I have been a professional artist for decades doing a wide variety of work in graphics, painting, and in the television and motion picture art departments....but as we all know, there is always something new to learn. This book, if one looks closely enough at the creation of the works, and even if one simply enjoys looking at the whole picture, is so inspiring! The "great ones" in ANY field, the arts, sports, etc., all know it's still all about the basics at all stages of your career, and a lot can be learned from the "basics" in this book's work. Even my paintings have been enormously improved by the study of values in these drawings, and the way he moves the eye back drawing the viewer in to participate in the composition by pulling you through 3-4 stages of foreground, middle ground, background...and he makes it look so simple. And his description of his period materials is fascinating. It's not for the first time artist, but all can learn a lot if they look close enough.