Animals in Colored Pencil
By Debra Kauffman Yaun
(Walter Foster Publishing, Paperback, 9781600581373, 32pp.)
Publication Date: July 2009
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In this comprehensive, 32-page book, accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun shares her artistic insights and techniques for creating strikingly realistic animal drawings in colored pencil. The book opens with essential information on choosing tools and materials, understanding color theory, and creating basic pencil strokes. It then covers special colored pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering, and blending. Finally, the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of adorable animals––including favorite family pets, wildlife, and birds––in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions allow aspiring artists to develop their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to the final flourishes.
After graduating from the Ringling School of Art and Design in Sarasota, Florida, Debra Kauffman Yaun worked as a fashion illustrator, graphic artist, and art director. Her portrait, nature, and wildlife artwork has been published in a number of art magazines and books––including several Walter Foster titles––and she has won numerous awards. Debra is a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America and a juried member of the Portrait Society of Atlanta. She also enjoys teaching classes and workshops in portraits and colored pencil. Debra and her artist-husband have two grown sons and currently reside on 11 acres of countryside in Georgia.