A Masterclass in Drawing & Painting Animals

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2011-05-16
  • Publisher: Natl Book Network
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Jonathan Truss expertly guides readers through artistic basics in the tutorial section. The movement of animals is discussed, and Jonathan┐s artworks show how to convey their energy. Other professional artists including Trudy Friend and Jonathan Latimer have also contributed, and media including pencils, charcoal, pen and ink, pastels, watercolours, acrylics, gouche and oils are covered. Sarah Hoggett then provides commentary on artworks, discussing how they have achieved various effects. 30 great step-by-step projects for readers to follow along with are also included. Subjects include geese on a lily pond by Robert Greenhalf, pelicans in flight by Jonathan Latimer and a buzzing bee by Lucie McDonald.

Author Biography

Sarah Hoggett is a writer and editor who specializes in practical art and craft books. She has worked with many leading professional artists and has wide-ranging experience of authoring instructional books on many aspects of art techniques.

Jonathan Truss is an inspiring artist who specializes in oil and acrylic paintings of wild animals. His passion for wildlife is reflected in his paintings and sketches. Exhibited internationally, his work is sold by fine art galleries, and bought by collectors around the world. He has conducted art safaris in Europe, Africa, Asia and South America. Supporting the conservation of many endangered species he has raised thousands of pounds for wildlife over the years. He has made over 100 television appearances, has been featured in many magazines, and is a member of the American Society of Animal Artists and Artists for Conservation. Established as one of England's leading wildlife artists, Jonathan Truss is known all over the world for his wildlife paintings.

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