Expressive Little Animals

Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating Animals with Personality

Amarilys Henderson


Amarylis Henderson presents her practical and creative techniques for drawing and painting animals in a variety of mediums and styles, from realistic to cartoon. The book covers:

  • Basic Supplies. Learn about the sketching and painting mediums you'll use in your work, including watercolour, inks, markers, coloured pencils and cut paper.
  • Essential Elements. Discover the scope of sizes and shapes of animal features from nose to tail.
  • Emotions and Expressions. Learn to adjust basic shapes, postures and poses to convey a range of animal emotions and expressions, from sly and sneaky to angry to curious.
  • Themes and Styles. Draw and paint more than 50 animals – from dogs, cats, and horses to cheetah, bison and platypus – and investigate 18 different styles and treatments, including using colour in unique ways, enhancing cuteness and combining watercolour with other mediums.


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    255 x 215mm
  • Publisher
    Quarry Books
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