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
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- Lucy Swinburne
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