seventy-five lifelike animals in just ten steps with this
handy primer. Progress from a simple shape adding details
and end up with a drawing you can be proud of. The introduction
explains why it is simpler than you think to draw in this
way, and lists what you need, briefly mentions adding color
and how to get the proportions right. The rest of the book
is divided into four sections: wild, aquatic, woodland and
farm/domestic animals. In here you can find popular creatures
like a panda, baby penguin, meerkat, orca and fox as well
as more unusual choices like a skunk, walrus, platypus or
dung beetle. This is a good book for a beginner because you
really can draw some excellent studies of these animals just
by following the instructions. Each stage has a short caption
explaining what you are doing and before you know it, there
is the finished piece. In common with most such books however
although a beginner can produce the drawing, you will need
more experience and talent to produce the final colored work.
To be fair this is a book about drawing, not coloring so if
you want to learn how to shade and blend using colored pencils
(as the artist has used) you will need to get another book.
First you will have fun working through the seventy-five pictures
in this one, which I recommend to anybody who wants to learn
how to draw animals.
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