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23 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5-star book, 1-star for paper quality
on January 13, 2013
This is a wonderful book! It is designed to help the reader/artist relax about drawing--make it fun, unpretentious, and without lofty expectations. Techniques like drawing with your opposite hand, drawing upside down, and turning shapes into interesting creatures all help the reader/artist think 'out of the box.' Artists who feel stuck may find some of the author's techniques very freeing. However, the one problem I have with this book is the quality of the paper on which it is printed. Although this book is designed to be drawn in, the paper is so thin that you can see the printing/images on the reverse side, which is very distracting. I would hope that a book being used to draw in would at least be manufactured using drawing-weight paper. There are plenty of 'draw-in' books out there, and they have much heavier paper than this one, so it is definitely possible. I think I will be photocopying much of this book onto better paper!