Pencil drawing is a fundamental topic in art instruction and a good starting point for any artist, whether a novice or a master. In Drawing: Dogs & Puppies, artists will learn everything they need to know for achieving realistic pet portraits in pencil, while intermediate artists will have an opportunity to brush up on key pencil-drawing skills. Along the way, artists will also learn valuable information about planning a drawing; working from photographs; mastering perspective; and rendering a range of textures, including short fur, long fur, curly fur, noses, and much more. The book opens with an introduction to the basic drawing tools and materials, including pencils, erasers, supports, and blending tools. From choosing the right drawing paper to learning how to handle the pencil to mastering basic pencil strokes, Drawing: Dogs & Puppies features valuable information for learning to draw a variety of canine companions in graphite pencil, including a pug, a golden retriever, a Great Dane, and more step by step. With expert instruction, a breadth of subject matter, helpful tips, and inspirational artwork, Drawing: Dogs & Puppies is the perfect addition to any dog-loving artist's reference library.