The Mastering Art series is designed to encourage enjoyment of a variety of arts and crafts. These books supply basic information for novices to the subject and provide further tips and ideas for those readers who already have some knowledge. Drawing examines the range of materials available. Basic drawing skills are used in a series of projects. From sketching techniques to more finished drawings, simple forms are developed into more complex ones such as the human body. Painting begins with tools and materials, colour-mixing and other practical skills. A series of ideas and techniques help readers to express themselves in paint and develop their own unique styles while learning about colour, perspective and composition.