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Definitely FIVE stars.
on 23 November 2011
I'm slightly stunned that someone would give this book a one-star review because it didn't look good on their Kindle. I mean, REALLY? This is a large-ish format full colour book. You buy it for a black and white, small-format Kindle screen, and then give it a bad review because it doesn't look good? I almost feel obliged to give a five-star review to counter-balance that one star.
But actually I'd have been happy to give this a five-star review anyway. Anyone who knows anything about drawing will be aware that there is NO real substitute for an actual three-dimensional model, but if you don't have access to one then this book - if used intelligently - could be the next-best thing.
The book itself is an attractive and durable hardback. Inside, the paper is high-quality and glossy, and the book contains a wide range of poses, details, expressions, and models of various shapes and sizes!
But that's not even half of it - the accompanying CD of images is the real treasure of this package. For each of the (many) poses, there are a couple of dozen photos taken from different angles around the model. This is the nearest possible thing to being able to walk around a model until you find the POV that you want. The CD also includes some other goodies, including a pdf version of the book.
I personally can't find anything not to like about this book/CD combo. It's the first book I've purchased of this series, but I'm pretty sure it won't be the last.
In my original review, I included a video of a 'flick through' this book, to give a better idea of its contents. Amazon initially posted the review, then deleted it some time later - presumably because (shock horror!) it contained nudity. So, sorry, no video. I've uploaded a couple of customer images to give some idea what you'll get on the disk, but if you're still undecided, check out the accompanying website: posespaceDOTcom. From there, it's possible to download a couple of free 'walk around' poses, and get a much better idea what to expect from this book.
Just don't expect it to look good on a Kindle!