This is the perfect jump start for beginners who want to tackle this potentially challenging medium with speed and success. It presents an easy-to-understand approach that quickly familiarizes you with basic materials, tools and techniques to get started. Illustrations, exercises and complete step-by-step demos show how to achieve fast results by making sketches with watercolor as well as with drawing media. With this easy 'sketching' technique, you will learn how to plan successful paintings based on thumbnail sketches, value & color sketches, composition adjustments and experimentation. Accessable, affordable and fun, this guide will have you developing your skills and creating satisfying work in almost no time flat.