Pencil drawing is a fundamental topic in art instruction and a good starting point for any artist, whether a novice or a master.Drawing: Dogs & Puppiesteaches artists everything they need to know to achieve realistic pet portraits in graphite pencil. From choosing the right drawing paper and tools to understanding how to blend and shade,Drawing: Dogs & Puppiesfeatures valuable information for learning to draw in graphite pencil. Aspiring artists will learn about composition, value, and contrast, as well as how to render various fur textures; expressive eyes; and realistic noses, ears, and mouths. The book opens with an introduction to the basic drawing tools and materials, including pencils, erasers, supports, and blending tools. With simple step-by-step projects that start with basic shapes and progress to detailed, realistic final drawings, readers will learn to draw a variety of interesting canines, including a pug, a labrador retriever, and a great dane. Expert instruction, a breadth of subject matter, helpful tips, and inspirational artwork makeDrawing: Dogs & Puppiesthe perfect addition to any dog-loving artist's library.