The Artist's Guide to Drawing Realistic Animals

The Artist's Guide to Drawing Realistic Animals

Book - 2006
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Breathe Life into Your Animal Drawings

Wildlife artist Doug Lindstrand has spent 30+ years observing animals in nature and capturing them on paper. In this book, he distills his expertise into key lessons for drawing any animal in a charming, realistic style.

Inside, a whole herd of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations (43, to be exact!) cover a broad range of subjects and challenges, including how to draw:

Short, long and patterned fur Mouths, eyes, ears and horns Various poses, including seated, standing and moving A diversity of animals, domestic and wild--from housecats to big cats, from tiny cottontails to massive African elephants. Nothing intimidating here! Starting with easy sketches, you'll learn to gradually refine basic shapes into lifelike dogs, wolves, deer, sheep, horses, bears, giraffes, owls, eagles, geese and other magnificent creatures. With this classic and time-tested approach, you'll be able to draw not only the animals illustrated on these pages, but any animal that touches your artistic soul.
Publisher: Cincinnati : 2006
ISBN: 9781581807288
Branch Call Number: ANF 743.6 LIND
Characteristics: 143 p. : ill. ; 28 cm


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Jun 20, 2013

As far as step by steps.... its fairly good, since you have to fill in the blanks a bit by yourself. Although I'm not a fan of steps-by-steps in general. The variety of topics is pretty good.

meenkyujung May 31, 2012

this is a really good book that loves to draw animals it showes step by step how you draw it.

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