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Realistic Animals in Colored Pencil

Learn to draw lifelike animals in vibrant colored pencil (Realistic Series)

Bonny Snowdon


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From Walter Foster Publishing’s popular Realistic series, which features step-by-step instructions for drawing amazingly lifelike artwork in the dynamic colored pencil medium, comes Realistic Animals in Colored Pencil.

Whether you are an aspiring or established artist, you can learn to draw your favorite animals with incredible detail and photorealism. This follow-up to Realistic Portraits in Colored Pencil and Realistic Still Life in Colored Pencil is authored and illustrated by an accomplished colored pencil artist with numerous art awards to her name.

The artwork looks complex, but it’s possible to replicate with the help of the thorough section on colored pencil techniques that opens the book. Learn how to create various effects, including:
  • shading
  • blending
  • layering
  • burnishing
  • and more!
The following pages cover animal textures, such as fur, hair, eyes, tongues, and more, and how to create them. The step-by-step projects are awe-inspiring in their realism and feature popular animal subjects like dogs, cats, horses, birds, exotic animals, and more. Laid out in a way that’s easy to follow and understand, the projects are approachable and appealing for any skill level.

Whether you simply wish to gawk at amazingly photorealistic art or create your own animal portraits, Realistic Animals in Colored Pencil is the perfect resource.

Praise For Realistic Animals in Colored Pencil: Learn to draw lifelike animals in vibrant colored pencil (Realistic Series)

"Whether one is a beginner or more advanced artist, whether one draws for relaxation or to earn a living, this book will show the steps necessary to make illustrations of animals with colored pencils that have photographic realism to them. ... This is a book that will inspire artists of many levels of experience to succeed."Manhattan Book Review

Walter Foster Publishing, 9781600589096, 144pp.

Publication Date: October 19, 2021

About the Author

Bonny Snowdon lives in North Yorkshire, United Kingdom, with her three children, three dogs, and a cat. Growing up on a farm, Bonny began drawing animals from a young age. She has worked in advertising and business coaching, and now works full time as an artist. Bonny’s commissions appear throughout the world, and she teaches artists across the globe. Bonny is a brand ambassador for Caran D’Ache and she was awarded Colored Pencil Magazine’s Artist of the Year for 2020. Learn more at