The two earlier books were on drawing humans. In this book, the similar concept of understanding and using force is used, this time for the goal of making animal drawings lively and natural.
The book is theory based. It aims to give readers a broader understanding of how force works in animals. With some simple rules, the knowledge can be transferred to drawing other animals.
The animals covered are arranged based on their speed, Plantigrades (slow land animals), Digitigrades (intermediate-speed land animals) and unguligrades (fast land animals). Only mammals are covered. There are bears, raccoons, kangaroos, dogs, cats (big ones also), elephants, horses, deers and many more. The section on birds is just a few pages.
Mike Mattesi's examples featured are great, you can feel the energy of animals just by looking at their poses and gestures. I would actually recommend getting the first Force book as well to understand the concept of force better.
This is a great book for artists who love drawing animals.
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