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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

£15.99

by Lisa Ann Watkins

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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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