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Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil

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A great beginners  book filled with information and instruction, I would have liked more detailed instruction especially on coloring the animal and adding in fur and textures etc, but not a bad beginners book
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I enjoyed this book and it was very helpful in my eyes as it had been awhile since i did any art so this book did help a lot
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Dry good illustrative book. Shows how to draw and then colour the animals. Good book for a beginner although would have liked a bit more variety of animals.
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"Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil" by Debra Kauffman Yaun was a detailed drawing book using colored pencils for drawing some of your favorite animals. Yaun teaches the readers step-by-step ways of drawing proper form, layering and blending so that features like fur, spots, shells all are properly represented, and even discusses stroke types to get the correct look. Each animal she illustrates has five or more iterations of the drawing as it progresses.

Some examples that she portrays include: a rooster, a shetland sheepdog, a squirrel, a horse, an alpaca, a leopard and several other animals. These varied array of animals hopefully would help the artist to attempt other animals with similar features or body forms as you become more comfortable drawing animals.

This book is a great addition to any artist's library as they learn to draw realistic representations of animals in the world around them.

I received this eBook free of charge from Quarto Publishing Group – Walter Foster Publishing via NetGalley in exchange for a fair and honest review. I did not receive any fiscal compensation from either company for this review and the opinions expressed herein are entirely my own.
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Like the other Walter Foster book you do get tools and techniques. It is not completely step by step but transitions to where the next points should be into making the final illustration. You do get common animals to draw.
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This is one of those "and then a miracle occurs" kind of drawing books. Each of the 10 animals depicted is illustrated first with a basic outline of crude shapes in the first drawing, then it's a beautiful black and white drawing in the second, and then it's quickly transformed in a few more steps into a colored illustration that is so detailed it nearly looks like a photograph. You need to already have some serious art skills to follow these steps, as the author just sort of figures you know exactly how to transform the blob of shapes that will make up a collie's head into the collie's head for step two, and that all you really need to know is what colors of pencils to use and for someone to tell you which strokes work best.

Great for trained artists, but not for beginners or those who need actual drawing instruction.

I read a temporary digital ARC of the book for the purpose of review.
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Thank You #NetGalley for the chance to read and review this title. When I saw this book and the fantastic coloured pencil  fox on the front cover I was immediatly drawn to it. I really wanted to colour like the very talented writer and artist.  
I really enjoyed reading the book and loved looking at the beautifully coloured images.
The author explains all about different colouring mediums, which papers to use and talking you though step by step how to draw the animals and then colour them.  Projects are broken down into simple steps with a great deal of handy tips thoughout.  The author even explains how to colour in backgrounds for your creations. 
I would recommend this book as its super easy to follow and full of great hints and tips.
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After taking several classes in colored pencils, I was excited to have the opportunity to review this book. I was disappointed in this books ability to deliver what is promised on the cover, step by step; it was not.
In the Tools and Techniques section, blending tools are shown, colored pencils aren’t mentioned, at all, only graphite drawing tools; also, mentioning that they are fairly inexpensive, which they are, however, that is not the case with a nice set of professional colored pencils. 
There is a picture of the color pallet used in the drawings without mentioning anything about colored pencils. It is important to know that there are different material compositions of colored pencils, such as, oil based, wax based or even tinted graphite and how they will lay on the paper.
Techniques for applying colored pencil are addressed, such a as pressures, textures and directional strokes. 
There are paragraphs stating which color(s) to use on some part of the animal, but unclear as to exactly where, what order to place the colors, what pressure to use or which layering technique is used to achieve the same results. There are several drawings for each of the animals, and someone who has some experience using colored pencils will be able to discern where the colors are placed, but it may be frustrating for someone new to colored pencils. 
As I believe that this book can inspire you to try your hand at using colored pencils, I give it 3 stars, instead of 2.
I received a copy of this book through NetGalley for my honest opinion.
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Well, isn't the fox on the cover just gorgeous? 

I was interested in this book because I was never really good at using coloured pencils. I always messed up, I had no idea how to do dimensions... or just how to draw pretty. 

During reading this I doodled a bit and it looked way better! Yay!

Unfortunately, I can already say that coloured pencils are too much hassle for me. So, I don't think I'll be going back to this. However, it is good to know how to do it.
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Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil
Learn to draw with colored pencil step by step
by Debra Kauffman Yaun is a book I requested from NetGalley and the review is voluntary. I love art books if they are a good step-by-step guide with excellent instructions and plenty of illustrations which this one does! There are 10 projects and the book also shows techniques needed for colored pencil art. This is perfect for the beginner to learn realistic animal colored pencil art! Great book!
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This book has some beautiful projects in and the realism is excellent.  Although they are in stages I am not sure there is enough detailed instruction for a complete beginner (especially the layering of the coloured pencil) but the book would be ideal for someone with a bit of experience.  There is plenty of other information about materials and would be great as an introduction book to this subject.
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I really like these art instructional books of Walter Foster, simple, useful and beautiful. This one presents, - after a short introduction (tools, color palette and basic strokes), - some animals: felines, horse, parrot, turtle, squirrel etc. and of course the fox in the cover. Starting from simplified underlaying forms, building up through easy steps, voilà!, you can draw seemingly complicated subjects. Surely you don't learn to draw from a little book like this, you'll need years of learning and practice, but as a teaser it works.
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Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil by Debra Kauffman Yaun. Now, It may be a book with 40 pages but it's full of so much information on how to draw animals with coloured pencils and how to make them look real, with great illustrations throughout.
This book is Great for a beginner and who is new to drawing it has: "How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist."

It includes drawing projects are: 
a rooster, a Shetland sheepdog, a grey squirrel, a horse, a lory bird, a leopard, a Maine coon cat, an alpaca, a box turtle, and a red fox.

I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley and Quarto Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
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Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil is a great book for artists or art classes. It is easy to read and has great instructions. It is a must for art lovers.
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Yes, you guessed it, I requested <i>Drawing Animals in Colored Pencil </i>by Debra Kauffman Yaun largely due to the fact that it had a fox on the cover. What can I say? I have an obsession and I couldn't help myself. And in this case, I found myself quite pleased with the book I ended up reading. Often I generally feel rather "meh" about drawing related books largely because I've never felt particularly helped or fond of the start drawing with circles attitude since it always annoyed the heck out of me to have to erase them later. And yes, I do understand the ridiculousness of this. But, even so, I've managed to get fairly decent over the years at black and white drawings. The thing that really drew me in about this book was the fact that it discussed using color, something I've never really quite managed to grasp an ability for.

One thing I appreciated about this book was how it began by introducing you not only to different kinds of pencils you could use but also to different tools used for smudging and shadows as well as different kinds of erasers. The piece I loved the most from this book, however, was the inclusion of different strokes you can use to incorporate color into your drawings. That, ultimately, was the big piece that drew me in the first place and Yaun did not disappoint there in the slightest. Yaun even broke it down later on in the chapters as she explained how to draw several different animals. Of course, I most looked forward to the fox drawing.

Overall, this is a really quick read and one that only offers a tutorial on how to draw a select few animals. But I do think it is well worth it, especially to those who struggle to create works of art with color in the first place. I, personally, really appreciated the opportunity to read it and I can't wait to see how much it improves my drawing skills.

<i>I was provided a free copy of this book via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.</i>
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I received a DIGITAL Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

Learn to create strikingly realistic animal drawings in coloured pencil beginning with basic shapes.

Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil shows you how to render a variety of beautiful animals in graphite pencil, with tips on choosing materials, building with basic shapes, and shading and colouring to develop form and realism. In this comprehensive, 40-page book, accomplished artist Debra Kauffman Yaun shares her artistic insights and techniques.

The book opens with essential information on choosing tools and materials, understanding colour theory, and creating basic pencil strokes. It then covers special coloured pencil techniques, such as hatching, burnishing, layering, and blending. Finally, the author demonstrates how to accurately depict an assortment of adorable animals––including favourite family pets, wildlife, and birds––in a series of clear, step-by-step lessons. In-depth, easy-to-follow instructions allow aspiring artists to develop their drawing skills, guiding them from simple sketches to the final flourishes.

The included drawing projects are a rooster, a Shetland sheepdog, a grey squirrel, a horse, a lory bird, a leopard, a Maine coon cat, an alpaca, a box turtle, and a red fox.

Designed for beginners, the How to Draw & Paint series offers an easy-to-follow guide that introduces artists to basic tools and materials and includes simple step-by-step lessons for a variety of projects suitable for the aspiring artist. Drawing: Animals in Colored Pencil allows artists to develop their drawing skills, demonstrating how to start with basic shapes and use pencil and shading techniques to create varied textures, values, and details for a realistic, completed drawing.

Whether you are a beginner artist or wanting to improve your skills, this is the book to read - it is clear, concise and has great tips on how to make masterpieces out of paper and pencil. I am more of a painter than a drawer but even I got so much out of this book: colour mixing, shading, etc. etc. so I do expect my works to be good enough to keep from now on.   

In my opinion, coloured pencil animals can also be drawn first in regular pencil and then gussied up with coloured pencils or paint --- this book will be an invaluable asset to this artist!  I look forward to reading and reviewing this series' book on drawing other creatures- I assume it will be just as awesome.  

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by Millennials on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it 🐎🐎🐎🐎🐎 (For my friend Lori, who since kindergarten has been drawing amazing horses anywhere and everywhere - clouds are horses too you know!!)
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