Art and dogs come together in this richly illustrated, in-depth guide to creating charming portraits of dogs big and small.
How to Draw Dogs and Puppies continues a rich tradition of dogs in art. In this step-by-step guide to drawing over 100 different breeds and mixed breeds of dogs and puppies in pencil and pen-and-ink, best-selling author J. C. Amberlyn combines her love of dogs with her beautiful, detailed drawing style.
Organized around the American Kennel Club (AKC) dog breed categories and covering many of the most popular breeds as well as the beloved mutt and puppies, the book includes 40 easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions for drawing a wide range of dogs in many poses and a variety of expressions. J. C. includes basic information on art materials and the fundamental mechanics of drawing so that even beginners will feel confident and successful as they learn to produce highly detailed, lifelike drawings of their favorite best friends.
This definitive guide includes in-depth instruction on:
· ART MATERIALS AND DRAWING BASICS · DOG ANATOMY; POSES; COATS AND COLORS; EXPRESSIONS · PUPPIES · HERDING GROUP · SPORTING GROUP · NON-SPORTING GROUP · TERRIER GROUP · WORKING GROUP · TOY GROUP · NON-AKC BREEDS AND MIXED BREEDS
“In this drawing guide, Amberlyn first addresses general dog anatomy, then moves on to capturing puppies at various stages of development. A wealth of specific dog breeds, both common, such as the beagle, and more unusual, such as the vizsla, are featured throughout…. A few detailed step-by-step projects and lots of instructive sketches and diagrams are provided in each chapter. This guide will delight and entertain beginner dog-loving artists.” —Library Journal
“This is the how-to book that wannabe-canine artists deserve to find under their Christmas tree. The artist gears instructions toward pencil, pen-and-ink, and digital media users, so it works for a variety of artists and offers step-by-step suggestions for how to capture 100 breeds, from working dogs to the hounds and toy groups. Amberlyn starts at the basics: dog anatomy, covering the dog from head to toe as well as coats, movements, and expressions. Anyone will learn lots about her favorite dogs from studying this useful illustration instruction manual.” —Bay Woof
“What are you waiting for? Find a pencil and some paper and get started—no matter how your drawing turns out, your dog is guaranteed to love it!” —The Bark