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Colored Pencil Step by Step by Debra Kaufman Yaun, Sylvester Hickmon, Pat Averill

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Drawing Animals Accurately

with Debra Yaun

Animals make wonderful subjects to draw because there are so many different kinds to choose from, and they all have their own distinctive features and textures—whether they are smooth and scaled, fluffy and feathered, or soft and furry. In this depiction of “Spike,” Debra Yaun uses blending and layering techniques to convey the distinctive patterns in the soft, silky fur of this playful kitten.

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Comparing for Accuracy As I work, I often check my drawing for accuracy by turning it and my reference photo upside down and comparing the two. Looking at them both upside down makes it easier to spot any problems ...

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