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“Drawing Realistic Animals from Photographs” is an article (about 7,000 words) offering tips on how to depict lifelike drawings of animals. Although most of the book deals with drawing dogs, there is also information on how to draw features of other animals. Besides tips on drawing in pencil, the last part of the book deals with using colored pencils. Included at the end are 27 photos of drawings. The article draws from personal advice from the author, as well as presents advice from prominent artists such as Bet Borgeson and Lee Hammond.

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Drawing Realistic Animals from Photographs

By Venice Kichura

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Drawing Realistic Animals from Photographs

Cover art by Venice Kichura

Copyright 2012 Venice Kichura


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Table of Contents

Introduction * Drawing Materials * Basic Drawing Techniques *Making an Accurate Drawing * Choosing a Reference Photo * Drawing Animal Fur * Shading Lines *Drawing Realistic Eyes * Drawing Noses * Ears * Depicting Realistic Paws * Depicting Whiskers * Step-by-Step Drawing of a Corgi * Drawing Animals in Colored Pencil * Differences in Colored Pencils * Erasers * Papers * Sharpeners * Additional Tools * Layering Colors * Applying Pressure * Creating Textures * Step-by-Step Colored Pencil Drawing * Photos * Sources and Links * About the Author


Animals are one of the most popular subjects artists use for creating art. These creatures have long been the subject of drawings and paintings with their interesting personalities. Pet owners often immortalize their beloved furry friends by having portraits done in their memory or by drawing them themselves.

Besides drawing your own pets, you can find animals to draw almost everywhere, whether it’s at a zoo, a farm, the countryside or other nature sites. Although many artists draw animals from life, it can be hard because animals rarely are still. There’s also the challenge of changing sunlight and shifting shadows, in addition to inclement weather.

Drawing animals from photographs is just as fun and exciting as drawing them from real life. With a drawing tool as simple as a pencil artists can capture their unique traits by rendering their expressive eyes and other features that make them stand out from other animals. Colored pencils are also a