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Superb for the beginner!
on 13 July 2015
This is an excellent book. It's aimed at the absolute beginner, and even though I drew a lot as a child (not to any great standard), I put aside everything I thought I knew and started afresh.
The author is a cartoonist by trade, but even cartoons have basic rules that need to be observed. Mark takes you from drawing and shading a simple circle to far more complex shapes, but always at an easy pace while giving you a solid grounding in the basics. I'm currently at lesson 25 (out of 30), which has taken me less than three weeks as I've sometimes done several lessons in the same session. I look at the picture I drew on my first day and the one I drew last night and I can scarcely believe they're by the same artist, or that the artist is me!
I've heard several teachers say that drawing is a learnable skill. My own examples are below - around three weeks apart. If you've ever wanted to draw, this is a very good place to start.