I bought this book to enhance my wildlife art skills. It is a softcover with 116 pages, pretty much all of which are in colour.
There are 17 projects in 6 steps that give you in depth detail of how to produce your own little masterpiece.
David (who was an illustrator at the London Zoo) works in a varity of mediums so all artists are catered for.
There are details on building your image from scratch, sketching in the field, how to shade, using two or three colours, drawing with colour, dealing with light and shade,using details from the enviroment to enhance your images, contrast and balance( I found this really useful),layout and composition,producing montages,selecting equipment, art materials, papers etc.
I particulary like his Giraffe study on brown paper-so much movement and grace is portrade with a minimum use of colours! I have now used this approach in some of my work!
This book has helped me realise what my art was missing and now my work is all the better for it!
Excellent book for all animal and nature artists. Recommended! Enjoy and happy painting!
Not just another "How to..." book, but a rich source of different styles, including contributions from other wildlife artists which really does lead you to find your own style. David Boys explains with great clarity how to produce lively drawings from life or photographs, as well as hints about colour. Lots too for the artist who prefers black and white. Thoroughly recommended.