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Painting and Drawing Secrets by Alfred Daniels

Since purchasing the Get Paid to Draw system and both products created by the two final contestants on The Next Internet Millionaire I've been following a trail of marketing freebies, ebooks, software and one time offers to teach you how to do anything, fast!

You've probably seen many of them, even amongst the Google ads on my blog; 'Learn how to create massive wealth', 'How to make mega money from home', you get the idea. Clicking on these links takes you to what's known as a 'squeeze page' which is usually a lengthy sales message with examples and testimonials explaining why this product will do everything it claims. Just enter your name and email and we'll give you a truck load of free ebooks as well.

I've got a pile of free marketing information clogging several folders on my hard drive so I've pretty much stopped following this marketing trail, however I continue to stumble across more art related products sold in this over hyped fashion.

The latest one is an ebook titled Painting and Drawing Secrets by Alfred Daniels. Alfred Daniels is not actually selling this product however he is attributed as the author of the ebook which claims to be a re-discovered manuscript that is the secret resource many top artists used to perfect their drawing and painting with oils and watercolors.

I'm not an affiliate of this product, nor am I recommending you purchase (or don't purchase) it. I already know how to draw or paint with no help from Alfred's manuscript so I have no reason to buy. I would be interested to know if you have purchased this product and whether it was good value for money.

I've read the sales message on this and personally I've never heard anyone make these stated complaints about art books teaching you how to draw or paint:
Frankly, the most common complaint amongst art students is study books containing a minimum of useful information offered at the maximum price - much better for ornament than for use!

The big problem is that most books on the subject are filled with boring description after description, and not enough nitty-gritty, nuts and bolts information with clear illustrations and drawings.

Most books I've come across have been extremely useful with plenty of nice step by step pictures without too much boring description. The only thing I would agree upon is the 'maximum price' applied to some books.

Something I do find amusing about the sales pitch and, again, something I've never heard from any art student is this quote from the list of free bonus items:
eBook - How To Draw Parts Of The Body. Starting with the most asked question "How do you draw a woman's breast?"

I've heard artists say they have trouble drawing hands, feet and even faces but I've never ever heard a single person, even someone who can't draw, ask, How do you draw a women's breast? Honestly, even complete drawing novices usually have little trouble drawing boobs!

It's not my intention to knock this product I just find it fascinating that a book such as this is being sold as a revolutionary system in this over hyped and tacky approach.

If you really want to see an art site that features boring description after boring description why not check out Art and Design Web, the publishers of Painting and Drawing Secrets. Page after page of excerpts from Wikipedia on all kinds of drawing and painting related subjects with strategically placed Google ads. Hopefully the ebook has better content.

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