Illustration Studio (Paperback)

Inking Animals: A modern, interactive drawing guide to traditional illustration techniques

By Sova Huova

Walter Foster Publishing, 9781633225763, 144pp.

Publication Date: September 25, 2018

List Price: 19.99*
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Description

Inking Animals demonstrates how to use traditional inking techniques to create whimsical, original illustrations of your favorite animals. This dynamic guide is ideal for beginners, as well as traditional artists who want to explore pen and ink on a more playful level.

Talented artist Sova Huova instructs art enthusiasts in drawing, inking, and coloring techniques; explores abstraction for expressive artwork; and gives tips for digital touches—all with easy-to-follow instruction. Beginning with an introduction to tools and materials, artists will find helpful tips for working with inks, pens, and watercolor. Inking Animals features a wide range of creative and fun inking techniques and unique projects that are simple and engaging. Huova’s valuable tips and tricks, creative prompts, and exercises will encourage artists to experiment and play as they learn.

Huova will teach you to illustrate a vast menagerie of animals from the woodland, home, farm, wilderness, and imagination. Among them are a bear, fox, hedgehog, dog, guinea pig, donkey, owl, raven, and even a unicorn. 

Featuring a variety of creative tips, techniques, exercises, and step-by-step projects, Inking Animals is the perfect resource for pen and ink illustrators of all levels.


About the Author

Sova Huova is an illustrator and art teacher from Prague, Czech Republic. She creates art for children and whimsical illustrations inspired by nature, myths, and folk tales, which she studied at university. Fulfilling a longtime wish, Huova retells these ancient stories for the modern world in her paintings. She teaches traditional illustration techniques for beginners in her online classes and art classes for children. She loves to inspire people to create their own art and to move beyond their fears. For her illustrations, she uses mostly traditional media, like watercolors or ink.