The Art of Drawing Animals: Discover all the techniques you need to know to draw amazingly lifelike…

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The Art of Drawing Animals: Discover all the techniques you need to know to draw amazingly lifelike…

by Cindy Smith, Debra Kauffman, Linda Weil

Walter Foster Publishing | November 1, 2008 | Trade Paperback

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Featuring an array of adorable pets and majestic wildlife, this exceptional 144-page book offers simple, step-by-step instructions for creating dozens of incredibly lifelike animal drawings. Inside, five talented artists reveal their professional secrets for drawing all the features that are unique to our furry and feathered friends—from wet noses and expressive eyes to thick fur and delicate whiskers. The book opens with essential information about drawing tools and materials, followed by instruction on how to approach a drawing––such as building up forms with basic shapes, transferring a reference, and using a projected photo image. Then the authors demonstrate their unique approaches to drawing through an array of inspiring projects, guiding readers from initial sketches through the detailed shading process to the finishing touches. As readers progress from project to project, they will find a range of helpful topics, such as portraying accurate proportions, creating dynamic compositions, and using colored pencils. <_o3a_p>

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Packed with convincing illustrations and expert instruction, The Art of Drawing Animals is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for all artists smitten with the animal kingdom.<_o3a_p>

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 11.75 × 8.75 × 0.4 in

Published: November 1, 2008

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600581307

ISBN - 13: 9781600581304

Found in: Art and Architecture

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The Art of Drawing Animals: Discover all the techniques you need to know to draw amazingly lifelike animals

The Art of Drawing Animals: Discover all the techniques you need to know to draw amazingly lifelike…

by Cindy Smith, Debra Kauffman, Linda Weil

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 144 pages, 11.75 × 8.75 × 0.4 in

Published: November 1, 2008

Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1600581307

ISBN - 13: 9781600581304

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"Discover all the techniques you need to know to draw amazingly lifelike animals"--Cover.

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Learn to draw a collection of cute critters and pampered pets!<_o3a_p>

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Featuring an array of adorable pets and majestic wildlife, this exceptional 144-page book offers simple, step-by-step instructions for creating dozens of incredibly lifelike animal drawings. Inside, five talented artists reveal their professional secrets for drawing all the features that are unique to our furry and feathered friends—from wet noses and expressive eyes to thick fur and delicate whiskers. The book opens with essential information about drawing tools and materials, followed by instruction on how to approach a drawing––such as building up forms with basic shapes, transferring a reference, and using a projected photo image. Then the authors demonstrate their unique approaches to drawing through an array of inspiring projects, guiding readers from initial sketches through the detailed shading process to the finishing touches. As readers progress from project to project, they will find a range of helpful topics, such as portraying accurate proportions, creating dynamic compositions, and using colored pencils. <_o3a_p>

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Packed with convincing illustrations and expert instruction, The Art of Drawing Animals is a comprehensive and indispensable resource for all artists smitten with the animal kingdom.<_o3a_p>

About the Author

As a young girl, Patricia Getha spent many summers looking after and showing horses. Drawing played a large role in Pat’s life from an early age, but it was a love of horses that enabled her to master the subject. With formal training in commercial and graphic arts, Pat is proficient in a variety of media, including watercolor, graphite, oil, and colored pencil. She is active in juried competitions and has won several awards for her exquisite equine artwork. A mother of four young children, Pat currently resides in Ohio and works primarily as a commission artist.A native of Boise, Idaho, Cindy Smith has been producing artwork since early childhood. Although wildlife is her favorite subject, Cindy enjoys the challenge of creating remarkably realistic pencil drawings of anything—from people and buildings to flowers and automobiles. She also employs a variety of other media, such as oil, acrylic, and watercolor pencil; her collection of works even includes digital art and videos. Cindy spends many weekends camping, fishing, and taking photo references for her art in the mountains and deserts of Idaho with her family. Some of Cindy’s other hobbies are basket weaving, crocheting, cross stitching, and carving rhea eggs.Nolon Stacey is a self-taught graphic artist who specializes in realistic portraits of animals, people, and landmarks. As a child in South Yorkshire, England, Nolon cultivated his interest in drawing throughout school. He eventually earned a degree in mathematics fro
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