How to Draw all Animals:
Great for beginners, intermediates & up. Created in 1969, it’s *still* a bestseller today. This is an *amazing* work in detail & scope. If you thought Drawing the Head and Figure was packed with information, wait till you see this slim, detailed book(!).
Entirely black & white- mostly pencil, sometimes ink- It begins with a general comparison between popular animals & types (pages 1-19)- which really makes this book shine for those who don’t draw animals often. This section includes a few skeleton structures, as well as comparative standard basic shapes & actions. These 1st 19 pages may be the BEST in the book. Hamm then proceeds to detail specific animal types. He gives us the simple basic shapes for all popular species, as well as a wealth of construction hints, tips, and tricks for those involved with drawing from memory. Yet- this book is *only* about mammals: No insects, birds or reptiles here…
As expected, popular animals get more attention then others. Check out this crazy-detailed index listing(!): aardvark; aard-wolf; african elephant; american tapir; ant-eater; antelope; apes; arabian camel; arctic fox; armadillo; baboon; bactrian camel; badger; barbary sheep; bear; beaver; bison; black bear; blue persian cat; bobcat; bonnet monkey; boxer dog; black macaque monkey; black rhinoceros; brindled gnu; brown bear; brown capuchin monkey; buffalo; bull; bull eland; bulldog; calf; camel; cape buffalo; cape hunting dog; capped langur; cat; cheetah; chimpanzee; chinchilla; civit cat; clouded leopard; cocker spaniel; couger; coatia monkey; cottontail; cow; coyote; deer; diana monkey; dingo; dog; dromedary camel; duckbilled platypus; elephant; ermine; european bison; european brown bear; eyra; fawn; fox; foxhound; gaur; gazelle; gelada baboon; german shepherd; gibbon; giraffe; gnu; goat; golden cat; gopher; gorilla; great ant-eater; great dane; green monkey; grizzly bear; gray fox; greyhound; ground hog; guinea pig; hamster; hippopotamus; horse; house cat; impalla; indian rhinoceros; irish setter; italian goat; jackal; jack rabbit; jaguar; kangaroo; koala bear; kodiak bear; kudu; lemur; leopard; leopard cat; lion; llama; longhorn steer; lynx; malayan bear; malayan tapir; mandrill; maned wolf; mangabey monkey; margay; mink; mole; mongoose; monkey; moose; mountain lion; mouse; mule deer; ocelot; okapi; opossum; orangutan; otter; pampas cat; panda; panther; patas monkey; pig; pig-tailed monkey; polar bear; pole cat; porcupine; proboscis monkey; pronghorn antelope; puma; rabbit; raccoon; rat; red fox; red-fronted gazelle; rhesus monkey; rhinoceros; roaring monkey; sable antelope; saiga antelope; sea lion; seal; serval; sheep; shrew; siamese cat; siberian husky; silver-backed fox; silver-gray fox; silver tabby cat; skunk; sloat; sloth; sloth bear; snow leopard; south down sheep; spotted hyena; squirrel; squirrel monkey; striped hyena; tamandua ant-eater; tapir; tasmanian wolf; thylacine; tiger; two-toed sloth; virginian fox; wallaroo; walrus; wart hog; weasel; white rhinoceros; whitetail deer; wild boar; wild bull; wolf; wolverine; woodchuck; yellow-tailed howler; and zebra. Whew!!! Great book!
Simple, clear instructions for drawing animals with more than 1,000 step-by-step illustrations. Basic fundamentals for the beginner, new principles and techniques for the professional. A detailed guide for everyone who enjoys–or wants to enjoy–drawing.