By James Horton
Similar to different books released by way of Dorling Kindersley, this one is profusely illustrated by way of closely-spaced drawings and pictures that nearly crowd out textual content. it is a brief publication, at seventy two pages, however it covers, although in short, artists' fabrics utilized in drawing, in addition to a number of drawing suggestions and matters.
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Make longer lines down from each to finish the muzzle. Add two small eyes. D E E F ME Pandas need to eat a lot of bamboo to stay healthy. Draw a bamboo stalk! 30 A b c try this Erase the bamboo stalk where the panda’s paw overlaps. 6 Now it’s time to color your giant panda! 31 FURTHER READING Burnie, David, and Tony Juniper. Endangered Planet. Boston: Kingfisher, 2004. Goodman, Susan E. Saber-Toothed Cats. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2006. Gunzi, Christiane. The Best Book of Endangered and Extinct Animals.
Endangered Planet. Boston: Kingfisher, 2004. Goodman, Susan E. Saber-Toothed Cats. Minneapolis: Millbrook Press, 2006. Gunzi, Christiane. The Best Book of Endangered and Extinct Animals. Boston: Kingfisher, 2004. S. gov/endangered/kids Walker, Sally M. Rhinos. Rev. ed. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications Company, 2007. org index Africa, 6, 10, 16 Asia, 24 black rhinoceros, 10–11 North America, 24 Panama, 8 Panamanian golden frog, 8–9 poachers, 10 California, 15 quagga, 6–7 dodo bird, 20–23 saber-toothed cat, 12–15 endangered animals, 10, 16, 28 Europe, 24 extinct animals, 6, 8, 12, 20, 24 woolly mammoth, 24–27 World Wildlife Fund, 28 giant panda, 28–31 zoos, 6, 8 Mauritius, 20 mountain gorilla, 16–19 32 This Page Left Blank Intentionally Do you love exotic quaggas or strong black rhinos?
Add short lines for markings. 5 Draw a nose and a small mouth. Add curved ovals for eye markings. Make longer lines down from each to finish the muzzle. Add two small eyes. D E E F ME Pandas need to eat a lot of bamboo to stay healthy. Draw a bamboo stalk! 30 A b c try this Erase the bamboo stalk where the panda’s paw overlaps. 6 Now it’s time to color your giant panda! 31 FURTHER READING Burnie, David, and Tony Juniper. Endangered Planet. Boston: Kingfisher, 2004. Goodman, Susan E. Saber-Toothed Cats.
An Introduction to Drawing by James Horton