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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Perigee Books (Jan. 15 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0399508023
  • ISBN-13: 978-0399508028
  • Product Dimensions: 20.7 x 0.8 x 27.2 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 821 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (20 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #20,119 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Jack Hamm is one of the best-selling authors of art instruction books. With nearly a million copies sold, his books have helped aspiring artists of every age and level of ability learn to draw and improve their technique.

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This book is a clearly written and easy to follow step-by-step guide to drawing animals by applying a comparative anatomy system using geometric shapes to help you understand how animals are put together. This fully illustrated reference contains over a thousand diagrams and illustrations and is structured into twenty carefully organized sections in which the author covers the basic and not-so-basic concepts, principles and techniques you need in order to produce realistic, three dimensional and anatomically accurate renderings of animals.
His topics on specific animals include: the cat family, the bear family, the horse family, the elephant, the dog family, the camel, the giraffe, the hippopotamus, the rhinoceros, the deer family, the buffalo, the cow, the pig, the monkey and the ape family, the kangaroo and the rabbit. As an added bonus he includes other topics: Odd and Unusual Animals, Miscellaneous Small Animals and Animal Interpretation and Abstraction, as well as an Introduction to Animal Drawing in which he focuses on animal simplification, structure, construction, poses, gaits and movements, comparisons and techniques on how to make animals look more natural. As a warning, note that this book only explains how to draw mammals and doesn't include mollusks, amphibians, insects, reptiles or birds.
By studying this book as if it were a textbook on a course, doing all the exercises and reviewing each section afterwards, I have steadily improved my drawings of animals in such a short time that I am now constantly rewarded with praise from my friends and family.
This book will give to the beginner the fundamentals of drawing animals, and will give to the seasoned artist and professional new principles and techniques to try. For both, this book is a must buy.
--Reviewed by M. E. Volmar
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By J. D Suggs on Sept. 25 2003
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Jack Hamm is a solid, versatile, and fundamentally sound artist with a rare knack for organizing and presenting information in a simple and clear way. This book, one of his four classic how-tos of drawing, has already been a gift to artists everywhere for generations, and is a priceless resource of knowledge and information. Along with Hultgren's similar book, this is the classic workbook on the subject.
Hamm stresses a solid approach to the construction and anatomy of animals, but also helps the reader grasp the conceptual aspects of how animals are put together and what similarities and differences are important to comprehend. The book is very thorough in grouping animals into basic families, such as big cats, monkeys, elephants, etc., and the organization of the book is a major plus. Hamm is sharply focused on construction, solidity, and three-dimensional views of animals and how they move. A college art course could be taught from this book.
Hamm's greatest admirers have always been his peers- fellow artists will tell you that this is the right aproach to drawing animals, and this book will remain in print and in use forever.
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How To Draw Animals by Jack Hamm is the book that started my art career. It a simple drawing guide with step-by-step instructions for sketching more than a thousand different animals. When I initially purchased this book four years ago, I had no idea that I could draw at all. I had never even considered doing art for anything more than a hobby. Three years later I won my high school's art scholarship and am now majoring in the fine arts at the University of Lethbridge with aspirations of being a tattoo and airbrush artist. It all started with the first drawing I tried in the book - the front view of a horse (page 63). I read all of the instructions about drawing horses and began sketching right away. I was amazed with what I had produced. It actually looked like a real horse! I was so impressed, I went on to learn more of the techniques in the book. Soon, I was drawing animals left and right, receiving many compliments from friends and family.
The fact that the book is able to break drawing down into a few easy steps is part of what makes it so successful. The first page contains seven follow-through steps for drawing the greyhound. The steps are very simple, and therefore not at all intimidating to the beginning artist. It starts off by explaining that drawing the animal begins with drawing a stick-figure representation of the animal. The next steps go on to explain how to make changes that will turn those stiff lines into the sleek figure of a greyhound. In doing so, the guide also gives a small anatomy lesson on the animal, thus informing the reader of the importance of being familiar with his or her subject. That is one of the most important lessons I have learned to this day in animal drawing. Next, the book goes on to explain how to simplify the animal before drawing.
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You cannot beat this book for the price! Hamm's drawings are anatomically accurate, and well organized by animals with similar structure, such as the cat family. This arrangement enables the reader to memorize just one set of underlying shapes for many, many animals. He provided side-by-side drawings comparing various members of the cat family (for example) to make this clear, and also provided side by side drawings that illustrated the differences between cats(mostly in the head and fur pattern.) He provided detailed instructions for each group of animals, covering such topics as: easily memorized basic shapes to start your drawings; the details that make your animals look natural such as angles of the ears, stances, typical expressions and what they mean, detailed gaits (especially of horses), and many poses. He did show a few detailed examples of skeletal and muscular structure for a select few animals, but don't expect a lot of these.
This is a fundamentals book, and the emphasis is on giving the beginner the skills that will have him/her drawing animals and enjoying it.
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