A complimentary copy of this book was provided by Blogging For Books. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. All opinions are my own.
Published by Watson-Guptill on 2017
Source: Blogging For Books
Genres: ART, Drawing, Plants & Animals, Study & Teaching, Subjects & Themes, Techniques
Part of the best-selling Draw 50 series this step-by-step guide to drawing various fish, sharks, oysters, bottlenose dolphins, crabs, polar bears, coral, and other ocean life is for artists of all levels.
In this new installment of Lee J. Ames's beloved Draw 50 series, readers will find easy-to-follow, step-by-step visual lessons on sketching and rendering all kinds of sea and ocean-dwelling creatures. Animals and plants from in and near the water featured in the book include clownfish, whale sharks, sea otters, dolphins, turtles and more.
I like this book and there are a few that look simplistic enough for me to give it a try. I’m going admit—I can’t draw. Now, I know you’re wondering why the world I took a How-to-draw book when I can’t draw. Well, my daughters can!
My daughter who is fairly artisitic gave this a try and she said, “Mom, I just can’t.” She draws people/anime characters the most and she doesn’t have passion for sea life the way that I do.
Some of the images in the book look fairly complex to me so this book isn’t the best for someone just learning to draw. For the most part, this book would be better for someone with a little bit of training or natural ability.
I’m giving this book a 5. The animals appear to be fairly accurate in design. I think this book would be wonderful for a budding artist that has an eye for detail.
Do you think you can learn to draw or do you think someone needs natural ability? I would love to learn but I have no idea how to get started! My daughters are self taught and always have shown the natural artistic ability.