This facsimile reprint from 1941 is a guide to drawing horses by John Skeaping.
Skeaping focuses on the rhythm of a horse's movement, from walking to trotting to galloping. He discusses different materials that can be used in horse artwork, and how best to bring vitality to the artist's rendering.
Horses are a favorite subject for artists, and this will give the beginning artist a sturdy foundation for further study.
This reprint from 1945 shows how to accurately draw military tanks from the ground up, with basic discussions of perspective, constructing the ground work, building up with details, and incorporating into action scenes.
It is not a guide to the many types of tanks, though the author-artist does illustrate a number of varieties.
Any budding artist with a penchant for militaria will find this guide of interest.
This facsimile reprint from 1958 describes how to sketch insects. The author was a master draughtsman, and was well known for meticulously detailed illustrations. He describes how to collect and position entomological specimens for drawing, and also discusses various parts of insect anatomy that the artist will need to be familiar with.
This little guide should be of great interest to the beginning nature artist.
This facsimile reprint from 1956 is a sketchbook from wildflower and nature artist Vere Temple. She relates the different types of creatures found around ponds (from dragonflies and frogs to fish and water beetles), and how they may be caught for observation. She gives examples of drawings she has made of such pond life, providing the beginning artist with ideas for sketching practice.
This facsimile reprint from 1940 describes how to illustrate the cat in repose and action.
With a cat, you can't just sketch what you see; you need to understand the cat on a deeper level, and Mabel Greer spent years studying her subjects. Her advice is coupled with extensive drawings, some showing the wide variation seen in particular aspects of a feline's physical form.
This is a terrific little guide for the budding artist with a penchant for pets.