Drawing & Painting Wild Animals

Drawing & Painting Wild Animals

by Vic Bearcroft

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Overview

Drawing & Painting Wild Animals by Vic Bearcroft

Vic shares his love of drawing and painting wild animals, showing how to capture the personality and distinctive features of a variety of creatures. Using simple steps and plenty of detail, this book shows you how to create beautiful artworks, from drawing the basic shapes through to realising your favourite animals in your preferred medium.
Expert advice on drawing and painting eyes, noses, paws, fur, hooves and horns
Six step-by-step projects, from tigers to timberwolves, and pandas to chimpanzees
In-depth instruction in pastels, acrylics, coloured pencils, watercolour, charcoal and more
Dozens of inspirational pictures

Vic Bearcroft has been named Winner of the Endangered Species category in the BBC WILDLIFE ARTIST OF THE YEAR 2012 competition for his painting of 'Makaku' which is featured in this book.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781844486946
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 10/01/2012
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.90(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Vic Bearcroft is a self-taught professional wildlife and pet portrait artist, who specialises in pastel on velour, but also works in pencil, watercolour, coloured pencil, charcoal and acrylic media. Having spent part of his childhood in Kenya, Vic has been drawing animals since he could hold a pencil. Being passionate about wildlife in general, and particularly in wolves, Vic works with a large number of animal welfare and conservation organisations worldwide, donating prints, merchandise and funds. He says: While I consider myself to be a wildlife artist, I prefer to paint close-up intimate portraits of animals as individuals, rather than in landscape settings. My aim is to capture not only the likeness of the subject in my painting, but also the life and soul in its eyes.

Table of Contents

The author is extremely well-informed on animals; and imparts subtle but vital information on portraying them effectively
Multiple media makes it accessible to all artists
Drawing titles are popular
Animals are a perennial favourite

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Blair More than 1 year ago
Excellent reference. When I took a chance on this book, I was afraid it might be above my skill level, but it blew me away with how easy it was to follow. Very clear instructions for materials for beginners like myself, and step by step for advanced artists. I really like the examples of using strong light on a dark surface, and learned a lot from this animal art master. Highly recommend!