Capturing the scope and intricate detail of the built environment that frames our lives might seem beyond your skills. Not so! With expert art teacher and writer Matthew Brehm's unique guide you'll be sketching your surroundings in next to no time! Artists of all levels will enjoy these easy-to-follow tutorials, taking you from the basic techniques every artist needs to know to expressing the depth of a street scene through light and shade. You'll soon have the skills and the confidence to make a visual record of the places where you work and spend your free time, and the places you visit in your travels - and the ideas and strategies presented here will also help you rediscover and understand these places as never before.