As I have found on several of the books purchased here (Complete Guide to Cats and Vivid...what you see on the front is not what you have instructions to complete on the inside. I am finding this very frustrating as I was hoping to have the King Charles Spaniel...with full instructions...to draw. But all I got was just a little bit of its fur.
It's not like any other book I've bought- it has a lot of helpful information & tips. It's an absolutely beautiful book! The only drawback in my opinion is that I wish all the complete line drawings were included. I do really love this book, though!
Excellent book - exactly what I need as I love drawing the cat family. The instructions are very clear which is helpful to me.
This book has great descriptions, step-by-step tutorials etc on drawing cats in coloured pencils. However, for such an expensive book, I did not expect to have to pay an additional fee (currently $14) to the website to obtain the reference photos for the exercises in the book, without which it would be pretty much impossible to follow along with the tuition in the book. The reference photos given are only about 5 by 5cm size! So bear in mind that you need to budget an additional $14 for the reference photos!
Hello, and thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I wanted to offer an explanation. We had to make a choice between including large reference photos & line drawings in the book or including more of Gemma Gylling's comprehensive colored pencil instruction...we went for more instruction and larger step-by-step images. Adding the Quick Start Pack to your book order lets you have the best of both worlds. Loads of instruction AND these helpful materials that will let you get started practicing all of Gemma's lessons immediately. In the future, just a heads up - you receive a discount, when you purchase the book and the quick start together, from annkullberg.com.
So far I have just looked through the book. It appears this book will help me learn the skills to draw my own cats. I have an in depth tiger kitten I am currently starting.