"A guide to making quick sketches of the pets and animals. The book comprises 60 exercises for all artists that wish to learn how to sketch, or get tips on how to finesse their existing skills and get rid of bad habits. A bite-sized approach for honing observational skills and loosen up creativity, quick observation and deconstruction. Contains advice on choice of media and their uses, including washes, pencils, charcoal and pastels."--
In the late twentieth century animals are news. Parliamentary debates, protests against fox hunting and television programs like AnimalHospital all focus on the way in which we treat animals and on what that says about our own humanity. As vegetarianism becomes ever more popular, and animal experimentation more controversial, it is time to trace the background to contemporary debates and to situate them in a broader historical context. Hilda Kean looks at the cultural and social role of animals from 1800 to the present – at the way in which visual images and myths captured the popular imagination and encouraged sympathy for animals and outrage at their exploitation. From early campaigns against the beating of cattle and ill-treatment of horses to concern for dogs in war and cats in laboratories, she explores the relationship between popular images and public debate and action. She also illustrates how interest in animal rights and welfare was closely aligned with campaigns for political and social reform by feminists, radicals and socialists. "A thoughtful, effective and well-written book"—The Scotsman "It could hardly be more timely, and its wonderful material is bound to provoke ... reflection"—The Independent "A work of great interest"—Sunday Telegraph "Lively, impressively researched, and well-written ... a book that is timely and valuable"—Times Literary Supplement "A pleasing balance of anecdote and analysis"—Times Higher Educational Supplement
With their luxurious fur and distinctive markings, you might think that drawing cats is an impossible challenge. Not so! Professional art tutor Jake Spicer's unique guide will have you sketching your favourite feline in next to no time. Easy-to-follow tutorials take you from learning the basic techniques every artist needs to know to capturing the unique qualities that characterise your cat-including anatomy, details and expression. With its friendly approach and beautifully illustrated lessons, this book ensures that anyone who's ever wanted to draw a cat will soon be able to.
Bred to provide human companionship, dogs eclipse all other species when it comes to reading the body language of people. Dog owners hunger for a complete rapport with their pets; in the dog the fantasy of empathetic resonance finds its ideal. But cross-species communication is never easy. Dog love can be a precious but melancholy thing. An attempt to understand human attachment to the canis familiaris in terms of reciprocity and empathy, Melancholia’sDog tackles such difficult concepts as intimacy and kinship with dogs, the shame associated with identification with their suffering, and the reasons for the profound mourning over their deaths. In addition to philosophy and psychoanalysis, Alice A. Kuzniar turns to the insights and images offered by the literary and visual arts—the short stories of Ivan Turgenev and Franz Kafka, the novels of J. M. Coetzee and Rebecca Brown, the photography of Sally Mann and William Wegman, and the artwork of David Hockney and Sue Coe. Without falling into sentimentality or anthropomorphization, Kuzniar honors and learns from our canine companions, above all attending to the silences and sadness brought on by the effort to represent the dog as perfectly and faithfully as it is said to love.
If you want kids to do God’s Word and not just hear it—you’re in exactly the right place. Each session focuses on one key Bible truth—kids will discover it, think about it, talk about it, pray about it, and apply what they learn. You’ll drive that point home through Bible exploration, fun discussions, giggle-worthy games, and oh-wow activities that engage kids in multiple ways. Just add an adult or teenage leader to these easy-to-lead sessions to keep kids engaged, entertained, and growing in their faith! Each session is Flexible—sessions work for 1 or 2 kids, 12 kids, or more Multi–aged—suitable for all elementary kids Low–prep—using easy-to-find supplies 45 minutes of fun—with time stretchers to fill an hour Relational—children grow close to Jesus and each other Perfect for any children’s ministry program—Sunday school, children’s church, and more! Help kids discover the faith-building, life-changing truths tucked into the stories of 13 animals that God created. They will see how God used some thirsty camels, low-flying quail, a talking donkey, and more. Along the way, kids will be assured that God knows them and loves them—and is ready to use them in big ways too!
Sketching is a wonderful pastime and a great way to build up your drawing skills. You can use it to record your experiences and subjects that interest you, just by jotting down an impression in your sketchbook. In this inspiring manual, artist Vivienne Coleman guides you through a variety of subjects in easy, confidence-building steps. She shows you how to do complete drawings in just a few minutes, so that you can make sketching part of your daily life. She also demonstrates how sketches can be developed into more detailed work. From pets and people to landscape and urban scenes, this book reveals how versatile and exciting sketching can be. It features: • ten-minute sketch ideas • essential drawing techniques • sketching at home and on the move • step-by-step instruction
If you want to raise a happy dog who loves to play and cuddle--but still comes when called and doesn't chew up your favorite shoes--you need Jolanta Benal's The Dog Trainer's Complete Guide to a Happy, Well-Behaved Pet. Jolanta's dog-training philosophy is simple: playful, rewards-based training fosters sociable, polite behavior that is the hallmark of a likeable dog. Harsh, outdated prong collars and choke chains do not. Whether you've just welcomed a new puppy into your life, or are facing some struggles with an already beloved family member, Jolanta has sound advice on everything you want to know, including: • How to housetrain your dog for good • How to read your dog's body language • How to avoid common training mistakes and fix the ones you've already made Jolanta's warm, funny tone and encouraging conversational style will teach you to raise the most loving and best-behaved pooch on the block.
Bringing Imaginary Animal, Human and Fantasy Characters to Life
Author: Nancy Beiman
Pubpsher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Performing Arts
Animated Performance shows how a character can seemingly 'come to life' when their movements reflect the emotional or narrative context of their situation: when they start to 'perform'. The many tips, examples and exercises from a veteran of the animation industry will help readers harness the flexibility of animation to portray a limitless variety of characters and ensure that no two performances are ever alike. More than 300 color illustrations demonstrate how animal and fantasy characters can live and move without losing their non-human qualities and interviews with Disney animators Art Babbitt, Frank Thomas, Ollie Johnston and Ellen Woodbury make this a unique insight into bringing a whole world of characters to life. New to the second edition: A new chapter with introductory exercises to introduce beginner animators to the the world of animated acting; dozens of new assignments and examples focusing on designing and animating fantasy and animal characters.
Drawing on his many years of teaching experience, Jake Spicer?s Draw in 15 Minutes series is perfect for the complete beginner or amateur draughtsman wanting to take their drawing further. With the thoughtfully constructed and beautifully illustrated tutorials in this book, you?ll progress from sketching the basic outline of your furry friend, through understanding how to approach daunting subjects like fur and anatomy, to adding the details that make each breed and individual dog unique. One step at a time you?ll see your drawing skills improve, and by the end of the book you?ll be achieving incredible likenesses ? in just 15 minutes!