Realistic Animals in Colored Pencil: Learn to draw lifelike animals in vibrant colored pencil (Realistic Series)

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Whether one is a beginner or more advanced artist, whether one draws for relaxation or to earn a living, this book will show the steps necessary to make illustrations of animals with colored pencils that have photographic realism to them. The introductory section has a very in-depth discussion of materials: pencils, both wax- and oil-based, erasers, pencil extenders, sharpeners, and a wide variety of papers and boards. Several pages are devoted to the techniques of using colored pencils, followed by a long section with step-by-step instructions and plenty of close-up pictures of the steps in the process of drawing a life-like animal. This section discusses facial expressions, tonal values, eyes, noses, ears, teeth & tongues, and hair & fur. There are five projects — Kitten, Labrador Retrievers, Zebras, Peacock, and Horse. The writing is very conversational, and the instructions are clear while not coming across as at all didactic. Each project section starts with the photograph the artist will copy and a list of the materials needed for the project. The instructions and example drawings for each step complete the section. This is a book that will inspire artists of many levels of experience to succeed.

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Format Trade
Page Count
Publisher Walter Foster Publishing
Publish Date 19-Oct-2021
ISBN 9781600589096 Buy this Book
Issue March 2022
Category Science & Nature