Beginners seeking a comprehensive book on drawing, rejoice! Suitable for all ages, this guide by a noted expert covers all of the basics as well as the most common subjects. Learn how to draw figures, faces, landscapes, trees, flowers, and animals of all kinds, including horses, dogs, and cats. In addition to tips on composition, shading, and perspective, this well-illustrated guide offers suggestions for pencil, pen, and brush techniques. This volume combines the best and most practical material from ten of artist Victor Perard's drawing books. In addition to flower arrangements and studies, Perard's sketches include images of trees in winter and summer. A tremendous variety of other topics ranges from surfers and fishing boats and lighthouses to the swamps of Florida, quaint bungalows, a log cabin in the Maine woods, and New York City apartment buildings.