Updated edition of one of Search Press’s Drawing Masterclass titles, Animals (9781844487721)
BRAND NEW sections in drawing key features and textures of your favourite animals, plus how to capture them in movement
10 step by step projects help you improve your skills
In-depth section on materials and mark-making
Clear and relevant advice on drawing techniques including planning, composition and transposing an image
Art Book Review:
“In every single case, [Lucy’s] subjects have depth, texture, life and character…she is one of the best animal artists I’ve come across.”
Booklist, January 2020:
After some introductory material on history, materials, and getting started drawing animal portraits, UK based artist Swinburne (Drawing Masterclass: Animals, 2013) delves right into the hardest features to capture correctly: facial structures like eyes, ears, and noses; hands and feet; and texture and pattern. Swinburne chooses a four-footed creature for each example: a giraffe’s eye, an African wild dog’s ear, a buffalo’s nose, squirrel hands, leopard paws, the texture of a snake, and the pattern of a Scottish wildcat. In the same way, she walks readers through the steps of ten full portraits, from the exotic red panda and cheetah to the domestic short-haired cat and lop-eared bunny. Nearly the same process guides each drawing: outline, background, unusual features, eyes, shading, depth, and final touches like tone and impact. An almost hand-holding course in capturing animal portraits that are so lifelike it’ll be difficult to understand why no one can hear or smell them. Full-size, ready-to-copy photographs are available on the author’s website to aid with drawings.
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