I studied art formally for two years before I had to drop it as my second major. I was lucky to get to take several art classes. One class I didn’t get to take however, was drawing.
It is because of this that I elected to receive a free copy of Al Gury’s Foundations of Drawing: A practical guide to art history, tools, techniques, and styles
This book is exactly, exactly as described. It is a quick and straightforward guide to the very basics of drawing as an art form.
This would be a nice start for anyone wanting to dabble in drawing or sketching. It would be a nice textbook for a teacher teaching a basic art class, a beginning drawing class, or an intro to fine arts class. It covers the very basics of techniques, history and mediums.