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Field Guide To Drawing Sketching Animals

Author : Tim Pond
ISBN : 9781781265123
Genre : Art
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Artist Tim Pond's lively and engaging book fuses science with art, providing the reader with the skills, techniques and knowledge they need to create sketches of animals filled with life and movement.There are some very good books written on life drawing, yet when it comes to drawing wildlife, illustrators and artists often revert to working solely from photographs, which can leave the artwork looking lifeless and flat. In this inspirational book, artist Tim Pond shows you how to observe and draw animals in zoos, farms, wildlife parks and aquariums, teaching you some fascinating facts about the animals along the way and ultimately bringing you closer to nature. One of the challenges with sketching wildlife is that animals are constantly moving. However by having some basic understanding of the biology of an animal, such as knowing that a duck has a cheek or that a cheetah can't retract its claws, can influence how you might sketch them, and results in a lively drawing that captures the form, movement and ultimately the spirit of the animal in question. Combining scientific knowledge with expert practical guidance is key to creating successful drawings of animals, and Tim's ability to convey this in a way that is both accessible and engaging makes this a unique and inspiring guide suitable for artists of all levels. Tim's book takes you on a journey of discovery that will enable you to develop the skills, techniques and knowledge you need to sketch a broad range of wildlife, encompassing mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and insects. It includes quick, gestural sketches as well as linear and tonal studies, in a variety of media - pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour. There are numerous studies comprising how to represent the different patterns of animals' coats, how to capture the plumage of an exotic bird in watercolour, and how to sketch a hippo's hooves, as well as guidance on tools, materials and basic techniques. The result is a treasure chest of fascinating facts, studies, sketches and annotated drawings that will not fail to ignite your enthusiasm for drawing animals from life.

Field Guide To Animal Tracks And Scat Of California

Author : Mark Elbroch
ISBN : 9780520253780
Genre : Science
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"Outstanding. This is a brilliant work by the best in the field. Watching a great tracker at work can feel like watching a magician, but this book demystifies the process and inspires the reader to begin to look closer and open the world of tracking."--John Muir Laws, author of The Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada

A Field Guide To The Animal Tracks Of Southern Africa

Author : Louis Liebenberg
ISBN : 086486132X
Genre : Animal tracks
File Size : 58. 71 MB
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A Field Guide To Animal Tracks

Author : Olaus Johan Murie
ISBN : 061851743X
Genre : Nature
File Size : 46. 97 MB
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A new edition of the classic guide to animal tracking includes descriptions of habitats, habits, signs, and much more, providing thousands of line drawings of bird, reptiles, amphibians, and insects that leave tracks. Original.

No Excuses Watercolor Oceans

Author : Gina Rossi Armfield
ISBN : 1440352542
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Art-making as easy and breezy as a day at the beach! The ocean is home to a fascinating cast of odd and awesome creatures. With this creative field guide, anyone can sketch and paint these living treasures of sea and shore. Generously illustrated pages offer waves of inspiration, along with tips for making the most of watercolor's expressive, free-flowing nature. Profiles for 21 mammals, birds, fish, crustaceans, invertebrates and shellfish Each profile features a reference photo, interesting facts, color palette, sketches, a line drawing, a step-by-step detail demonstration and a finished watercolor rendering Includes an introductory primer on basic watercolor techniques and special effects for evoking seaworthy textures and backgrounds Quotes throughout celebrate the wonder of the sea With an intuitive approach and friendly instruction, No Excuses Watercolor Oceans makes first strokes fun and simple, allowing even novice artists to answer the call of the sea with loose and lovely results.

Animal Sketching For Beginners

Author : Len A. Doust
ISBN : 9780486146287
Genre : Art
File Size : 56. 91 MB
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DIVEmpowering and enlightening, this handy little book provides the confidence, insight, and guidance to help any sketcher create realistic animal drawings. 31 illustrations. /div

The Practical Guide To Drawing Caricatures

Author : Peter Gray
ISBN : 9781782129288
Genre : Art
File Size : 87. 54 MB
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Comic and accessible, with great scope for invention, caricatures are a joy to draw. In this book, author and illustrator Peter Gray works through the process of achieving a likeness and distorting it in imaginative ways for maximum effect. Tailored step-by-step exercises help aspiring caricaturists to build up their skills, and handy hints will keep them in the know about techniques and materials. The Artist's Workbooks are practical guides for artists interested in getting to grips with a particular subject. Other books in the series include: • Drawing Animals • Drawing Figures • Drawing Landscapes • Drawing Manga • Drawing Portraits • Drawing Still Life • Drawing Techniques

Drawing Mammals

Author : Doug Lindstrand
ISBN : 1565232062
Genre : Art
File Size : 41. 48 MB
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This updated edition of Drawing Mammals features stunning color photographs for 20 of North America's favorite mammals, from the noble gray wolf of the Yukon Territory to the tiny Key deer of Florida.

Drawing Trees And Leaves

Author : Julia Kuo
ISBN : 9781631592607
Genre : Art
File Size : 42. 57 MB
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Capture the essence of the forest with Drawing Trees and Leaves. Trees are a perennially inspiring subject for artists. Think of their beautiful multicolored leaves in the fall, or the way the snow settles on their branches in the winter. Start by learning how to identify trees and leaves, their benefit and life stages, the oldest trees, famous forests, and other fascinating aspects and phases of growth. Then, use this inspiration paired with charming prompts to draw the diverse beauty of these endlessly captivating and beautiful subjects. Flip this book open vertically; these are drawings of tall trees!

Draw And Sketch Animals

Author : David Boys
ISBN : UOM:39015056797304
Genre : Art
File Size : 86. 57 MB
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Boys teaches you how to see any animal as a whole shape (rather than as a collection of individual details) and provides instructions for getting proportions right. Anatomy, fur, feathers and other details follow, along with more complex issues, such as light, shade, backgrounds, reflections and color. Specific exercises covering various skills include drawing: big cats, camels, pelicans, monkeys, penguins, elephants, deer and more.

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