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A G E S 4 AN D U P A R T • D R AW I N G • J U V E N I L E N O N F I C T I O N

Learn how to draw more than 100 cartoon animals starting with just a circle, a square, a rectangle, or a triangle. Simple step-by-step instructions and a colorful collection of lively creatures make drawing animals as easy as it is fun!

Books

...a square becomes an enormous elephant...

Chris Hart ...a rectangle becomes a silly alligator...

is the world’s bestselling author of how-to-draw books. $14.95 US • $16.95 CAN ISBN : 978-1-936096-95-4

...and a triangle becomes a magical unicorn.

Christopher Hart Books for K I D S

Books

Drawing Animals Shape by Shape

Draw Your Favorite Animals with Simple Shapes!

Watch as a circle becomes a baby penquin…

Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Drawing Animals

Shape by Shape

Create Cartoon Animals with Circles, Squares,Rectangles & Triangles


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Drawing Animals

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An imprint of Sixth&Spring Books 161 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10013 Managing Editor LAURA COOKE Editor LAURA COOKE Art Director DIANE LAMPHRON Book Design EMILY JONES Cover Design JOE VIOR ALICIA MACKIN Editorial Assistant SARAH THIENEMAN Vice President TRISHA MALCOLM

Copyright © 2015 by Star Fire, LLC All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or used in any form or by any means—graphic, electronic, or mechanical, including photocopying, recording, or information storage-and-retrieval systems—without written permission of the publisher. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Hart, Christopher, 1957Drawing animals shape by shape : create cartoon animals with circles, squares, rectangles and triangles / Christopher Hart. -- First Edition. pages cm. -- (Drawing Shape by Shape/Draw Anything Series ; #5) ISBN 978-1-936096-95-4 (spiral bound) 1. Animals in art--Juvenile literature. 2. Cartooning--Technique--Juvenile literature. I. Title. NC1764.8.A54H3795 2015 741.5'1--dc23

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For my daughters, Isabella and Francesca


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What’s Inside Let’s Have Some Fun 6 Shape Templates 8 Dogs 10 Cats 28 On the Farm 42 Woodland Creatures 56 On Safari 70 Feathered Friends 88 In the Water 106 Reptiles & Bugs 118 Dinosaurs 134 More Fun Animals 148 Index 170 5


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Let’s Have Some Fun! Welcome, artists! In this new book on drawing animals from simple shapes, I'll show you how to create your favorite animals in no time using easy-to-follow steps. You'll find so many great species to choose from—everything from fluffy woodland creatures to elephants, pets, lions, dinosaurs, sea creatures, and more. If there's an animal you want to draw, chances are you'll find it in this book. Each animal drawing begins with a simple shape such as a square, circle, rectangle, oval, or triangle. (You can draw sketchy shapes—they don't need to be perfect.) 6


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Step-by-step, I'll show you how to add a line here, and then a line there, until you end up with a complete drawing.

You'll also learn how to combine basic shapes. Learning to draw has never been so much fun. All you need is a pencil, and you're ready to go. Let's get started now!

Ha ppy Drawing! Christopher Hart 7


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Shape Templates If you need a little help drawing circles, semi-circles, ovals, triangles, rectangles, or squares, use these shapes as guides for practice. You’ll be drawing your own zoo of animals in no time!

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Arf! Arf! Are you a

lover?

If so, you’ll find lots of popular pooches to draw in this chapter, including a sweet a posh

. It’s easy to draw a

, a noble

, and of any kind using

a few simple shapes. Let’s get started!

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Woodland Creatures

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Awww! Woodland creatures are sooo cute! Think of a plump

or a friendly

.

This serene setting is teeming with interesting critters to draw, including a brown a bad-tempered

, a dainty

, and even

. Let’s head into the woods to

begin drawing these cute and quiet creatures now.

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On Safari

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Roar! The word “safari� always makes a proud leap to mind. Or perhaps you think of a striped Learn to draw these along with a shifty , an enormous

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, a happy , and other amazing

African animals in this fun chapter.

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Hoot! Chirp! Squawk! There are so many different types of Draw a wise a frosty

or a gloomy or a colorful

s. . Sketch

. Find your favorite

feathered friends here and let your drawings take flight!

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Dinosaurs

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Chomp, chomp! Stomp, stomp! Now we’re ready to draw some real giants. Have some fun with a fascinating , the plant-eating And don’t forget the fearsome

. Draw the three-horned , or the flying

.

, everyone’s favorite!

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A G E S 4 AN D U P A R T • D R AW I N G • J U V E N I L E N O N F I C T I O N

Learn how to draw more than 100 cartoon animals starting with just a circle, a square, a rectangle, or a triangle. Simple step-by-step instructions and a colorful collection of lively creatures make drawing animals as easy as it is fun!

Books

...a square becomes an enormous elephant...

Chris Hart ...a rectangle becomes a silly alligator...

is the world’s bestselling author of how-to-draw books. $14.95 US • $16.95 CAN ISBN : 978-1-936096-95-4

...and a triangle becomes a magical unicorn.

Christopher Hart Books for K I D S

Books

Drawing Animals Shape by Shape

Draw Your Favorite Animals with Simple Shapes!

Watch as a circle becomes a baby penquin…

Chris Hart

Chris Hart

Drawing Animals

Shape by Shape

Create Cartoon Animals with Circles, Squares,Rectangles & Triangles

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Drawing Animals Shape by Shape: Create Cartoon Animals with Circles, Squares, Rectangles & Triangles  

If you can draw a simple circle, square, rectangle, or triangle, you can draw any of the more than 100 cartoon animals in this fun and color...

Drawing Animals Shape by Shape: Create Cartoon Animals with Circles, Squares, Rectangles & Triangles  

If you can draw a simple circle, square, rectangle, or triangle, you can draw any of the more than 100 cartoon animals in this fun and color...

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