Draw Realistic Animals

Draw Realistic Animals

Wildlife, Pets & More

Book - 2014
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Baker & Taylor
Introduces the basic techniques of making animal drawings, with step-by-step instructions for twelve projects focued on specific animals, including a domestic cat, Siberian husky, African elephant, and Sumatran tiger.

F+W Publishing

Draw Stunning, Soulful Animals!

Beginning and experienced artists alike will delight in these lessons from accomplished wildlife artist Robert Louis Caldwell, as he shares the techniques behind his finely detailed pencil drawings.

A book for those who prefer to learn by doing, Draw Realistic Animals features 14 step-by-step demonstrations with subjects ranging from domestic pets to birds, reptiles, big cats, and elephants. In-depth instruction shows how to develop a composition, build movement into the drawing, where to push the darks, and tips for lifting key highlights and teasing out finishing details to bring animals to life in graphite.

  • 14 demonstrations tackle a variety of subjects and backgrounds, with specific focus on techniques for drawing fur, scales, feathers, and more
  • Hands-on lessons clarify the basic concepts of drawing: value, shape, form, lighting, and composition
  • Includes expert advice on using reference photos to create strong, orignial compositions
There are no "tricks." It's simply a matter of seeing the subject in terms of basic shapes, then using value shifts to build layers and create volume. From these humble beginnings, you'll learn how to evoke that essential spark that elevates shades of gray graphite to living, breathing wildlife art.

Publisher: Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, c2014
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781440329319
Characteristics: 127 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Alternative Title: Wildlife, pets and more


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