Pro Tips & Techniques for Drawing Animals (9780804856119)

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Tuttle Publishing
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Over 650 illustrations
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8 1/2 X 11

Learn to draw lifelike versions of 63 different animals!

This richly illustrated guide teaches you about the skeletal structures, musculatures and movements of various animals and how to draw them realistically. Each lesson in the book focuses on a different animal and is designed to expand your repertoire and develop your drawing skills. The techniques needed to capture these animals are demonstrated in hundreds of illustrations by 26 professional artists.

This comprehensive reference work covers a wide range of different animals:
  • Mammals including dogs, lions, bears, elephants and 25 others
  • Amphibians & Reptiles including snakes, turtles, frogs and crocodiles
  • Aquatic Animals including dolphins, penguins, seals, squid and whales
  • Flying Animals including crows, owls, bats and sparrows
  • Insects & Arthropods including beetles, spiders, dragonflies, butterflies and ladybugs

Once you understand the internal structures and movements of each creature, you'll be able to confidently draw it in a more realistic way! This is a reference work that all artists will refer to again and again to explore the entire animal kingdom.

About the Author:
Michiyo Miyanaga is a Japanese fine artist and an Assistant Art Anatomy Professor at the Tokyo University of the Arts. She is a Director of the Japanese Society of Artistic Anatomy and the Japanese Academy of Facial Studies. After graduating from Joshibi University of Art and Design (with an emphasis in Japanese painting), she received a graduate degree in fine arts from Tokyo University of the Arts. Following this, she worked as a research assistant in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Tokyo, and she obtained a doctorate in medicine from Toho University School of Medicine. She lectures at universities and colleges throughout Japan.