This book is divided into twelve themed sections, each themed section contains either three or four spreads showing the failings common amongst beginners - the typical mistakes are shown on the left-hand page with annotations by the author highlighting what the problem areas are. On the facing page the author shows how a vivid depiction can be achieved, looking at each component and annotating it for guidance. After the problem-and-solution pages the artist shows how the drawing techniques covered can be combined to produce a complete picture which integrates all the lessons learnt. At the start of the book readers are introduced to the different types of drawing media as well as the techniques behind basic mark-making. The information throughout is presented clearly with plenty of useful annotations in a handy portable size so readers can take it wherever their sketching leads them.