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Drawing Realistic Pets From PhotographsIn the pudding right It s nice to have an opinion but how does it hold p to actual artworkIn truth Lee does some pretty good animal drawings Two or three Lee does some pretty good animal drawings Two or three this book are ite good But none are great Compare that to Mike Sibley s drawings or Lucy Swinburne s work in her book Drawing Masterclass Animals The best way I can compare Lee s animal drawings in this book is to compare it to an airbrushed portrait of a person You ve probably seen airbrushed drawings before They have an interesting soft look to them which can be ite pleasing Most of Lee s drawings look airbrushed Now the problem here is that fur "AND HAIR RELY ON DETAIL IN " hair rely on detail in to look realistic Her overblending of everything removes most of the details of the fur giving it an Real Love unnaturalnrealistic look Contrast that to the previous two books I mentioned where absolutely no blending of any kind is done on fur and the subject seems to jump off the page The detail is much noticeableSo I think the bottom line is blending is a good techniue to learn but I think learning from Lee early in one s drawing career will set you p with some bad habits that might hinder your progress in the long run at least as far as animal drawing is concerned As I said her method works much better with human portraiture so if

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are going get one of her books get one of those For animal portraiture I would much highly recommend the previous two books that I mentioned which will give you an extremely solid foundation for drawing most animals Really learn what your pencil and eraser can do Learn how to shade and do different textures and you will see that blending isn t nearly as necessary as you thought it was Keep it Experience discourage you Best selling author and longtime art instructor Lee Hammond can teach everyone to draw Her fail proof grid method and simple penciling techniues have led thousands of beginners to ndeniable drawing successTwenty nine step by step projects show you how surprisingly easy it is to render all your favorite animals including. Everyone s entitled to their own opinion and I humbly submit mine these drawings are not realistic There S A Lot Of Smudging a lot of smudging detail work but not a lot of consideration to the overall forms of the subjects As a result the drawings look waxy and disjointed I think they also suffer from the artist s commitment to the original photographs of the subjects which makes the drawings appear lifeless I apologize for sounding harsh but I can arrest to my honesty AwesomeLee is a great teacher and arrest to my honesty AwesomeLee is a great teacher and I always enjoy and learn from her books that I have read She rocks I ve read or owned several of Lee s books so I have a pretty good The Ghost Light Kids Get Hooked understanding of her work and techniue at this point Lee s method relies heavily on blending techniues I would say far too heavily Now let me say rightp front that if a techniue gives you the result you want then Grey (Fifty Shades, use it absolutely That s really the biggest rule in creating art However many artists feel that blending can be too oftensed as a short cut or to cover p an artist s lack of skill in a particular areaBritish graphite artist Mike Sibley who s animal drawings are second to none beautifully deals with the subject of blending in his book Drawing From Line To Life And To Life and makes some great points which are relevant here blending is great for rendering smooth textures such as skin metal or glass It s perfect for these types of textures But blending should never be done simply as a matter of course It should be sed to create a specific effect where nothing else will do The problem here is that is EXACTLY what Lee does She blendsEVERYTHING It doesn t matter if she is rendering glass fur wood whatever She blends But the proof is. Draw gorgeous portraits of your favorite petsTurn your candid snapshots into remarkable artwork that truly captures the personality of your cherished animals In Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs you'll find foolproof instruction that will have you creating impressive drawings in no timeDon't let a lack of natural artistic ability or drawing. ,

Or when you really need it Now I just need to put the reading into practice Will follow p as to how well I learned from this book I HAVE SOME OLD PHOTOGRAPHS OF A some old photographs of a old friend no longer with me There will never be any other photos and some of the ones I have are pretty sad ality I wanted to remember Buffy with some fun drawings The Messy Accident (An ABDL Story) using what photos I had blowingp little photos into large wall size with greater detail This book helped tremendously Using the grid method really does work and allows me to blowup photos that would suffer from physically enlarging the photo by converting them to a Drawing And It Had A And it had a affect I liked Buffy was suddenly back in my life and I realized I still remembered details of her face and body I hadn t caught in the photos I can t really say I have turned into an artist but I think I could do much better It Looks Like This using this book if I did the one thing this book doesn t do make me practice The I spend time actually drawing the better it gets No your first attempt at a drawing is not going to worknless you are really an artist already The book really offers the chance to draw from photos but it will not happen over night it is not a miracle book But practice over and over and over some and you will really create some wonderful drawings of pets whether still with you or not And you can start to even change those drawings with different expressions and posses It is truly a fun adventure and this book provides the missing piece its a great booki gave it 5 stars because it really helped me to start drawing facial features of animals in a very professional way however i wasn t able to draw it before reading it yah boy My favorit. Cats dogs birds rabbits hamsters and You'll learn how to draw overall form and facial features accurately plus the subtleties that make your pet niue Capture every charming expression every adorable pose in a work of art that you can proudly display and enjoy for years to come With Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs it's easier than you thin.