The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals: How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets
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The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals: How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets

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by J.C. Amberlyn
     
 

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In this step-by-step how-to guide to creating classic portraits of animals in pencil and pen-and-ink, artist J. C. Amberlyn combines her love of pets and other familiar domestic creatures with her beautiful, detailed drawing style. Covering a variety of animals from dogs and cats to barnyard critters like cows and sheep and many more, the book covers every

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In this step-by-step how-to guide to creating classic portraits of animals in pencil and pen-and-ink, artist J. C. Amberlyn combines her love of pets and other familiar domestic creatures with her beautiful, detailed drawing style. Covering a variety of animals from dogs and cats to barnyard critters like cows and sheep and many more, the book covers every species with easy-to-follow instructions for drawing them from every angle imaginable. Along with seven featured examinations of Amberlyn’s artistic process, each chapter showcases the tools and techniques needed to produce your own highly detailed, lifelike drawings of a variety of well-known animal companions. The worlds of artists and animal lovers come together in this richly illustrated, in-depth guide to producing charming portraits of some of the most popular pets and domesticated creatures.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823014248
Publisher:
Potter/TenSpeed/Harmony
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
192
Sales rank:
654,681
File size:
74 MB
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Animals have been a part of human artwork from its very beginnings. The earliest ancient paintings, found hidden away in caves, feature animals like the aurochs (wild cow). Egyptian art celebrated animals like the cat with style and beauty. Through the centuries, the horse has inspired paintings, sculptures, jewelry, and even armor. In modern times, cat and dog art sells many T-shirts, calendars, coffee mugs, store brands, and other items. Both art and domestic animals are part of our everyday life, and the two combine together wonderfully...This book features traditional drawing, and most of the drawing instructions are centered on pencil, pen, and paper work. However, even solely digital artists can learn about animal anatomy and features, and gain insight into building up texture and fur. 

Meet the Author

J. C. Amberlyn is an award-winning artist, animator, graphic novelist, photographer, and naturalist. She is the author of the bestselling Drawing Wildlife and Drawing Manga Animals, Chibis, and Other Adorable Creatures. Visit J. C.’s website at www.jcamberlyn.com.

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The Artist's Guide to Drawing Animals: How to Draw Cats, Dogs, and Other Favorite Pets 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very easy and a very simple way of drawing cats and dogs a smart way of drawing in the perfesion way to learn how to draw
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It only shows you how to drae a dogs head:/
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Amazing drawings, hard to follow but with practice its great!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wow i like it!=)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Can we be freinds please sorry if i speld your name wrong
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Want it so bad
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nd normally samples dont give u anything but t teaches u how to draw dog head. !i!i!i!i!i! 10011110101101110110111001010101000111011011010010100101010110010100101010010010
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Do u get to draw ; i did*nt try the sample****************************************************************:) :( ;/ ;) ;*)