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Essential tool for aspiring animal artists
on 25 May 2013
This book comes in very useful. Actually it's one of the only books that covers most aspects of how to draw animals, making things a lot less confusing than they need to be by limiting it to just a few species that can later be manipulated to represent others. Unlike a lot of other artist anatomy books, it cuts a lot of unnecessary clutter; presenting only clean and highly relevant content. It mostly covers proportion, anatomy, and how these things can be applied to movement- all these things, which are paramount to an artist if they want to understand how to achieve something convincing and realistic. Once you've got to grip with things, having practised the various gauging proportions and other methods, you'll be well on the way to be able to create cohesive and impressive animal drawings and to differently interpret reference imagery, using your own knowledge as a reference point, rather than just being a human photocopier (As far too many artists seem to be these days).
The book has a lot of content though; you can't expect to be an expert in a few days. Ultimately it's down to you, but this book is an excellent start if you have the commitment to see it though, well worth the price as you'll find yourself coming back to it again and again. I would recommend it to anyone at all interested. 5/5.