Landscapes are often the most popular subject for artists. In this comprehensive guide, learn all about the equipment and tools necessary to record that special time and place on paper. Examining outdoor to indoor kits, drawing materials, mark making, composition and elements such as weather, this is the perfect guidebook for an expert or novice artist. Over 60,000 copies sold worldwide. This book shows readers how to draw forms and add texture, how to lift images out of the drawing. Details about drawing in different mediums provides an excellent introduction. From charcoal to conte, and also including dry pastels, oil pastels, paint sticks, pens, brushes, and colored pencils, this book covers a wide range of mediums. Techniques like linear strokes, hatching, shading, layering colors, blending, burnishing, and wet brushing will give artists a range of approaches to find their own style.