It's a one-year drawing course in a single book, made just for beginners! In simple-to-follow form, it shows you what to do - and, above all, how to express yourself and reveal a uniquely personal vision in your work. Always, alongside the detailed techniques, is advice on infusing your drawings with feeling. Advance steadily through the steps, starting with the drawing materials themselves, then proceeding to exercises for concentrating your entire being on the artistic process. Enhance your understanding of how objects occupy space, the paper's surface, and basic stroking. Depict architecture, flora, landscapes, human figures, and animals. Bring in light and shade, work on the elements of composition, and go to the grand masters for inspiration.