Draw-a-saurus: Everything You Need To Know To Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs by James SilvaniDraw-a-saurus: Everything You Need To Know To Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs by James Silvani

Draw-a-saurus: Everything You Need To Know To Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs

byJames Silvani

Paperback | September 9, 2014

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This in-depth yet accessible dinosaur drawing guide combines humor, creativity, and the latest dino research to show artists young and old how to breathe life into drawings of their prehistoric favorites. 

Prehistoric Pencil Power!
Even though they lived some 65 million years ago, dinosaurs and other prehistoric reptiles continue to rule today. From movies to comics and cartoons, these ancient, giant beasts are everywhere you turn. Of course, who wants to just read about or watch these dinos when you can learn how to use pencils, pens, markers, and more to draw your very own? 

Cartoonist James Silvani combines easy-to-follow art exercises with the latest, greatest dino-facts to help you create fun and cool dinosaur doodles all by yourself. With lessons on old favorites like T-rex and stegosaurus, as well as lesser-known (but still awesome) creatures like the massive argentinosaurus, Draw-a-Saurus has everything the dinosaur fan could ever ask for (outside of their very own pet dino!).
JAMES SILVANI is an artist and illustrator and has drawn characters for Disney, Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, and Marvel Comics. Currently he is a comic book illustrator for titles like Disney’s Mickey Mouse, DuckTales, Darkwing Duck, and The Muppets. Silvani has drawn dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts since childhood, and ...
Title:Draw-a-saurus: Everything You Need To Know To Draw Your Favorite DinosaursFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 9.2 × 7.7 × 0.55 inPublished:September 9, 2014Publisher:Potter/TenSpeed/HarmonyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0385345801

ISBN - 13:9780385345804

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best dino-drawing book ever If you are into dinosaurs, or art, or both, then this book is definitely for you. Kids and adults are fascinated with these humungous, beautiful creatures who roamed the earth 65 million years ago. I know that this book will bring delight as fun facts are woven throughout the pages, the history of the dinosaur is shared and best of all, the reader learns how to break down and draw these complex creatures by following easy, step-by-step instructions. Silvani has incorportated history and science together, which makes the book not only creative, but educational as well. The author gives practical artist advice in his "Getting Started" chapter. He points out that you will need paper, pencils, erasers, and pens which are all best friends of a budding artist extraordinare. He explains the basics of the dinosaur's anatomy and points out that with simple ovals and lines you too are capable of drawing such a magnificent creature. He talks about adding motion poses, texture and colour to bring the animal to life and that is to your liking. This book is a dinosaur lover's delight. It contains a compilation of witty, hilarious illustrations that work so well to add wit and humour to what could be another boring, stagnant, "Let's Draw Dinosaurs" book. He takes it to a whole new level of .... shall I dare say it? ..... FUN! The book includes clever one-liners and hidden jokes to make you giggle and smile. Best of all he includes the latest dino-facts which every dinosaur lover should know. These beasts capture the imagination of both young and old and all ages will enjoy pursuing the lessons and participating in them for a long time. Well done Mr. Silvani!
Date published: 2014-10-15

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Editorial Reviews

“Draw-a-Saurus was a wonderful surprise. Not only does it provide solid instructions on the basics of drawing these magnificent terrible lizards, but it also includes great facts about them and a great deal of humor that both parents and children can enjoy. Recommended. A+”—Josh Begley, The Fandom Post “While it's goal is to teach you how to draw a 'saurus (see how that works?), you can still enjoy it if you're a complete artistic luddite. I know this because I loved it and I can't even draw a decent cube. Silvani combines real drawing instruction with adorable and hilarious editorial commentary (the "editor" notes are amazing) which makes this book work as both a teaching manual and source of entertainment.”—Geek Girl Diva“With delightful touches of humor throughout the book, James Silvani shows readers how they, with a little knowledge and some practice, can create their own dinosaur drawings. It is clear that he does not take himself too seriously and that he absolutely loves dinosaurs, which makes him easy to connect with and wonderfully entertaining.”—Marya Jansen-Gruber, Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review