Introduction: General introduction Tools and materials Basic shapes Perspective and scale Light Techniques Texture Texture library How to use this book Creatures: Dinosaurs Insects Sea creatures Reptiles Birds Rodents Primates Big cats Farm animals Desert animals Woodland and jungle animals Safari animals Waterside animals Arctic animals Vehicles and transportation: Air and space vehicles Water vehicles Cars, bikes, and trucks Push and pull vehicles Work vehicles Public transport Military vehicles Food and drink: Fast food Fruit and vegetables Breakfast foods Cold foods Hot foods Alcoholic drinks Non-alcoholic drinks Sweet treats Buildings and structures: Homes Public buildings Famous landmarks Street fixtures Rural buildings People: Professions and character types Ages Actions Historic people Traditional dress Facial expressions Activities: Musical instruments Sports equipment Hobby and leisure apparatus Household objects Nature: Flowering plants Structures in nature Trees Fruiting and edible plants Sea elements Weather Greenery Acknowledgements Index
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