How to Draw Animals

Drawing Animals

 

Late Stone Age Animal Paintings from the Chauvet Cave, France (c.3100 BC)

Late Stone Age Animal Paintings from the Chauvet Cave, France (c. 3100 BC)

Animal drawings are the first recorded subject matter in the history of art. Over the centuries a diverse range of creatures have been developed as a theme in many different genres. They have been depicted for their own natural beauty and magnificence but they have also been used for their symbolic qualities across both the decorative and fine arts.

  • Each of our art lessons on how to draw animals illustrates and explains the step by step techniques involved in drawing or painting a particular creature.
  • Each lesson includes an animated slideshow that illustrates the technique used from start to finish.
  • You can learn a great deal from looking at the work of other artists. In our pages about Animals in Art, we explore the very best examples of this genre created by some of the greatest artists in history.
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