Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The Draw Any Animal Book Review & GIVEAWAY

This very special book is now in print: The Draw Any Animal BookOver 150 Simple Step-by-Step Drawing Sequences for Every Kind of Creature by Robert Lambry. The French author and illustrator originally created these lessons for a weekly children's paper in the 1920s and 30s. Later these same illustrations were compiled into a book and published in French as Les Animaux Tels Qu'ils Sont (Animals as They Are). Now for the first time these vintage images are available in a freshly bound book in English. Lambry shows how to draw a wide range of realistic animals (listed below) using simplified geometric forms. So delightful and compelling are his images you'll want to pick up a pencil and begin drawing, no matter your age! And you can on the adjacent pages, left blank for that purpose. Beautiful in their simplicity and easy to understand these original illustrations stand the test of time! The only tools you'll need are a pencil and eraser. Quarry Books released this 176 page paperback on October 15, 2019. Get your copy below!


table of contents

General notions
Simple shapes

Dogs
Cats
More cats

Mice
Rats and water voles
Small rodents
Shrews
Moles
Ground hogs, mongooses, and beavers
More beavers
Squirrels
Weasels, 
Ermines and sable
Eggs

Hedgehogs and porcupine
Rabbits
Hares
Foxes
Wolves
Bears
Stags and deer

Otters
Frogs
Fish

Cows
Sheep and goats
Horses
More horses
Donkey and mules
Pigs and boars
Roosters
Roosters and hens
Hens and chicks
Turkeys and guinea fowl
Partridges and quails
Pheasants
Ducks
Geese and swans

Owls and bats
Swallows
Sparrows
Crows and magpies
Seagulls and pigeons
Budgies 
Parrots
Raptors
Flamingos
Waders
Flightless birds
Peacock

Lions
More lions
Big cats
More big cats
Tigers
Hippopotamuses
Rhinoceroses
Zebras
Apes and monkeys
Cattle
Hyena and jackals
Lynx and cheetahs
Antelopes and gazelles
Camels
Giraffe
Elephants
Kangaroos

Lizards and crocodiles
Turtles
Reptiles

Whales
Walruses
Seals and sea lions
Shellfish
More shellfish
Snail and slugs
Penguins and auks

Bugs
More bugs
Butterflies
Butterflies and moths
Locust, crickets, earwigs



Stags and deer, page 50.


Pheasants page 82.


Giraffes page 140



Les Animaux Tels Qu'ils Sont
par R. et L. Lambry


Les Elephants
Page 19


Round ... Pigs, boars
Page 21


The Draw Any Animal Book ISBN-13: 978-1631598418 is available worldwide at Quarry Books, a division of the Quarto Publishing Group USA. Check out their unique catalog at Quarry Books. Quarto has generously offered to giveaway a copy! One winner will be selected at random. Open until October 31, 2019. Prize includes shipping. Canada & the USA only. Good luck!


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31 comments:

  1. Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing is another book that I would like to have

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  2. I'd love to get Portrait of an Artist: Frida Kahlo.

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  3. "Little People Big Dreams" would be a great book for my grandchildren.

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  4. love to gift An ABC of Equality
    by Chana Ginelle Ewing and Paulina Morgan

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  5. I would like the book Pocket Art: Portrait Drawing because that's something I'd like to work on.

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  6. We would also like The ABC of Equality. It looks fascinating.

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  7. Plant based desert recipes would be great to have and try! the book would make a great gift as well.

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  8. Block Print Magic is another book I would like. I have a very old house - floors, walls, even ceilings are potential design surfaces. What I would really like is to print on fabric. I could not make designs for the house but also for clothing - for myself and friends ... and our cats!

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  9. Success with Succulents. Thanks!

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  10. I'd like Art lab for kids-would be a great gift for Christmas!

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  11. I like How to Draw Almost Every Day too
    jan

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  12. I would like to have The Everyday Journeys of Ordinary Things.

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  13. The Origami Boxes Super Paper Pack looks amazing!

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  14. My niece would love Art lab for kids- we could work on it together

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  15. My daughter would love the Ultimate Slime activity book

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  16. I would also love If You Can Cut, You Can Collage.

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  17. This is such a cool one for the kiddos. I'm nerdily interested in this one, too: https://www.quartoknows.com/books/9781786030252/Maps-of-the-United-Kingdom.html

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  18. I would like: Learn to Draw Disney's Villains - on those rainy days and in Quebec, those stormy days and evenings.

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  19. The Atlas of Adventures series looks stunning!

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  20. a great book I would love is ... Cat Lady Embroidery
    380 Ways to Stitch a Cat

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  21. Would love to try the How to Draw Almost Every Day.

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  22. How Comics Work for my grandson, thanks!

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  23. I would love to try the Art Lab for Kids book. Actually, my granddaughter would try it!

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  24. My niece is learning Art she has a passion for it. She’s taking Art classes.

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  25. I'd love to give my daughter the Ultimate Slime book!

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