Customer Reviews


17 Reviews
5 star:
 (13)
4 star:
 (3)
3 star:
 (1)
2 star:    (0)
1 star:    (0)
 
 
 
 
 
Average Customer Review
Share your thoughts with other customers
Create your own review
 
 

The most helpful favourable review
The most helpful critical review


24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best How to Draw Animals Book I Own
This isn't your average, run-of-the-mill "draw a circle, then draw some lines, then draw some more lines and you've drawn a puppy" how-to book. It doesn't talk at length about brush strokes or what kind of pencil to use.

This book is something different. Instead, it *explains* how to draw animals so that you understand what you're doing and why. It gives tips...
Published on 3 Sep 2008 by Lulie T.

versus
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Very Detailed
I found this too detailed and of a high standard for me a lesser known British water colourist. I imagine very good if you specialise in drawing animals but am not in apposition to comment.
Published 12 months ago by mike pringle


‹ Previous | 1 2 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

24 of 24 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best How to Draw Animals Book I Own, 3 Sep 2008
By 
Lulie T. (Oxford, UK) - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
This isn't your average, run-of-the-mill "draw a circle, then draw some lines, then draw some more lines and you've drawn a puppy" how-to book. It doesn't talk at length about brush strokes or what kind of pencil to use.

This book is something different. Instead, it *explains* how to draw animals so that you understand what you're doing and why. It gives tips for remembering proportions and anatomy (e.g. "[the distance between the eyes of a domestic cat is] 1 1/2 eye's width"). And it illustrates them with lots of examples Every one of the 120 pages is jam-packed with content: examples, explanations, tips and tricks.

Where it simplifies animals into basic shapes, it isn't to give you a step-by-step instruction to just copy the picture that's in the books. It's so that you understand what you're doing better; you get the bigger picture of what the animal's shape is -- and how it bends and moves and so on -- before adding the details.

It goes through each different part of the animal -- the feet, legs, ears, eyes, noses -- and gives examples from each different animal species in side-by-side comparison. This way, you can a) really see how contrasting different animal species are, b) learn to draw each part one by one in easy-to-digest chunks, and c) learn common themes and similarities between animals (which can greatly help in understanding how to draw them better).

It then spends a few pages for each species -- cats, lions, tigers, other felines, bears, horses and other equines, elephants, wolves, dogs and other canines, monkeys, etc. -- explaining how to draw that species in detail.

Throughout the book, it also includes wild, less common animals. At the end of the book, there are a few pages devoted to "odd and unusual animals", and also miscellaneous small animals. These last few pages are just examples of many different types of animal (not detailed explanations like the rest of the book), but after reading the rest of the book you will already understand the basics of drawing animals, so these references would be useful.

This book is great for beginners and advanced artists alike. I would highly recommend it to anyone interested in learning to draw animals.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Some good insights and some great inspiration, 25 Jan 1996
By A Customer
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
Jack seems to nail his outline very well with appropiate
thick and thin line. Excellent shading and good reference
for how to quickly draw fur. I've only used a couple of
his techinques but they seem to work for me espically the
first page of basic shapes to start drawing with. These
first pages made revisit the way I draw shoulder/arm and
upper thigh/leg. ALSO check out my favorite artist Rien
Poortvliet, a man who knows how to do it right.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars An excellent book for the animal/furry artist., 7 May 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
This is a good, solid book for the beginning and intermediate animal/anthropomorphic animal artist. Hamm covers a solid range of mammals, including felines, horses, bears, and canines. The book is all on mammals, and covers some common points of mammal anatomy, as well as specifics. One of the art books I owe the most to.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


15 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Best way to learn for the price!!!, 10 Feb 1998
By A Customer
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
I purchased this book for only ten dollars to improve my skills at animating animals. Of coarse, animating requires a large amount of drawings and an artist that can pump them out in a time efficient manner. So as a poor lowly student, I needed a book that would teach me fast. Jack Hamm's book was exactly what I needed. First of all, unlike most 'how to' art books, this one wasn't beefed up with alot of mumbo-jumbo text; but instead there are alot of informative serial drawings. This book is a definite two thumbs up on my list. For ten bucks you can't beat it!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars You can't live without it, 10 July 2009
By 
Bente Bruun - See all my reviews
(REAL NAME)   
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
If you draw or sculpture animals this is a very instructive book. The drawings are very good and have a natural expression. I have bought this book twice because the first one was stolen. So somebody else likes it too.
Best regards
Bente Bruun, Denmark
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 26 Mar 2009
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
Very usefull book-loads of technical info but covers everything from the basics upto trying different stances or even types of animal e.g. horses. Highly recommended for the more serious drawer.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


15 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hamm is GREAT!, 11 July 1999
By A Customer
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
Jack Hamm teaches in his books how to draw with DIFFERENT style not just one cramped "imitate me" style of drawing, writing, and instruction. He also points out things the beginning artist may not see at first! I love these books they have helped my art immensely!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I learned to draw animals!, 21 Jun 1999
By A Customer
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
This book has excellent coverage of how to draw animals. Before this book, I couldn't draw a thing. Now, I can't stop drawing animals!
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars VERY helpful, 4 Dec 2011
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
This book was fantastic when it came to my art project due to doing it about lions and big cats it was perfect for the job due to having a lot of the big cat structures such as how they run, how to draw their face, their bone anatomy etc. I was very pleased when it come to working with this book, it was a very quick delivery which made it even better due to my project being on a timeline of only 8 weeks I had no time to waste really, I would recommend this book to anyone who loves animals and has a great ordeal of drawing them to create a better posture of the animal, VERY good for beginners.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


5.0 out of 5 stars First class companion!, 26 Jan 2014
By 
G. Wylie "george11171" (Scottish Highlands) - See all my reviews
(TOP 500 REVIEWER)    (VINE VOICE)   
Verified Purchase(What is this?)
This review is from: How to Draw Animals (Perigee) (Paperback)
This prolifically illustrated paperback will prove of immense help to anyone wanting to improve their techniques in capturing animals on paper, whether they are of the wild variety or of the domesticated sort. It contains a wealth of extremely useful tips and information that will add realism to your art work. Great value.
Help other customers find the most helpful reviews 
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No


‹ Previous | 1 2 | Next ›
Most Helpful First | Newest First

This product

How to Draw Animals (Perigee)
How to Draw Animals (Perigee) by Jack Hamm (Paperback - 31 Oct 1982)
£7.81
In stock
Add to basket Add to wishlist
Only search this product's reviews