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Saturday, December 20, 2014

A Review of Draw-A-Saurus by James Silvani

My Review

Both of my youngest kids love to draw, and the little man, he absolutely loves dinosaurs. 

This book combines two of his favorite things into something that will keep him busy for days as he experiments with the drawings and figures out how to bring extinct dinosaurs to life on paper, then give them a creative twist uniquely his.

And the teenager is right there next to him as they both use the instructions and ideas to bring dinosaurs back to life.

This is a fabulous, easy to use guide book which can help budding artists or experienced ones draw dinosaurs. 

I love it. I haven't drawn much in years but I might even pick up a pencil and a give it a shot :-)


Draw-A-Saurus 
Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs  

by James Silvani
Pages: 160  
ISBN: 978-0-385-34580-4

About the Book:

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!).

Available at Amazon

Table of Contents

CHAPTER 1: GETTING STARTED
CHAPTER 2: DRAWING THEROPODS
CHAPTER 3: DRAWING SAUROPODS
CHAPTER 4: DRAWING ARMORED DINOSAURS
CHAPTER 5: DRAWING ORNITHOPODS
CHAPTER 6: PREHISTORIC CREATURES
CHAPTER 7: FINE TUNING
CHAPTER 8: INTERPRETATIONS
CHAPTER 9: ENVIRONMENTS



About the Author:

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 now puts those skills to use in art workshops at libraries, schools, and comic book conventions. Silvani is a resident of Kihei, Hawaii.

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