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The Art of Animal Drawing (Dover Art Instruction)

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ISBN13: 9780486274263
ISBN10: 0486274268
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This thoughtful and incisive guidebook, written by a former animator for Walt Disney Studios, will help artists at many skill levels improve their ability to draw a wide variety of animal forms both realistically and as caricatures.

You'll learn why the author considers construction, action analysis, and caricature all-important for a clear understanding of animal anatomy and movement. You'll also benefit from Mr. Hultgren's expert

advice and tips on catching the essential movement and character of animals and avoiding the stiff, wooden poses that are the frequent and unfortunate result of much sketching of animals from life. Throughout, the emphasis is on construction drawings (there are over 700 line illustrations and halftones) rather than on text. This means the student is able to view the development process of the drawing by example rather than theory or description.

The book begins with introductory chapters on the special techniques of drawing animals, the use of line, establishing mood and feeling, conveying action, and brush techniques. Mr. Hultgren then turns to individual animal forms—horses, deer, cats, cows and bulls, giraffes, camels, gorillas, pigs, and many more. His instruction on animal caricature will be especially valuable to the legions of artists avidly interested in the subject.

The Art of Animal Drawing belongs in the library of any artist—student, amateur, or professional—who is interested in drawing animals.

Synopsis:

Former Disney animator offers expert advice, with over 700 illustrations, on drawing dogs, cats, deer, foxes, rabbits, more. Line, brush technique, mood, action, more.

Synopsis:

Former Disney animator offers expert advice on drawing animals both realistically and as caricatures. Use of line, brush technique, establishing mood, conveying action, much more. Construction drawings reveal development process in creating animal figures. Many chapters on drawing individual animal forms — dogs, cats, horses, deer, cows, foxes, kangaroos. 53 halftones, 706 line illustrations.

Table of Contents

Preface

Tips on Drawing Animals

Mood and Feeling

The Use of Line

Action Analysis

Brush Technique

The Horse Family

The Deer Family

The Cat Family

Cows and Bulls

Giraffes

Camels

Gorillas

Pigs

Dogs

Foxes

Kangaroos

Rabbits

Squirrels

Elephants

The Bear Family

Composition in Animal Grouping

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egogrif, September 27, 2010 (view all comments by egogrif)
I keep this book among my favorite art reference books. It is filled with dramatic black and white illustrations that provide as much insight into the movement and attitude of animals as it does anatomy. It is not a drawing book for beginners. Complex forms are not broken down into their basic shapes, nor does it take you step-by-step on which line you should draw next. What it does do is provide anatomical transparency, layering images of bone over muscle to better show why each animal moves and looks as it does. It separates the animals by type - cats, bears, rodents, etc - and I find that even if I need to draw a specific critter not shown, there is at least one close relative of it shown in this book, which is usually enough to get me started. It is a slender but indispensible resource!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486274263
Author:
Hultgren, Ken
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Hultgren
Author:
Art Instruction
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Animals
Subject:
Techniques
Subject:
Drawing
Subject:
Arts, fine
Subject:
Animals in art
Subject:
Drawing -- Technique.
Subject:
Drawing - General
Subject:
Techniques - Drawing
Subject:
Animals - General
Subject:
Nature Studies-Zoology
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Art Instruction
Series Volume:
AK-RD-89-02
Publication Date:
19930231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
11 x 8.38 in 0.9 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Former Disney animator offers expert advice, with over 700 illustrations, on drawing dogs, cats, deer, foxes, rabbits, more. Line, brush technique, mood, action, more.
"Synopsis" by ,
Former Disney animator offers expert advice on drawing animals both realistically and as caricatures. Use of line, brush technique, establishing mood, conveying action, much more. Construction drawings reveal development process in creating animal figures. Many chapters on drawing individual animal forms — dogs, cats, horses, deer, cows, foxes, kangaroos. 53 halftones, 706 line illustrations.
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