Favorite techniques from today's best animal artists! In this "best of the best" guide, ten best-selling artists share their favorite tips for rendering wildlife, beloved pets and farmyard animals. More than 30 step-by-step demonstrations provide key lessons that make painting these subjects less intimidating and more fun. Inside, you'll learn how to: capture realistic fur and feather textures, expressions and the many distinguishing details that make your paintings lifelike. work with a variety of media including pencil, charcoal, pen and ink, watercolor, acrylic, colored pencil and pastel. paint a variety of animals - dogs, cats, rabbits, sheep, cattle, pigs, goats, llamas, deer, elephants, birds and more. This ultimate reference is illustrated with stunning paintings in a range of styles, from acrylic ultra-realism to intuitive watercolor. Whether you find inspiration curled up next to you on the couch or deep in the wilds of Africa, this guide holds the secrets to capturing the character, grace and beauty of the animal kingdom.