The book is very solid and really put together. It has a bigger hard cover than I expected, making it a bit heavy when you need to transport it. The pages are full of explanations and colorful imagery and the paper is similar to recycled textures (love that smell). Overall is a sturdy piece of quality content.
The book is packed with tips & tricks, do's and dont's and practical advice on how to create professional product sketches. It teaches you from the ground up: from the right posture you need to take or how to proper hold your pencil... to... what tools you need to use to reach certain levels of detail and shadowy effects. And if you thought words are enough, just take a look at the sketches included in the chapters and see the expectations you need to reach.
I didn't finish the book yet, but I couldn't wait anymore - I had to share it. It takes time and dedication to enjoy and profit from each technique presented in the book. Also reading it it's not enough. You need to practice, practice and don't forget to practice. So don't think that browsing through the content will get the required skills. No! No! No!
Another thing I would have appreciated is more structured exercises. Something like building a product from the ground up with showcases included. Maybe I didn't got to that part yet and hopefully I will discover as soon as I progress. There is still time.
And the conclusion
I enjoy this book with each page and I am committed to use it at its full potential. It's on! And you will see in the upcoming months updates from my progress. So stay tuned: product concepts FTW.
Reminder: I haven't finished the book yet, so I will update the article as soon as I discover new things and correct my first assumptions (if it's the case). Thank you.