This small, portable book presents more than 500 drawings for 100 species of mammals, collected into categories of habitat – land, water, and air. In this book, artist and teacher Michel Lauricella defines the anatomical characteristics that are common to this class of animals (to which humans also belong) and demonstrates the links between form and function for mammals based on their behaviours, such as burrowing, walking, running, leaping, climbing, flying, and swimming. The instruction and drawings in this book offer profound insights for artists of all kinds, helping you in both your observational drawing of mammals and your creation of imaginary animals so that they appear realistic and believable.
Geared toward artists of all levels, from beginners through professionals, this handy, pocket-sized book will help spark your imagination and creativity. Whether your interest is in fine arts, realistic representation, game design, or creating comic book or manga art, you will find this helpful book filled with actionable insights.
(Please note: This book features an "exposed" binding style. This is intentional, as it is designed to help the book lay flat as you draw.)
Michel Lauricella received his education at Paris Ecole nationale superieure des beaux-arts (National School of Fine Arts). He has been teaching morphology for over twenty years, first at the Emile Cohl school in Lyons, then at the city of Paris's Ateliers des Beaux-Arts, the Gobelins school in Paris, Lisaa in Paris, and the Atelier in Angouleme. He currently teaches at the Fabrica114 studio in Paris.