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Drawing Animals

Learn How to Draw Everything from Dogs, Sharks, and Dinosaurs to Cats, Llamas, and More!

Learn how to draw cool creatures, awesome wildlife, and all your favorite animals with step-by-step instructions and helpful tips on the best drawing tools to try out.

Follow along with your sketchbook, pens, and pencils as this easy-to-follow instructional book teaches you how to illustrate your favorite animals.
With more than 150 step-by-step illustrations, Drawing Animals is the perfect guide for aspiring artists. Each chapter starts off simple, with how to draw basic animal body shapes. You will then learn how to adapt these bodies to create various species as you go along, including:

  • Dolphins
  • Horses
  • Insects
  • Birds
  • Cats
  • And even Dinosaurs! 

In addition to creating life-like animal illustrations, you’ll also develop your technical drawing skills by learning which drawing tools will produce thin and thick lines, different levels of shading, and softer edges. Then you’ll be able to use this knowledge to create the perfect finishing details for your animals, from scales to feathers to shaggy fur.


Lise Herzog was born in 1973 in Alsace. Her life began with a ballpoint pen in hand, her goal to fill drafts of A4 paper with her drawings. In search of precision, she observes and redraws every day, trying to figure out how to accurately represent the world. This is how she began pursuing her journey at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Strasbourg. In 1999, with her diploma in hand, she presented her sketchbooks to publishing houses to begin her illustrative career. That same year, she was selected to attend the Bologna Book Fair. Since then, she has illustrated many books for young people and adults, including fiction and nonfiction. Lise Herzog is also the author of instructive drawing books, including The Easy Drawing, The Successful Drawing, Easy Color and Easy Perspective and Composition, Mango editions.