How to Draw Dogs
It's easy to sketch accurate, character-filled likenesses of dogs, and this book will show you how to draw 30 different types of canines: hunting, working, sporting, hounds, terriers, and other kinds of dogs. You'll discover how combining circles, ovals, rectangles, and other simple forms results in realistic depictions of a beagle, cocker spaniel, collie, Dalmatian, Old English sheepdog, golden retriever, and 24 other breeds.
If you like, you can even create your own fantasy dogs by combining heads, bodies, tails, and legs from different breeds. Each of the step-by-step guides includes a blank practice page as well as a short description of the breed. The finished drawings are great for coloring, too.
This series of books is a great way to start drawing or get extra drawing practice. Young artists are taken step by step from conception to finished picture. Around 30 different things to draw are featured in each book, and no reading is required - just follow the line drawing "steps." As a whole, the end results in this series are more simplistic and childlike than others in this section, but the steps are easy for young children to follow, and no superfine detail is required (crayons welcome!). - Melissa