A first class book full of little tips. I’m working my way through it slowly but I do like it. Some tips are not relevant – it depends on the medium you’re using – but all in all it’s well worth having. It’s split into four sections – Tools & Materials, Sketching & Drawing Techniques, Working With Your Subject and Commissions & Display. The book has 176 pages and measures 19 x 24½ cm.
on 14 December 2013
What a great book!
I am 70 years of age and have been an artist for nearly as long and am very impressed with this book.
It's a mine of information and a great source of inspiration covering a whole rang of subjects and techniques and a great price.
Not many books of this standard around.
Congratulations to the author, those that contributed to it and the publishers for the hard work that must have gone in to producing it.
on 4 March 2015
Superb coverage of mediums and techniques, and what each can achieved. Only fault is with the internal organisation of the book with exercises scattered throughout the book, since the actual drawing techniques only begin in the second part of the book.
Lovely writing manner, not too familiar, nor too formal.
I was wrong to overlook it, but now I'm quite attached to it. Recommended for the first-timer, and the 'false' beginner new to drawing.
I made the mistake of buying this book for my 11 year old grandson. The book is packed with interesting ideas very well presented. However, it is not for beginners, either as youthful as my would have been recipient or for adults. It is certainly far too advanced for me. Nonetheless it is a fascinating book to explore, even if its challenges defy all but reasonably talented artists. It would make a fine present for someone quite experienced in the art field.