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Realistic Pet Portraits in Colored Pencil Paperback – May 28, 2004
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About the Author
Anne Flood currently teaches a series of coloured pencil workshops. She also keeps busy doing commissions of pet portraits and selling her work on her web site.
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The author covers more than just cats and dogs, going into details and examples specific to horses, rabbits, exotic birds, and even hamsters! Her instructions for layering color to achieve depth and effects such as shine and reflections are clear and easy to follow. Colored pencil can be a tricky medium to work with yet it is also one of the best, in my experience, for capturing the intricacies of animal fur and feathers, and this book does a lot to make a difficult medium less intimidating.
The only thing I could possibly have seen added to this book to make it even more useful is just some simple anatomical drawings of the animals included, at least muscle groups and/or skull structre. While this might be more useful for advanced artists, there is truth to the fact that "the camera lies" and an artist working from photo references, as is the focus here, can make his or her work even more realistic by knowing how to fill in the details that the camera can miss or distort. But this is a minor issue. In every other way I highly recommend this book.
One thing I noticed is that the artist doesn't solely work with coloured pencils. In some images she uses gouache paints to draw whiskers, for example. It's a small thing, but worth noting if you hope to produce these images.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is really going to help me with my pet portraits. It breaks everything down into small sections like dog eye. Dog nose. Cat eye. Cat nose. Bird eye. Bird beak. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Lori Tonkinson
An amazing book that teaches you to use your colored pencils and make very realistic pet portraits. fur and feather techniques. Eyes and facial features. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amazon Customer
A little hard to understand needs to show more actual drawing of the picturePublished 3 months ago by Robin Rodenberg
New at this delightfully challenging passtime (since I was little and loved tocolor within the lines). Read morePublished 9 months ago by carolyn roberts
Very Cute Pet Pictures in a variety of types for just about all animal lovers and taste . This book challenges your drawing ability on animals as well as birds. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Karen Morris
Fun and very detailed! So helpful in learning how to draw detailed pictures!Published 12 months ago by M. Fowler
I took a class from this author about 14 years ago when we first moved to the Tacoma, WA area. She is a gifted teacher and makes it look so easy! Read morePublished 14 months ago by Riddles