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Drawing and Painting Animals: The Essential Guide
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Favorite techniques from today's best animal artists
In this best of the best guide, ten best-selling artists share their favorite tips for rendering wildlife, beloved pets and farmyard animals. More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations provide key lessons that make painting these subjects less intimidating and more fun.
Inside, you'll learn how to:
capture realistic fur and feather textures, expressions and the many distinguishing details that make your paintings lifelike.
work with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and pastel.
paint a variety of animals - dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, llamas, deer, elephants, birds and more.
This ultimate reference is illustrated with stunning paintings in a range of styles, from acrylic ultra-realism to intuitive watercolor. Whether you find inspiration curled up next to you on the couch or deep in the wilds of Africa, this guide holds the secrets to capturing the character, grace and beauty of the animal kingdom.
Book News Annotation:
A combined effort of ten artists from the U.S., UK, and China, this text offers readers techniques for creating successful images of wildlife, pets, and farmyard animals in a variety of media, including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and pastel. An opening chapter on the basics of materials, media, and techniques, is followed by chapters in which the artists share their favorite tips for drawing and painting dogs and cats, rabbits, large mammals, and birds. Included are 30-plus step-by-step demonstration lessons. Illustrated with b&w and full-color diagrams, drawings, photographs, and reproductions. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Most artists consider animal art to not only be fun but also a great way to develop skills that help them to improve their drawing and painting abilities. Readers will enjoy learning from 10 different artists who show them, step-by-step, how to draw and paint some of the most popular animals. The line-up includes dogs, cats, horses, birds, deer, rabbits and more.
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