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The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing Animals

Book Description

The Complete Beginner's Guide to Drawing Animals features dozens of comprehensive drawing lessons designed to teach aspiring artists how to draw a variety of animals, from lifelike pet portraits to zoo and safari animals.

Table of Contents

  1. OBSERVING & D & DRAWING ANIMALS
    1. Tools & Materials
    2. Gathering the Basics
    3. Additional Supplies
    4. Other Ways to Shade
    5. Pencil Lines & Textures
    6. Understanding Value
    7. Working with Light & Shadow
    8. Beginning with Basic Shapes
    9. Simplifying with Shapes
    10. Drawing Accurately
    11. Duck
    12. Crane
    13. Wildlife Textures
    14. Animal Textures
    15. Bear
    16. Burro
    17. Squirrel
    18. Experimenting with Different Media
    19. Parrot
  2. LEARNING TO SEE
    1. Deer
    2. Squirrel
    3. Expressing Emotion
    4. Rooster
    5. Rough Collie
    6. Sketchbook Selections
    7. Drawing Animals in Action
  3. ANIMALS OF THE WORLD
    1. Drawing Animals
    2. Drawing from Photographs
    3. Tracing & Grid Methods
    4. Drawing from Life
    5. Drawing from Nature
  4. WILD ANIMALS
    1. Elephant
    2. Gazelle
    3. Giraffe
    4. Iguana
    5. Baboon
    6. Antelope
    7. Flamingo
    8. Toucan
    9. Chimpanzees
    10. Lion
    11. Giant Panda
    12. American Elk
    13. Moose
    14. Bison
    15. Wolf
    16. Rattlesnake
    17. Polar Bear
    18. Penguins
  5. PETS
    1. Rabbits
    2. Guinea Pig
    3. Budgerigars
    4. Rabbit
    5. Ferret
    6. Parrot
    7. Snake
  6. DOGS
    1. Depicting Dogs
    2. Proportion & Anatomy
    3. Fur Shading Techniques
    4. Muzzles
    5. Puppies
    6. Great Dane
    7. Irish Setter
    8. English Springer Spaniel
    9. Shar-Pei Puppy
    10. English Bulldog
    11. Doberman Pinscher
    12. Golden Retriever
    13. Focusing on Contrast
  7. CATS
    1. Rendering Cats
    2. Anatomy & Proportion
    3. The Cat’s Head
    4. Shading Techniques
    5. Feline Features
    6. Paws & Tails
    7. Persian Cat
    8. Tabby Cat
    9. Short-Haired Cats
    10. Common Behaviors
    11. Kittens in Action
    12. Climbing Kitten
  8. HORSES
    1. Anatomy & Proportion
    2. Techniques
    3. Eyes & Muzzles
    4. Ears & Hooves
    5. Examining Profiles
    6. Basic Profile
    7. Arabian Portrait
    8. Pony
    9. Foal’s Body
    10. Arabian
    11. Shetland Pony
    12. American Quarter Horse
    13. Standardbred Trotter
    14. Horse & Rider in Action
    15. The Jump
    16. American Saddlebred & Rider
  9. ANIMAL PORTRAITS
    1. Composition
    2. Perspective Basics
    3. Foreshortening
    4. Creating a Focal Point
    5. Depth & Significance of Landscape Elements
    6. Vertical Landscapes
    7. Composing Animal Scenes
    8. Kangaroo
    9. Asian Elephant
    10. Koala
    11. Achieving a Likeness
  10. CARTOON ANIMALS
    1. Getting Started
    2. Bunny
    3. Which Way?
    4. Cute Characters
    5. Critter Crazy
    6. Realistic Rover
    7. Creature Features
    8. Beastie Bodies
    9. The Human Touch
    10. Dress ‘Em Up
    11. It’s Alive!
    12. Creating a Model Sheet
  11. DRAWING ANIMALS IN COLORED PENCIL
    1. Toucan
    2. Kitten
    3. Puppy
    4. Shetland Sheepdog
    5. Leopard