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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 13 November 2020
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782218708
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £2.50 (5 available)
  • Size: 216x292 mm
  • Illustrations: 140
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: £4.99
  • Series: How to Draw
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How to Draw: Polar Animals


in simple steps by Jonathan Newey

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Book Description

Discover how to bring polar animals to life in 6 easy steps. Award-winning artist Jonathan Newey teaches you to transform simple shapes into majestic polar bears, snowy reindeer and awe-inspiring whales. Choose from an albatross mid-flight, a tottering penguin chick and much more.

There are 25 different animals to create, in a variety of poses and styles. Each project starts with a few basic outlines and progresses into a finished tonal drawing, and a final coloured version shows you how to develop your drawing even further. Perfect for beginners, as well as budding artists, you’ll be amazed how easily you too can draw polar animals with this inspiring guide. 

Table of Contents

Introduction 4
Canada lynx 5
Kittiwake 6
Arctic wolf 7
Snowy owl 8
Harp seal pup 10
Atlantic puffin 11
Baby penguin 12
Penguin 13
Arctic fox 14
Arctic lemming 15
Polar bear cub 16
Polar bear 17
Musk ox 18
Humpback whale 19
Antarctic fur seal 20
Orca 21
Young leopard seal 22
Snowy reindeer 23
Walrus 24
Arctic hare 26
Narwhal 27
Beluga whale 28
Arctic tern 29
Albatross 30
Elephant seal 32

About the Author

About Jonathan Newey

Jonathan Newey is an award-winning artist with extensive experience in many drawing and painting mediums including coloured pencil. He comes from a long line of artists in the family and studied art and design at the London College of Printing. He is a City & Guilds qualified teacher and has over 20 years' experience of teaching in adult education. He has many drawings and paintings in collections both nationally and internationally and has demonstrated for most of the top manufacturers in the UK. Jonathan is an active promoter of the coloured pencil as a serious drawing medium and is a founder member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society.



I love these guides! They really are step-by-step instructions on how to draw animals. This one is for all those polar critters - think penguins, seals, walrus, polar bears etc. Starting with a few basic shapes the book guides you from start to finish and really helps you get the correct proportions for all the animals. Once you have your outline it then shows two options for a coloured or back and white finish.

I'm not a natural artist but this book really helped me create pictures of animals that were instantly recognisable!


They might not be colourful but the Polar Regions contain some of our most popular animals. Stately polar bears, irresistible penguins, cute seals and mighty whales all call these chilly areas home (or at least visit them) and this book shows you how to draw them.

Get those pencils sharpened ready for some step-by-step lessons and by Christmas you will be designing your own greetings cards. For those not au fait with the How to Draw series these books all follow a similar pattern making it possible to draw even quite complex subjects. The first step is shown in grey, with each subsequent step adding details in brown. Once the outline is complete there is a picture showing it shaded in graphite, with a final option shown in coloured pencil.

Note that the term beginner is not present; anybody daunted by the final two steps might be better off getting a book on learning to draw before tackling this title. This book will appeal to anybody who is already familiar with the basic techniques but wants to have a go at drawing something new. There are 25 animals to tackle, including lynx, walrus, wolf, orca and narwhal as well as smaller subjects such as lemming, kittiwake, hare and arctic tern. This is a useful addition to a popular series.

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Clearly and simply set out steps. The use of the bubbles to define the initial shape of the animals is extremely helpful. Then building them up to define the animal more carefully. Finally filling in the details. Clearly and simply set out in a way that encourages even reluctant drawers to undertake quite intricate designs.

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