Have you heard of this book? It was so frustratingly useless to me that I have decided to post my Amazon review to Facebook and this blog post (which I will share on Twitter):
4 weeks for a refund you say?
Well, that's not my thing. I don't like returning items. I will occasionally exchange defective items for functioning replacements, but even in those cases I usually grin and bear it. If your item doesn't hold up, you don't get my business anymore, and I am happy to share my experience about it. Job done. People think buying a product shouldn't be a risk, but it is. It's an investment that carries a risk, and you *can* make bad investments. That's why we favor certain brands. We identify lower risk investments for the future.
This book wasn't a risk, it was a scam. It is probably the first full on refund I have made in the better part of a decade. I feel like that's harsh to say, but I can summarize the entirety of this book (including pictures) in one sentence:
Sketch often, using pornography and workout videos (and possibly other source material featuring people performing physical activities), and your dynamic figure drawing will possibly improve.
"Sketch often, using pornography and workout videos (and possibly other source material featuring people performing physical activities), and your dynamic figure drawing will possibly improve."
That lukewarm sentiment truly defines the material here. You won't really see any references in the book of the artist's skill actually being applied to anything. Imagine stumbling upon someone's old, dirty, marked up thumbnail sketchbook filled with random unrelated notes about unintelligible "drawings". This book is what you found, and that cover sketch is orders of magnitudes more impressive and refined than the images you'll find in this book. And it's not particularly impressive... or very refined. If you read my summary of the book above (and literally *because* you read it), it's safe to say this is not a beneficial purchase for you.
I am sorry for being somewhat crass about it, but in an effort to help you make an informed purchasing decision I need to be just a little more crass. Even if this book was offered at no cost with free shipping, it would not be worth the time or energy it would take to add it to your order. It is utterly useless. My only solace for making such an impulsive, regrettable purchase is imagining that the money I spent shipping this item back to Amazon was actually part of the cost for the other items in my order."
Digital Arts Instructor