The standard to which Diane Constance ought to be held is contained in the choice of words for the title: "The COMPLETE Life Drawing Course" [Caps mine, -BB] So is this a "complete" art instruction in figure drawing? No, it isn't. It's just another art "how-to" book sacked up and shoved over the Fast Food counter to go.
Diane Constance gives a terse and peremptory glossing over of the fundamentals of figure drawing, and most pointedly, we are obligated to ask ourselves: "Do we need another HOW-TO figure drawing book at his time?" "Are the published figure drawing books woefully inadequate?"
Well, in fact, some of the popular titles published today are woefully inadequate. Unfortunately, Diane Constance's book "Complete Life Drawing Course" must join the ranks of those cloned texts that offer the same trite superficialities over....and over....and over yet again. At a suggested retail price of $19.95 this book better deliver, and it doesn't, so what's the point? Really great art instruction is already in print, with good anatomy sections included, for far less money.