An animal's face can show as much expression and personality as that of a human, yet capturing it in a drawing can be very difficult, even for experienced artists. In this highly practical book, the author begins with the basic principles of drawing using different techniques and materials, and goes on to describe the important characteristics of the most popular breeds, including dogs, cats, horses and birds. With clear instructions and numerous examples, the author then guides you carefully and expertly through the stages of drawing a variety of animals in different poses, allowing you to develop the necessary skills to eventually produce your own drawings of your favourite animal.
Anja Dahl is a freelance artist specialising in painting and sculpture. She works in a wide variety of areas as a graphic artist, caricaturist and illustrator. Her illustrations can be found both in scientific literature and specialist magazines, as well as in children's books. She uses her versatile skills to support conservation organisations throughout Europe.