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This was my first “how to draw” book. Before using this book I could draw stick figures and ugly junk. After these 30 lessons I’ve drawn things that amaze me! This book boosted me well up in drawing options. Not via secrets or weird rituals though. Instead by simply explaining the fundamentals then providing accessible exercises to get the explanation into your memory. I flipped through several books in the “how-to draw” section and thought this one was the most clear and accessible. Plus, Mark’
It’s not the one and only perfect manual. There’s a couple lessons that were a bit boring, and one or two that were tough. But I bet those lessons might vary from person to person, so that’s kind of neat. Long story, short: I had a lot of fun, learned a ton, and drew some sweet pictures. Now I feel like I have a nice foundation for carrying on to more and more drawing lessons.
Do yourself a favour if you decide to try these lessons out. Pick up a nice, new sketchbook and a decent pencil and eraser. For the $10 more all this will run ya it’s worth it to work with nice things as you’re learning.
Terrible book. even the sample drawings are not good. The idea of the book is to give you shorthand for drawing, not teach you how to draw from what you see. Which is fine, if that is what you want, but some of the shorthand is wrong, placing a shadow between two objects (he does this with spheres and continues it) for example. In most instances there is a LIGHTER area between two spheres. So his drawing look really off. Then he shows planets and gets the shadows all wrong for where the light so
He starts you out by asking you to draw a house, an airplane and a donut, without a source. And, I just don’t believe these are things ANYONE can truly draw well without a source, especially the airplane. Have you actually thought about what an airplane looks like in perspective? And what is involved with an airplane, other than wings and a tail? To compare drawings after his classes (which are NOT of the same thing) and say people have improved is preposterous.
But the biggest issue I have with this book is that he keeps saying other art instructors don’t teach you how to draw. They simply set you up in front of a still life and expect you to understand the basics, to make the 5,000 necessary mistakes. I have been in MANY still life classes and this is not the case. Every class I’ve been to for beginners has had instruction in basic geometric representation. That’s sort of the point. Otherwise you’re just at a session, not a class. And even if you follow the book, you’re still going to need to make the 5,000 mistakes. Because that’s how you learn to improve. It’s like he didn’t understand the quote at all. ARG!
But, honestly, if you’re going to learn to draw, learn to draw from life. Or learn to draw from Jack Hamm, whose books are amazing. If you want to draw spheres get an orange, use a toilet paper roll for cylinders. Look at how light really falls, because this book is not going to help. If you want proof look at the drawings of the face for the students he had. There is no understanding there of what a face is. No understanding of an underlying skeletal structure, and at the same time, no style. I love cartooning style, where basic anatomy can be ignored, but this isn’t it.
I do believe everyone can learn to draw, but not with this book.
Are you a beginner who is tired of making sloppy stick man and weird houses? Do you think you can never learn to draw in your life? Do you wish you could make something better than a man consisting of one circle and some lines?
Go no further my friends. This book is the only book you need to change your destiny.
In one sentence, this book is a simple, easy, step-by-step guide that teaches you to draw from simple cube and spheres to a realistic eye and a gorgeous women; in 30 days.
I am extremely