How to Draw Animals Step by Step: Drawing Horses, How to Draw a Dog, and How to Draw a Cat

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Animals, both exotic and domestic, are all around us in our day-to-day lives, and if you want to take advantage of this vibrant, accessible, and always interesting subject matter, you want to focus your artistic attention on learning how to draw animals.

There is a lot to know, from animal anatomy and body arrangement to how to recreate the texture of animal skin, fur, and feathers with your drawing implement. Fortunately How to Draw Animals Step by Step: Drawing Horses, How to Draw a Dog, and How to Draw a Cat is the eBook that covers everything you need to know about many of the most popular animal subjects that you will want to draw.

 

Step by Step Insructions to Learn how to draw dogs, horses and more!

Tips for drawing animals

Get expert advice to successfully draw dogs, draw horses, draw cats, and more drawing animal tips.

Drawing animals is not just a matter of picking a four-legged subject and jumping in. For drawing animals in a way that you’ll be able to learn good artistic habits and hone your skills as an artist, you first want to really get to know your materials. Step by step, you’ll discover how to draw a dog, how to draw a cat, and how to create horse drawings—both a thoroughbred horse drawing and a horse drawing of a foal. For each one, you’ll find out how to establish the form of the animal you are drawing, where to add the darker values and middle values, and how to blend them together. Once you’ve done that, it is on to the refining and finishing details of your animal drawing.


How to Draw Animals—Where to Start

In this free guide you’ll find introductory information on your drawing materials and tips on how to get the most out of them like:

  • What surface to choose when learning how to draw a dog
  • The pencils you’ll want to reach for when you want to sketch horse drawings
  • What is useful about a kneaded eraser when you are discovering how to draw a frog
  • Is a blending stump useful when learning how to draw a dolphin or not so much
  • Is spray fixative essential when at the final stages of deciding how to draw a duck

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Types of Pencil Strokes for Drawing Animals


When sketching preliminary animal drawings, there are several different strokes that come in handy, whether you are creating horse drawings or learning how to draw a wolf, or are more interested in sketching loveable pets and are therefore setting your sights on how to draw a dog or how to draw a cat.
Here are the strokes you’ll learn to use:

- Smooth parallel strokes
- Crosshatching
- Blending with a stump or torillion
- Layering lines and blending
- Long, curving strokes
- Flowing strokes, perfect for flowing manes and tails when creating horse drawings
- Straight, slightly curved strokes for bristly hair


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Choosing Your Animal Subject

The most exciting part of drawing animals is choosing your subject. From the exotic animals that live a world away to the pet that could be sitting next to you right now, How to Draw Animals: Drawing Horses, How to Draw a Dog, and How to Draw a Cat gives you the know-how and insight to draw popular and compelling animal subjects.


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Creating Backgrounds for your Animal Drawings

The background is frequently as important as the animal itself. Don’t forget to include some of your subject’s natural setting. Work on the background and the subject simultaneously. This will make it much easier to integrate the animal with its surroundings. In a painting where the subject is defined by the background colors, such as white ducks against dark water, you will need to paint the background color earlier in the process.


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Drawing Animals Step by Step
Illustrated Instructions to Learn How to Draw a Dog, a Horse, and a Cat

With tips along the way--for example, in horse drawings, when drawing the legs and outer lines of the horse’s body, paint fine lines to establish the contour first, then fill in--How to Draw Animals Step by Step: Drawing Horses, How to Draw a Dog, and How to Draw a Cat is the perfect resource if you are a beginning artist looking for solid and insightful information on how to draw animals.


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Step by step tutorial for learning how to draw dogs, cats, horses, and more.

With the bonus chapters on Finding Animals Subjects and Gathering References for drawing animals, you will be in the best possible position to draw any animal you choose after reading this helpful guide. Download your copy now and enjoy all the horse drawings, cat sketches, dog portraits, and safari sketches you will be able to do after learning how to draw animals from this top-notch eBook.

How to Draw Animals Step by Step: Drawing Horses, How to Draw a Dog, and How to Draw a Cat

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