Draw and Paint Super Cute Animals by Jane Maday (Book Review)
Published 4th December 2018
I was interested in this book because as a complete novice I really wanted to learn how to draw cute dogs. They didn’t have to be realistic looking but more detailed than just a caricature. This step by step tutorial taught me not just how to draw really cute cats, dogs, and rabbits but a whole host of wildlife too.
The book goes a step further and shows you how to blend, shade and colour the illustrations to make them look really professional.
The first part of the book explains use of colour, shading and drawing techniques. Then the second part concentrates on the tutorials of drawing each different animal. The pictures in the book are clear and bold, which is important because the illustrations teach the reader as much as the text, in this case.
The only problem I could find was that the title is slightly misleading. The book does indeed teach you how to draw and paint super cute animals but also so much more!
It certainly exceeded my expectations as to how much content was included and I thought it was outstanding value for money.
Here are the basic materials needed but I have to confess my efforts were done with just a piece of paper, pencil, and rubber.
A photo from the ebook on the right and my amateurish attempt on the left, but this did only take ten minutes.
As you can see from the photos the author breaks down the anatomy to help with different parts of the body.
There are beautiful illustrations of all types of animals, sea life, the countryside, and nature. There are tutorials on how to draw horses, bears, stags, butterflies, and flowers.
I think this would make a fantastic gift for anyone of any age who would just like to pick up a pencil and create. From art students to children who love animals and people who just want to experiment in the art of drawing. I must say that I really enjoyed looking through the book and trying out the demonstrations, it was incredibly relaxing.
Thank you to NetGalley and the author for a copy of the book, which I have reviewed honestly.