The Animal Drawing Primer: Fundamental Tutorials for Illustrating Dogs, Cats, Horses and More (Paperback)

The Animal Drawing Primer: Fundamental Tutorials for Illustrating Dogs, Cats, Horses and More By Jennifer Rae Phillips Cover Image
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Master the Essentials of Illustrating Your Favorite Animals!

Grab your pencil, whip out your sketchbook and get ready to draw! In this must-have book for beginners, beloved artist Jennifer Rae Phillips showcases her best step-by-step tutorials to take your animal drawings to the next level. Learn to break down each species’ complicated anatomy into basic shapes with ease and watch as your illustrations come to life.

Start off with simple structures of adorable dogs and feisty felines as they lounge, sit and stretch. Then capture more dynamic poses with projects featuring animals in motion, such as a bucking bronco or an eagle in flight. You can also use the mini-tutorials at the end of the chapters to understand how adjusting certain features, like the width of a muzzle or the tips of feathers, will allow you to create any breed—real or imagined!

Take the next step in your artistic journey with this menagerie of classic animal tutorials, and let your imagination run wild.

About the Author

Jennifer Rae Phillips is an animal artist, creativity coach and the creator of Jen Rae Art, a blog dedicated to sharing her work and empowering other artists. She currently lives in Göttingen, Germany.

Praise For…

“Jen’s teaching style, like her art, is fresh and approachable.”
–Stephanie Fizer Coleman, artist and illustrator

“A must-have for any artist or nature-lover! Before you know it, you'll be filling up your sketchbook pages with delightful critters, with Jenny guiding you along the way!”
–Rachael Mae Moyles, author of Stunning Watercolor Skies and artist behind Proximae Artistry

"Wonderful, fun, and easy to follow along! If you’re looking to level up your anatomy, you’ll find this book is incredibly in-depth in both visual guides and written detail!"
–Nana Qi, artist behind Puffygator

"Jenny’s step-by-step guidelines and detailed instructions help set this book apart, along with the variety of positions and poses she teaches. This book is truly a good starting point for anyone looking to broaden their artistic abilities!"
–Ashley Thaemert, artist behind RhythmPaws

“With clear instructions, beautiful illustrations, and a focus on foundational techniques, this book is sure to fill in the missing piece and take your animal drawings to the next level.”
–Megha Bhattacharjee, artist, art mentor and content creator

“A wonderfully detailed step-by-step guide for beginners who want to dive into the art of drawing animals, from simple shapes to proficiently shaded sketches.”
–Mika, artist behind Polychromika

Product Details
ISBN: 9781645679370
ISBN-10: 1645679373
Publisher: Page Street Publishing
Publication Date: November 14th, 2023
Pages: 160
Language: English