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Drawing and Painting Animals

This title helps you produce superb studies of a variety of animal subjects, ranging from familiar farmyard sheep and rabbits to more exotic creatures such as a lion and a tree frog. You can learn techniques for drawing fur and skin, with guidance on how to capture the basic shape and anatomical details, textures and markings that are unique to each animal. It shows how to draw and paint with a range of media, from working with pencils, charcoal and pastels to using water paints, gouache, acrylics and oils. Galleries of professional art offer insights into how different effects can be achieved. It features 14 projects to follow, from a sleeping cat and a dog playing to fighting stags and a magnificent elephant. This accessible and inspiring book shows how to draw and paint a wide variety of mammals, from learning to capture the texture of fur and skin to creating beautifully composed portraits. The book contains a series of step-by-step projects covering cats, dogs, rabbits, otters, sheep, stags, horses, foxes, lions and elephants - in paints, pencils, acrylics, oils and pastels. A glossary of technical art terms is included at the back of the book. This superb masterclass includes more than 470 beautiful photographs and illustrations, and is an essential guide for the keen amateur as well as the professional artist looking to develop their skills and increase their body of work.
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Jonathan Truss is a professional artist who specializes in oil and acrylic paintings of wild animals. A leading wildlife artist, he is known all over the world for his wildlife paintings. In 2010 he won the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year's Frozen Planet Category. Sarah Hoggett is a freelance writer and editor who specializes in practical art and craft books. She has worked with many professional artists and has authored instructional books on many aspects of art techniques.

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