04/18/14 By Beth Bauer
"Whoever said you can't buy happiness forgot little puppies." --Gene Hill
I've got a serious case of puppy love. No, I'm not a pet owner, but my heart skipped a beat when I had the chance to peruse this playful book called, Learn to Draw Dogs and Puppies. The best part? It's as educational as it is adorable, giving young artists step-by-step directions for drawing over 25 breeds. This can even be a fun and helpful activity for families preparing to get a puppy or dog.
Some of the most helpful pages review different terms used to describe a dog's coat, such as 'fawn' or 'brindle'. The definitions are incredibly useful, providing insight to bring more lifelike quality to the fur color, pattern, and texture of each breed.
The subsequent pages bring each breed of dog to life with a full-color photo, fun facts, and pup personality profiles. With such a variety of dogs, kids will have plenty of opportunities to experiment with the texture, pattern, and shade of fur.
Images excerpted from Learn to Draw Dogs & Puppies
Trust me, Learn to Draw Dogs and Puppies will not only capture your interest but your heart as well.
Do you have a favorite breed of dog to draw? What are some tips you have found to bring out a pup's personality in artwork?
Beth is a freelance writer residing in Fishers, Indiana with a background in print journalism. Her full time job as a stay at home mom allows her to explore the beauty of art and life through her two young daughters' eyes—one finger painting at a time.
If you hear a voice within you say, ‘You cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.
Vincent Van Gogh
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