Drawing is a language, and Sketching and Drawing contains the grammar and vocabulary necessary for readers to develop their own style. It is also a book that doesn’t believe in ‘can’t draw’. After a brief introduction and expansion on how the book works, would-be (will-be!) artists are encouraged to consider their individual set ups. They are then taken through a series of clearly illustrated, written and designed exercises on the basics of mark-making. Each series is based around a main theme, such as composition or tone, and each section concludes with a detailed, four-page ‘genre project’ that brings the separate elements together.