Cats: Secrets of Observational Drawing (Classic Sketchbook)
Classic Sketchbook: Cats shows how it'sdone by showing museum-quality works, then coaching you to trythe techniques with the help an expert's suggestions.Whether scribbling out a quick sketch with minimal detail, ormaking a finished portrait where every silky hair and polishedwhisker stands out, the best cat artists can capture the veryessence of feline-ness. How do they do it?Firsthand observation of cats will tell you a lot about the waythey sit, yawn, tweak their tails, and curl up to sleep, but itwon't tell you how to get those things down on paper.Classic Sketchbook: Cats is the second in a series ofinstructional books that began with Classic Sketchbook:Botanicals. The series shows how to draw your subjects bylooking at the details of museum-quality works,then coaching you through the techniques with the help anexpert's suggestions. In this case the expert is PatriciaWynne, a noted illustrator with a specialty inanimals.Wynne will guide you through fur,paws, and eyes, as wellas cats sleeping, playing,or pouncing. Her unique instructions placesa close-up of a drawing or painting by a noted artistlike Gauguin, Chardin, Gwen John, and Theodore Steinlen on theleft side of the page. And on the right side of the pagePatricia Wynne coaches you with detailed, step-by-stepdrawings, that illuminate the process.