Dogs & Cats: Learn to draw step by step
By Nolon Stacey
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600581366, 32pp.)
Publication Date: July 2009
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Whether they prefer the company of dogs, cats, or both, aspiring artists will learn how to create faithful depictions of all their furry friends with this essential drawing book. Inside, gifted artist Nolon Stacey provides fundamental techniques and complete instructions for drawing several different breeds of cats, kittens, dogs, and puppies. He also demonstrates how to portray specific canine and feline featuresâ??â??such as perky ears, wayward whiskers, and playful paws. Readers also will learn how to achieve accurate proportions and capture the priceless expressions that make dogs and cats so utterly irresistible! Packed with helpful tips and extraordinarily realistic drawings, this book is a "must-have" for every pet-loving artist.
Nolon Stacey is a self-taught graphic artist who specializes in realistic portraits of animals, people, and landmarks. As a child in South Yorkshire, England, Nolon cultivated his interest in drawing throughout school. He eventually earned a degree in mathematics from Warwick University, but he soon returned to his artistic passion. He currently lives in Boroughbridge, England, and undertakes a variety of commissioned work, ranging from portraits of people and pets to buildings and street scenes. Prints of Nolon's celebrity portraits are published through Kadinsky Art. His work also is sold through Braithwaites Gallery in York, England. Stacey lives in Boroughbridge, England.