Inside this beautiful, comprehensive book, accomplished artist Linda Weil shows readers how to capture the personality and character of a range of animals, from a magnificent elephant to a cuddly koala to a group of mischievous meerkats. The 64-page book introduces readers to tools and materials, as well as basic drawing and shading techniques, before delving into a collection of stunning step-by-step projects. Aspiring artists will discover information on animal anatomy, sketching from life, drawing young animals, and depicting animals in action. With a wealth of inspiring images and invaluable information, this book is a "must-have" for every animal-loving artist.
Linda Weil (Melbourne, Australia) is a graduate of RMIT University who began her career in graphic design, primarily in the print industry. She has been art director and illustrator for a number of Australia's national magazines, and she has specialized in botanical and natural history illustration. A member and past secretary of the Wildlife Artist Society of Australasia, and a member of the Australian Guild of Realist Artists, Linda teaches drawing to both beginners and advanced students. Her work has won numerous awards, and she exhibits in galleries and shows throughout Australia. Linda has traveled widely throughout Australia, France, Borneo, the United States, and South Africa, and many of her drawings are inspired by the animals and sights she sees on her travels.