With just a few bold, quick, and spontaneous strokes, a sketch can capture the spirit of any subject. This outstanding guidewhich follows The Art of Drawing, The Art of Drawing the Human Body, and The Art of Drawing Landscapesteaches everything a novice needs to know to master the art of sketching. Richly illustrated with close-ups of works in progress, it offers strategies for composing intuitively, gaining control of a linear drawing, producing shadows and textures, using tones, and many other vital techniques. There are discussions of tools, plus advice on working outdoors and choosing a topic thats appropriate for a beginner. As students learn, theyll produce both natural and urban landscapes, as well as human figures, alone and in a crowd.