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Vector Basic Training: A Systematic Creative Process for Building Precision Vector Artwork by Von Glitschka

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Chapter 1. Bézier Curves: A Brief History

My first year at Lydia Hawk Elementary School was the last year first-grade teacher Mrs. Jerkins would teach before retiring. In hindsight, I can see she was a mean-spirited grouch who was way past due for retirement. She also bore a striking resemblance to “The Church Lady” from the famous Saturday Night Live skit. At the time, of course, I didn’t think that. I just thought this was what school was all about because I had nothing else to compare it to.

Fear of Math

I remember the day like it was yesterday. Mrs. Jerkins called me up to the chalkboard to solve a math problem. As was her practice, she stood scowling off to the side of the chalkboard as I approached. In one hand, she held a rubber-tipped ...

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