Not even remotely for the "absolute beginner". The book starts off by immediately jumping into determining light values in different forms. What? I haven't even drawn a square yet, and you're asking me to shade a coffee mug in different forms with almost no instruction?
The book is broken into mini examples that you are supposed to mimic, however even the very first example require previous drawing knowledge and experience.
But rather than talk about it, I've attached a photo of the steps 3 and 4 (out of 4 total steps, although step 1 technically isn't a step) of the 5th mini example (out of like 30) you are supposed to follow.
- Publisher: North Light Books (2001)
- ISBN-10: 1581807899
- ISBN-13: 978-1581807899
- ASIN: B0095HAY6E
- Product Dimensions:: 27.4 x 21.7 x 1.1 cm
- Shipping Weight: 558 g
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