Words to Live By: Creative hand-lettering, coloring, and inspirations Paperback – March 1, 2016
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About the Author
- Lexile Measure : IG960L
- Grade Level : 3 - 7
- Item Weight : 1.2 pounds
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1633221008
- ISBN-13 : 978-1633221000
- Product Dimensions : 8.75 x 0.5 x 10.25 inches
- Publisher : Walter Foster Jr (March 1, 2016)
- Reading level : 8 - 12 years
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #734,740 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The remainder of the book is all about project ideas like book marks, pencil books and sharpie marker mugs None of these ideas are unique and can be found on a certain idea board (no names allowed per Amazon review guidelines). Is she presenting these ideas as her own?
What is most disturbing, perhaps, is the author's own lack of ability as apparent in the artwork. I would have expected finished and polished projects. Instead I saw what a teen girl might doodle on her school notebook. The finished letter is crooked and imperfect to the point of looking like drafts. Had these been shown in the preview, it would have been clear this was not a well informed or creative author. If you have any artistic skill past that of a 10 year old, this book is not for you. I am more than annoyed that I lost $9.50 on this venture.
I know she is really enjoying the color pages, especially with the colorful brush pens I also purchased for her. She has tore out multiple color pages and hung them up around her room. I am very happy with this purchase.
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Only the first quarter (or less) of the book is about actual handlettering techniques (with VERY basic instructions). Including blank pages to write on - which makes no sense to me - I'm not going to draw in my book - I do that on a sketchpad (which is the very first "tool"-suggestion on page 5!)
Then follows a section (a little more than a quarter) telling you about how you can draw letters on different objects... Like two pages telling you, that you can draw on paint-sample-cards from the hardware store; two pages to tell you you can draw letters on packages and envelopes; two pages to tell you, that you can draw with a sharpie on a mug; four pages to tell you how blackboard paint works, and so on. All of it stuff, I didn't feel I had signed on for when buying the book.
The rest of the book is... Colouring pages! Seriously... It's just pages of the authors mediocre drawings and letters for you to paint.