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5.0 out of 5 stars BOOK REVIEW
This book follows, and elaborates on, DRAW FURRIES : HOW TO CREATE ANTHROPOMORPHIC AND FANTASY ANIMALS by the same authors, thankfully without repeating any material from the original. As well as exploring some more exotic animals (such as kangaroos and otters), the reader is introduced to Scalies (reptiles, amphibians, dinosaurs, and dragons) and Mythological Creatures...
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Cool book but u less you have night the first and know how to draw it's quiet difficult
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5.0 out of 5 stars BOOK REVIEW, 31 July 2013
This review is from: Draw More Furries: How to Create Anthropomorphic Fantasy Creatures (Paperback)
This book follows, and elaborates on, DRAW FURRIES : HOW TO CREATE ANTHROPOMORPHIC AND FANTASY ANIMALS by the same authors, thankfully without repeating any material from the original. As well as exploring some more exotic animals (such as kangaroos and otters), the reader is introduced to Scalies (reptiles, amphibians, dinosaurs, and dragons) and Mythological Creatures (such as the griffin, kirin, and jackalope). Although the book begins with what is, in effect, a summary of the original volume by demonstrating how to draw a basic Furry, I would suggest the reader be familiar with the first book.
A number of step-by-step demonstrations follow the same pattern :- coming up with an idea for a character and pose based on the unique attributes we associate with certain animals (a crocodile, for example, becomes an evil warrior); drawing it by gradually building on basic forms; then deciding on a colour-palette. Each tutorial concludes with species-specific enhancements such as antlers, hooves, and wings (both birds and bats), and appropriate clothes and props to equip your creation. The book concludes by inspiring the reader to use what they've learned to devise their own unique hybrids. Also included are some examples of work by guest artists, who comment on their techniques.
One of the most interesting parts of the book is the exploration of different approaches to the same subject : a snake Scaly could be basically human with some snake-like features, or a monstrous snake-creature with human arms that wouldn't look out of place in a Greek myth. There are clever techniques for drawing animal heads at various angles using a grid system, using "landmarks" on the body to rotate it, and simple but effective ways of drawing hands and the drape of a cloak. As with the original book, this volume includes interesting snippets of information, such as the structure of a snake's mouth, and the correct term for a crocodile's scales. A nice humourous touch is the colour-coding of the various species' sections : green and scaly, or tan and furry.
My only complaint is that, like so many other current books of this type, Photoshop is used as the default method for colouring pictures : I would have much rather seen how to create effective fur, feather, and scales using traditional pencils or paints.
As satisfying as its predecessor, DRAW MORE FURRIES : HOW TO CREATE ANTHROPOMORPHIC FANTASY CREATURES is beautifully illustrated in colour and detailed black-and-white-sketches (I was particularly impressed with the iguana, triceratops knight, snake queen, and dragon warrior), and is highly recommended.
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4.0 out of 5 stars For anyone who wants to get more tips about drawing furries, 31 July 2013
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It's quite good tutorials about the most popular antro figures and gives good tips for even experienced artists. Might also fit for beginners too. Perhaps too Photoshop praising and focused to my liking which is common problem with tutorial books.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars, 17 Oct 2014
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Cool book but u less you have night the first and know how to draw it's quiet difficult
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