Sunday, December 1, 2019

Draw Like an Artist: 100 Realistic Animals

Draw Like an Artist: 100 Realistic Animals is a step-by-step tutorial guide for artists in the Draw Like An Artist series. Due out 17th Dec 2019 from Quarto on their Quarry imprint, it's 112 pages and will be available in paperback format.

These books all follow the same format. A very short introduction (10% of the content) gives some basic tips and very (very) brief overview of recommended materials. The following chapters contain short step-by step progress illustrations for line drawing 100 animals by category: household animals, domestic animals, wild animals, birds, reptiles/amphibians/cephalopod (octopus), and a final chapter with specific studies which incorporate perspective and specific parts such as fur.

These are very simple single page 5-8 step illustrations. The finished drawings are not part of a composition, and there is no written direction involved. All of them are simple enough to not really require directions. None of them are beyond the ability of keen amateur level. Correspondingly, there is little here which will challenge advanced artists.

This would make a superlative choice for young artists or adult learners, especially bundled with drawing supplies. There are several other companion volumes available also (flowers, faces, and some others probably).

Four stars (given the limitations).

Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.

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