Enhancing the Personality and Expression of Your Animal Portraits

Enhancing the Personality and Expression of Your Animal Portraits

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Pets are usually elusive and unpredictable creatures that make them tough subject matter for still living paintings. Normally the artist is going to draw on a selection of photographic references when producing an animal portrait. Nevertheless, capturing a phrase in your subjects demands a lot more than just copying an image. The most crucial starting point when drawing some animal is to make sure that the ratios are right. This usually takes practice and it's really worth spending time finding pictures of a number of animals in different angles and positions and doing some basic sketches. Break every single animal area down into the ovals, curves & sectors which form the animals' form. These 5-minute sketches are essential to boosting your drawing strategy and providing a reference to your larger…
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