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The Draw Any Animal Book

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Thank you NetGalley for allowing me the opportunity to review this book. Nothing fundamentally wrong or unlikable with the title but just couldn’t get into to or was not the right time for that type of book.
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This is an easy-to-follow book to draw cute animal pictures. It's the school of drawing that starts with simple shapes and gets more complex; a teacher or parent could easily adapt this to their little artists' skill and patience levels.

Thanks to the publishers and NetGalley for a digital ARC in exchange for an unbiased review.
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The Draw Any Animal Book includes a wide variety of cute animals to sketch and draw. The instructions and model drawings are very clear and easy to follow. I absolutely adored the book!

Suitable for beginners and children as well.
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Lovely, quirky drawings with easy to follow instructions. I appreciate these little exercises with the animals being their own characters, nothing typical or generic as with cartoons or comics.

Thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for a copy of the book.
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Draw Any Animal by Robert Lambry is what I think of as an old style 'learn to draw' book showing many animals from circle to finished product in a line drawing/cartoon style.    Each animal is shown in a number of different poses and each page of examples has a matching page for the user to try their own hand at drawing.   What I really liked in this book is that the finished animals were in fact do-able -- there was no big jump from mostly circle to drawing.  Additionally the number of different poses was a big plus.  On the downside, similar to other books of this type, there is no teaching on what to look for in trying to draw the animals in other poses.  As I restart my creative endeavours, I think it will be worthwhile to spend some time trying the different animals.
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I would not purchase this book for my library system, but I would absolutely recommend it to individuals interested in learning to draw. And would happily purchase it for my own use.
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The title says it all.  Step by step instructions allow artists old and young to draw a wide variety of animals.  Just some of the animals included are dogs, cats, moles, hares, otters, frogs, cows, horses, owls and lions.  There are then so many more.  According to the publisher, these step-by-step instructions were created for a children's paper almost 100 years ago.  They still seem appealing today. The book provides not only instruction, but also room for creating the drawings. So, get out your pencils and see what you can do.

Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for this title in exchange for an honest review.
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This is a great book if you love drawing animals which it's my favorite thing to draw and this book is super easy to follow their tips and instructions. Hope you give this book a chamce.
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5 stars, hands down guys. This book is exactly what it says - drawing tutorials. And there's a lot of them! Incredibly easy to follow, each page shows a step-out picture guide using common shapes to draw any animal you please.

Thanks netgalley for giving me the advanced PDF so I can share my opinions with y'all :)
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The Draw Any Animal Book is a compilation of artwork and instructions created by the one and only Robert Lambry. These images were actually all drawn back in the 1920s and 30s, but now they’ve been all compiled (and translated) for us in this helpful guide.
	Inside this book you’re going to find one hundred and fifty charmingly drawn animals. Best of all, each and every animal is broken down into their core shapes, with Lambry going out of his way to show how one can draw just about everything.
	I’ve always enjoyed this particular art style, so I was happy to see all of these drawings put together in one book. And obviously, as an animal lover I’m particularly happy with the drawings chosen here.
	The Draw Any Animal Book is perfect for just about anyone, from the experienced artists (for surely they’ll appreciate some of the elements) to the beginners. And don’t forget about all of the animal lovers in the audience!
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When it is snowy and cold outside, superspeed readers like me can read 150 - 200+ pages/hour, so yes, I have read the book … and many more today. LOL

I requested and received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley, the publisher and the author in exchange for an honest review.  

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it


In the 1920s and 30s, French artist Robert Lambry (1902–1934) created a series of charming step-by-step lessons for drawing animals for a weekly children’s paper. They were later compiled into a book Les Animaux Tels Qu'ils Sont (Animals as They Are) and now, almost 100 years later, these beautiful lineworks will guide you to drawing perfection. 

Lambry breaks down the process of drawing realistic animals into a series of simple shapes and lines, enabling you to recreate even the most complex creatures in just a few steps. Use the no-slip, wood-free pages to copy 100 wonderful animals—including: 
Big creatures, like an elephant, rhino, giraffe, and hippo.
Small creatures, like a snail, frog, butterfly, beetle, spider, and flyAll kinds of birds, like a swallow, peacock, turkey, heron, and swan.
Domestic animals, like a cat, dog, chicken, and cow 

A range of wild cats, like a tiger, lynx, lion, and pantherOcean creatures, like a whale, lobster, and seal and more! Indulge the temptation to pick up your pencil, follow these elegant examples, and learn to draw any animal the Lambry way. 

As someone who struggles trying to draw anything, not just animals, this book is an amazing way to learn. The instructions are clear and the illustrations top-notch: this book, along with some paper and pencils would make an ultimate artsy holiday gift.

As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "🙏-ed Social Influencer Millennials/#BachelorNation survivors/etc. " on Instagram and Twitter... Get a real job, people!) so let's give it 🎨🎨🎨🎨
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Wonderful book.  No words just step by step instructions and pages opposite to practice.  This book would be good for young and old alike.  The simplicity of this book is what makes it so great.  No theory, no art school, just a visual way to learn how to make any animal.  Well Done.

I would like to thank the publisher, author and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
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The Draw Any Animal Book is a book full of step by step tutorials for line drawing a number of animals. Originally published in a weekly children's newspaper in the 1920s-30s, this collection, released 15th Oct 2019 by Quarto on their Quarry imprint, is 176 pages and available in paperback format.

The format of these tutorials will be familiar to most readers. They start with simple shapes or geometric line drawings, add simple shapes and refine the outline to wind up with a recognizable finished drawing. Some of the drawings were whimsical, some were very stylized.Each tutorial page has a 'now you have a go' blank facing page for practice.

Great selection for a gift for a young artist, perhaps with some added sketch pads and pencils. This would also make a superlative classroom or library book.I would also recommend this book to babysitters, grandparents, parents, and basically anyone who spends a fair bit of time with small kids in order to up their 'draw with me' game.

Four stars. Fun collection.
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The book’s description is a bit inaccurate. It won’t teach you to draw realistic animals, but if you are really struggling with the idea of how multiple shapes turn into a picture; this book would be helpful. Some of the drawings are a little more complicated, but this book is fun to look through, even if you don’t actually use it to draw anything.  I found it to be a very beginner book for those who drawing does not come easily.
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nice sketches of a variety of animals. Some it is just one sketch, other have a few. Great for those who want to start drawing animals. Good start.
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I am not an artist, but I had great fun drawing some of the animals in this book. Each animal is broken down into a series of simple shapes - squares, triangles, rectangles - and each stage is clearly illustrated. Obviously practice makes perfect and the more you spend sketching the animals, the better the results, but I was really pleased with what I achieved and will refer back to this book frequently.
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I would have to disagree with the description. This book will not give you "realistic" animals. It will however, take you to the next step beyond stick figures. This book would be a great one to use while you are learning form. It breaks the animal down into simple line drawings then provides a page for you to practice. Good beginner book. There is a great variety of different animals to choose from.
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This book will be of some use if you really cannot draw. It offers a way of looking at the subject as a series of shapes which are the worked up into a rather ‘cartoon’ image of the animal. That’s because you are drawing what you think an animal looks like. This is something completely different from drawing a real life animal with all the subtle differences of colour and texture.
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I thought this would be a great little book on how to make items look realistic but the book was very basic in giving any details. (Continue rant on exactly how much of the book to give to what materials to use.) The end results were a little cartoonish and basic but I really enjoyed the little projects sprinkled throughout; they gave good inspiration for things to draw.

The drawings reminded me a little of Kath Kidston or maybe even basic children’s books style illustrations. I think this would be a fun book if you wanted to head into that area but not if you wanted your drawings to look life-like or realistic.
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Such a cute book! I am excited to try to draw some of these animals! I like how there are different variations of each animal. It will allow people to develop different skills as well as learn how to draw one animal a few ways! There are a TON of animals and creatures in this book! This could be fun for a child, adult, or family!
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