Idiot’s Guides to Drawing Pets is a step-by-step instructional manual on how to draw 50 pets. Covering a wide range of animals, Williams’s lessons include mammals, fish, reptiles, amphibians, and one arachnid that are grouped into five levels of difficulty—from easier to more challenging. Williams offers a fresh detailed and user-friendly approach to drawing.

“Drawing a pet begins with spending some time observing it.”

The newest addition to the highly popular Idiot’s Guides series, Drawing Pets is uniquely designed to meet various creativity needs. Williams’s contribution to the series not only provides a lengthy collection of pets, but also captures the interest of a wide array of ages. As with most drawing books, Williams opens with the basic elements for sketching. Yet key to his approach is his eye-appealing page formats that build sketchers’ confidence. Williams combines very thorough explanations and fun-filled facts set within seamlessly grouped levels of difficulty. Williams also takes the time to explain the importance of creating a shape a certain way. A good example is how shading is used to create the illusion of rounding in the body of a snake. Meeting a wide age range, Idiot’s Guides to Drawing Pets is best suited for sketchers from early elementary school age to adults.