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A Guide to Creating Dog Portraits
A Guide to Creating Dog Portraits

A Guide to Creating Dog Portraits


112 Pages, 8.05 x 9.39

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $14.99 (US $14.99) (CA $20.00)

Publication Date: June 2015

ISBN 9781742575780

Rights: US & CA

New Holland Publishers (Jun 2015)

Available from local and national retailers throughout the US.


This book is designed to show how to create realistic dog portraits using pastels and pencils.It shows various techniques of how to produce the initial sketches of different dogs and then takes the reader through fully illustrated stages to the end of the finished piece.Also demonstrated is how to create a white dog on white paper from the colouring in stage.The book covers all of the tools needed, including a unique explanation of ‘observation’, and how important this is, which means these methods can be applied to other types of art.This is a light hearted but informative book, which even includes a new discovery of Kym Styles, How to draw puppy fur.

Author Biography

Kim Styles discovered from an early age that she had an artistic flair and was greatly encouraged by her family to develop her creativity.Being connected with the country side really inspired Kim's creative output, Kim also became a member of the WWf and passionate about animal welfare.Kim now shares her passion with us in this beautiful illiustrated book.