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All in color! Capturing the beauty, majesty, and personality of animals often proves daunting for an artist, but in fact, anyone can paint or draw animals if they want to. In this essential, lavishly illustrated handbook, a specialist in animal painting explains everything you need to know to depict domestic or wild animals, both as individual studies and as elements of a landscape. Using a plethora of her own drawings, sketches, and finished works as examples, the author explains how to choose the right medium and tools for a subject, examines the basics of anatomy and simple methods for constructing form, offers suggestions for making quick records when dealing with a moving subject, explores the range of fur and skin textures, and much more. Trim size: 7 3/4 x 11.
Linda Birch is a highly successful painter and freelance book illustrator with over 100 titles to her credit. She writes regular articles for Leisure Painter magazine and lives in County Durham, England.