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Lifelike Animals by Linda Weil

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KOALA

Koalas are one of my favorite subjects to draw. Their faces have such character, and their simple, round bodies are easy to draw freehand. Koalas don’t move about much—in fact, they sleep more than 18 hours a day! So if you see a koala awake, be sure to take a photo because it is a rare opportunity.

When drawing a koala, you will need to use a number of pencil techniques to create short and long fur, white and dark fur, and the varied textures of the nose, claws, and eyes.

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Taking Multiple Photos I spent several days taking photos at a local koala sanctuary, but I couldn’t get a “perfect” shot. The best-posed animals were asleep or squinting, ...

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