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Not enough here for beginners, but a good place to start for getting BACK into drawing.
on July 25, 2011
If you have drawn before and have gotten out of the habit (say, for several years), and are finding it difficult to relearn all that you lost, this is a good book to help reacquaint you with the craft. It's very short and to the point, and will assist you in dusting off all the drawing cobwebs in your head.
However, if you are brand new to drawing, I do not recommend this book. It simply does not offer enough information for new artists. Everything that's taught in this slim offering is far too streamlined for the newbie, so I suggest looking elsewhere. Jack Hamm's books are a good start. Some people really like Andrew Loomis's stuff as well, but I find his descriptions way too technically complicated for my tastes (and his books are sometimes hard to find).