Saturday, April 12, 2008

The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals

The Weatherly Guide to Drawing Animals

by: Joe Weatherly
Published by: Joe Weatherly
ISBN 0-9710314-1-X

Found this Gem at Comicon 2006 , walking around
we saw Weatherly´s booth and he was there selling his book,
we flipped through it and it was a very impressive experience.

Page after page i was just getting more convinced at how great this book is,
for all folks wanting to start drawing creatures, and animals,
I have to say, you must buy this book.

Is 165 pages all black and white, and it doesn´t have much of that
filler material you usually see in educational books,
instead it´s contents are filled with clear very well drawn
mini lectures on animal drawing, from life sketches to
analytical and anatomical linework.

In this preview you can see the analitical mass structure and the
drawing or next phase that should follow, and this book has tons of these examples.

After the convention I would spend a lot of time on each page
drawing the sketches over and over, and i would use a blue pencil
to draw measuring lines on top of book pages,
it felt like being in a drawing workshop .

If you read all the book and come back at it
and understand and practice from it
you will be competent in drawing animals.

From there is all up to you on the style and accuracy,
but this book is an eye opener even for people that already draw animals.

Link to Joe Weatherly website,
with more artwork and link to where to buy his book: