Kids Draw Animals (Kids Draw Series)

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Kids Draw Animals offers the perfect addition to the mega-selling art instruction series, written by renowned artist and instructor Christopher Hart.

Artists between the ages of 6 and 12 will delight in the wonderful animals that fill the pages of this lively how-to. Colorful, fun spreads demonstrate, step by step, how to draw African animals, bears, horses, birds, reptiles, cute critters, sea creatures, pets, and exotic animals like kangaroos, and camels. As kids progress, they...

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Overview

Kids Draw Animals offers the perfect addition to the mega-selling art instruction series, written by renowned artist and instructor Christopher Hart.

Artists between the ages of 6 and 12 will delight in the wonderful animals that fill the pages of this lively how-to. Colorful, fun spreads demonstrate, step by step, how to draw African animals, bears, horses, birds, reptiles, cute critters, sea creatures, pets, and exotic animals like kangaroos, and camels. As kids progress, they go beyond simply copying to gain real drawing skills and solid artistic technique. Plus . . . they’ll have lots of fun!

• The 9th book in Christopher Hart’s best-selling Kids Draw series

• Offers age-appropriate instruction and illustration on how to draw all kinds of animals

Explores how to look at an animal, such as how it stands and walks, and provides step-by-step instructions for drawing animals from the jungle, savannah, farm, forest, and sea, as well as cartoon animals.

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Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Michele Tremaine
This is another volume in an ongoing series of instructional art books for grade-school youngsters published by Watson-Guptill. Christopher Hart is cited as being the author of Watson-Guptill's "most popular how-to-draw books," undoubtedly referring to the ubiquitous Manga art volumes he's written. While this book adds nothing new to the array of texts available on how to draw animals, it is nonetheless worthwhile. The introductory material at the front of the book, particularly the basic anatomical diagrams and simple tips on perspective, is almost worth the price of the book. Like many instructional volumes, it is a step-by-step book, beginning with simple geometric shapes and progressing rapidly to relatively easy finished drawings of all manner of birds and beasts. The only fault, perhaps, is that the finished pieces are rendered in color (airbrushed for three-dimensionality), and there's no information in the book that goes beyond line drawing.
School Library Journal
Gr 3-6-Hart begins with a short chapter about how animals stand and walk. He then demonstrates, in three to four steps each, how to draw 45 different cartoon creations. For each figure, he starts with basic shapes and then adds increasing amounts of detail. His instructions show only line drawings and do not demonstrate how to shade or show texture, but do include a final colorized cartoon. The book is organized into topics, the largest of which is African animals; more than half of the creatures portrayed are well-known mammals, along with birds, reptiles, and sea creatures. This is a good choice for kids who want to learn to draw but are intimidated by the more detailed how-to books such as Lee J. Ames's Draw 50 Animals (Doubleday, 1985). It will also appeal to children who want to create cartoons. This promises to be a popular item.-Donna Cardon, Provo City Library, UT Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823026319
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press
  • Publication date: 6/5/2003
  • Series: Kids Draw Series
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 532,029
  • Age range: 6 - 12 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.57 (w) x 10.98 (h) x 0.28 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Hart

CHRISTOPHER HART is the world's bestselling author of drawing and cartooning books. His books have sold more than 6 million copies and have been translated into 20 languages. Renowned for up-to-the-minute content and easy-to-follow steps, all of Hart's books have become staples for a new generation of aspiring artists and professionals, and they have been selected by the American Library Association for special notice.

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