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Win one of ten copies of The Field Guide to Drawing & Sketching Animals by Tim Pond from Search Press

What you could win

PaintersOnline, Leisure Painter and The Artist have teamed up with Search Press, offering you the chance to win one of ten copies of The Field Guide to Drawing & Sketching Animals by Tim Pond worth £14.99 each (RRP).


Artist Tim Pond's lively and engaging book fuses science with art, providing the reader with the skills, techniques and knowledge they need to create sketches of animals filled with life and movement.

The Field Guide to Drawing & Sketching Animals takes you on a journey of discovery that will enable you to develop the skills, techniques and knowledge you need to sketch a broad range of wildlife, encompassing mammals, reptiles, birds, fish and insects. It includes quick, gestural sketches as well as linear and tonal studies, in a variety of media - pencil, pen and ink, and watercolour. There are numerous studies comprising how to represent the different patterns of animals coats, how to capture the plumage of an exotic bird in watercolour, and how to sketch a hippos hooves, as well as guidance on tools, materials and basic techniques. The result is a treasure chest of fascinating facts, studies, sketches and annotated drawings that will not fail to ignite your enthusiasm for drawing animals from life.

Search Press is the leading art and craft publisher in the UK, specialising in fine art, textiles, general crafts and children's crafts. The company was founded in 1970, when Charlotte de la Bedoyere published her first book – Basket Weaving in an attic room in Kensington. Translated from a German book, this was to be the first of many titles. The format was good. The books were small, reasonably priced and packed with information, offering crafters and needlecrafters new ideas and inspirational designs. Lotti, as she is known to everyone here at Search Press, went on include hot trends like pin and thread and candlemaking. The market loved them and she so she continued, introducing full colour and a successful series of practical art books – the Leisure Arts.

In 1997 following Lotti’s decision to retire, her son, Martin de la Bedoyere, took over as Managing Director, with his wife Caroline, as Sales and Marketing Director. Both were directors from Heinemann publishing, and they have continued with the strong traditions that Lotti had built up over the previous 27 years, publishing a wide range of good value, high quality art and craft books.

You can read extracts from and reviews of Search Press books regularly in Leisure Painter and The Artist, and you can find a selection of art books from Search Press for sale in the PaintersOnline bookshop.

How to Enter

For your chance to win one of ten copies of The Field Guide to Drawing & Sketching Animals by Tim Pond worth £14.99 (rrp) each from Search Press, simply answer the question below.

Winners will be selected at random from all correct web entries.

1 What type of fish features on the cover of Tim Pond's book? *
2 Please enter your postal address (for prizes to be posted in the event of you winning) *

Your entries

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