The age-old art of drawing is one the most important foundations of all the visual arts--and its also a relaxing and enjoyable pastime! This book offers a simple, step by step approach to learning the fundamentals of sketching--from starting with basic shapes to rendering accurate still lifes, landscapes, animals and portraits. You will learn techniques used to render various textures, including glass, metal, foliage and fur. Even if your only experience with a pencil is writing with one, you're still perfectly capable of executing these easy to follow basics. 32 pages, paperback, from Walter Foster.