Drawing: Dogs & Puppies teaches artists everything they need to know to achieve realistic pet portraits in graphite pencil. From choosing the right drawing paper and tools to understanding how to blend and shade, Drawing: Dogs & Puppies features valuable information for learning to draw. Aspiring artists will learn about composition, value, and contrast, as well as how to render various fur textures; expressive eyes; and realistic noses, ears, and mouths.
The book opens with an introduction to the basic drawing tools and materials, including pencils, erasers, supports, and blending tools. With simple step-by-step projects that start with basic shapes and progress to detailed, realistic final drawings, readers will learn to draw a variety of canines, including:
- Labrador puppy
- Great Dane
- Border Collie puppy
Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Dogs & Puppies allows artists to develop their drawing skills, demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and shading techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for a realistic, completed drawing.
Cynthia Knox is an award-winning artist who specializes in works of traditional realism. She has authored 15 art-instructional books and teaches workshops in the United States, internationally, and on cruises. She also teaches classes online with Bluprint. Cynthia is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, a juried member of The International Guild of Realism, and a commissioned portrait artist. Her artwork is in shows and private collections and on her website at www.cynthiaknox.com. Cynthia lives in Upstate New York.