A great guide to making quick sketches of pets and animals.
What pet owner has not doodled a drawing of their pet cat or dog but wished they could be better at it? For them, and for the many aspiring artists that love animals, here is an excellent guide to quick sketching. 5-Minute Sketching -- Animals and Pets comprises 60 exercises for all artists that wish to learn how to sketch, or get tips on how to finesse their existing skills and get rid of bad habits.
The book shows how to hone observational skills and loosen up creativity to produce the desired results in a short amount of time. Like sketching architecture, landscapes, and people, catching a likeness of a subject requires an understanding of its elements. This book shows how quick observation and deconstruction of a living creature help to create a sketch that reveals the subject's unique appearance and personality.
Animals are among the world's most colorful life forms and the book provides expert guidance on using color in sketching. There is advice on the choice of media and their uses, including washes, pencils, charcoals, and pastels. The 60 quick exercises include challenges that incorporate color.
5-Minute Sketching -- Animals and Pets will help artists make drawing a part of their everyday lives, while its expert tips, ideas, and examples provide motivation and demonstrate how to focus observational skills. It is possible to produce a great sketch in a short time.
Gary Geraths is a professor of art at Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. He is an accomplished professional artist, as well as a skilled art teacher, acting as both consultant and illustrator for various entertainment studios, including United Artists, Sony, Sparks, Dreamworks, Disney Animation and Disney Product Design.