For most artists, becoming proficient at drawing takes practise, and in this book Richard Bolton shows how you can make the most of your efforts. Drawing and sketching materials range from charcoal and water-soluble pencils to dip pens and felt-tips. The merits of each one are discussed in turn as well as the techniques used in drawing and sketching. Subjects include cross-hatching, brush drawing and stippling, and the techniques that cause problems such as capturing moving objects or reflections in water. In addition there are sections devoted to landscapes, skies, trees, coastal scenes and figure drawing.