From graphite pencils and charcoals to soft pastels and crayons, the art of drawing encompasses a variety of mediums and techniques, all of which are comprehensively covered in this invaluable manual. Part One, Getting Started, explains the materials and equipment needed before describing the most important drawing techniques through a series of short practice exercises. There is guidance on different drawing methods: drawing outlines, shading and tonal work, line and wash, sketching, using negative spacing, blending, frontage and sgraffito, as well as fundamental principles such as understanding perspective, composition and colour. Part Two, Drawing Projects, has over 25 specially commissioned projects to try, including landscapes, still lifes, people, animals, buildings, and trees and flowers. Discover the pleasures and practicalities of drawing with this fully-illustrated artist's manual.