Collins Drawing Animals

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9780004133805: Collins Drawing Animals

Based on the successful Learn to Draw series, this bumper gift book for beginners is full of practical advice on drawing a wide range of popular animals – farm animals, horses, cats and dogs.

Drawing animals is very popular among leisure painters and this superbly illustrated book brings together many favourite subjects in a single volume. All the essential aspects of drawing are covered, starting with advice on the various drawing media – from pencils and pens to charcoal, pastel, pen and wash, and conte – and explaining how they can be used to achieve different effects. Other sections look at topics such as proportion and shapes, sketching, texture, movement, behaviour and expressions. All the techniques are very clearly and simply described, providing an ideal introduction to drawing animals for the complete beginner.

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clear and straightforward text, with step-by-step examples and demonstrations

over 400 attractive drawings and sketches in various media

a wide range of popular animal subjects, including cats, dogs, horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, hens and geese.

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If you've ever wanted to draw animals, this is the book for you. An ideal introduction for the complete beginner, it explains all the essential aspects of drawing animals clearly and simply, and features a wide range of popular subjects – farm animals, horses, cats and dogs.

Each chapter is full of helpful tips and practical advice on basic drawing techniques, with numerous drawings, sketches and step-by-step demonstrations illustrating how these are put into practice. The book includes:


Guidelines on the various drawing media – from pencils and pens to charcoal, pastel, pen and wash, and conté

Clear and straightforward advice on essential drawing techniques and skills

Over 400 attractive drawings and step-by-step demonstrations in a variety of media

A wide range of popular subjects – cats, dogs, horses, cows, sheep, goats, pigs, hens and geese

About the Author:

Peter Partington is a well-known and highly respected wildlife artist. He is a member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, the author of Learn to Paint Birds in Watercolour, Learn to Draw Wildlife and Drawing for Beginners and a regular contributor to The Artist magazine

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