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Drawing in color : animals
Hammond, Lee, 1957-
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Publication Information:
Cincinnati, Ohio : North Light Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
79 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
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NC780 .H243 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize
NC780 .H243 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Oversize

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This, the fourth book in the Drawing in Color series, teaches readers how to draw realistic animals with colored pencils. Lee Hammond's amazing easy-to-follow techniques enable you to render a variety of wonderful animals, from cats and dogs to horses, squirrels, tigers and more. These skills can be used to draw any kind of mammal accurately. Hammond's special graphing system makes all the difference, helping to translate the animal poses seen into drawings on the page. You'll also learn other important illustration techniques, including layering, blending and shading. Additional guidelines help duplicate realistic eyes, ears, mouths, feet, fur, and hide. You'll feel like you can draw from the start with achievable examples, even if you're a first-timer.

Author Notes

A professional artist and instructor for 20+ years, Lee Hammond has authored and produced 40+ North Light and ArtistsNetwork.TV products. She has owned and operated the Midwest School of Art in Lenexa, Kansas for six years and now has a studio in Overland Park, Kansas where she teaches. She conducts drawing seminars, gives school lectures and mentors nationwide. Visit her website at

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Library Journal Review

Having trouble keeping your ferret still for a portrait? Here are three books for capturing small critters, Hammond's in colored pencils, Scott's in paints, and Wynne's in both. Hammond is a highly accomplished artist with several North Light books to her credit. Here she has developed a special graphing system for beginners, primarily for drawing cats, dogs, horses, and squirrels but for a few bears and tigers, too. It's an excellent system for those intimidated by the variations of eyes, mouths, ears, and feet found on our furry companions. Scott's approach is for the advanced student who wants a more classically based style for painting rabbits, ferrets, mice, raccoons, and foxes. The influence of the Old Masters can be detected in her 41 mini-demonstrations and 16 full treatments in oil, acrylic, gouache, and pencil. Wynne is a British artist who has painted many well-known and royal pets, including the horses at the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. Hers is a lovely, loose style using either pencils or watercolors for cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and horses. All three books are recommended and should prove popular. For large wild animals, see Cynthie Fisher's Wildlife Painting Basics: Deer, Antelope & Other Hooved Animals; for more narrow detail, see Rachel Rubin Wolf's Keys to Painting: Fur & Feathers. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 You Can Do It!p. 5
Chapter 2 Getting Startedp. 7
Chapter 3 The Different "Looks" of Colored Pencilp. 12
Chapter 4 Techniquep. 15
Chapter 5 Basic Shapes and Shadingp. 17
Chapter 6 Graphingp. 24
Chapter 7 Drawing Animal Features in Prismacolorp. 30
Chapter 8 Hair and Furp. 43
Chapter 9 Verithin Pencilsp. 53
Chapter 10 Prismacolor Pencilsp. 57
Chapter 11 Studio Pencilsp. 61
Chapter 12 Colored Pencils on Suedep. 66
Chapter 13 Other Optionsp. 76