- Great all-round reference for students Review by Pleinairpainter
If you could buy only one book on composition and design, this would be it. Roberts presents the steps necessary to produce a good painting in easy to understand text and through examples. He focuses on the importance of creating abstract shapes, value masses and armatures--the building blocks of composition which many beginners think they can avoid.
(Posted on 4/30/2014)
- Incredible & Simple Review by A J. Corso
As far as books on composition is concerned this is by far one of the best out there. The manner in which the rules and theories of composition are laid out and explained makes this book easy to understand by both the novice artist and a great refresher for the accomplished professional.A MUST HAVE in every artists' library, as far as I'm concerned.
(Posted on 5/24/2011)
- Mastering Composition by Ian Roberts Review by Anna Hogbin
As an instructor and artist, the DVD with this book is absolutely incredible! As the author describes compositional changes, they happen before your eyes - an outstanding visual teaching and learning experience!!! The book dialogues these activities.
(Posted on 5/18/2009)