Have you ever wanted to pick up a pencil and have a go at drawing something, but felt that you don't know where to begin? For so many people, the only thing stopping them from creating their own drawings and paintings is the belief that they can't do it. A couple of generations ago, everyone knew how to sketch and paint and here, at last, is a book that will show you just how simple it is to pick up a pencil and recapture that lost art.This wonderfully simple book will show you exactly where to begin - and once you start, you won't want to stop! Starting with how to sketch the basics, such as simple faces, the book progresses in easy-to-follow, step-by-step stages that will have you sketching away in no time. After that, it will show you how to move on to working with other materials such as acrylic and watercolour paints.Author Christian Furr is an artist with a wealth of experience in helping the artistically reticent to realise that they too can create wonderful drawings and paintings if they are just shown how! The resident artist on Channel 4's Richard and Judy show, he helps celebrities on the show to realise their artistic potential by showing them how easy it is to paint.Packed full of useful advice and tips, "The Lost Art" will show you all the tricks of the past that artists have used to make their pictures work, how to create a 'likeness', ideas to make simple but beautiful paintings, hints to make your pictures look good and much, much more. It will become an invaluable reference book and you'll never want to put your sketchbook and pencil down!