Drawing Animals with Lucy Swinburne

Product code: LSDANB
In stock ~ Low stock
Login or register to add to your wishlist


*** PLEASE NOTE: in the May 2020 edition of Paint Magazine, page 7 lists this code (LSDANB) for ordering the book 'Mixed Media Landscapes and Seascapes by Chris Forsey'. The correct code for the Forsey title is CFMLSB. We apologise for the confusion. ***

Animals have character just as much as humans and drawing them requires all the skills and techniques of portraiture, but with the added complication that they cannot usually be persuaded to hold a pose.

This thorough guide, previously published as part of the Masterclass series, but reissued with additional material, deals with those considerations as well as the practicalities of a challenging subject. The variety of species covered is impressive and you’ll find creatures varying in size from a rabbit to an elephant as well as hair, fur, skin and scales.

Lucy begins with structure and composition, showing you how to use reference photos and the way of transferring the outline to a grid to get the proportions and perspective right. Moving on to key features, she looks at eyes, ears, noses, feet and paws. Each section includes specific examples that show how theory translates into practice. This is an extensive section that really gets to grips with the fundamentals of animal drawing and will stand you in good stead for the species-specific demonstrations that follow.

Lucy makes a complex subject supremely understandable through explanations, hints, tips, exercises and demonstrations that keep you fully informed and engaged

Delivery & support

Orders over £30 benefit from FREE delivery. Most orders delivered to a UK address will arrive within 5-7 working days, however, we acknowledge that delivery times to some outlying areas may occasionally take a little longer.


Need your supplies quickly?
There is an option to select express delivery at the checkout, the cost of which will vary depending on order size. Alternatively, you can contact us on 0800 980 1123 for a postage quote.

See here for information about international postage rates.

Lucy Swinburne
Search Press