I receieved this book today, and I've just sat down with a cup of coffee for half and hour and browsed through it, and I just have to write a review. I have a load of books on art technique, and this is completely different from any art book I've ever seen. It doesn't really deal with HOW to draw, more about WHAT to draw, and in ways that will create true art. It is inspirational, because it shows you how to inspire yourself. The whole of the first chapter is devoted to doodling - giving ideas as to how you could develop simple doodling into a work of art. I've never seen doodling in an art technique book before! The suggestions look great fun, and this sense of fun runs through the whole book. It inspires you to create your own individual style but gives you lots of ideas to stimulate that creation. If you want a 'drawing techniques' book, this isn't it - but there are hundreds of books out there that deal with basic techniques. I think the concept of this book is a work of genius, it's unique and exciting. Now, Mr.Dodson is a professional artist, and other artists are also featured in the book. They clearly have a lot of technical skill and if you try some of the more complex ideas suggested, your results may well not be quite as good as the examples shown. But, even so, I bet you'll enjoy the process of doing them! For those seeking inspiration to draw, I cannot recommend this book enough.