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With Ten-Step Drawing: Animals, you will learn to create an awe-inspiring array of different animals. Step by step, you will create creatures both wild (bald eagle, armadillo, meerkat, dung beetle) and domesticated (donkey, camel, duck, goat). The animals include those from the sea (whale, sea turtle, jellyfish, walrus) and the woodland (snail, fox, raccoon, river otter). Even learn to draw your favorite pets (cat, dog, rabbit, guinea pig). Handy prompts encourage artistic individuality and include helpful tips for drawing other subjects not featured in the book.
Designed especially for aspiring illustrators, doodlers, and art hobbyists, the fun and approachable books in the Ten-Step Drawing series encourage new artists to get acquainted with the basic principles of drawing so they can learn to create art with confidence. Ten-Step Drawing: Animals is sure to encourage even the most reluctant artist to break out a sketchbook and doodle to their heart's content. So grab a pencil and start drawing!
Also available in the Ten-Step Drawing series: Flowers, Nature, and People.
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Ten-Step Drawing: Animals – Goldfish
1 Start with a pointed oval.
2 Add sweeping curves for the tail.
—make the inside slightly bumpy.
3 Add top and bottom fins that are bumpy at the ends.
4 Add the side fin plus two more on the underside.
5 Draw a curve with two bumps at the top for the face.
6 Add two circles for the eye and wavy lines to the tail.
7 Add wavy lines to the rear fins.
8 Start adding scales, from the head backward.
The hardest part of the goldfish is getting the scales to line up and shrink toward the tail. You might want to practice drawing the pattern by itself first.
9 Finish the scales, making them smaller toward the back.
10 Vary the color tone to make the goldfish scales appear reflective.