Drawing and Painting Animals with Expression

Author(s): Marjolein Kruijt

Art - Techniques

A beautiful and inspirational guide to making your animal portraits and artworks leap to life. Learn to accurately and sympathetically depict the animals which inspire you, capturing that elusive glint of life in their eyes and the textures in their fur and musculature. With instructions for using charcoal, inks, watercolours, oil paints and pastels, this book is a must for all animal lovers.

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Inspired by the essence of her subjects, Marjolein Kruijt specialises in capturing nature and animals on canvas, always aiming to capture their beauty and innocence. She received her degree in arts from the Royal Art Academy in The Hague, then trained as an art teacher in Amsterdam, HvA. She has worked as a full time artist since 1999. She exhibits internationally and has published a number of books. Marjolein lives in Amersfoort, Netherlands.

The artist 9, Materials 11, Workshop equipment 13, Charcoal and pencil 13, Ink 14, Pastel 15, Oil 17, Watercolour 19, On location 21, Where can you draw animals? 22, Why work from observation? 23, Which materials? 24, Basic techniques of drawing 25, Stuffed animals 30, Using photographs as inspiration 34, Your own style 37, Cats 38, Inspiration 40, Using space and backgrounds 46, Anatomy and coat 53, Capturing characteristics in your sketches 60, Dogs 62, Inspiration 64,Using space and backgrounds 70, Anatomy and coat 76, Capturing characteristics in your sketches 82, Wildlife 86, Inspiration 88, Using space and backgrounds 94, Anatomy, fur and feathers 100, Drawing at the zoo and on your travels 104, Demonstrations 112, Borzoi in oil 114, Collies in pastel 118, Maine Coon in watercolour 122, Norwegian Forest cat in pastel 126, Rabbit in oil 132, Dog in oil 136, Biography 143

General Fields

  • : 9781782213215
  • : Search Press, Limited
  • : Search Press, Limited
  • : 0.608
  • : January 2017
  • : 280mm X 216mm X 10mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Marjolein Kruijt
  • : Paperback
  • : English
  • : 758.3
  • : 144
  • : 290 Colour Illustrations