"For anyone who wants to learn how to draw, this colorfully illustrated guide introduces the fundamental techniques necessary to build essential skills. The first section covers the tools - the various types of media and paper you need to get started. Then you'll learn about the basic methods for creating effective drawings step-by-step, from making basic shapes to enhancing them with highlights and shading. Then you'll continue studying techniques, but apply them to common subjects in artistic drawings - landscapes, still-lifes, and figure drawing - through exercises using various media. Hone your abilities with practice, enjoy the process, and create your own works of art with confidence."--Back cover.