How to Draw Animals (Famous Artists School: Step-By-Step Method)

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This book introduces you to an exciting approach to animal drawing. It was especially created by a group of America's most eminent artists who have demonstrated the methods they have used on their distinguished careers.

You, too, will find that animal drawing is one of the areas of art that can bring you much fun and excitement. Not only will you gain rich satisfaction from drawing or painting, but you'll discover that people admire creative talent– and you'll experience the pride of achievement that comes from developing a valuable skill that most others lack.

Also, if you have sufficient desire and dedication, your talent in drawing could even lead you to an exciting and challenging career as a professional artist. But, whether or not you have the ambition to be a professional, you'll find that art will be a wonderfully satisfying pursuit.

In this book you'll find fresh approaches to the following features:

* Capturing spirit and motion
* Drawing materials and techniques
* Four basic animal groups
* Constructing the head
* Basic forms of the body
* The horse in motion
* Dogs and cats– step-by-step
* Basic forms of unusual animals
* Birds at rest and in flight

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This is your chance to actually experience the helpful suggestions and advice of a professional instructor– right in your own home! Famous Artists School is making this offer to demonstrate to those who are interested in drawing and painting how easy and pleasant it is to learn with the time-tested successful method the School has developed. Just complete the Lesson Project inside and mail it to Famous Schools. One of our professional instructors will personally evaluate your drawing and return it to you with helpful suggestions. This special offer is absolutely free, and there is no obligation. Explore your hidden talents– don't miss this special opportunity.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 114 pages
  • Publisher: Cortina (September 15, 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805015272
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805015270
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 0.4 x 11 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces

Customer Reviews

One of the best how to draw animal books I’ve seen

 on February 15, 2014
By Bree
This book breaks down animals form the the very basic building blocks as illustrated on the cover. Its a great approach and there’s beautiful references of the skeleton, basic forms, and musculature of the animals. It may be a bit dated but it demonstrates concepts that are easier to tackle than what I’ve seen in some more recently published books. It has a lot of information and would be an essential book for anyone beginning to draw animals.

Never Out of Style Tried and True

10 people found this helpful.
 on September 6, 2006
By C. Miller
Even though the Famous Artists School was found in many publications when I was a child growing up, it still is hard to beat their tried and true processes from step by step methods to the finished product. If you want simple, comprehensible and easily learned methodology of creating animal form…..this is a must have book. You learn the basic form here and add the individual spirit and media to your subject. I am glad I was able to find the Famous Artist School Step-By-Step Method Books….and for the price it is hard to be without.

Five Stars

 on April 19, 2017
By Richard M. Salmon
Very good instruction on drawing animals.

An essential book.

 on December 9, 2009
By D. Clair
If you are learning how to draw animals, and indeed, also wish to practice foundational drawing skills, then this book is incredible. The emphasis on basic structure, observation, and regular practice are core components of good drawing, whether you draw animals or not. Learning from this book will teach you not just animal drawing but how to be a better artist in general.

Nice book

 on January 7, 2014
By Joyce Anthony
An easy and very useful book for my felty creations, that I sculpt out of wool roving. Understanding the bone and muscle arrangement makes a more realistic sculpture.

Five Stars

 on January 10, 2015
By William P. Ruspantine
good book for artists. wouldn’t give an ok for beginers

ok

 on June 22, 2010
By Toby
I normally do not say anythingn about these books but as an artist I don’t like them as they take away from what is real and I don’t think that you learn anything from them but this book is better then most and I would recommend it.

How to Draw Animals from the Famous Artist’s School Collecti

22 people found this helpful.
 on April 12, 2003
By Bryan Bankhead
There are many approaches that artists working in the ‘furry’ or anthromorphic field can take to their characters. Some place animal-like heads on top of what are essentially human bodies (the egyptian god approach) some twist quadrapeds into a bipedal position (and leave it to suspension of disbelief rather than anatomy to keep them walking!) and of course there are the ‘taurs.And finally those weirdos that draw realistic animals……

how to draw animals, famous artists school

One person found this helpful.
 on March 4, 2008
By virginiia woolf
the book is exactly what it says it is, a step by step instruction guide. i think many will find this book helpful,it also gives practice pages to dreaw on and to learn their techniques.

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