This fantastic book is all you need if you want to start drawing animals, or if you want to develop your drawing skills. It is both the ultimate reference book and an inspirational guide, providing expert guidance on all aspects of drawing animals – including size, proportion, perspective, anatomy, skeletal structure and musculature. Complete Guide to Drawing Animals goes into great detail, and provides numerous diagrams as well as drawings in a range of styles and rendered in a variety of different drawing media including pencil, charcoal, pastels and inks. A huge range of animals is included, from dogs, horses and cats to tigers, elephants, camels and apes, so whatever animal you are interested in, Complete Guide to Drawing Animals will enable you to capture its essence down to the last hoof or paw.
Gottfried Bammes, born in 1920 in Freital, Germany, worked as an art teacher at the College of Fine Arts in Dresden. Bammes was a prolific writer and artist, was considered to be a master of life drawing and anatomy,and produced numerous books on the subject in his lifetime. In 1974 he was awarded the National Prize of the German Democratic Republic for Science and Technology and received the Culture and Art Prize of the City of Freital in 2000. He died in 2007.