Many aspiring artists want to draw a portrait of their best friend — especially when their pal has four paws and fur! This newest addition to the Drawing Made Easy series pairs a best-selling medium with the wildly popular subject of dogs and puppies.
Unlike similar titles on the market, this book doesn’t simply provide a collection of dogs for artists to re-create exactly. Instead, author-artist Nolon Stacey focuses on sharing his secrets and techniques specific to drawing accurate depictions of dogs and puppies — from creating a variety of fur types and features to achieving accurate proportions — so that artists can use the knowledge to render their own canine portraits.
The easy-to-follow, step-by-step projects showcase a range of popular dog breeds such as the Golden Retriever, Parson Russell Terrier, and Basset Hound, and explore poses and props as well. This allows artists to practice their developing skills, guiding them from simple sketches through the study of various techniques to polished renderings.
Nolon Stacey is a self-taught graphic artist who specializes in realistic portraits of animals, people, and landmarks. As a child in South Yorkshire, England, Nolon cultivated his interest in drawing throughout school. He eventually earned a degree in mathematics from Warwick University, but he soon returned to his artistic passion. He currently lives in Boroughbridge, England, and undertakes a variety of commissioned work, ranging from portraits of people and pets to buildings and street scenes.
Author — Nolon Stacey.
Paperback. 64 pages. 6½" × 9½" (17 cm × 24 cm).