Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to draw magical animals in a lifelike way, just like the professionals do it?
Well, that’s what this site is all about. We’re going to learn how to draw unicorns, dragons, gryphons – and even a magical Three-Headed dog like the one J. K. Rowling called Fluffy. Wow – even a werewolf, and a famous owl…
If you practice a lot, your drawings will be so interesting and lifelike that your friends will beg you for copies of them!
We won’t learn how to draw magical animals by copying the pictures in books. That can be fun for a little while, but what if you want to draw something so different and interesting that you can’t find a picture to copy? Stick around, and I’ll show you how professional artists draw lifelike animals, even magical animals like dragons and three-headed dogs.
Listen – if you use your own imagination, and watch for great ideas in books and movies, you can then do the research you need to do in order to make your drawings come alive! I’m going to show you how.
I know you’re serious about learning to draw animals
You don’t just want to do a “nice” drawing, you want to create great drawings, don’t you? So what does it take?
It actually takes less magic than most people think
I don’t know who started the myth that only a few specially talented people could learn to draw. There are even some art teachers out there who believe that. But if you learned how to draw the alphabet, and are able to write a sentence that other people can read, you can learn how to draw. It just takes lots of practice, and some guidance from people who have learned a few tricks.
In a way it’s a lot like learning to play baseball – you need to train your eye to see better than you ever have before, and you need to train your fingers and hands to move the way you want them to. The first time you took a swing at a baseball, you probably missed. So don’t expect to become a professional artist overnight. But if you are willing to make a few mistakes, and keep on trying, you will soon become very good at drawing these wonderful animals (and you’ll even be able to draw real animals if you want to!)
One big reason many people don’t believe they can draw is that they think it’s cheating to look at the thing they’re trying to draw! That’s not cheating, it’s what every professional artist does!
Now, does that mean that everyone who has the patience and the willingness to learn will become a famous artist? No, not necessarily. But what it does mean is that, if you are willing to practice, and to make mistakes, you will very shortly be drawing far better than just about anyone you know, and that your friends and family and teachers will be amazed.
People may ask you for copies of your drawings, beg you to make special ones just for them, and request that you make drawings for the school newsletter or your club’s brochure. So, even if you don’t become world famous, you can still get a huge amount of personal satisfaction from your drawings. You can also give wonderful, thoughtful gifts to people you care about, without spending hardly any money.
Soon, your drawings, (after you have practiced just a little), will seem almost magical to the people who see them. Even more so, since the animals you will be practicing on are themselves magical!
Don’t tell anyone, but it doesn’t cost hardly anything to learn to draw and create wonderful works of art. To start out, all you need is some cheap paper without lines (copy paper is fine) and some pencils. The #2 pencils that are used in schools are perfectly OK – you don’t need to go to the art store and buy special ones. You should find a good eraser, though, because the ones that come with your pencils are not big enough, and soon wear out. That’s it! That’s all the materials you need to draw. Is it legal to have so much fun for such a small amount of money?