The Art of Animal Drawing
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The Art of Animal Drawing : Construction, Action, Analysis, Caricature

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-You'll learn everything there is to learn about drawing animals.- -- Collectors' Corner This thoughtful and incisive guidebook, written by a former animator for Walt Disney Studios, will help artists at many skill levels improve their ability to draw a wide variety of animal forms both realistically and as caricatures. You'll learn why the author considers construction, action analysis, and caricature all-important for a clear understanding of animal anatomy and movement. You'll also benefit from Mr. Hultgren's expert advice and tips on catching the essential movement and character of animals and avoiding the stiff, wooden poses that are the frequent and unfortunate result of much sketching of animals from life. Throughout, the emphasis is on construction drawings (there are over 700 line illustrations and halftones) rather than on text. This means the student is able to view the development process of the drawing by example rather than theory or description. The book begins with introductory chapters on the special techniques of drawing animals, the use of line, establishing mood and feeling, conveying action, and brush techniques. Mr. Hultgren then turns to individual animal forms -- horses, deer, cats, cows and bulls, giraffes, camels, gorillas, pigs, and many more. His instruction on animal caricature will be especially valuable to the legions of artists avidly interested in the subject. The Art of Animal Drawing belongs in the library of any artist -- student, amateur, or professional -- who is interested in drawing animals.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 210.82 x 274.32 x 12.7mm | 408.23g
  • Dover Publications Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • Illustrations, unspecified
  • 0486274268
  • 9780486274263
  • 37,563

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This thoughtful and incisive guidebook, written by a former animator for Walt Disney Studios, will help artists at many skill levels improve their ability to draw a wide variety of animal forms both realistically and as caricatures. You'll learn why the author considers construction, action analysis, and caricature all-important for a clear understanding of animal anatomy and movement. You'll also benefit from Mr. Hultgren's expert advice and tips on catching the essential movement and character of animals and avoiding the stiff, wooden poses that are the frequent and unfortunate result of much sketching of animals from life. Throughout, the emphasis is on construction drawings (there are over 700 line illustrations and halftones) rather than on text. This means the student is able to view the development process of the drawing by example rather than theory or description. The book begins with introductory chapters on the special techniques of drawing animals, the use of line, establishing mood and feeling, conveying action, and brush techniques. Mr. Hultgren then turns to individual animal forms--horses, deer, cats, cows and bulls, giraffes, camels, gorillas, pigs, and many more. His instruction on animal caricature will be especially valuable to the legions of artists avidly interested in the subject.The Art of Animal Drawing belongs in the library of any artist--student, amateur, or professional--who is interested in drawing animals.show more

Table of contents

Preface Tips on Drawing Animals Mood and Feeling The Use of Line Action Analysis Brush Technique The Horse Family The Deer Family The Cat Family Cows and Bulls Giraffes Camels Gorillas Pigs Dogs Foxes Kangaroos Rabbits Squirrels Elephants The Bear Family Composition in Animal Groupingshow more

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