Pets: Learn to paint step by step
By Mia Tavonatti
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781560108665, 32pp.)
Publication Date: January 2005
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'This is the perfect introductory kit for anyone who wants to learn how to depict a variety of irresistible pets in pencil. Inside is every thing aspiring artists need to get started, presenting the basics of drawing in pencil and offering in-depth information on tools before guiding beginners through 17 demonstrations—each accompanied by clear, step-by-step instructions. From traditional dogs and cats to more exotic reptiles and birds, this kit features a number of inspiring drawings that are sure to appeal to any pet-loving artist.
Mia Tavonatti is an artist with a variety of interests, including a strong passion for painting and drawing. She moved from Michigan to California to attend art school at California State University, Long Beach, where she earned her BFA and MFA in illustration. She has also studied painting abroad, and she loves to spend her summers painting in Greece. Mia has exhibited her work extensively, both in Europe and throughout the United States. She is the recipient of numerous scholarships and awards, and her work can be seen on more than 45 book covers and in several magazines. In addition to her illustrative work, she has created a number of murals and commissions for restaurants, private residences, and corporations. She teaches illustration and painting and the Art Institute of Southern California in Laguna Beach and currently resides in Costa Mesa, California.