Claims to have "Everything you need to know to get started", and has an extremely relaxed and colourful way both with words, drawings and quick sketches. It has a wide variety of contents, and would make a good basis on which to start. As an aide-memoire to carry around I think that it will prove to be a manual that will become much used and thumbed from re-visiting. I don't think that it is suitable for the complete beginner - but what book can really sustitute for personal help at the desk? But its step-by-step drawings are easy to follow, and the finished articles are a real challenge to the budding artist. And the final test - value for money: no doubt here, this is a real bargain.
Wendy knows how to draw and paint, whatever the means she's using. It all comes out in colorful pictures full of her sensitivity and personality. Very useful for starters as well as advanced painters. Only negative comments is the too widespread use of masking fluid
i usually draw in pencil, then have to trace over my drawing with paint on another page to avoid a smudgy grey line-i always thought crisp black lines spoiled natural outlines, but in this book I learned how to blend them, paint over, and incorporate them.