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  • Paperback
  • 127
  • Drawing Realistic Pets From Photographs
  • Lee Hammond
  • English
  • 01 October 2017
  • 9781581806403

7 thoughts on “Drawing Realistic Pets From Photographs

  1. says:

    I have some old photographs of a dear old friend no longer with me There will never be any other photos and some of the ones I have are pretty sad uality I wanted to remember Buffy with some fun drawings using what photos I had blowing up little photos into large wall size with greater detail This book helped tremendously Using the grid method really does work and allows me to blowup photos that would suffer from physically enlarging the photo by converting them to a drawing And it had a side affect I liked Buffy was suddenly back in my life and I realized I still remembered details of her face and body I hadn't caught in the photos I can't really say I have turned into an artist but I think I could do much better using this book if I did the one thing this book doesn't do make me practice The I spend time actually drawing the better it gets No your first attempt at a drawing is not going to work unless you are really an artist already The book really offers the chance to draw from photos but it will not happen over night it is not a miracle book But practice over and over and over some and you will really create some wonderful drawings of pets whether still with you or not And you can start to even change those drawings with different expressions and posses It is truly a fun adventure and this book provides the missing piece


  2. says:

    I've read or owned several of Lee's books so I have a pretty good understanding of her work and techniue at this point Lee's method relies heavily on blending techniues I would say far too heavily Now let me say right up front that if a techniue gives you the result you want then use it absolutely That's really the biggest rule in creating art However many artists feel that blending can be too often used as a short cut or to cover up an artist's lack of skill in a particular areaBritish graphite artist Mike Sibley who's animal drawings are second to none beautifully deals with the subject of blending in his book Drawing From Line To Life and he makes some great points which are relevant here blending is great for rendering smooth textures such as skin metal or glass It's perfect for these types of textures But blending should never be done simply as a matter of course It should be used to create a specific effect where nothing else will do The problem here is that is EXACTLY what Lee does She blendsEVERYTHING It doesn't matter if she is rendering glass fur wood whatever She blends But the proof is in the pudding right? It's nice to have an opinion but how does it hold up to actual artwork?In truth Lee does some pretty good animal drawings Two or three in this book are uite good But none are great Compare that to Mike Sibley's drawings or Lucy Swinburne's work in her book Drawing Masterclass Animals The best way I can compare Lee's animal drawings in this book is to compare it to an airbrushed portrait of a person You've probably seen airbrushed drawings before They have an interesting soft look to them which can be uite pleasing Most of Lee's drawings look airbrushed Now the problem here is that fur and hair rely on detail in order to look realistic Her overblending of everything removes most of the details of the fur giving it an unnatural unrealistic look Contrast that to the previous two books I mentioned where absolutely no blending of any kind is done on fur and the subject seems to jump off the page The detail is much noticeableSo I think the bottom line is blending is a good techniue to learn but I think learning from Lee early in one's drawing career will set you up with some bad habits that might hinder your progress in the long run at least as far as animal drawing is concerned As I said her method works much better with human portraiture so if you are going to get one of her books get one of those For animal portraiture I would much highly recommend the previous two books that I mentioned which will give you an extremely solid foundation for drawing most animals Really learn what your pencil and eraser can do Learn how to shade and do different textures and you will see that blending isn't nearly as necessary as you thought it was Keep it for when you really need it


  3. says:

    Everyone's entitled to their own opinion and I humbly submit mine these drawings are not realistic There's a lot of smudging and detail work but not a lot of consideration to the overall forms of the subjects As a result the drawings look waxy and disjointed I think they also suffer from the artist's commitment to the original photographs of the subjects which makes the drawings appear lifeless I apologize for sounding harsh but I can arrest to my honesty


  4. says:

    its a great booki gave it 5 stars because it really helped me to start drawing facial features of animals in a very professional way however i wasn't able to draw it before reading it


  5. says:

    Now I just need to put the reading into practice Will follow up as to how well I learned from this book


  6. says:

    AwesomeLee is a great teacher and artist I always enjoy and learn from her books that I have read She rocks


  7. says:

    yah boy My favorite


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Draw gorgeous portraits of your favorite petsTurn your candid snapshots into remarkable artwork that truly captures the personality of your cherished animals In Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs you'll find foolproof instruction that will have you creating impressive drawings in no timeDon't let a lack of natural artistic ability or drawing I have some old photographs of a dear old friend no longer with me There will never be any other photos and some of the ones I have are pretty sad uality I wanted to remember Buffy with some fun drawings using what photos I had blowing up little photos into large wall size with greater detail This book helped tremendously Using the grid method really does work and allows me to blowup photos that would suffer from physically enlarging the photo by converting them to a drawing And it had a side affect I liked Buffy was suddenly back in my life and I realized I still remembered details of her face and body I hadn't caught in the photos I can't really say I have turned into an artist but I think I could do much better using this book if I did the one thing this book doesn't do make me practice The I spend time actually drawing the better it gets No your first attempt at a drawing is not going to work unless you are really an artist already The book really offers the chance to draw from photos but it will not happen over night it is not a miracle book But practice over and over and over some and you will really create some wonderful drawings of pets whether still with you or not And you can start to even change those drawings with different expressions and posses It is truly a fun adventure and this book provides the missing piece

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Experience discourage you Best selling author and longtime art instructor Lee Hammond can teach everyone to draw Her fail proof grid method and simple penciling techniues have led thousands of beginners to undeniable drawing successTwenty nine step by step projects show you how surprisingly easy it is to render all your favorite animals including Everyone's entitled to their own opinion and I humbly submit mine these drawings are not realistic There's a lot of smudging and detail work but not a lot of consideration to the overall forms of the subjects As a result the drawings look waxy and disjointed I think they also suffer from the artist's commitment to the original photographs of the subjects which makes the drawings appear lifeless I apologize for sounding harsh but I can arrest to my honesty

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Cats dogs birds rabbits hamsters and You'll learn how to draw overall form and facial features accurately plus the subtleties that make your pet uniue Capture every charming expression every adorable pose in a work of art that you can proudly display and enjoy for years to come With Drawing Realistic Pets from Photographs it's easier than you thin


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Lee Hammond is known as “The ueen of Art” by her publisher North Light Books She is a prolific writer and artist in a variety of themes With than 40 years’ experience she is the true pro when it comes to art instruction illustration and forensic artPOLLY “LEE” HAMMONDLee Hammond is an author illustrator and art instructor from the Kansas City area who now resides in Naples Florid