Reading/Interest Level: Young Adult
Author: Jane Maday
Illustrator: Jane Maday
Publisher: North Light Books
This ‘super cute’ book lives up to its title. Readers and aspiring artists will benefit from thirty-five different drawing projects. The majority of these projects are animals, but there are also some nature elements included. There is also a section that describes different art techniques, such as shading and blending. Step-by-step instructions also provide a clear palette to work with.
The artwork featured in this book is exceptional. The artist reveals that she hopes her work makes people smile, and it definitely does just that. The animal drawings are cute and comforting. The drawing projects are challenging, but not too difficult for beginning artists. The basic shapes that are provided are a great start to a wonderful piece of art. The different techniques are very helpful in teaching artists how to create something new and unique. Drawing and painting has never been so much fun!