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Oh I'm glad that I ordered this book..... It's has everything thing that an beginner artist has to know about sketching... The book is really nice... And fat too..and I got it for a great deal... I recommend this book for every single beginner artist out there
For those people like me that are not naturally that good at drawing, but want to improve, this book is fantastic. It is so comprehensive, covering a range of different types of drawings and techniques. What I particularly like is that the step-by-step guides are both detailed and easy to follow. Like with anything, it takes practice and you will not get there overnight! But this is certainly not related to what the book offers.
The only potential drawback is that there is a lot of detail in this book and this might prove to be a bit daunting! However, this is not a criticism of the book, it is just something that should be taken into account.
This is a great book for a great price! No, I have not turned into the next Da Vinci, but I have definitely learned some great techniques. I would recommend this book to all fellow aspiring artists.
Had a flick through this big book, covers a wide variety of pencil techniques and styles, in an easy to follow format. The first few exercises took this guy in his 40s, who hadn’t drawn since school, to drawing a shaded and shadowed cube and sphere, and then drew a passable coffee cup. On day one, in a couple of hours! Excited to see what I can learn in time from this. Buy with confidence.
The book arrived quickly and although pre-owned, was in excellent condition. I have only just started to work through it but I think it will help my drawing skills enormously. Obviously, I'm anxious to move on to the more interesting stuff, but I think the early exercises will be invaluable in teaching how to actually draw the "more interesting stuff" and while I don't possess the degree of technical knowledge of some of the other reviewers, I am, nevertheless, very pleased with my purchase and would recommend it.
I have started drawing at 63 because my grandchildren want me to help them draw. I was always hopeless at art at school and now I realise it's because we were never taught any techniques (back in the good old 60s!) I will never be a great artist (or even a good one!) but I am staggered to find I can now draw passable animals, flowers etc and am enjoying helping my grandchildren to discover their own abilities with some of the techniques from this book. So it's certainly worked for me and worth every penny.
Carefully chosen exercises to learn and develop techniques and skills. To get the most out of this book you need to do the practice suggested. Interspersed with words of wisdom about correcting mistakes and finding what you love. I really enjoyed working through the book.
I bought for a friend who never learnt to draw and struggled how and where to start things. This is a great book what nicly and correctly guide you your art journey! Evencould be useful someone who learnt to draw- never bad a little repeat! But great start for begginers too! Useful!
This is a great book. There is so much in the book it really is a fantastic purchase. So much information and well laid out with examples. Really pleased that I purchased this for my husband, fantastic!