Drawing Animals Using Grids

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Drawing Animals Using Grids by Giovanni Civardi is a highly visual beginners guide to using the traditional grid technique to easily draw cats, dogs and horses. It would make the ideal guide for any artist who has struggled to draw these animals.

In this book Giovanni outlines how to create an accurate sketch by lying a grid over a photo or drawing and transferring the image over on square at a time. The book begins with an introduction to basic animal anatomy and essential drawing techniques. It includes over 90 outlines of cats, dogs and horses in both static and moving poses along with advice on adding shading and tonal effects to create a more detailed finished drawing.

240 page paperback. 210x295 mm.


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  • What is the grid method? 4
  • Drawing dogs 6
    • Introduction 7
    • Anatomy 8
    • External morphology 10
    • Proportions and perspective 16
    • Approaches to drawing 18
    • Dog gallery 20
  • Drawing Horses 86
    • Introduction 87
    • Anatomy 88
    • External morphology 90
    • Proportions and perspective 93
    • Approaches to drawing 94
    • Horse gallery 96
    • Horse and man 162
  • Drawing cats 164
    • Introduction 165
    • Anatomy 166
    • External morphology 168
    • Proportions and perspective 171
    • Approaches to drawing 172
    • Cat gallery 174
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Giovanni Civardi is a best-selling Italian artist and author, with over 600,000 copies of his books sold worldwide in English alone. Civardi was born in Milan, Italy in 1947. While training to become a sculptor, portrait artist and illustrator at the Free Life-Study School of the Accademia di Brera, he also studied medicine and surgery. For over a decade, he worked as an illustrator, producing commissions for newspapers, magazines and book covers. During frequent trips to France and Denmark, Civardi put on one-man exhibitions of this work and pursued his interest in studying the relationship between medical anatomy and the human form as depicted by the artist. His experience gained from teaching anatomy, life drawing and portraiture in schools and institutions over many years has led to the publication of numerous books in which Civardi's experiences are brought into focus. For more work and information visit his website: www.giovannicivardi.it.

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