With 8 step-by-step projects and a gallery of more than 30 portraits to inspire, DIYDog Portraits will show children how to turn the love for their pet into a timeless work of art.
There is something special about the relationship between a child and their dog. Dog Portrait DIY pays homage to this relationship by teaching children and their parents how to express their puppy love through art. An interactive guide on how to design, draw, and create dog portraits in a variety of mediums and techniques, Dog Portrait DIY is sure to please dog-lovers of all ages, and inspire artists both young and old. With 8 step-by-step dog portraits in pencil, pastel, paint, and even paper mosaics and a gallery of more than 30 portraits to inspire, this how-to book will show children how to turn the love for their pet into a timeless work of art.
Dave Garbot is an experienced illustrator who enjoys working with clients to create fun and engaging images for a variety of projects. Relying on his whimsical imagination, humor, and attention to detail, Dave is often called upon for assignments in children's publishing, advertising, character development, stylish lettering, games, and fun maps. His list of clientele includes Barnes & Noble, Harper Collins, Penguin Press, Scholastic, Klutz Press, Sterling Publishing, Addison Wesley, Parenting Press, Carrabba's Restaurants, Hyatt Hotels, McDonald's, the Tribeca Film Festival, and Arnold Worldwide.
Robbin Cuddy began her career designing packaging for toys, games, and puzzles. She eventually became a freelance illustrator and concentrates primarily on children's books. She resides in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
Alicia VanNoy Call, creator of DawgArt, specializes in pet portraiture and animal art on canvas. Her paintings are inspired by the vivid colors of the desert Southwest, where she lives and works in Arizona. Alicia is an award-winning writer and illustrator and holds a BFA in illustration from Utah Valley University. Her art is found in fine retail establishments across the United States. To see more of Alicia's art, visit www.dawgart.com.
Jennifer McCully is a graphic designer who expanded her horizon to include mixed-media work. Her creative spirit can be seen on her bold canvases, which feature vibrant and simple objects that are both energetic and inspiring. Her childlike creations evoke happiness and draw inspiration from practically anything. Jennifer is a full-time Etsy seller, operating four different shops, and the author of ARTrageous! and The Grown-Up's Guide to Paint Pouring with Kids, both from Walter Foster Publishing. Visit her online at www.jennifermccully.com
Maritza Hernandez received a Bachelor's of Fine Art & Illustration at the American Academy of Art in 2006, and is currently based out of Chicago. She creates art made from collage, recycled magazines, and occasional fancy paper. She also does watercolor painting, screen printing, story boarding, oil painting, and graphic design.
Jessica Ferrara has a successful blog, Chaos & Love, and a craft room full of more supplies than she has time to use. Jessica puts her lifelong love of all things to crochet to work creating patterns for everything from quirky coffee sleeves to tween jewelry and accessories. Jessica lives in Southern California with her chef husband and two little men.
Jessica L. Barnes lives in beautiful Star Valley, Wyoming, with her best friend and husband, Daniel, and their children, Emmett and Emerson. In her free time, she runs her silhouette art shop, www.iillume.etsy.com. She enjoys graphic design, drawing, sewing, home improvement with her hubby, reading to her children, and listening to audiobooks.
Pauline Molinari is Editorial Director of Walter Foster Jr. and the creative magic behind the Club Chica Circle blog. With a long bibliography of young adult and children's titles bearing her creative talents, whether from art direction or end-to-end production, you will find Pauline's work in all major bookstore chains. Her home office is filled with pictures of her daughter, Maggie, children's books, craft projects, coloring tools, and paintings (her own). Pauline is based in Southern California, where the sun is almost always shining. Her husband, Peter, thankfully keeps her energized with Starbucks and gourmet cooking.