Learn to create strikingly realistic animal drawings in colored pencil beginning with basic shapes. Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil shows you how to render a variety of beautiful animals in graphite pencil, with tips on choosing materials, building with basic shapes, and shading and coloring to develop form and realism. In this comprehensive, 40-page book, accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun shares her artistic insights and techniques. The book opens with essential information on choosing tools and materials, understanding color theory, and creating basic pencil strokes. It then covers special colored pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering, and blending. Finally, the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of adorable animals––including favorite family pets, wildlife, and birds––in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions allow aspiring artists to develop their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to the final flourishes. The included drawing projects are: a rooster, a Shetland sheepdog, a gray squirrel, a horse, a lory bird, a leopard, a Maine coon cat, an alpaca, a box turtle, and a red fox. Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil allows artists to develop their drawing skills, demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and shading techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for a realistic, completed drawing.
Colored Pencil Step by Step, from the acclaimed Walter Foster Artist’s Library Series, is filled with information that will help artists of all levels learn all about drawing with colored pencil. *Named One of the 54 Best Colored Pencil Drawing Books of All Time by BookAuthority* This colorful, comprehensive guidebook explores drawing and layering colors, plus a range of styles and techniques for creating your own works of art in colored pencil. Three renowned colored pencil artists guide you step by step through 11 vibrant lessons, demonstrating a variety of special techniques and tricks along the way. Whether you’re a novice or an accomplished artist who has never experimented with a colored pencil, this book will provide the instruction and inspiration you need to master this versatile medium.
This new addition to the best-selling Drawing category of our How to Draw and Paint Series shows aspiring artists how to depict a variety of people in pencil from a ballerina to soccer player. Accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun introduces readers to drawing supplies and basic techniques, as well as to the essential elements of full-figure anatomy; then she guides artists through a collection of step-by-step projects, starting each with a simple sketch and ending with a beautifully rendered portrait. Debra even includes information on adding color to drawings, sharing her extensive knowledge of colored pencil. Featuring a range of people of different ages and ethnicities, this book is sure to educate and inspire.