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Dav Pilkey: How to Draw Piggy and Barky McTreeFace

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Hi everyone, we’re delighted children’s book author and illustrator Dav Pilkey has another couple of quick drawing lessons. These characters — Piggy and Barky McTreeFace, both from his “Dog Man” series — are slightly more complicated than Petey, Big Jim or Flippy.

Still, it’s fun and something everyone in the family can try. It requires only something to draw with and something to draw on. Plus a tiny bit of patience. Nobody says your first try is your best try. (Or, at least, that’s what I keep telling myself, in hopes of getting better at these things!)


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  1. I always find an inspirational message here at the library of Congress. Thank you so very much for being there; especially now; but always, for us. Our gratitude to you! Thanks! This time I was delighted with the drawing of cute characters. I love to draw!

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