Expressive Little Animals (Drawing and Painting)

Step-by-Step Techniques for Creating Animals with Personality

Amarilys Henderson
AUD $29.99

From author, licensed artist, and popular Skillshare instructor Amarylis Henderson, Expressive Little Animals (Drawing and Painting) shows readers at all skill levels how to draw and paint animals in a variety of mediums and styles.

In this follow-up to Expressive Little Faces (Drawing and Painting), author, artist, and popular Skillshare instructor Amarylis Henderson presents her practical and creative techniques for drawing and painting animals in a variety of mediums and styles, from realistic to cartoon.

• Basic Supplies. Learn about the sketching and painting mediums you'll use in your work, including watercolor, inks, markers, colored pencils, and cut paper.
• Essential Elements. Discover the scope of sizes and shapes of animal features from nose to tail.
• Emotions and Expressions. Learn to adjust basic shapes, postures, and poses to convey a range of animal emotions and expressions, from sly and sneaky to angry to curious.
• Themes and Styles. Draw and paint more than 50 animals--from dogs, cats, and horses to cheetah, bison, and platypus--and investigate 18 different styles and treatments, including using color in unique ways, enhancing cuteness, and combining watercolor with other mediums.

As you explore your creative options, you'll find that working small is an easy way to relieve pressure and open yourself to play as well as to learning the techniques and approaches that Amarylis shares in this book.

Find your favorite way to portray a variety of animals, from cute little critters to big, strong beasts, in Expressive Little Animals (Drawing and Painting)!

Author bio:

Amarilys Henderson, author of Expressive Little Faces (Drawing and Painting) and Expressive Little Animals (Drawing and Painting), is a watercolor illustrator who specializes in surface design. She enjoys bringing the dynamic vibrancy of watercolor to everyday products, from paper to porcelain. Her experience in print design influences much of her work, which found its renaissance in new motherhood and refreshed faith. Amarilys is a Top Teacher on online teaching platform Skillshare, where she shares her creative techniques in bite-sized lessons that have been attended by more than 100,000 students. Amarilys lives in Rochester, Minnesota. See more of her work on

Category: The arts
ISBN: 9780760370742
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Quarry Books
Pub Date: July 2021
Page Extent: 144
Format: Paperback
Subject: Watercolours