Award-winning animal artist Vic Bearcroft presents his versatile and complete guide to all aspects of drawing and painting cats. From your first pencil sketches to breathtaking finished artworks in a variety of popular and more unusual media, Vic shows you how to capture the elusive magic of cats both big and small. The combination of grace and power that all cats possess is highly attractive. Whether you want to paint playful housecats or majestic big cats, this book will provide you with all you need. More than just an instructional guide, this book takes you into the world of Vic Bearcroft, winner of the Endangered Species category of the BBC Wildlife Artist of The Year competition, and self-confessed cat addict. Focussing on the practical techniques you need to capture that elusive feline spirit, the book covers a wide range of media from smoky ink used to suggest the misty jungle around a black leopard, to soft pastels for adorable kittens. Whether you're itching to make your first drawing, or an expert looking for new ideas and inspiration, this book showcases the wonderful world of painting and drawing cats.
Offers step-by-step lessons on painting and drawing wildlife with tips on materials, drawing or painting on location, the painting process, and techniques, such as, composition, design, lighting, and color
With instruction on a wide range of popular animals, including farm animals, wild animals, birds, reptiles, and insects, a comprehensive guide to drawing one of the most popular, but one of the most problematic, subjects for leisure artists features techniques applicable to watercolor, charcoal, pastels, acrylic paint, and more. Original.
A beautiful and inspirational guide to making your animal portraits and artworks leap to life. Learn to accurately and sympathetically depict the animals which inspire you, capturing that elusive glint of life in their eyes and the textures in their fur and musculature. With instructions for using charcoal, inks, watercolors, oil paints and pastels, this book is a must for all animal lovers.
This volume traces the 300-year history of bird art in Australia, from the crudely illustrated records of the earliest European voyages of discovery to the diversity of artwork available at the start of the 21st century. It is a history inseparable from the development of Australian ornithology. Against a background of establishment of the country itself, naval draftsmen, convicts, officers, settlers, naturalists, artists and scientists alike contributed both to the art and to science.
Essential Techniques and Fascinating Facts for the Curious Artist
Author: Oana Befort
Publisher: Quarry Books
Featuring the delightful and informative illustrations of artist Oana Befort and the inspiring expertise of conservation educator Maggie Reinbold, Drawing Wild Animals guides artists at all skill levels as they learn about, observe, and draw animals in a whole new light. To feed your curiosity, you’ll learn the characteristics, behaviors and, habitats of animals from categories like predators, grazers, and marsupials. To nurture the artist, you'll get step-by-step instructions that show how to develop each animal from simple shapes into richly detailed drawings. Armed with a deeper understanding of animals, you’ll be better able to capture their stunning beauty and enchanting attributes in your artwork.
Not an artistic bone in your body, you say? Even your dog's bones are more "creative" than yours, you say? Take heart! With Drawing and Painting Animals, all that counts is your desire to try. &break;&break;Page by page, you'll discover it's easier than you think to make realistic pictures of your favorite pets, barnyard critters and wild animals. &break;&break;Simple exercises show you how to draw basic shapes and recognizable forms. From there, it's just a matter of combining these shapes, adding a few necessary details - and before you know it, you'll be drawing cats, dogs, bears, horses, elephants, birds?and any animals you please in any pose you like! Easy-to-copy drawings throughout gives you a great head start.