This will probably be a post for the more artistically inclined, as I may come across as a bit of an art snob, but I think in this case it is most definitely warranted, especially in regards to a reference/how-to book. Oftentimes my dad will selflessly buy me a new art book to add to my collection. Most of the time they are Photoshop help books or animation books, but this time dad bought me a book called "Character Design Studio" by Chris Patmore. A character design book...niiiice! But as I flipped through the pages it became obvious that dad didn't really look at this thing before he bought it. My dad knows quality, and this obviously was not it. Under the cut are some of the artistic horrors that somehow made it through the editing process to be included in this horrible publication. Keep in mind that this is the quality of almost every page in this thing, and it doesn't get any better. Maybe for a brief shining moment, but the next page just brings more eye-bleeding. Whatever you do, do NOT buy this book, unless of course you want a good laugh, then please by all means do.