Draw-A-Saurus Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs by James Silvani


Draw-A-Saurus Everything You Need to Know to Draw Your Favorite Dinosaurs by James Silvani

This book is suitable for children aged 7 to 10. This in-depth yet accessible dinosaur drawing guide combines humour, creativity, and the latest dino research to show young artists how to breathe life into drawings of their prehistoric favourites. Walt Disney and Dreamworks illustrator James Silvani encourages young artists to mix the latest dinosaur facts with their imaginations, using step-by-step lessons showing how to draw a variety of dinosaurs and prehistoric beasts. Lessons cover everything from the most famous dinos like T. Rex and Stegasaurus to some cool, lesser-known creatures. This lively and engaging guide demonstrates methods for drawing dinosaurs in classic poses and from new and exciting angles.


Draw-a-Saurus was a wonderful surprise. Not only does it provide solid instructions on the basics of drawing these magnificent terrible lizards, but it also includes great facts about them and a great deal of humor that both parents and children can enjoy. Recommended. A+ Josh Begley, The Fandom Post While it's goal is to teach you how to draw a 'saurus (see how that works?), you can still enjoy it if you're a complete artistic luddite. I know this because I loved it and I can't even draw a decent cube. Silvani combines real drawing instruction with adorable and hilarious editorial commentary (the editor notes are amazing) which makes this book work as both a teaching manual and source of entertainment. Geek Girl Diva With delightful touches of humor throughout the book, James Silvani shows readers how they, with a little knowledge and some practice, can create their own dinosaur drawings. It is clear that he does not take himself too seriously and that he absolutely loves dinosaurs, which makes him easy to connect with and wonderfully entertaining. Marya Jansen-Gruber, Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review

About the Author

James Silvani is an artist and illustrator best known for his illustration work with The Walt Disney Company. After receiving his B.A. in Art from San Francisco State University, Silvani moved into the illustration field where he's drawn characters for Disney, Warner Bros., Dreamworks, Lucasfilm, and Marvel Comics. Currently he is a comic book illustrator for titles like Mickey Mouse, DuckTales, Darkwing Duck and The Muppets. Silvani has drawn dinosaurs and other prehistoric beasts since childhood, and now puts those skills to use in kid-drawing workshops with a focus on dino-drawing at comic conventions and schools in Hawaii and California.

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160 pages


James Silvani
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Publication date

9th October 2014



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