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BOOKS
DRAWING

1.
Lee J. Ames
Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and Many More…

Fifty furry, scaly and feathered friends are here for aspiring young artists to draw.

2.
Melvyn Petterson
Cats: How to Draw Them (Pocket Drawing Series)

Capturing the likeness of animals on paper is a rewarding challenge for any artist. Domesticated cats, our most familiar furry friends, bring forth a unique blend of trials for artists trying to replicate their features accurately. The incredible range of breeds, colors, sizes and shapes is further enhanced by the never-ending poses each can assume, from sitting and sleeping to working and fighting. Each cat is, at best, an individual, and bringing forth those special aspects of each animal’s character will make any artist’s drawings come to life. Artist Melvyn Petterson offers advice for capturing the essence of these animals, both young and old, pedigreed and mixed, along with tips for portraying their features accurately, drawing fur in different media, and mastering a range of poses. – A practical guide to capturing one’s cat on paper, with easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions – Covers all aspects of drawing cats in different media, including charcoal, graphite pencil, watercolor pencils and oil pastels – Illustrated with an inspiring collection of cat drawings that will appeal to artists and animal lovers.

3.
Lee Hammond
Draw Horses (Discover Drawing)

There’s nothing quite so captivating as the elegant lines, powerful muscles and graceful movements of a horse. For centuries, artists have celebrated these exquisite creatures in their work—now you can too!

Lee Hammond shows you how with her special step-by-step method for breaking down each subject into easily drawn shapes that fit together like pieces of a puzzle. She’ll teach you the basics of horse anatomy along with the finer details, including facial features, hair, legs and hooves. You’ll learn blending and shading techniques to capture a horse’s form and dimension, then give each animal personality, conveying emotion and spirit with startling realism.

Learn to draw horses of any age, in any stance. Master the techniques needed to render a horse in motion, and capture the speed, power and grace of an animal on the move. Hammond makes it easy, illustrating each lesson with start-to-finish exercises and invaluable advice.

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to grab your pencil, saddle up and begin your new artistic journey.

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