This book has the emphasis on drawing through observation in order to create realistic representations of a subject. It covers tried and tested means of sharpening your observational skills such as measuring with a pencil, looking at negative shapes and so on. The next chapter examines the physicalities of drawing. This is something that many drawing books overlook - drawing is actually a very physical process and you can use this as a means of getting a greater sense of energy and emotion into your drawings. Some subjects - botanical illusrations, for example - require very tight control of the drawing materials, while others - such as brooding skies in a stormy landscape - simply cry out for great sweeps of charcoal to convey the swift movement of rolling clouds. This chapter helps the access of what type of approach is best suited to the mood you want ot express The final chapter is about developing new ways of seeing a subject.