Drawing Lessons for Beginners: Cute Animals is a beginner drawing tutorial book by Ai Akikusa. Released 30th Nov 2021 by Quarto on their Quarry imprint, it's 128 pages and available in paperback format.
This is an appealing book filled with simple tutorials for drawing animals. The tutorials and techniques are suited to beginning artists. There are step by step tutorials for more than 60 different animals (including some similar to one another grouped into families). The introduction includes some very basic drawing instruction for making a balanced drawing and some simple line drawn comparison pages to show the differences between different animal limbs, faces, bodies, and other features.
The pages which follow include simple single page line drawn tutorials for each animal in a couple poses with step by step progression illustrations. They're very simple and will be easy to reproduce for even beginning artists.
This would make a great gift for would-be artists of all ages. The
included tutorials are varied and eclectic. There is a complete table of contents, so locating
individual ones shouldn't be problematic. They're slanted
toward line drawings, though colored pens, crayons, and watercolors
could certainly be used to enhance the drawings.
Cute book, accessible for everyone.
Four stars. This would be a nice choice, bundled with some drawing supples, for a young artist. It would also do well for school or public library acquisition, home library, and even for adults/childminders/caregivers/teachers who want to up their "draw with me" game with their young family members.
Disclosure: I received an ARC at no cost from the author/publisher for review purposes.
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