Synopses & Reviews
With more than 2 million copies in print, the Draw 50 series just keeps growing in popularity. Now acclaimed author-illustrator Lee Ames, who created the series over 25 years ago, draws on the success of his two most popular titles to help readers draw charming, scary, or silly cartoon animals.
Applying his signature step-by-step techniques, Ames takes beginner artists through easy-to-follow stages, beginning with basic lines and geometric shapes, then accurately fleshing them out with every detail. With just a pencil, anyone can bring their most imaginative animals to the page. Ames also includes tips for those using scanners to create electronic images. From furry felines to goofy gorillas and beloved bears, adorable animal characters will now be at every aspiring cartoonists' fingertips.
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. Amess 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. Its easy to draw cartoon animals when you do it the Draw 50 way.
About 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.