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This was a good book and I bought it because of the great reviews, there are lots of exercises...however I found them to be uninspiring and not much fun - there was no information or practice about drawing animals or plants or even rural scenes. It was all about Humans and inanimate objects and very matter of fact...the author clearly understands the psychology behind drawing and I'm sure that if you stick with it you will improve - but I think this could put complete beginners off particularly if you already have some natural ability, I just found it uninspiring and will probably give it away.