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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback With flaps
  • Publication: 30 September 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218630
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £15.99

Drawing Animal Portraits in Coloured Pencil


by Lisa Ann Watkins

Book Description

Domestic animals are an eternally popular subject for art, and present unique challenges to the artist. Lisa Ann Watkins has made a career of teaching her coloured pencil techniques to capture character and realism in her art.

A section on materials covers coloured pencils, watercolour pencils (wet and dry), and PanPastels. A chapter on character shows how to capture the best reference photographs to work from; information on  anatomy eyes, bone structure, fur direction and notes on tools/apps that can be used to help with tonal values.

Her clear, simple techniques are then presented through short exercises that focus on a particular technique or effect selected by the author from her experience teaching, such as a cat’s eye. They answer, in simple terms, common technical question from students/followers that cover unique aspects of the medium such as the amount of pressure to use.

A series of step-by-step projects then follows, including cat, dog, donkey and a baby animal.

About the Author

About Lisa Ann Watkins

Lisa Ann Watkins is well-known in the world of coloured pencils as a multi award-winning artist and tutor. She held her first solo exhibition in 2014 and has been published in numerous magazines. Lisa enjoys a large and very loyal following on social media, and is active online. Lisa launched her first digital tutorial in 2016 and now has a teaching channel on Patreon that contains in-depth videos and written tutorials for her online students every month. She teaches over 300 people per month around the world. She tours the UK and US to teach workshops.

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