John Ruskin shaped generations of artists, art critics and historians' understanding of how art works. He was the
preeminent critic of his time, and a fine artist in his own right. In The Elements of Drawing, Ruskin explains how to
draw and how to look at the drawings of others, in a wonderful primer on line, tone, weight, color, and composition.
Generations have been taught how to draw and how to paint by Ruskin in this book and his others. Fully illustrated by
the author, to demonstrate the techniques he describes, The Elements of Drawing is one of the all-time classics in art
and art history, and an essential guide for those who want to learn how to draw. This edition is a facsimile
reproduction of the original 1857 work, with all Ruskin's original art included, as well as his comprehensive list of
resources and works any young artist should study.