However, beginners will find it easiest to progress from start to finish. In Week 1, the reader is encouraged to get used to handling a pencil, with a series of exercises in mark-making. Week 2 concentrates on one composite still life, from assembling objects to completion.
Week 3 explores one of the most popular subjects for still life—plants. Week 4 looks at landscapes, from understanding perspective and composition, to planning and executing a complete project. Week 5 introduces ways of sketching a range of familiar animals, from cats, dogs, and horses, to more exotic creatures. Week 6 tackles the high point of most drawing courses—portraits and figures.