I read this cover to cover and it was very... enLIGHTening.
Seriously though, this book will change how you look at things by giving you the science and psychology behind visual perception. I'm no great artist, just an amateur, and I feel like it was easy to understand. The example images were good and I didn't feel like there was any useless text - it was edited to be very concise.
The book will also give you loads of practical advice on how to put it all into practice, especially if you're into oil painting. It's quite detailed about oil painting - enough that though I've never oil painted in my life (I'm into digital mediums) I feel like I have the confidence to try it if I wanted to. Totally worth the money and it's going in my personal library for reference.
- Paperback: 224 pages
- Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing; Original edition (Nov. 30 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0740797719
- ISBN-13: 978-0740797712
- Product Dimensions: 22.9 x 1.5 x 26.7 cm
- Shipping Weight: 907 g
- Customer Reviews: 1,134 customer ratings
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,572 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)