Written by an expert art teacher, this visual drawing dictionary offers thousands of instructive illustrations in alphabetical order — from abdomen to zodiac. Simplified for beginners and intermediate students, it presents a tremendous wealth of images: animals, people performing a variety of activities, and common and uncommon objects, including fruits and flowers, clothing, furniture, and much more. The twofold purpose of this manual is to demonstrate how to construct figures and objects using the "scaffold" forms depicted here, and to serve as a source of information and research. Many of the sketches show basic structures in their simplest elements. In other cases, a relatively complete drawing serves as a base for the display of a costume or demonstration of an activity. A guide to simplification and an essential reference, this book represents a vital resource for artists of all levels, amateur and professional.