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Here's a book dedicated to drawing angels by Angela R. Sasser.

The book has four chapters, covering the art materials (primarily colour pencils and watercolor), drawing and designing the characters, creating the background and includes 8 step-by-step demonstrations at the back.

On the character design of angels, you get to learn how to draw the different parts of an angel, things like wings, halos, clothing, weapon and other ornaments. The subject is seems well researched enough, the instructions are clear, and gives useful points to look out for. The basic anatomy lessons aren't too helpful because they are too elementary. I recommend getting a separate figure drawing book to help with figure posing and construction.

The chapter on backgrounds covers drawing of clouds, flowers, creating stone and stained glass textures. There doesn't seem to be a lot of variety when in comes to designing backgrounds for angels. This chapter is quite thin and feels disconnected from the book because the examples shown here, with exception of flowers, aren't really used in other paintings.

Finally, the book ends with 8 detailed painting demonstrations. The tutorials are roughly meant to be followed along - you can draw your own angel and then follow the techniques mentioned. It provides good practice on using watercolour. I don't particularly like the style of watercolour is used here though, but different people prefer different styles.

Overall, this is a decent starter guide if you're looking to draw angels. A figure drawing book is highly recommended to go along with this book - that will give your characters more volume.

(There are more pictures of the book on my blog. Just visit my Amazon profile for the link.)
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Whilst I love the art titles released by Impact some of them feel like a little bit of a miss rather than a hit. Unfortunately that's the case with this book which contains information previously released in a number of others from how to set up your work space to having the right materials and also techniques to make the most of the coloured pencil and Ink media. Whilst this isn't a bad thing if you don't own any other titles, when people collect a series and the same information just keeps getting repeated it can be a little disconcerting and a little disparaging for the end user. Personally I'd suggest one book that deals with the various mediums, the setting up of the workspace and various techniques for reference so that each individual title can concentrate on imparting the valuable lessons within jumping straight to the nitty-gritty.

I'm not saying that this book isn't any good but against a number of others in the series it feels a little flat especially when the artwork doesn't feel as rich or as luxurious as the ones that have gone before. Angels are supposed to be shining examples of the best traits and yet they feel ordinary and two dimensional especially when compared to some of the other titles art like:
Tim Flemming's Draw and Paint Fantasy Women
Or
Finlay Cowan's Drawing and Painting Fantasy Figures.

All in the book does contain valuable lessons, the artist is respected and the overall concepts are imparted well enough to help get the end user to a new level of expertise but for me, I just didn't feel that this title did enough or taught me much other than lessons that I'd absorbed from a number of other Impact titles which was a great shame. If you own a number of them, this might not be the best one for you, if you don't then this could be a good starting way to get a bit more from your talent.
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