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Circles and ovals and triangles, oh my! Mary Pat Kanaley sees them everywhere. In everything. And How to Draw With Imp: 12 Step-by-Step Drawings is designed to help you and your children see them too. Her system of drawing is based on seeing recognizable shapes in everything. She gives examples with a turtle, a frog, a fish, a cat, a bird, an elephant, a penguin, a rabbit, and a butterfly. She builds each of these creatures step-by-step by adding simple shapes. Then she takes more complex shapes, like a duck and a teddy bear, and finds recognizable simple shapes within their bodies. These recognizable shapes can be copied and help new artists create original drawings.
Mary Pat Kanaley is an art teacher. In her book, How to Draw With Imp: 12 Step-by-Step Drawings, Mary Pat Kanaley draws simple shapes. She stacks them on top of each other. For example, a head can be a circle on top of a bigger circle that forms the body. She puts one shape inside another. For example, to draw a wing on a bird, or fins on a fish, she draws a triangle inside a circle. In six steps, she can go from a circle to almost any creature. Her new lines are always drawn darker than the old ones, so learners can follow her steps easily. After drawing ten creatures by following along, Mary Pat Kanaley shows how to spot these shapes when you look at a creature in real life pictures of a duck and a teddy bear. After that, she encourages learners to pick out their own drawing subjects, find the shapes and draw.