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on 6 August 2014
Very, very disappointed. At this price for the Kindle edition I expected practical step-by-step exercises, practical tips for beginners, that sort of thing. But what I got was basically the manual, which is available online for free from SketchbookPro, plus some demos of the author/artist's work. It was nice work but not helpful for my own training. Won't be purchasing from this publisher again.
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on 2 January 2014
While the cover is in colour, the reader should be cautioned that the internal illustrations are all in black and white or greyscale. In part this is an inevitable consequence of the affordable price of the book. Colour plates can be costly. But also note that sketching in most of the book's examples often starts with the equivalent of pencil. So the figures that are intrinsically black and white are perfectly adequate for comprehension of what the software can do for you.

But the text does indeed often refer to the subsequent use of colour, to fill in the drawing, as it were. Here you are required to use some imagination. Or more favourably, you are running Sketchbook Pro on your machine to accompany the book's lessons.

You can see that Pro has many settings that let you mimic quite realistically a hand drawn canvas. Ok, you still do not get the tactile feel of paper. But from a purely image standpoint, the final product can be quite impressive. Or at least Pro lets this aid the best of your drawing ability.

Do take a look at the drawings which emulate a pen nib use and those for a brush and ink. Nice and this is a key point. Suppose you want to make a drawing that will then be reproduced. Either as hardcopy, like in this book's figures, or in a web page. So the point is not what the original drawing physically is, but what the copies look like. Then Pro should work well for you.
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on 5 March 2014
For one! If I knew, that the book was not a fully color printed book, I would have never bought it.
And to get the information in color, is a head ache, retrieve from the site provided within the book.
A couple tips, with no trick, and that's about. and for the price, am sorry, can't recommend to any one.
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on 30 August 2014
Don't bother wasting your money and it is a lot of money for a pile of junk learnt more on Autodesk web site in half an hour than the complete waste of my life reading this rubbish.
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on 21 July 2014
Very informative. As I'm new at digital drawing it is good to have such a handy reference
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on 8 July 2014
Compact but useful introduction into the program
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on 5 July 2014
good info
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