In this book, accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun shares her artistic insights and techniques for drawing strikingly realistic animals in colored pencil. The book opens with essential information on choosing tools and materials, understanding color theory, and creating basic pencil strokes. It then covers special colored pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering, and blending. Finally, the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of adorable animals in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions allow aspiring artists to develop their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to the final flourishes. Features techniques specific to drawing lifelike animal features. Demonstrates how to draw by beginning with simple shapes and building up form and shading.