Animals: A Step-by-Step Guide for Beginners with 10 Projects

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New Holland, 2004 - Art - 80 pages
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Most beginners think drawing animals is too difficult a task, requiring more skills than they can master. That doesn’t have to be the case, however, as this series of 10 progressive demonstrations proves. All the basic techniques necessary to capture an animal are here—tone, solidity, shape, character, expression, and movement—along with a discussion of various media. Find out how to get the features and proportions right, convey a pet’s personality, depict the texture of fur, and portray motion. The many animals featured in the exercises include dogs, cats, rabbits, pigs, squirrels, and ponies. Complete novices will be amazed at what they can achieve with these handy tricks and tips. A Selection of the F&W Book Clubs

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Though animals, particularly pets, are a very appealing subject for beginning artists, many novices are intimidated by the vast variety of eyes, furs, feathers, faces, and limbs. For them, Hodge (How ... Read full review

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Susie Hodge has a MA in History of Art from the University of London. She teaches art, design, photography and art history and is the author of many books on art history and instruction.

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