"I've taken classes from Carla and I like her casual, easy style. The book follows that non-anxiety-producing style. When you read the book, you can hear Carla talking to you. With 250 illustrations, you can follow what Carla does, step by step. You can also strike out on your own, if you prefer." - Quinn McDonald
"Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals is even more fun because it is so obvious that she is passionate about animals. Her style is non-threatening and she admits that she didn't really start drawing until she was thirty. Her animals, some of which are completely unrecognizable as to parentage, are bursting with personality and attitude." - Sandy Steen Bartholomew
"Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals: A Mixed Media Workshop, published October 1, offers creative exercises designed to teach the user to draw a variety of fun animals and creatures." -
"I have to say, I am incredibly impressed with this book. It's packed full of great ideas, projects and mixed-media techniques, many of which I have added to my repertoire. The book is inspiring, fun, creative, and imaginative and releases all pressure and expectations that we artists often place on ourselves. Instead, it gives you permission to let go, have fun and enjoy yourself. Just doodle, scribble and find the hidden creature within." - Regina Lord
"Catherine, from Quarry Books, was kind enough to send me a copy of Carla Sonheim's new book, "Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals". I was thrilled to get it, and open it up...and play! You see, I've had the privilege of meeting, the very talented, Carla Sonheim. We took a class together at Journalfest. This newest book, Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals really comes from Carla's heart. You can hear it in her "voice"...just how much using her imagination to make art, brings her such joy. I've read through the book once. And have since started a notebook where I can jot down some of the main ideas, and even some scribbles."
"Rediscover a more child-like approach to creating with Drawing and Painting Imaginary Animals! Through fun and creative exercises, Carla Sonheim teaches you to draw a variety of fun animals and creatures. You'll also find a variety of unique mixed-media techniques to help you bring your creatures to life, resulting in a unique finished art piece. Improve your drawing skills, expand your creativity, and learn new art techniques-and have loads of fun doing it!" - Barb Webb