In this step-by-step how-to guide to creating classic portraits of animals in pencil and pen-and-ink, artist J. C. Amberlyn combines her love of pets and other familiar domestic creatures with her beautiful, detailed drawing style. Covering a variety of animals from dogs and cats to barnyard critters like cows and sheep and many more, the book covers every species with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing them from every angle imaginable. Along with seven featured examinations of Amberlyn’s artistic process, each chapter showcases the tools and techniques needed to produce your own highly detailed, lifelike drawings of a variety of well-known animal companions. The worlds of artists and animal lovers come together in this richly illustrated, in-depth guide to producing charming portraits of some of the most popular pets and domesticated creatures. Also available as an eBook From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Presents a guide to the anatomy of various animals and their depiction in art, including dogs, horses, lions, bears, and cows.
With helpful tips and easy to follow step-by-step lessons, The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing Animals is the perfect resource for artists looking to hone their drawing style and technique. The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing Animals starts with a thorough introduction to the essential tools and materials artists need to get started, including different types of pencils, sketchbooks, papers, erasers, and more. This helpful resource features dozens of comprehensive drawing lessons designed to teach aspiring artists how to draw a variety of animals, from lifelike pet portraits to zoo and safari animals. Artists will discover the fundamentals of drawing and techniques for rendering realistic animal textures, such as fur, feathers, whiskers, manes, and hair; creating volume; shading; developing a composition; and mastering perspective, all with the goal of drawing dozens of lifelike animals in graphite and colored pencil.
The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals focuses on learning how to draw animals using solid drawing principles. --publisher.
Breathe Life into Your Animal Drawings Wildlife artist Doug Lindstrand has spent 30+ years observing animals in nature and capturing them on paper. In this book, he distills his expertise into key lessons for drawing any animal in a charming, realistic style. Inside, a whole herd of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations (43, to be exact!) cover a broad range of subjects and challenges, including how to draw: • Short, long and patterned fur • Mouths, eyes, ears and horns • Various poses, including seated, standing and moving • A diversity of animals, domestic and wild--from housecats to big cats, from tiny cottontails to massive African elephants. Nothing intimidating here! Starting with easy sketches, you'll learn to gradually refine basic shapes into lifelike dogs, wolves, deer, sheep, horses, bears, giraffes, owls, eagles, geese and other magnificent creatures. With this classic and time-tested approach, you'll be able to draw not only the animals illustrated on these pages, but any animal that touches your artistic soul.
Comic and accessible, with great scope for invention, caricatures are a joy to draw. In this book, author and illustrator Peter Gray works through the process of achieving a likeness and distorting it in imaginative ways for maximum effect. Tailored step-by-step exercises help aspiring caricaturists to build up their skills, and handy hints will keep them in the know about techniques and materials. The Artist's Workbooks are practical guides for artists interested in getting to grips with a particular subject. Other books in the series include: • Drawing Animals • Drawing Figures • Drawing Landscapes • Drawing Manga • Drawing Portraits • Drawing Still Life • Drawing Techniques
Step-by-step instructional drawings of 26 animals, wild and domestic, appear with a text that focuses on understanding animal anatomy and behavior as a key to creating natural, expressive drawings.
A renowned artist/teacher demonstrates the muted strokes, bold lines, and simple arcs that bring animals to life. Numerous sketches highlight techniques for more than 50 creatures: bears, camels, lions, more.
The human figure is one the most challenging subjects for an artist to tackle, but also one of the most rewarding. In this book, author and artists Barrington Barber guides you throuhg the process of drawing figures, from understanding the structure of the skeleton to showing figures in motion. Whether you are an experienced draughtsman or a complete beginner, the inspiring exercises and handy hints in the book will help you achieve the best results. The Artist's Workbooks are practical guides for artists interested in getting to grips with a particular subject. Other books in the series include: - Drawing Animals - Drawing Caricatures - Drawing Landscapes - Drawing Manga - Drawing Portraits - Drawing Still Life - Drawing Techniques