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I can't draw to save my life, got this book to try and teach myself something new, and I've actually managed to draw a couple of bits, that have come out surprisingly ok. It give you a step by step breakdown of what to do and how to start. The only thing that isn't great is that I ordered the kindle version and now wish I'd ordered the paper version. You can't see it very well on the kindle, so I look at it on my laptop and zoom in. Would be a lot easier with the paper version.
Bought this for 10 year old nephew. Author is American, which is reflected in much of the subject material. Chapter 1 Basics includes shading, shapes, perspective Chapter 2 Human face Chapter 3 Perspective including street scenes Chapter 4 Holidays and seasons includes Easter, Christmas, Halloween subjects and "barbed wire heart" Chapter 5 Animals and creatures includes cartoon animals, penguins, pitbull, climbing tiger Chapter 6 Cool stuff is a mixture of subjects including hands, fire, pocket watch, treasure chest, anime boy/girl + skull, skeleton figures, "grave with drapery" and how to create lettering styles. The book is described as a drawing guide for teachers and students and is well structured. Each page has separate exercises with accompanying text: know, understand and do. Chapters 1-3 are useful but I bought an alternative book as I found so much of the cool stuff uninspiring, ghoulish and off-putting, hence 2 stars.
The book looked really good but when I got to the back it was covered in chewing gum. Found this quite disgusting, never had any issues with anything I’ve purchased on here before and will continue to shop on here just hope something is done about it
The sketches in the book are very interesting. However, in the step by step instructions on how to draw each sketch, there is a huge leap between the penultimate and the last step, involving shading to bring the picture to life, with very little instruction on how to shade.
Am using this book to teach myself to draw. So far so good - excellent exercises for the amateur artist OR art teacher. Book is laid out so that you can copy the exercises for class work - room is given to practise on but I am using a separate artists pad. Finally, book is very thick - plenty of exercises therein. Good value for money.
Bought this for a Christmas gift for my friend's daughter who loves art and is 10 years old. Looking through it, I found it hard to pack, I wanted to keep it! Really lovely art book, lots of clever ideas and useful information. I highly recommend it to anyone who would like to improve their drawing.
I bought this book essentially because it was advertised as 'Spiral Bound'. It is not. As a disabled person I cannot hold a page open. steady the paper and draw upon it. This would require three hands.
Good but quite repetitive and often jumps huge steps when there hasn't been much training on how to do these parts your self. A couple of final drawings are clearly computer generated as well which is a bit disappointing
Great, detailed book for step by step instruction to some quite advanced drawings. After a quick glance through a few of the guides seem to jump a few stages... from a basic stage to suddenly very detailed. But it’s a nice thick book and a good present for young aspiring artist who wants to take their skills to the next level.