Inking Animals demonstrates how to use traditional inking techniques to create whimsical, original illustrations of your favorite animals. This dynamic guide is ideal for beginners, as well as traditional artists who want to explore pen and ink on a more playful level. Talented artist Sova Huova instructs art enthusiasts in drawing, inking, and coloring techniques; explores abstraction for expressive artwork; and gives tips for digital touches—all with easy-to-follow instruction. Beginning with an introduction to tools and materials, artists will find helpful tips for working with inks, pens, and watercolor. Inking Animals features a wide range of creative and fun inking techniques and unique projects that are simple and engaging. Huova’s valuable tips and tricks, creative prompts, and exercises will encourage artists to experiment and play as they learn. Huova will teach you to illustrate a vast menagerie of animals from the woodland, home, farm, wilderness, and imagination. Among them are a bear, fox, hedgehog, dog, guinea pig, donkey, owl, raven, and even a unicorn. Featuring a variety of creative tips, techniques, exercises, and step-by-step projects, Inking Animals is the perfect resource for pen and ink illustrators of all levels.
About the Author
Sova Huova is an illustrator and art teacher from Prague, Czech Republic. She creates art for children and whimsical illustrations inspired by nature, myths, and folk tales, which she studied at university. Fulfilling a longtime wish, Huova retells these ancient stories for the modern world in her paintings. She teaches traditional illustration techniques for beginners in her online classes and art classes for children. She loves to inspire people to create their own art and to move beyond their fears. For her illustrations, she uses mostly traditional media, like watercolors or ink.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Starting with the tools you will need and a tutorial on building a lightbox, then moving on to inking basics and techniques, this book is filled with beautiful illustrations and includes practice pages for you to work your own magic on. My personal favorite was the owl in flight. I love the bonus content on the publisher's website! I received an electronic copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. 5/5 stars.
Illustration Studio: Inking Animals is a fabulous book. I love the layout and process of instruction. I've done a lot of ink work as a technical artist, but haven't really known where to start drawing animals. I am so excited to get my hands on the print copy. It will be a wonderful guide for me as well as a great coffee table book that I'm sure will fascinate my guests..