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In this step-by-step guide for beginning and intermediate artists, an expert teacher shows students how to see an animal in its simplest form and capture its essential character in a drawing. More than 500 illustrations demonstrate the depiction of familiar and exotic creaturesfrom dogs, cats, and birds to hippopotami, zebras, buffalo, and kangaroos.
A noted painter, sculptor, and teacher, Arthur Zaidenberg based his techniques on the notion that anyone who can write the alphabet can combine simple shapes and draw. With his coaching, aspiring artists learn to look past the confusion of superficial details and discover an animals distinguishing features. Preliminary and finished sketches accompany Zaidenberg's succinct, direct advice on recapturing the subtle strength of horses, the variety among canine breeds, the muscular grace of giraffes, the majesty of elephants, and other innate qualities of creatures from the animal kingdom.
In this step-by-step guide for beginning and intermediate artists, an expert teacher shows how to see an animal in its simplest form and capture its essential character. Includes over 500 illustrations ranging from the familiar dogs, cats, and birds to more unusual creatures such as hippopotami and kangaroos.
This step-by-step guide shows beginning and intermediate artists how to see an animal in its simplest form and draw it accurately. Includes over 500 illustrations, from cats and dogs to hippopotami.
Table of Contents
SEEING ANIMALS AND DRAWING THEMSKETCHINGMATERIALSBASIC FORMSHORSESZEBRASMULESDONKEYSDOGSFOXESWOLVESCATSTIGERSLEOPARDSLYNXLIONSDEERMOOSEBUFFALOCARABAOGNUCOWS AND BULLSSHEEP AND GOATSSWINEWART HOGELEPHANTSHIPPOPOTAMUS AND RHINOCEROSGIRAFFESBEARSCAMELSQUIRRELS, OTTER BEAVER, MINK, RABBIT, KANGAROOBIRDSMONKEY AND APES