Beasts!: How to Draw Fantastic Predators, Creepy Crawlies, and Cryptids (Paperback)

How to Draw Fantastic Predators, Creepy Crawlies, and Cryptids

By Steve Miller

Watson-Guptill Publications, 9780823016686, 144pp.

Publication Date: April 15, 2008



The only book devoted solely to drawing the scariest animals on the planet. Things with big scary teeth: lions, tigers, alligators. Things with long slithery bodies: rattlesnakes, anacondas, pythons. Things that lurk under the water waiting to BITE your leg off: sharks, Portuguese man-o'-wars, piranhas. Things that look all mild-mannered but would kill you as soon as look at you: bears, hippos, killer whales. Things with way too many legs: scorpions, killer bees, spiders. Things with that crush you in a vise-like grip and then eat you sllllooooowwwllllyy: Komodo dragons, monitor lizards, giant hawks. Things that may or may not exist but you don't want to be the one to find out: yetis, sasquatches, Loch Ness monsters. And many more . . . things. Hungry, angry things. Fortunately, these terrifying monsters are unlikely to turn up in most artists' studios, so let's just stay inside where it's safe, shall we? With paper and pen and the help of "Beasts How to Draw Fantastic Predators, Creepy Crawlies, and Cryptids," artists can create hundreds of their own scary creatures in the comfort of their own homes, with the shades drawn and the doors locked.

About the Author

Steve Miller is the author of "Freaks! How to Draw Fantastic Fantasy Creatures"; "Hi-Yah! How to Draw Fantastic Martial Arts Comics"; "Gung-Ho! How to Draw Fantastic Military Comics" and several other drawing titles. He lives in Canal Winchester, Ohio.