Furry & Feathered Friends follows the second title in the Cartooning for Kids series, Mean 'n' Messy Monsters, expanding on its core concepts and teaching young artists to draw a range of fun, furry, and feathered animals in true cartooning style. Children will love learning how to reinterpret their favorite animal friends in cartoon form, as well as design their own favorite critters, all with a colorful, silly touch. Featured sections cover humorous characteristics, silly expressions, and over-the-top gestures that make a cartoon animal come to life on the page, as well as creative ideas and techniques for rendering a favorite animal in an unexpected costume, disguise, or location. Projects include popular animals and quirky pets, including dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, rabbits, and more, reinterpreted in a fun and whimsical kid-friendly style! Each lesson begins with a simple shape and progresses to a colorful final piece of art, making it easy for budding artists of all skill levels to follow along. Furry & Feathered Friends teaches young artists-in-training how to take their drawing skills from enthusiastic doodler to ace cartoonist through a series of engaging, easy-to-follow step-by-step cartooning projects. Along the way, tips and tricks from a professional cartoonist are included to guide their efforts, making this book an experience that is sure to create a new favorite pastime.
Dave Garbot is an experienced illustrator who enjoys working with clients to create fun and engaging images for a variety of projects. Relying on his whimsical imagination, humor, and attention to detail, Dave is often called upon for assignments in children's publishing, advertising, character development, stylish lettering, games, and fun maps. His list of clientele includes Barnes & Noble, Harper Collins, Penguin Press, Scholastic, Klutz Press, Sterling Publishing, Addison Wesley, Parenting Press, Carrabba's Restaurants, Hyatt Hotels, McDonald's, the Tribeca Film Festival, and Arnold Worldwide.