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

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

by J.C. Amberlyn

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823014231
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 11/20/2012
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 178,689
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.60(d)

About 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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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.

Table of Contents

Introduction  
Chapter
Dogs  
Head 
Body  
Puppies        
Breeds          
The Artist’s Process: Mutt (Teddy)           
 
Chapter 2
Cats   
Head 
Body  
Kittens           
Breeds          
The Artist’s Process: Tabby           
 
Chapter 3
Horses          
Head 
Body  
Foals 
Breeds
The Artist’s Process: Proportions 
 
Chapter 4
Other Hoofed Animals       
Head 
Body and Tail          
Baby Hoofed Animals        
Breed
The Artist’s Process: Alpaca Head          
 
Chapter 5
Rodents, Rabbits, and Ferrets      
Rodents        
Head 
Body and Tail          
Rabbits         
Head 
Body and Tail          
Breeds          
Ferrets           
Head 
Body and Tail          
The Artist’s Process: Drawing Soft Fur in Pencil          
 
Chapter 6
Birds  
Head and Beak       
Body  
The Artist’s Process: Feathers and Legs
 
Chapter 7
Cold-Blooded Animals       
Reptiles        
Head 
Body and Tail          
Amphibians 
Head, Nose, Mouth, and Ears      
Body and Tail          
Fish   
Fins, Body, and Tail           
The Artist’s Process: Drawing Scales, Reptile Skin, and Avoiding an Unnatural Look    
Afterword      
Index

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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****************************************************************:) :( ;/ ;) ;*)