Whether your preferred medium is canvas or paper, wood or stone, this reasonably priced series of books for beginners demonstrates fascinating drawing, painting and design techniques for a variety of surfaces, materials and spaces. The titles in this practical series are superbly suited to help readers become familiar with the most essential techniques of drawing, painting and design. They are tailor-made for a quick and practically oriented introduction. In each book, numerous examples will inspire readers to explore their own potential for creative expression. Tools, materials and other aids are thoroughly explained. The step-by-step approach clarifies the phases of each technique and gives helpful suggestions for further development of the learned methods. In addition, insightful analysis of great works of art divulges the tricks and secrets of the masters.