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Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Animals Paperback – April 5, 2006
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This book was my salvation. Within these pages you'll find instructions on how to draw all kinds of creatures, from the lowly ant to an elaborate dragon, all by adding easy shapes (traingles, circles, linnes) one-at-a-time.
There is considerable truth in this book (and the author's others, which I unfortunately didn't discover until recently). How simplicity can communicate. How you can tackle something big by working in small steps. How you can make something you imagine come to like.
To this day I can take pleasure in drawing pictures, even though they're simple and I've never taken an art class since first grade, and I attribute a lot of that joy to this book. And nothing compares to giving a frustrated five-year-old an Emberly book and watching his face light up as he realizes that maybe he can make his drawings more than just scribbles.
This book (and the others) cannot be recommend too highly.
It'll kick-start a budding artist, break the 'I can't draw anything' mood everyone sometimes finds themseleves in, and is a valuable tool to get kids over the initial inability to draw things that 'look good'.
I love it. I use it every now and then when I need to 'get the gist' of an animal I am trying to capture on paper. It's beautifully simple and effective.
I am so happy I posted about it on Instagram and had like 20 friends tell me how much their kids love the book too!
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My nephew loves this, it really helped him expand his creativity in drawing.Published 27 days ago by Christina Wolkenfeld
I bought this book to give to my grandchildren and had great fun with it myself before handing it over to them. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Tillie
Lot's of fun! My 9 year old loves using this book to help her create all kinds of cool creatures!Published 1 month ago by DebsB
Great book. My niece loves it. We have used it together and it's been a great experience.Published 2 months ago by FLY 49567 MARIA CLAUDIA AHUMADA GRANADOS