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Learn to draw cats & kittens : step-by-step instructions for more than 25 favorite feline friends / illustrated by Robbin Cuddy.

By: Cuddy, Robbin [illustrator.].
Material type: TextTextSeries: Learn to draw series (Laguna Hills, Calif.): Lake Forest, CA Walter Foster Jr., [2015] ©2015Description: 64 pages : colour illustrations ; 28 cm.Content type: text | still image Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9781600584800; 1600584802.Other title: Cats & kittens | Learn to draw cats and kittens.Subject(s): Kittens in art -- Juvenile literature | Cats in art -- Juvenile literature | Drawing -- Technique -- Juvenile literatureGenre/Form: Children's nonfiction. DDC classification: 743.6975
Contents:
Tools & Materials -- How to Use This Book -- Breeds -- Coats -- Abyssinian -- American Curl -- Balinese -- Bengal -- Birman -- Bombay -- British Shorthair -- Burmese -- Color Pointed British Shorthair -- Devon Rex -- Egyptian Mau -- Exotic -- Himalayan -- Japanese Bobtail -- Maine Coon -- Manx -- Munchkin -- Norwegian Forest Cat -- Ocicat -- Persian -- Ragdoll -- Scottish Fold -- Selkirk Rex -- Siamese -- Siberian -- Somali -- Turkish Angora -- Turkish Van.
Summary: The book opens with brief information for getting started and the most popular breeds, the tools and materials needed, and some sample drawing exercises to warm up. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a square, a circle, or a triangle, and progresses to a finished colored piece of artwork, making it easy for children to follow along. Along the way, engaging text describes interesting facts about each breed.
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Item type Current location Collection Call number Copy number Status Date due Barcode Item holds
Childrens Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Non-fiction
Children's Non-fiction 743.6 CUD Checked out 18/03/2021 T00801516
Childrens Non-Fiction Davis (Central) Library
Children's Non-fiction
Children's Non-fiction 743.6 CUD 2 Available T00584329
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

Perfect for artists in training Learn to Draw Cats & Kittens is the perfect way for children to discover more about their favorite animals and pets, in addition to expressing their artistic side.

"Contains fun facts, quizzes, color photos, and much more!"--Cover.

Tools & Materials -- How to Use This Book -- Breeds -- Coats -- Abyssinian -- American Curl -- Balinese -- Bengal -- Birman -- Bombay -- British Shorthair -- Burmese -- Color Pointed British Shorthair -- Devon Rex -- Egyptian Mau -- Exotic -- Himalayan -- Japanese Bobtail -- Maine Coon -- Manx -- Munchkin -- Norwegian Forest Cat -- Ocicat -- Persian -- Ragdoll -- Scottish Fold -- Selkirk Rex -- Siamese -- Siberian -- Somali -- Turkish Angora -- Turkish Van.

The book opens with brief information for getting started and the most popular breeds, the tools and materials needed, and some sample drawing exercises to warm up. Each drawing lesson begins with a basic shape, such as a square, a circle, or a triangle, and progresses to a finished colored piece of artwork, making it easy for children to follow along. Along the way, engaging text describes interesting facts about each breed.

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School Library Journal Review

Gr 1-4-These books provide step-by-step instructions for depicting a wide variety of animals. Forest Animals covers a diverse selection of creatures, such as raccoons, barn owls, orangutans, and forest elephants, while Cats & Kittens has directions for drawing various breeds, such as Manx, Persian, Siamese, and Maine Coon. Each animal is featured on a colorful, cleanly designed spread that includes a photo, a few basic facts about the species (or breed), and occasional mini-quizzes. While the steps usually begin with a few basic shapes, such as a couple of circles for the head and body, they quickly jump from a fairly simple collection of lines and shapes to a completed animal with lots of shading and detail, without offering much guidance on how to make the transition. There are no tips on, for instance, how to illustrate fur or how to use lighter lines that can be erased later on. While other series, like Lee Ames's "Draw 50" books (Watson-Guptill), do a better job of breaking down the examples into manageable steps, with suggestions on how to improve skills, these titles are acceptable additions. VERDICT The eye-catching covers are bound to attract kids, and those who already love to draw will likely enjoy the challenge of re-creating the steps.-Ashley Larsen, Pacifica Libraries, CA © Copyright 2015. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.