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The field guide to drawing & sketching animals
2019
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Presents a guide to drawing and sketching animals, combining scientific knowledge with practical guidance to help develop skills and techniques to drawing mammals, reptiles, birds, fish, and insects. - (Baker & Taylor)

Artist Tim Pond's lively and engaging book fuses science with art, providing the reader with the skills, techniques and knowledge they need to create sketches of animals filled with life and movement.

There are some very good books written on life drawing, yet when it comes to drawing wildlife, illustrators and artists often revert to working solely from photographs, which can leave the artwork looking lifeless and flat. In this inspirational book, artist Tim Pond shows you how to observe and draw animals in zoos, farms, wildlife parks and aquariums, teaching you some fascinating facts about the animals along the way and ultimately bringing you closer to nature.

One of the challenges with sketching wildlife is that animals are constantly moving, however having some basic understanding of the biology of an animal, such as knowing that a duck has a cheek or that a cheetah can't retract its claws, can influence how you might sketch them, and results in a lively drawing that captures the form, movement and ultimately the spirit of the animal in question. Combining scientific knowledge with expert practical guidance is key to creating successful drawings of animals, and Tim's ability to convey this in a way that is both accessible and engaging makes this a unique and inspiring guide suitable for artists of all levels.

Tim's book takes you on a journey of discovery that will enable you to develop the skills, techniques and knowledge you need to sketch a broad range of wildlife, encompassing mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and insects. It includes quick, gestural sketches as well as linear and tonal studies, in a variety of media - pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour. There are numerous studies comprising how to represent the different patterns of animals' coats, how to capture the plumage of an exotic bird in watercolour, and how to sketch a hippo's hooves, as well as guidance on tools, materials and basic techniques. The result is a treasure chest of fascinating facts, studies, sketches and annotated drawings that will not fail to ignite your enthusiasm for drawing animals from life. - (Random House, Inc.)

Author Biography

Tim Pond's artwork spans two decades of working in a wide range of different media and clients. He is particularly recognised for his dip pen and ink work which has appeared in the Guardian Newspaper and a wide range of other publications. Sketching from nature has taken Tim from being an expedition artist in Alaska, to sketching leaves in a tropical forest in Mexico.

Tim Pond is an associate artist at ZSL (Zoological Society of London) and teaches a regular drawing class at London Zoo, 'ZSL Saturday Sketch'. Last year the class was a complete sell out, with rave reviews including an article in the Artists and Illustrators magazine and listed as one of the best things to do in London in Time Out. - (Random House, Inc.)

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Table of Contents

Introduction 6(2)
The Blank Page
8(12)
Study sheets
16(4)
The Sea, And Life
20(14)
Connections
22(2)
Common features
24(8)
Anatomical adaptation
32(2)
Welcome To The Animal Kingdom
34(14)
Sponges
36(2)
Jellyfish
38(2)
Corals
40(2)
Cephalopods
42(2)
Octopuses
44(2)
Slugs and snails
46(2)
Arthropods
48(20)
Habitat: Coast
50(2)
Shrimp
52(2)
Insects
54(4)
Praying mantises
58(2)
Metamorphosis
60(2)
Butterflies and moths
62(2)
Monarch butterflies
64(2)
Spiders and scorpions
66(2)
Fish
68(20)
Sharks
72(2)
Boxfish
74(2)
Symbiosis
76(2)
Seahorses
78(2)
Seadragons
80(2)
Habitat: Coral reefs
82(2)
Porcupine fish
84(2)
Common goldfish
86(2)
Amphibians And Reptiles
88(14)
Frogs and toads
90(1)
Green iguanas
90(4)
Crocodilians
94(2)
Crocodiles
96(1)
Tortoises, turtles and terrapins
96(4)
Dinosaurs
100(2)
Mammals
102(74)
Red river hogs
104(2)
Warthogs
106(2)
Hippopotamuses
108(2)
Red deer
110(2)
Fallow deer
112(2)
Giraffes
114(2)
Pivot points
116(2)
Malayan tapirs
118(2)
Rhinoceroses
120(2)
Zebras
122(2)
Habitat: The farm
124(2)
Elephants
126(4)
Sloths
130(2)
Cats
132(2)
Jaguars
134(2)
Cheetahs
136(2)
Lions
138(2)
Tigers
140(2)
Habitat: Woodlands
142(2)
African hunting dogs
144(4)
Bears
148(2)
South American coatis
150(2)
Red kangaroos
152(2)
Primates
154(2)
Monkeys
156(2)
Lemurs
158(2)
Gorillas
160(2)
Chimpanzees
162(2)
Movement through water
164(2)
Pinnipeds
166(2)
Blue whales
168(2)
Otters
170(2)
Movement through air
172(2)
Bats
174(2)
Birds
176(16)
Bird origins
178(2)
Bird anatomy
180(4)
Owls
184(4)
Greater flamingos
188(2)
Penguins
190(2)
Index 192

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