Draw 50 Animal 'Toons: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish, and Many, Many, More...

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Draw 50 Animal ‘Toons shows aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames helps you bring to life a skateboarding crocodile, a funky monkey, and a juggling seal. Also included are dinosaurs, flamingos, squirrels, gorillas, and a whole spectrum of fun-loving animals.

Lee J. Ames’s drawing method has proven successful for children and adults alike over the past thirty years. The twenty-seven books in the Draw 50...

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Draw 50 Animal 'Toons: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish, and Many, Many More

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Overview

Draw 50 Animal ‘Toons shows aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames helps you bring to life a skateboarding crocodile, a funky monkey, and a juggling seal. Also included are dinosaurs, flamingos, squirrels, gorillas, and a whole spectrum of fun-loving animals.

Lee J. Ames’s drawing method has proven successful for children and adults alike over the past thirty years. The twenty-seven books in the Draw 50 series have sold more than 3 million copies and have shown everyone from amateurs to experts how to draw everything from animals to airplanes.

Even the youngest artists can make these ‘toons look great. It’s easy to draw cartoon animals when you do it the Draw 50 way.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780823085774
  • Publisher: Clarkson Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 64
  • Sales rank: 503,793
  • Product dimensions: 8.30 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Lee Judah Ames (January 8, 1921 – June 3, 2011 ) was an American artist noted for his Draw 50... learn-to-draw books. He was born in Manhattan, New York. His first job at age eighteen was at Walt Disney Studios. He has since led a career as an advertising artist, fine artist, cartoonist, designer, animation in-betweener, illustrator, and as an artist-in residence at Doubleday. His series of 26 Draw 50... books take a friendly and minimalist approach to teaching drawing while the books often contain no instructional text. He enlisted in the military and served as a second lieutenant during World War II. He and his wife Jocelyn resided in Mission Viejo, California.
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Draw 50 Animal 'Toons

The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Dogs, Cats, Birds, Fish, and Many, Many, More...
By Lee J. Ames

Watson-Guptill

Copyright © 2012 Lee J. Ames
All right reserved.

ISBN: 9780823085774

Here are some suggestions: In the first few steps, hold your work up to a mirror. Sometimes the mirror shows that you've twisted or distorted the drawing off to one side without being aware of it. At first you may find it difficult to draw the lines, the egg shapes, the ball shapes, or sausage shapes, or just to make the pencil go where you wish. Don't be discouraged. The more you practice, the more you will develop control.

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Excerpted from Draw 50 Animal 'Toons by Lee J. Ames Copyright © 2012 by Lee J. Ames. Excerpted by permission of Watson-Guptill, a division of Random House, Inc.
All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
Excerpts are provided by Dial-A-Book Inc. solely for the personal use of visitors to this web site.

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  • Posted January 31, 2012

    Good for inspiration.

    I use the example shapes as reference. Similar to 50 famous cartoons.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2013

    AWSOME!

    I have this book!

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