We think this is a SUPER book – because really, anyone can draw imaginary animals. Doing so is fun, and it’s self-esteem boosting (the horse I draw looks more like an elephant than a horse – but my imaginary animal looks GREAT!). Lots of wonderful ideas and techniques – and the quality of the book is exceptional.
From the back cover:
Carla Sonheim brings you another volume of exciting and liberating drawing exercises in her brand new book: Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals.
The book opens with three chapters of fun and freeing creative exercises in which you will draw a variety of fun animals and creatures as you learn to recover a more childlike approach to creating. The next ten chapters present a variety of mixed-media techniques that incorporate painting, artist’s books, transfers, and more, that will help you bring your amazing creatures to life and result in a unique, finished art piece. You will improve your drawing skills, expand your creativity, learn new art approaches, and have loads of fun doing it!
Review for “Imaginary Animals”
“I am incredibly impressed with this book. It’s packed full of great ideas, projects and mixed-media techniques, many of which I have added to my repertoire. The book is inspiring, fun, creative, imaginative and releases all pressure and expectations that we artists often place on ourselves. Instead, it gives you permission to let go, have fun and enjoy yourself.” — Regina Lord, www.creativekismet.com
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