Learn to Draw Step by Step
Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600581359, 31pp.
Publication Date: July 1, 2009
Featuring an array of adorable baby animals, this charming book "offers simple, step-by-step instructions for creating incredibly lifelike drawings in pencil. Baby Animals" opens with in-depth information about selecting tools and materials, transferring photo references, and understanding values. Then accomplished artist Cindy Smith shares her passion for the animal kingdom with readers and demonstrates her special shading techniques to accurately depict a wide range of textures including fur, feathers, and skin. The secret to Cindy's amazingly realistic drawings is in the minute details, and she divulges all her creative tricks in this essential guide Aspiring artists with a soft spot for young animals also will find a wealth of irresistible illustrations to study, copy, and awww over.
About the Author
Cindy Smith is not only an author, but an award winning singer/songwriter. She has two other published books, TIME IN CONTENTION, and A COWGIRL'S TASTE FOR LIFE. She is a member of the Western Music Association, The Georgia Country & Gospel Music Association (2011, 2012, 2013 Songwriter of the Year) and inducted into The Atlanta Country Music Hall of Fame in 2012. With a unique voice and a niche for writing western ballads, she has released a total of four CD's, including Outlaws, Lovers & Lead, and Cantinas, Lies & Dead Cowboys. Cindy was mentioned in True West Magazine, (January 2013 issue) as one of the "Best of the West" in Western Music. She makes her home in North Georgia. www.cindysmithwesternmusic.com/ Robert E. Brooks is better known in "Cowboy World" as the well-known side kick, Fuzzy Q. Jones. His Facebook webpage, "Western Trails Stars of the Silver Screen," hosts a yearly cowboy festival. Robert can be seen as "Fuzzy" in Bobby J. Copeland's book, "Fuzzy St. John, Our Fuzzy Q. Jones," and appears at several western festivals across the country each year. He grew up in Southern, Ohio, and for most of his life, he worked as a sign painter. In 2002, he retired and moved to Georgia. He now owns and operates a printing and graphic arts business called Useful Graffiti. He's the official designer and vendor of the 'Hopalong Cassidy Festival' merchandise in Cambridge, Ohio. www.facebook.com/westerntrails