<i> Drawing for Art Students and Illustrators</i> by Allen W. Seaby is a seminal piece on art study and the various techniques involved in creating the perfect illustrations. Seaby provides a detailed insight of the theoretical underpinnings of art forms coupled with various sample illustrations for the reader to appreciate common mistakes and myths around drawing. <br><br>Spread across multiple chapters, Seaby opens with an enlightening introduction that establishes the rules within which every art student should work. For him, sense of proportion and originality are of prime importance in developing art. <i> Drawing for Art Students and Illustrators</i> contains dedicated sections on forms, tone studies, edge studies, related figures and landscaping among other types. Seaby closes with works of some of the well-known artists and tips for illustrators. While every section of the book is presented in vivid detail it is the section on drawing the human figure that merits specific mention as the author dedicates multiple chapters on the topic including preliminary notes, search for the perfect form as well as time sketching. <br><br>Unlike many other books on art, <i> Drawing for Art Students and Illustrators</i> is not a straightforward 'how to' book. Seaby takes great pain in providing explanations and context to each of the aspects he explores in this work. Comparisons between various techniques including line drawing, charcoal and sketches as well as regional differences between the West and the east, specifically Japan make this book an interesting read not just for students of art but the casual enthusiasts as well. Not only will <i> Drawing for Art Students and Illustrators</i> enhance the abilities of proficient artists, it can also be an excellent starting point for amateurs and newcomers.