Featuring an array of pets and wildlife, this book offers step-by-step instructions for creating dozens of incredibly lifelike animal drawings. Inside, five artists reveal their professional secrets for drawing all the features that are unique to our furry and feathered friends - from wet noses and expressive eyes to thick fur and delicate whiskers. The book opens with information about drawing tools and materials, followed by instruction on how to approach a drawing - such as building up forms with basic shapes, transferring a reference, and using a projected photo image. Then the authors demonstrate their approaches to drawing through an array of inspiring projects, guiding readers from initial sketches through the detailed shading process to the finishing touches. As readers progress from project to project, they will find a range of helpful topics, such as portraying accurate proportions, creating dynamic compositions, and using colored pencils.