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This book is a good guide to any budding artist, or anyone wishing to improve their own drawing skills. A good range of techniques and related exercises are suggested. It is hard to see how anyone with an interest in drawing would not benefit from the practice of these. One of the features is the authors ability to relate to known artists and how they used certain techniques and methods to great effect. As a result not only does the reader have the opportunity to improve their drawing skills, but they will also gain a deeper appreciation of the use of these skills by great artists throughout history.
A comprehensive, if not altogether encyclopedic, volume. Mr Barber takes the budding artist from basic principles onward. The only caveat I would issue is that this is an expansion of his ' The Fundamentals of Drawing' in itself an excellent primer.
The packaging for this was enourmous. Also the book is alot thicker and heavier than i expected. As i was planning on taking the book with me and draw when im out in nature. I cannot easily do that. However, there is lots of information and techniques within the book. Definetly worth the money. The book is exactly how it says in the description.
Does exactly what it says on the tin. There is a lot of stuff in here that will keep you going whether you are a beginner like me, or someone who is more experienced. Definitely worth purchasing, even if you don't intend to improve. It's an interesting read on it's own.
My only issue is there isn't enough independent exercises for you to try out.