Draw Real Animals
This step-by-step guide helps older kids learn draw more realistic animals. Traditional techniques are explored, such as seeing and drawing animals as simple shapes that fit together like a puzzle, then connecting the sketched forms with realistic lines, shading and details. Artist/author Lee Hammond demonstrates drawing a variety of animals, from pets to wild critters. Tips are included for details such as drawing eyes and noses, fur and hair, animal textures and patterns (from the wrinkles of an elephant’s skin to the scales on a fish), backgrounds and settings for the creatures, and lots more. Best for older students (age 10 through teenagers and adults). 80 pages with abundant illustrations.