The fantastic cover drew my attention. Inside is just as wonderful. WOW! Enter the world of Zanna and Harry Goldhawk, wife and husband. The Creature Garden: An Illustrator's Guide to Beautiful Beasts & Fictional Fauna. In several pages of introduction the authors open up about their artistic journey from students through starting their own business Papio Press. It includes discussion and valuable advice on topics such as drawing animals, tools, materials, progress, sketchbooks, tutorials and patterns. The bulk of their book features over 50 stunning tutorials showing how to draw and paint mammals, ocean life, birds, insects, mythical creatures and botanicals. I have included a sample below. Each lesson is similar in format. All begin with the armature - which I've learned is the use of basic shapes to draw the animal (circles, squares, triangles, rectangles). You will find plenty of illustration instruction, inspiration galore and tons of art bursting with life. Rock Point Publishing released this 160 page hardcover on May 29, 2018. Get your copy below!
ABOUT DRAWING ANIMALS
A NOTE FROM THE AUTHORS
ABOUT THE AUTHORS
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The Creature Garden is available worldwide at Rock Point Gift & Stationery. Check our their unique catalog at Rock Point Gift & Stationery. Rock Point Gift & Stationery is a division of the Quarto Publishing Group USA. Quarto has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until October 11, 2018. Canadian and USA addresses only. Good luck!