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I love Simone's art and this book has become a useful guide whenever I'm drawing something new. The book itself is gorgeous and filled with the author's careful drawings. However, I have the feeling that no native English speaker reviewed the book before being published. There are so many grammatical mistakes that make me cringe. I understand that Simone is German and probably wrote the book in English, but I would imagine that someone's job would be to proofread it. At one point, when giving tips on how to observe anatomy, Simone says you should "screw up your eyes," which really doesn't make sense. Also, there is at least one instance where the same paragraph is duplicated in the same page. Again, amazing book, but poor editing by the publisher.
I have recently gone on a buying spree of a bunch of these 3d total publishing books. Both Loish books, Asia Ladowska but I would say this one has the most actionable information in it out of all of those. The other ones are great and I don't regret buying them, but as a beginner artist, I feel like this one gives me a lot to work on. Highly recommended. Just buy it.
This is the best book on drawing figures and characters that I have read, and I have read a lot of them. Grunewald knows her stuff and presents the technical through sketches and painting in a very effective and engaging manner. Her methods are direct and easy to understand and reproduce. She covers it all, from perspective and foreshortening to shading and gesture. What really stands out is how dynamic her figures are, along with her clear explanations of how that is achieved. And, of course, she is excellent on facial expression. The methods can be applied to drawing animals too. Great book!
This book is the perfect companion for anyone on the beginning of their art journey! I found the artist on Instagram a few month ago and i have fallen in love with her mini tutorials. This book has the same easy feel of her Instagram but it’s more detailed and encouraging! I think my favorite part about this book is that the artist doesn’t immediately dive in to teaching you how to draw heads and faces ( as she notes in her book, a lot of people have a hard time getting past the head and face). I’ve personally had this problem and she really helped me get passed this but encouraging readers to look at the big picture stuff. I’m officially a huge fan. I wish she had more books because I’d buy them in a heartbeat!