The Art of Drawing Animals focuses on how to draw domesticated animals–the tamed creatures that share our lives. These beloved pets are part of our day-to-day existence; they have shaped our destinies and cultures; and for many people, they are part of our family. Based on this long connection throughout human history, artists have always loved to draw animals. Written by bestselling author J.C. Amberlyn, the book features everyone’s favourite animals, ranging from the most popular breeds of dogs and cats to horses and other hoofed mammals, rodents, birds and reptiles. The focus is on realistic appraoch to drawing with an emphasis on anatomy/structure; the physical details of each species; and the action, facial and body expressions that give life to drawing. The book shows each type of animal in general and then goes into the various traits that make each breed distinctive. Once the basics are addressed, the book focuses on the specifics of drawing.