Any artist who loves the beauty of nature and is drawn by the majesty of the sea will want to try sketching boats and nautical scenes. American painter Yngve Edward Soderberg, who spent much of his career mastering this art on the Mystic coast of Connecticut, was known for his breathtaking maritime art. In this concise guide, he makes it look easy with step-by-step instructions perfect for novices and anyone wanting to brush up on his drawing skills.From sailboats and dinghies to cruisers and whale ships, Soderberg shows how to observe and draw all that is seaworthy. Enhanced by expert commentary, over 100 illustrations include gulls, buoys, lighthouses, water surfaces, skies, clouds, and more. He even demonstrates how to sketch a boat's crew in action and offers valuable tips on perspective. Easy to follow, this essential guide helps hone all the valuable skills needed to create beautiful nautical compositions.