A practical guide to painting animals and figures into the background, middle area and foreground of pictures, using water-based media. It discusses problems that may be encountered and offers solutions and techniques to overcome them. It also contains exercises and step-by-step demonstrations to follow.
There's nothing like the image of personality-filled animals or people to enliven a painting -- and if drawing them seems daunting, here's the book for you. With these gently graduated techniques that start by turning simple stick figures into fleshed-out humans and build logically to close-up portraits, even inexperienced artists will confidently add figures to a background, portray people interacting, suggest movement and gesture, and capture the expressiveness of a face.