Painting Animals that Touch the Heart, by popular wildlife artist Lesley harrison, will help artists portray the emotion and "feelings" of certain popular animals, as well as the wonderful textures of luxuriously soft fur and glistening eyes. Each of the six chapters in this book gives readers an intimate look at layering techniques, individual pastel strokes, blending techniques and composition tips, all of which help in achieving incredible lifelike textures and a strong, emotional effect. 20 step-by-step demonstrations will help readers render eyes, fur, tails, paws, beaks and body positions of big cats, wolves, horses, dogs and house cats, and other baby animals. There is also a gallery of inspirational pieces readers can use to paint their own animals that will touch anyone's heart.
Title: Painting Animals That Touch the Heart
For many artists, evoking emotion and feeling through their work is the ultimate goal. Popular wildlife artist Lesley Harrison shows readers how to do just that in "Painting Animals That Touch the Heart." She covers everything from specific pastel painting techniques to choosing papers, reference materials, and lighting. Also highlighted is Harrison's strategy for identifying emotion in animals--the first critical step for a dramatic painting.