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Draw animals with expression and personality

Author: Anja Dahl; Cicero Translations (Firm)
Publisher: Tunbridge Wells, Kent, Great Britain : Search Press, 2011.
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An animal's face can show as much expression and personality as that of a human, yet capturing it in drawing can be very difficult. Dahl shows you how to achieve amazing drawings of animals in a way that is accessible to artists of all abilities.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Anja Dahl; Cicero Translations (Firm)
ISBN: 9781844486953 1844486958
OCLC Number: 751754246
Notes: Translation of: Workshop Zeichnen : Tiere--Ausdruck und Persönalichkeit.
Description: 63 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Contents: [I] Basic principles : Materials : Pencil and graphite ; Indian ink ; Charcoal, red chalk and sepia pastel ; Chalk pastels --
Technique : Outlining ; Sketching ; Hatching ; Smudging --
Converting shapes to a flat surface --
Conveying personality and expression --
Depicting fur and feathers --
[II] Drawing different kinds of animals : Lesson 1. Dogs : Eyes, ears and muzzle ; Body construction and proportions ; Border collie ; Border terrier ; Irish setter ; Mongrel --
Lesson 2. Cats : Head shape ; Proportion of young and adult cats ; Tail ; Domestic shorthair cat ; Maine coon ; Persian cat ; Chartreux Siamese cat --
Lesson 3. Birds : Sparrow ; Budgerigar ; Magpie --
Lesson 4. Horses : Eyes, ears and nostrils ; Important characteristics of different breeds ; Practice sketches ; Friesian ; English full-blood horse ; Family group.
Other Titles: Workshop Zeichnen--Tiere.
Responsibility: Anja Dahl ; [English translation by Cicero Translations].

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An animal's face can show as much expression and personality as that of a human, yet capturing it in drawing can be very difficult. Dahl shows you how to achieve amazing drawings of animals in a way that is accessible to artists of all abilities.

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