Coloured pencil poraits is just a beautiful book. The detail is just amazing the way the artist has light on subjects is just fantastic, and shade too. Painting hair it looks real and so does fabrics. A section on eyes,noses, ears, and mouth is a great study on its own. I personally havent used pencils but I used the same effects with paint. Iam really thrilled to own this lovely informative book , It is ten out of ten.