Drawing Animals

Drawing AnimalsThe writing of this book began in South Africa with the help of Rocco Knobel, Director of National Parks, and under the guidance of Bernard Sargent, a South African animal artist. In the beginning, the author observes that "there is no singularly 'right' or 'wrong' way to draw animals." Emphasis is placed upon "knowing what to look for." "You will more easily understand the likeness and differences in animals if you know something about how the animal functions." Examples are given in quick sketches of the orangutan, camel, gorilla, giraffe, jackal, tapir, hippopotamus, elephant and rhino, along with other animals. On the pages that follow, readers are given more detailed and varied analyses of drawings of animals. These "on-the-spot sketches" lead to skilled animal drawing. Students making use of this book can come to the realization that they must draw with a feeling for the animal, the better able he or she can draw it. This is a book appropriate for middle- and high-school students.--J.J.H. For information about this publication, circle No. 394 on the Reader Service Card.