We often get enamored with details when we look at a subject. That long neck or those adorable whiskers can distract us from the whole and we can end up with some very disproportionate figures! Don’t put the horse’s features before the horse’s proportions!

Here’s the good news: now that you’ve explored different animal body masses, you’re ready to dive into the details that make an animal so very animal-ish . . . and so lovable! This chapter focuses on the features that make an animal distinct. These are listed as prompts for you to notice details and also see commonalities among breeds. Drawing lines of distinction while finding harmonious ties will help you categorize these creature types and give you confidence to approach ...

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