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    Famous Artists Course or Famous Artists School circa 1960 (entire thing in pdf) scan

    Here's a scan done by somebody else I hope you guys like it. I'm currently working my way through it and trying to get better myself. Cuz' I suck. But enough of my belly-aching here's the main event the entire 1960 FAS- Commercial Art, Illustration and design course all 24 lessons. Don't forget to thank the guy who owns the blog 'kay. If anything the link is a done but PM me if you want to find a "___legal" copy.
    http://onanimation.com/?p=2119

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    Sweet! I've seen bits and pieces of this around the internet and it looked amazing, but never the whole thing. Thanks for sharing.

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    Man,

    This is one great discovery! Thank you for the link- I've been after a set of these books for years!

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    Awesome !!!!!!! Times a billion!!

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    Thanks. Like others I have only seen bits and pieces of this before, so it is great to have the whole thing.

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    This is incredible! Once upon a time I remember doing an ebay search in the hope of purchasing a copy of the books, oh how naive I was.

    Can't believe it was scanned and made available back in October!!! An absolutely great way to start the new year, I totally expect the quality of the world's art to be raised ten fold in this coming year.

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    oh wow. this is sweet. Thank you sir!

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    They took down. Did anyone manage to download the PDFs on their computer?

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    ive learned so much and i havent even finished one pdf yet thanks!

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    Hmmm... unfortunate, they did take it off because the Famous Artist School still has copyright to it. It's a shame that such good literature had been taken off. It definitely shows Jason right in how art schools do monopolize in the language of art and illustration.

    All that's gonna have to be is that we'll have to wait until the copyright becomes public domain... I think it's only a few more years 'til then.

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    aaaah darn...missed it by a few days , guess I'll have rummage the net for remnants of scans.

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    I googled it and got to this download page:
    http://www.filestube.com/d7300740e76cad6503ea/go.html

    it includes 3 chapters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Crazy Dude SRD View Post
    All that's gonna have to be is that we'll have to wait until the copyright becomes public domain... I think it's only a few more years 'til then.
    Er... not so much.

    After some searching, it seems that the copyright was registered in 1950 (or earlier, it was registered lesson by lesson with the later ones in '50). The most optimistic scenario is that this copyright is considered a "work-for-hire" scenario and was published the same year it was registered, which puts the copyright expiration at 2045.

    A less optimistic scenario is researching the date of death for the longest living author and tacking on 70 years.

    So... yeah. Don't hold yer breath.

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    ANUBIS 523
    i want a pdf copy of the famous artist course
    how can i get one?

    please let me know

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    I found a last download of the course.
    If someone wants the link, write me a PM.
    I don't want to show the link official, if i do, the scans will be away in away in a few days i think

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    LINK IS DEAD BECAUSE OF PUBLISH

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    I've seen these courses! My grandma had these when she was younger, and I did them when I was verrrrryy small. If you can find them, use them, because they're incredible. I hope she still has them so I can borrow..

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    I found a mirror here

    http://theresaryan.wordpress.com/200...artist-course/

    , but

    Lesson 1 "The artist's materials and how to use them" is missing. Does anyone have this missing lesson 1?

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    Great, the link was pulished! Now you see, the link is dead

    Good that i saved my example

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    Red face Famous artist Course

    Hi Silwynar,

    Great to know that you keep a link to the FA School courses. I've got the cartoon course, a really fine piece of teaching.
    Could you give me the link that will make me able to download the courses? Of course it has to be kept apart and never published on the web.
    Please use my mail adress : j.lauga@wanadoo.fr

    Keep going, I do appreciate your sketchbook.

    Thank you in advance, yours truly Jacques

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