Take your colored pencil skills to the next level and create a dazzling artistic menagerie. From vibrant songbirds to a soft-furred lynx, and from a showy fish to a serene sloth, learn to draw realistic and beautiful animals in colored pencil. With tutorials for rendering textures, creating luminous color, getting animal proportions right, and more, this is the perfect guide for anyone wishing to make the most of their pencils. Step-by-step lessons take you from rough sketch to fully rendering drawing. Along the way you’ll learn indispensable colored pencil techniques for both vividness and realism. But you’ll also learn the subtle, equally essential art of making your drawings come alive.