Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs by Lee Hammond

By Lee Hammond

Everybody has pictures in their favorite pets, and with Drawing practical Pets From photos, artists can now use them to create sensible work in their loved bushy and feathered pals. With those simple-to comprehend directions, readers will research the entire fundamentals. This booklet: bargains illustrated, step by step instructions for drawing renowned pets, together with cats, canine, rabbits, birds, gerbils, and extra; Breaks down each characteristic of every puppy, focusing in on eyes, mouths, ears, fur, and paws; presents principles for backgrounds that carry the drawing to lifestyles

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Carefully fill in the area within the border and blend it smooth with a tortillion. The dark background makes the lightness of the dog stand out. Establish the floor by making it darker than the rest of the background. USE LONG, CLOSE STROKES FOR LARGE AREAS When filling in a background as large as this, it’s important to make it very smooth. Sketchy pencil lines in the background will detract from the main attraction (your pet) in the foreground. Use long strokes to cover large areas, and apply the pencil lines very close together.

36 erence, we’ll use the same techniques as in the previous exercises. Always begin with an accurate line drawing, and then continue with the addition of pencil lines for texture, blended tones, and, lastly, lifted-out light. 2 Fill In the Eyes and Start the Fur Continue filling in the eyes until they are extremely dark. The catchlights will make them shine. Start applying the tones and textures of the fur, following the direction of growth. 3 Blend and Finish the Details Blend the drawing with your tortillion, and reapply the pencil to create texture and contrast.

Each of these kittens has a different bone structure unique to its individual breed. Abyssinian kittens have small, angular faces and very short fur. Longhaired Angora kittens have wispy fur and round faces. A Persian kitten has a very flat face and full, thick fur. AVOID GENERIC DRAWINGS Capturing the major and minor differences among the varying breeds is crucial when drawing realistically. It keeps your work from appearing “stylized,” with everything looking generic and somewhat similar. That is what caricature drawing is designed for.

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