the Face”.
Those are guidelines the Greeks and the Romans used, that the renaissance
artists gauged their drawings by, and that caricaturists use to leap frog off
when sizing up the face.

Are they the only thing you'll use to “figure out a face”? Of course not, but
they loom large in your grab bag of “sighting” tools you'll learn to apply at
will when drawing faces. And along with understanding the vertical landmarks
of the face, perceiving each particular isolated feature of the face, and the three-D
of the head, you'll be way ahead of the competition (even if you're
competing against no one but yourself :-) A firm understanding of those four
areas I believe will help catapult your portrait and caricature drawing. (And
we'll be “Flash-i-fying” all four of these areas.)

Now unless you've read lesson 15 in it’s entirety, a lot of what I just said
won't make a lot of sense. BUT, I'll bet if you just go ahead and download
the lesson it'll make more sense.

So here’s the link(s) [if you've already downloaded the horizontal
landmarks, please don't download another - we have limited bandwidth]:

What’s it cost?

It cost’s you
nothing - this is all prepaid and was included in your sign-up price!

What you can do for me

What I'd like you to do is give this first “interactive” a look. Let me know if
it makes sense to you, if it helps clarify the point about the horizontal landmarks
of the face and gets you seeking them out when you look at anybody’s face.
Your feedback is greatly appreciated.

So go for it, download it to your desktop (or if you’re a little more computer
sophisticated, make a separate file for them).

[When you click on the link, you should get a pop-up window. I recommend
choosing the “download to you hard drive/disc” option. When you “ok” the
download to your disc, you'll get the familiar Windows file choice window.
If you scroll up, you'll see the desktop option.]

The “Flash Interactive” file’s about 3.3 megabytes. (It’s no small fry :-). It could
take 8-10 minutes on a 56k modem. So click away and check it out! And let me
know what you think.

Here's that link again:


If it doesn't work right...

If you get a blank white screen when you click on the Flash icon
on your desktop, it didn't download in it's entirety. Do this:

Right click on the icon (it’s set up to automatically download to your
desktop) on the properties page, it should read “size: 3.07 MB”. Anything
smaller than that means you got cut off at some point during the download.
Download it again of this happens.

You could also download the "MyGetRight" software (shareware) for free
from here: (and if you like it you can always
buy it.) It works like a charm. (Just 'copy and paste' the address above
into the MGR window.)

Keep on Drawing and sending your pictures!


Jeffrey O. Kasbohm
Executive Director

(952) 920-9827
6920 Southdale Road
Minneapolis, MN  55435

"Once and for all  getting you drawing faces and caricatures"