You'll Love This Pet Drawing Book If:
- You love your pet & want to capture their personality on paper
- You want to learn new techniques for working from photographs
- You want to learn how to draw a cat, dog, bird, fish or other pet
Create an expressive portrait of your favorite pet with this must-have drawing book from expert artist Lee Hammond. In this comprehensive title Lee covers how to draw a dog, cat, fish, reptile, rabbit, bird & rodent. Learn the techniques you'll need to draw straight & curly fur as well as scales and fins. More than just drawing animals
, Lee shows you how to capture the emotion and personality of your beloved pet. Create a piece of art that you can treasure for many years to come.
Focusing on working from a photograph you'll pick up great drawing techniques and define your artistic voice. Recreate facial features and get enthusiastic encouragement from Lee Hammond.
In Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs You'll Learn:
- How to draw fur, feathers, curly dog hair, scales & more
- Top drawing techniques for including emotion & personality
- Which materials & tools you'll need to draw like a pro
Check Out This Excerpt From Drawing Realistic Pets From Photographs:
The draw realistically, you must understand how lighting affects form. There are five elements of shading that are essential to realistically depicting an object's form. If any of these elements is missing, your work will appear flat. However, with the correct placement of light and dark tones, you can draw just about anything.
But how do you know how dark is dark and how light is light? Using a simple five-box scale of values can help you decide on the depth of tone. Each tone on the scale represents one of the five elements of shading.
1 Cast Shadow:
This is the darkest tone on your drawing. It is always opposite the light source. In the case of the sphere, it is underneath where the sphere meets the surface. This area is void of light because, as the sphere protrudes, the sphere blocks light and casts a shadow.
2 Shadow Edge:
This dark gray is not at the very edge of the object. It is opposite the light source where the sphere curves away from it.
This is a medium gray. It's the area of the sphere that's in neither direct light nor shadow.
4 Reflected Light:
This is a light gray. Reflected light is always found along the edge of an object and separates the darkness of the shadow edge from the darkness of the cast shadow.
5 Full Light:
This is the white area, where the light source hits the sphere at full strengths.
A Word From The Author:
Artwork is always more inspirational when you are in love with your subject matter. If you have purchased this book, it is likely because you love pets, too. This book isn't just about drawing animals. It is about animal "portraiture" — capturing the soul and essence of the pet this is a member of your family, and preserving their memory forever through art. Through your drawings, you can capture the actions and behaviors, the love and devotion, the fun-loving personality and gentle spirit of yoru wonderful pets. — Lee Hammond
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