Publisher: Pustak Mahal
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8178061309
Man has always been an ardent seeker of beauty in its subtle and varied manifestations. This has prompted him to draw and paint diverse forms of flora and fauna, gods and men, rivers and mountains, the entire Universe.
Unicorn Art Books teach you how to master the art of drawing your favourite things.
Each delightful book is brimming with simple step-by-step instructions to show how you can transform basic shapes into beautiful pictures.
Tips are an added feature in every book of this series that will help to create life-like presentations very easily.
So pick up your pencil and see how a circle here and few lines there magically become an eagle, a camel or even a human face.
The Basic Structure:
When you start drawing an animal you must know about the shape you want to achieve. It is like making something from the wheat flour dough, as a five-year old will do. You should know the underlying frame on which you will develop the ultimate shape of the animal concerned.
Study the bone structure, the big and small muscles of your animal, whenever you get the chance. Apart from recording the proportions and main parts, see how it moves. The body keeps changing its shape as it moves.
After placing the basic structure, work on the outer look of the animal. Type of skin and the texture plays a very crucial role in the ultimate appearance of the creature. Always work on a small part as if it is a separate section. This approach is very effective when you are creating the fine details, small interrelating shades and shadows or the slight curves of the planes of the body.
Look at the final picture above and the primary stages on the opposite page. Try to draw the Lion directly first and then by going through the two primary stages. Do not draw the bones and muscles as fine as given here. Just mark it boldly but in a very light tone. Now draw the final picture on this base. Even only one exercise of this type will make you see the difference this knowledge can create.
2. The Basic Structure
3. The Strokes
4. The Approach
5. Know your Subject