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How to Draw 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 from the Stone Age are the first recorded subject matter in the history of art. Over the centuries animal drawings 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 a wide range of decorative and fine art.

  • Each of our art lessons on how to draw animals explains and illustrates the step by step techniques involved in drawing or painting a particular creature.
  • Each of our art lessons concludes with 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, drawn and painted by some of the greatest artists in history.
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