The book gives several examples of different animals in different poses all done with first drawing the animal by simplifying their shapes. It demonstrates different examples of hair/skin textures. There are nine animals that are taken from line drawing to completion. Granted, these seem to be mostly animals that you would see in a zoo, unless you live near the habitat of these animals, but the applications can be done on the animal of the artist choosing. Nice paper used in the book. I purchased this book as a gift and also got one for myself.