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Lifelike Animals by Linda Weil

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ANIMAL TEXTURES

Once you have a basic understanding of an animal’s skeletal structure, you must “clothe” it in either skin or hair. There is a vast range of textures you can create for skin and hair, and each requires a slightly different technique to achieve a realistic effect. Here I break down the process of drawing six different textures into steps so you can see how they are created. I use these techniques throughout the book, so you may want to refer to these pages when following the step-by-step projects.

Short Fur

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Step 1 I create a light undercoat with a series of swift, short pencil strokes and a very sharp 2H .5 mm mechanical pencil. ...

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