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You Can Draw: Fantastic Animals

You Can Draw: Fantastic Animals

by Helen Drew, Grahame Corbett
     
 
Turn doodlers into artists with DK's You Can Draw series.

Even Picasso had to start somewhere. All children love to draw, and these clever guides to correct and effective drawing techniques will build their confidence and maximize their skills. Unlike other illustration how-tos, You Can Draw guides users from an actual photograph to finished drawing. Step-by-step

Overview

Turn doodlers into artists with DK's You Can Draw series.

Even Picasso had to start somewhere. All children love to draw, and these clever guides to correct and effective drawing techniques will build their confidence and maximize their skills. Unlike other illustration how-tos, You Can Draw guides users from an actual photograph to finished drawing. Step-by-step sequences encourage budding artist to concentrate on improving form, line, and use of color. All great artists need early inspiration — the You Can Draw series is that perfect first encouragement.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal - School Library Journal
Gr 3-6As one has come to expect in a DK offering, the strength of these how-to-draw-it titles lies in their use of color photographs, a fairly novel and welcome feature in art books for a juvenile audience. Less welcome is the DK convention whereby each two-page spread introduces a new concept (in the case of Fantastic Animals, a new type of animal; in Amazing Faces, a new element, style, or technique of portraiture), which preordains a certain artificiality of organization and shallowness of coverage that is only compounded by the brevity of each title. Accepting these drawbacks as a given and ignoring the visual choppiness and other defects of layout and design, there are elements here that young artists may find helpful. Certainly the pages devoted to "family features" and "caricatures" in Faces are intriguing and illuminating. And the rather tedious repetitiveness in Animals does reinforce the basic concepts of form, line, shading, and perspective. If nothing else, both titles encourage methodical effort and careful observation and will be welcome in large collections.Marcia Hupp, Mamaroneck Public Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780789415011
Publisher:
DK
Publication date:
03/03/1997
Series:
You Can Draw Series
Pages:
24
Product dimensions:
8.81(w) x 11.38(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range:
6 - 9 Years

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