Thursday, April 30, 2015
Book Review - Learn to Draw Safari Animals
About the Book
Perfect for young artists-in-training, Learn to Draw Safari Animals offers a comprehensive drawing experience than includes step-by-step lessons, as well as full-color photographs, fun facts, trivia, quizzes and much more. Children will enjoy the 64 pages of drawing instruction for a variety of exotic animals, including a lion, a giraffe, a hyena, and an aardvark. The book opens with brief information for getting started and the most popular breeds, the tools and materials needed, and some sample drawing exercises to warm up. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a square, a circle, or a triangle, and progresses to a finished colored piece of artwork, making it easy for children to follow along. Along the way, engaging text describes interesting facts about each featured animal. With a mix of art instruction and engaging information, Learn to Draw Safari Animals is the perfect way for children to discover more about their favorite animals, in addition to expressing their artistic side.
My Take on the Book
If you have a child who enjoys drawing and especially animals, this could be a perfect gift for that child. There are 28 specific animals to learn to draw in this book. Not only does the author include a photograph of the animal and step by step instructions to drawing the animal , but also interesting facts about the particular animal.
Some of the animals in this book are: elephant, giraffe, lemur, kangaroo, onyx, and baboon.
The author instructs the artist concerning the needed materials to draw the animals, such as paper, pencils, markers or crayons, pencils or colored pencils, or even paints. There is also specific information about using recognizable shapes in drawing the animals' features.
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