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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback With flaps
  • Publication: 16 September 2022
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218630
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP: £15.99
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Drawing Animal Portraits in Coloured Pencil


by Lisa Ann Watkins

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Book Description

Draw realistic animal portraits in coloured pencils with award-winning teacher and animal artist, Lisa Ann Watkins.

Animals are an eternally popular subject for artists but how do you capture the character of a much-loved pet or bring a favourite animal to life on the page? Lisa Ann Watkins has made a career of teaching her coloured pencil techniques, and in this magnificent book she will show you how.

A section on materials covers coloured pencils and watercolour pencils, along with supporting tools including PanPastels. This is followed by a chapter about composition and preparation: how to capture the best reference photographs from which to work, along with notes on digital tools that can be used to help with colour choice and tonal values.

Lisa's clear, simple techniques are presented through ten studies that demonstrate how to breathe life into your portraits by focusing on the subject's fur texture, bright eyes, and glossy noses.

They answer, in simple terms, common technical questions from students/followers that cover unique aspects of the medium such as the amount of pressure to use and make beautiful artworks in their own right. A series of five step-by-step full animal portrait projects then follows, ranging from cats and dogs to cows and horses.

Table of Contents

Introduction 6, Materials 10, Getting started 20, Markmaking 26, Composing your portrait 38

Golden eye: dog 54, Green eye: cat 58, Brown eye: dog 62, Pink nose: cat 66, Black nose: dog 70, Pink nose: dog 74, Clumpy fur 80, Long white fur 84, Short shiny chestnut fur 88, Black curly fur 92

Aura Step-by-step Norwegian Forest Cat 98, Milo Step-by-step Mexican hairless dog 106, SadieStep-by-step Shetland Sheepdog 116, Blue Step-by-step Gypsy Cob horse 126, Brandy Step-by-step Red Angus cow 136

Index 144

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, you can follow her on Instagram and Facebook @animalartbylaw. 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 tours the UK and US to teach workshops.

Visit her website www.animalartbylaw.co.uk

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