Former Disney animator offers expert advice on drawing animals both realistically and as caricatures. Use of line, brush technique, establishing mood, conveying action, much more. Construction drawings reveal development process in creating animal figures. Many chapters on drawing individual animal f... read more
An Atlas of Animal Anatomy for Artists by W. Ellenberger, Francis A. Davis Enlarged edition of a classic reference features clear directions for drawing horses, dogs, cats, lions, cattle, deer, and other creatures. Covers muscles, skeleton, and full external views. 288 illustrations.
Animal Sketching by Alexander Calder Undisputed master of the simple expressive line. 141 full-body sketches and enlarged details of animals in characteristic poses and movements. Calder covers cats, dogs, the elephant, birds, monkeys, and more.
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Illustrating Nature: How to Paint and Draw Plants and Animals by Dorothea Barlowe, Sy Barlowe A pair of professional artists offers valuable suggestions for realistic portrayals of flowers, animals, and other natural subjects. Detailed, step-by-step demonstrations use watercolors, oils, pencil, and other media. Over 400 illustrations.
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Quick Sketching by Carl Cheek A perfect introduction to the technique of "quick sketching." Drawing upon an artist's immediate emotional responses, this is an extremely effective means of capturing the essential form and features of a subject. More than 100 black-and-white illustrations throughout.
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Former Disney animator offers expert advice on drawing animals both realistically and as caricatures. Use of line, brush technique, establishing mood, conveying action, much more. Construction drawings reveal development process in creating animal figures. Many chapters on drawing individual animal forms — dogs, cats, horses, deer, cows, foxes, kangaroos. 53 halftones, 706 line illustrations.
Reprint of the Sir Isaac Pitman & Sons, London, 1951 edition.
The author of the 20th anniversary Calla Edition of the phenomenal bestseller Dinotopia, John Gurney is a master at bringing perspective realism and scientific accuracy to his artwork. Mr. Gurney is also a huge admirer of Dover's line of art instruction books and has graciously compiled a list of his ten favorite titles, which includes Ken Hultgren's The Art of Animal Drawing: Construction, Action Analysis, Caricature. Here is what he had to say:
"Disney animator Ken Hultgren shares an approach to drawing animals that emphasizes the unique characteristics of all the major types of mammals. His style features action poses ranging from straight to cartoony. His pen-and-ink drawings are usually accompanied by a skeletal analysis to help students see the hidden structure. He never loses sight of the lines of action flowing through a pose, something that both realist painters and cartoonists can benefit from."
Use this link to browse the entire collection of James Gurney's Survival Guide for Art Students.
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