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From media and techniques to styles and subjects, this comprehensive drawing resource benefits beginning and experienced artists alike. Starting with advice on the breadth of drawing and its importance to other art mediums, these early chapters examine graphite weights, as well as colored pencils, charcoal, chalks, pastels, conté crayons, water soluble pencils, and ink mediums. Later chapters explore the various techniques that can be used with these media?from making gestural marks and creating tone and texture, to mixing and overlaying colors. Detailed, specific advice is offered on drawing landscapes, trees, and pets, with step-by-step demonstrations for students to follow. Each section is accompanied by a selection of inspirational drawings by the five featured artists, each pulling from a rich variety of styles.