Each spread in Draw 500 Awesome Animals features a curated selection of drawings of animals based on a theme (animal species, type, shape, marking pattern, or movement), each comprised of simple combinations of lines and shapes, with blank space for you to draw your versions. You’ll find hundreds of inspiring illustrated examples of a wide array of animals—cat, giraffe, seal, elephant, whale, and much, much more! This is not a step-by-step technique book, but rather a stylized guidebook where the animals are simplified, modernized, and reduced to the most basic elements to show you how simple abstract shapes and forms meld to create the building blocks of any item that you want to draw.
Each of the interpretations provides a different, interesting approach to drawing a single item, providing loads of inspiration for your own drawing. Presented in the author’s uniquely creative style, this engaging and motivational practice book provides a new take on the world of sketching, doodling, and designing.
Julia Kuo splits her time between Cleveland, Ohio, and Taipei, Taiwan. She grew up in Los Angeles, California, and attended Washington University in St. Louis for illustration and marketing. Julia illustrates children’s books, concert posters, and CD covers, designs stationery and journals, and paints in her free time. One recent gallery show featured paintings of street fashion shots from Face Hunter. Julia’s clients include American Greetings, the New York Times, the Home Shopping Network, Little Brown and Co., Capitol Records, Tiny Prints, and Universal Music Group. Her illustrations have been honored in American Illustration, CMYK Magazine, and Creative Quarterly. Visit her online at juliakuo.com.
Julia is also the author of 20 Ways to Draw a Dress and 44 Other Fabulous Fashions and Accessories and 20 Ways to Draw a Cat and 44 Other Awesome Animals.