A Masterclass in Drawing and Painting Animals: Wildlife, Pets, Reptiles, Birds, Fish and Insects
|Author:||SARAH JONATHAN & HOGGETT TRUSS|
This title helps you: learn to produce beautiful studies of animals, observing the behaviour, movement, textures and spirit that make each creature a unique subject; master the techniques required for working with pencils, charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, watercolours, gouache, acrylics and oils; enjoy tuition with respected wildlife artists, whose work will inspire you to build your own portfolio; and practise basics such as fur, claws, teeth and scales, then move on to some inspiring quick sketches. It features 30 step by step projects by professional artists that include portraits of mammals, insects, birds and fish. It contains 800 images, expert tips and advice to inspire beginners and help intermediate artists move to the next level. Jonathan Truss expertly guides readers through artistic basics in the tutorial section. The movement of animals is discussed, and Jonathan's artworks show how to convey their energy. Other professional artists including Trudy Friend and Jonathan Latimer have also contributed, and media including pencils, charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, watercolours, acrylics, gouche and oils are covered. Sarah Hoggett then provides commentary on artworks, discussing how they have achieved various effects. 30 great step-by-step projects for readers to follow along with are also included. Subjects include geese on a lily pond by Robert Greenhalf, pelicans in flight by Jonathan Latimer and a buzzing bee by Lucie McDonald.
Jonathan Truss is a professional wildlife artist passionate about the animals he captures on canvas and a member of the prestigious U.S. organization The Society of Animal Artists. He works with the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation and has been featured on television and in many magazines. Sarah Hoggett is a freelance writer and editor who specialises in practical art and craft titles. She has worked with many leading professional artists and has wide-ranging experience of authoring instructional books on many aspects of art techniques.