Through numerous examples of his exquisite work, globally renowned artist Giovanni Civardi shares his expertise in drawing in this comprehensive series. These generously illustrated guides will appeal to those who prefer to learn through visual reference and are suitable for beginners as well as more advanced artists seeking guidance and inspiration from this respected artist and author. His concise, clearly written explanations of each subject?including materials, equipment, and practical considerations?augment and illuminate the drawings. Pets in their myriad forms?cats, dogs, horses, chickens, rabbits, and birds?are an easy source of model and inspiration for an artist, but the techniques to accurately capture them can be difficult to master. Giovanni pulls from his sketchbook as well as his expert knowledge to instruct on perspective, anatomy, form, structure and movement, and specific techniques. Visually-comprehensive but supported by detailed text that ensures a thorough understanding, the guide will aid any level of artist to create a realistic depiction of a beloved animal.