An inspiring sourcebook for art students and hobbyists at all skill levels, this guide provides a wide variety of subjects and ideas for sketching. More than 140 of author Frank J. Lohan's own drawings illustrate a variety of topics in a half-dozen categories: nostalgic scenes, old engravings, atmospheric effects, photographs, landscapes, and life itself. Subjects range from barns and covered bridges to birches and evergreens and from desert to seaside settings. In each section, Lohan offers an account of how, when, and why specific events, places, and people sparked his imagination. Each of his drawings includes partially finished details that illustrate how to achieve the desired visual effects.