From graphite pencils and charcoals to soft pastels and crayons, the art of drawing encompasses a variety of mediums and techniques, all of which are comprehensively covered in this beautiful book. Part one, 'Getting Started', explains the materials and equipment needed before going on to describe the most popular drawing techniques through a series of short practice exercises. Part two, 'Drawing Projects', has over 25 easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects. Commissioned from leading artists, the projects include colour photographs of every stage of the drawing. From a simple study of a grandmother with a child, to a modern city skyline, there is something here for everybody. Also extremely helpful are the 'quick sketch' projects which show how you might approach these subjects in 5-, 15- and 30-minute drawings. Packed with practical and artistic advice and tips, and with over 750 step-by-step photographs, this reference book is a must for both complete beginners and more experienced artists looking for inspiration.