Our youngest boy loves to paint and says that he wants to be an artist when he grows up. I have tried to get him to draw, but he has never really been interested in it, he just loves to paint. These last couple of weeks I was able to get both boys to enjoy drawing. They have been following the simple instructions of how to draw animals and trees from We Draw Animals.
With over 500 tutorials for how to draw animals and trees, there is something for everyone. The hardest part is deciding what you want to draw first.
At the top of the page there are 5 menus to choose from: Zoo Animals, Rainforest Animals, Ocean Animals, Farm Animals and all Animals. After going into the All Animals, the animals are placed into small, concise categories. Living in Australia, the boys chose the Australian Animals first. R has always loved sugar gliders and as soon as he saw that in the list, he just had to draw it.
B had a little more trouble trying to decide what he wanted to draw. Eventually he decided on a jellyfish.
R then decided to try drawing a Komodo Dragon and a Blue Whale.
B also had a go at drawing a killer whale, though he made it quite small.
Our boys have really enjoyed using the We Draw Animals eBook and website. We found the instructions very simple and easy to follow. There are normally no more than 6 steps. Under each step there are written instructions as well as a picture that shows the step in red, making it very easy to follow, even if you have no experience at all.
Kathy even made up some tutorials for our boys for a couple of animals: an ox and a wombat!
If you are looking for a great way to learn to draw, then you should definitely check out this site and while you are there, you can download your FREE copy of the We Draw Animals eBook.
Are there any animals that you would like to be able to draw?
I live the jellyfish drawing! It’s super cute!
Katie @ Cup of Tea
What a fun book! I loved those types of drawing books as a kid, too.
My boys and I both love to draw! But right now they are still interested in doing a lot of scribbling. They are slowly moving into trying to draw actual shapes and pictures 🙂