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The Art of Drawing Animals (Collector's Series)

Discover All the Techniques You Need to Know to Draw Amazingly Lifelike Animals

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The Art of Drawing Animals (Collector's Series) by Patricia Getha
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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 coloured pencils. 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.

Author Biography

With formal training in commercial and graphic arts, Pat Getha is proficient in a variety of media, including watercolor, graphite, oil, and colored pencil. Cindy Smith is a self-taught artist who enjoys the challenge of rendering realistic drawings. Nolon Stacey is a self-taught graphite artist who specializes in realistic portraits of animals, people, and landmarks. Linda Weil lives and works in Melbourne, Australia and teaches drawing to beginners and advanced students. Debra Kauffman Yaun's artwork has been published in several art magazines and books, and she has won numerous awards.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2008
Country of Publication
United States
Walter Foster Publishing
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