This in-depth yet accessible dinosaur drawing guide combines humor, creativity, and the latest dino research to show artists young and old how to breathe life into drawings of their prehistoric favorites.
Prehistoric Pencil Power!
Even though they lived some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles continue to rule today. From movies to comics and cartoons, these ancient, giant beasts are everywhere you turn. Of course, who wants to just read about or watch these dinos when you can learn how to use pencils, pens, markers, and more to draw your very own?
Cartoonist James Silvani combines easy-to-follow art exercises with the latest, greatest dino-facts to help you create fun and cool dinosaur doodles all by yourself. With lessons on old favorites like T-rex and stegosaurus, as well as lesser-known (but still awesome) creatures like the massive argentinosaurus, Draw-a-Saurus has everything the dinosaur fan could ever ask for (outside of their very own pet dino!).
|Product dimensions:||7.70(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.70(d)|
|Age Range:||7 - 10 Years|
About the Author
JAMES SILVANI is an artist and illustrator and has drawn characters for Disney, Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, and Marvel Comics. Currently he is a comic book illustrator for titles like Disney’s Mickey Mouse, DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and The Muppets. Silvani has drawn dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts since childhood, and now puts those skills to use in art workshops at libraries, schools, and comic book conventions. Silvani is a resident of Kihei, Hawaii.
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER 2: DRAWING THEROPODS
CHAPTER 3: DRAWING SAUROPODS
CHAPTER 4: DRAWING ARMORED DINOSAURS
CHAPTER 5: DRAWING ORNITHOPODS
CHAPTER 6: PREHISTORIC CREATURES
CHAPTER 7: FINE TUNING
CHAPTER 8: INTERPRETATIONS
CHAPTER 9: ENVIRONMENTS
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
If you are looking for a how to book for drawing this book is a great choice. The chapters are based on different dinosaurs.The last chapter tells you where the different dinosaurs live.That way you can draw the dinosaur in its natural habitat. They teach you step by step how to draw a detailed dinosaur. Children who are interested in drawing will be able to learn a lot from this book. They will be able to draw a dinosaur that looks as if it could walk off their page. I would definitely recommend this book for children of all ages. If your child loves dinosaurs and drawing then this book will become a favorite. This book also provides information about the different dinosaurs.So not only will your child learn how to draw they will also learn interesting facts. This book will bring the dinosaurs to life. (reviewed by S.Wall-mother of 2 boys) DISCLOSURE: A complimentary copy was provided to us by Blogging For Books review program in exchange for a review. No compensation was received. Opinions expressed are solely those of the reviewer.
"Draw-A-Saurus" by James Silvani is a tutorial in drawing dinosaurs. This is a pretty inclusive book, with 150 pages of tips, tricks, and tutorials in the art of drawing dinos. This book definitely breaks down the shape, size, and technique of bringing some of the most famous dinosaurs to life on paper. What I liked about this book is that it breaks down, step by step, how to draw a variety of different dinosaurs. This isn't just a general overview of drawing them, it really gets into the specifics of each different kind of dinosaur and their distinctive characteristics. This book makes it look much easier than it really is to put pencil to paper and draw dinosaurs, but I found a lot of the tips that Silvani offers to be really helpful. Also, he really breaks a long and complicated process down into manageable steps that you can follow. My dinosaurs didn't look as awesome as his, but I know they looked much better than they would have without following his steps. Overall I would say that this book is a great way to develop art skills, as it does offer a lot of helpful tips for drawing dinosaurs, and I'm sure that some of those tips can translate into drawing other items as well. I would definitely give this book a 5/5, because it made it seem simple by breaking down the drawing into smaller steps and describing the steps in a simple way. This would be a great gift for the art lover, or for the young child that enjoys drawing as well.