Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Learn to Draw Your Favorite Toy Story Characters with This Step-by-Step Book from Walter Foster Jr. and Quarto Knows (Review)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

Toy Story 4 was definitely one of the top movies for families this summer.  After waiting what seemed like forever for the new release, we ended up seeing Toy Story 4 three times this summer.  One viewing was at a drive-in, a new experience for my girls, who loved laying out under the stars, watching this hit movie.  Now, my girls are eagerly awaiting the release of this movie to DVD and Blu-ray so that they can watch again, and add to their Toy Story movie collection.

While the girls wait for Toy Story 4 to release to DVD and Blu-ray, they are having fun crafting and drawing their favorite characters, including some new ones from this summer blockbuster.  I have lost count of how many Forky craft spoons my girls have made, but I know they have made a lot as I see them all over the house. In addition to crafting Forky, they have been honing their drawing skills with the help of a Learn to Draw Toy Story book from Walter Foster Jr. and Quarto Knows.  

Featuring all your favorite characters, including Woody, Buzz, Jessie, and more!

About the Book:

"With the new expanded collector’s edition of Learn to Draw Disney•Pixar Toy Story, artists-in-training can draw characters from all four Toy Story movies! This 128-page book includes drawing projects for your favorite Toy Story characters.
After an introduction to art tools and materials, a series of drawing exercises invites artists to warm up and learn a few basic drawing techniques. Then the real fun begins! You'll find step-by-step drawing projects for Woody, Buzz, Bo Peep, Forky, and more!
The easy-to-follow instructions in this book will guide you through the drawing process; each step builds upon the last until the Toy Story character is finally complete. You just need to grab a pencil, a piece of paper, and your copy of Learn to Draw Disney•Pixar Toy Story; then flip to the character you want to draw. You’ll draw the basic shapes shown in step one, and move on to step two, step three, and keep going! The new lines in each step are shown in blue, so you’ll know exactly what to draw. After adding all the details in each step, darken the lines you want to keep and erase the rest. Finally, add color to your drawing with felt-tip markers, colored pencils, watercolors, or acrylic paints.
Plus, learn some fun facts about the Toy Story characters as you learn to draw them. Brief character descriptions and art instruction from professional Disney•Pixar animators round out this exciting artistic adventure."


This collector's edition book (128 pages) offers easy to follow allow instruction to make all your favorite Toy Story characters.  Look at the list of characters that your kids will be drawing, with the help of this "Learn to Draw" book:

  • Woody
  • Buzzy Lightyear
  • Bullseye
  • Rex
  • Mr. Potato Head
  • Hamm
  • Jessie
  • The Prospector
  • Slinky Dog
  • Aliens
  • Green Army Men
  • Zurg
  • Lotso
  • Big Baby
  • Chunk
  • Mr. Pricklepants
  • Buttercup
  • Bo Peep
  • Forky
  • Duke Caboom
  • Ducky & Bunny
  • Gabby Gabby

You don't have a be a skilled drawing to enjoy this book.  My girls love to draw and doodle, but have struggled in the past with other "Learn to Draw" books as they were set up with the understanding that the reader had a background in drawing.  But, this book is not like that, which I love.  It walks kids and adults through the whole drawing process. The step by step instruction will not overwhelm or discourage kids.  My girls have been enjoying this book, and get excited when they see the final product and realize that they, too, can draw their favorite Toy Story 4 characters, just like an animator would. My fridge is now covered with drawings of Forky, Hamm, Slinky and others.  Even though my girls have tried their hand at all the characters, they still love grabbing this book and drawing them characters again and again.

If you have a Toy Story fan in your life and they like to draw, or would love to learn how to draw some of their favorite characters from the new Toy Story 4 movie, or the previous three installments, then you will want to pick this "Learn to Draw" Toy Story book from Walter Foster Jr. and Quarto Knows.  I can't believe that it only costs $14.11 (from Amazon) for all the above mentioned character instruction.  It is a steal if you ask me!  I know you don't to start thinking about the holidays, but this book would make a great gift idea for kids and adults who love Toy Story...come on, who doesn't love this movie?  :-)

Disclosure: I was sent a review copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone

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