This exciting title in the "Draw and Sketch" series shows readers how to render any animal they see with skill and accuracy. David Boys starts by providing an overview of basic equipment, guidelines for getting into the right frame of mind to draw, and hints for finding the right subject matter.
Next, readers will learn how to see any animal as a whole shape, rather than as a collection of individual details. Boys also provides instructions for getting proportions right.
Anatomy, fur, feathers and other details follow, along with more complex issues, such as light, shade, backgrounds, reflections and color. Specific exercises will help readers learn these various skills as they draw big cats, camels, pelicans, monkeys, penguins, elephants, deer and more.
David Boys has a Master's degree from the Royal College of Art, London. He has been an artist and illustrator for the London Zoo since 1985 and a lecturer at the Royal College of Art since 1989. He has exhibited his work at a number of prestigious institutions including the Natural History Museum and the Society of Wildlife Artists. He lives in Kent, England.