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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. From an early age, she used a ballpoint pen to fill drafts of A4 paper with drawings. In search of precision, she observes and redraws every day, trying to figure out how to represent things and disappointed the next day. So she starts again. This is how, quite naturally, she began pursuing her quest at the University of Plastic Arts and then at Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. In 1999, with her diploma in her pocket, she presented her sketchbooks to publishing houses—and so began her illustrative journey. The same year, she was selected to attend the Bologna Children's Book Fair. Since then, she has illustrated many fiction books and documentaries for young people and adults. Lise Herzog is also the author of drawing books, including The Easy DrawingThe Successful DrawingEasy Color, and Easy Perspective and Composition Mango editions.