It's WAAAAAAAY overpriced. It's paperback on cheap paper... It really should only cost half what they are asking for.
With that said there is *some* good info in there. However many of the steps are not thorough. One artist said he couldn't be bothered with sharing what colors he used in his steps, so his whole tutorial is useless for someone like me that's trying to figure out how to pick the right colors to layer to get the tones I see in the pictures they are doing tutorials on.
Also be warned that these artists use ALL kinds of pencils. If you don't have a vast collection of pencils it might be hard for you to figure out colors. The main cover picture for example uses Faber Castels, Caran d'Ache, Derwent, Prismacolor, & Prismacolor Verithins on that one portrait. I only have access to Prismacolors and am having a heck of a time matching up my Prismacolors to the other brands used. Perhaps providing color charts of each brand in the book would have been useful... That way we can use what pencils we have rather than have to go spend $100s on various other pencils sets!
Yes, there is some extremely talented artists in this book, but it's not very helpful in teaching how to use color pencils to make portraits. Also it's EXTREMELY overpriced for what it is.
- Paperback: 191 pages
- Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub (5 February 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 152347517X
- ISBN-13: 978-1523475179
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.2 x 27.9 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 240,543 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)