I thought that the guidebook would be a lot more descriptive to be honest. It didn’t really teach you the steps for each one, but it DOES show you the general process. There are tips along the way, but it doesn’t go too in-depth. I think it’ll help if you watch Sibylline’s process videos on YouTube as well as reading the guidebook. I was still able to complete pieces in the workbook, and I do think it’s actually good that it makes YOU work for mixing the colors and technique. I ended up being able to do more than I thought! I think for the price, it’s really great value. It’s also a lot easier to work with a set color palette for me personally. I did want to try getting into acryla gouache, but I often struggled picking which colors to get. This sort of takes out the guess work. This gets 5 stars from me because even though it’s not exactly what I was thinking it would be, it still is a great set overall. The paper is amazing as well. It does not buckle, and the paints are extremely smooth and easy to work with. I’m primarily a digital artist, and this was a very easy medium to work with as someone who does not regularly use traditional painting materials.