I bought this book recently in a book sale with the intention to learn more about dry media. I am teaching my son to do coloring with a few types of media such as colored pencils, chalk, pastels and crayons. Since I never have formal art education, I thought I can learn a thing or two from the art book.
Here is the description of the book taken from bookadda.com:
Books in this popular series instruct experienced amateurs as well as more advanced art students who have already mastered basic art techniques. Combining comprehensive textual advice with many highly detailed illustrations, these books teach students how to create complete, highly finished artwork of professional quality. This volume instructs on the uses of charcoal sticks and pencils, sanguine, pastels, chalk, crayons, and colored pencils. It also provides helpful information on uses of different types of paper and art tools. Training emphasizes blending, mixing, and contrasting colors, as well as creating chiaroscuro effects when working in black and white or with a single color. Illustrative examples include portraits, still lifes, landscapes, animal illustrations, and human figure studies. Hundreds of color illustrations.