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A step-by-step, easy-to-use drawing book that will help kids and adults alike develop their technical drawing skills and build a repertoire of animal subjects.

Fifty furry, scaly, and feathered friends are here for aspiring young artists to learn how to draw, including a lion, a giraffe, a dinosaur, a penguin, a bunny, a shark, and much more. It''s easy to bring these animals to life the Draw 50 way.

Over the past thirty years, celebrated author Lee J. Ames’s distinctive drawing method has proven successful for those wishing to draw anything from animals to airplanes. The books in the Draw 50 series have inspired creativity in millions and shown artists from beginning to advanced levels how to draw.

About the Author

LEE J. AMES began his career at Walt Disney Studios and taught at the School of Visual Arts in New York City and at Dowling College on Long Island. He directed his own advertising agency and has illustrated over 150 books, ranging from preschool picture books to postgraduate texts. A prolific author of more than 30 Draw 50 books, Lee Ames died at the age of 90 in June 2011.

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The novice with a musical instrument is frequently taught to play simple melodies as quickly as possible, well before he learns the most elemental scratchings at the surface of music theory. The resultant self-satisfaction, pride in accomplishment, can be a significant means of providing motivation. And all from mimicking an instructor''s "DO-as-I-do..."

Mimicry is prerequisite for developing creativitity. We learn the use of our tools by mimicry. Then we can use those tools for creativity. To this end I would offer the budding artist the opportunity to memorize or mimic (rotelike, if you wish) the making of "pictures."

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Esther Rodriguez
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Good for anyone!
Reviewed in the United States on November 10, 2015
I bought this book for my special needs daughter in the hope that it would introduce her in the art of drawing and help her to easily understand each step in drawing animals. And it did! A few days ago she surprised me by drawing a cat out of apples. The book also helped... See more
I bought this book for my special needs daughter in the hope that it would introduce her in the art of drawing and help her to easily understand each step in drawing animals. And it did! A few days ago she surprised me by drawing a cat out of apples. The book also helped her in focusing on details and to understand proportions. I highly recommend the book.
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amazon_princessTop Contributor: Cooking
4.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Great framework for learning and practicing animal sketches.
Reviewed in the United States on January 4, 2017
This was a gift for a young one in our family, nearly eight, who loves to draw and bit-by-bit is acquiring various techniques. I chose this book because I like the approach it encourages-- to visually analyze a subject to basic shapes, re-assemble them and... See more
This was a gift for a young one in our family, nearly eight, who loves to draw and bit-by-bit is acquiring various techniques.

I chose this book because I like the approach it encourages-- to visually analyze a subject to basic shapes, re-assemble them and gradually introduce details. Constructing with simple ovals, circles, and arcs helps her learn proportions, like how to locate the ridge of the brow and the bridge of the nose etc.

To get her motivated, I tried my own hand at an animal of her choosing. I used to consider myself one of the better artists in 3rd grade, if I say so myself, so I figured my inner Da Vinci was ready after decades of incubation. Well, as my rendition of "Chunky Cat" shows, no book can turn a Cy Twombly into a Rembrandt (but I think its still decent by 3rd grade standards).

But this book definitely gives a good framework and examples for practicing and thinking about animal forms. My only wish is maybe for one more step for some of the examples, before all the details are in.
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Ansatz
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Simple way to learn to draw
Reviewed in the United States on September 4, 2017
There is one page of written instruction at the beginning of the book, which is all you need. The rest is just 50 pages of 6 steps for each animal. Going through these teaches you how to break the animal into shapes and build the details from there. It teaches you this... See more
There is one page of written instruction at the beginning of the book, which is all you need. The rest is just 50 pages of 6 steps for each animal. Going through these teaches you how to break the animal into shapes and build the details from there. It teaches you this without needing any text! Too many other drawing books lack intermediate steps in drawing and have too much text instruction. The best way to get better is by practicing and this books helps you do exactly that.
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Ginger Cookie
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Wonderful book!
Reviewed in the United States on December 29, 2016
I bought this book for my 6 year old twin granddaughters. But I love it too! We are all learning to draw animals this way. One of my granddaughters is a fan of horses and she drew a passable horse based on the instructions. I will be using this book for a long time, and... See more
I bought this book for my 6 year old twin granddaughters. But I love it too! We are all learning to draw animals this way. One of my granddaughters is a fan of horses and she drew a passable horse based on the instructions. I will be using this book for a long time, and so will they. In fact, once you see how it''s done, you can figure out how to use the same technique for different animals not in the book. Just visualize the parts of the animal and the proportions of the parts to each other. Draw the basic shapes, then add the details. I recommend this highly.
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cCab
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Well drawn out
Reviewed in the United States on January 8, 2018
The steps are broken down enough to be easy enough for my 8 year old to follow. I just wish they would have used a different color to differentiate between the current step and the previous steps.
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Double Dizzle fo Shizzle
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I like the idea, but my son, and I, found it a little disappointing.
Reviewed in the United States on February 22, 2021
Quite simply, it''s a neat idea that''s not great for some of us that are incapable of drawing. We have a few illustration books, so when my son (9) is bored we will paint rocks and hide them, or he''ll make drawing gifts, and so on. Most of the books are fairly simple to... See more
Quite simply, it''s a neat idea that''s not great for some of us that are incapable of drawing. We have a few illustration books, so when my son (9) is bored we will paint rocks and hide them, or he''ll make drawing gifts, and so on. Most of the books are fairly simple to follow...this book however, is too simple, yet unrealistic, at the same time.

It''s a little difficult to explain but imagine most of the drawings in the book say start out with a big circle and a little circle. Then add some detail inside the circle, then lightly erase part of the small circle, then add more detail here and there, presto, there is your elephant. It''s not that simple. It''s probably a better book for an "older kid/adult" rather than my kiddo.

It''s hard to have him follow the directions, then finding out that the circle it told you to start with, should be erased to more of a oval with diamond patterns on the edges (turtle).

For anyone with kids, it kind of like looking at their drawing, erasing a good portion of it, in front of them, then asking them to continue...all while trying to motivate. It''s probably a better book for an "older kid/adult" rather than younger.
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Photog_71
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Just the right one
Reviewed in the United States on July 22, 2016
This is exactly what I wanted. It''s simple and basic and the perfect way to get started drawing animals. There''s very little text which I find is a plus since I didn''t want to spend on a book that had pages of explanations on drawing tools and paper, etc. This book gets... See more
This is exactly what I wanted. It''s simple and basic and the perfect way to get started drawing animals. There''s very little text which I find is a plus since I didn''t want to spend on a book that had pages of explanations on drawing tools and paper, etc. This book gets right to the point with visual explanations on how to draw. It''s a good place to start and when I''m comfortable I can go to a more advanced book. It''s a good starting point for both kids and adults. Wish I had something like this when I was a kid!
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ElementarySchoolTeacher
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I recommend this book to kids who want to learn to ...
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2017
I purchased this book so that I could introduce procedural text to my fifth graders. I led my students to draw the duck, step by step. Even students who were complaining that they cannot draw did very well. This book simplifies drawing down to basic shapes. The shapes... See more
I purchased this book so that I could introduce procedural text to my fifth graders. I led my students to draw the duck, step by step. Even students who were complaining that they cannot draw did very well. This book simplifies drawing down to basic shapes. The shapes are gestural. I recommend this book to kids who want to learn to draw or to adults who never learned to draw. It is fun to practice.
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Zaphod The Third
5.0 out of 5 starsVerified Purchase
Does exactly what it says on the tin.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 12, 2020
The Draw 50 series is a mixed bag. As a rule, I find that the ones authored by Lee J. Ames himself are better and more logical than the co-authored volumes. This one is a doozy. If you''re interested in drawing animals this is a great place to start.
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john earnshaw
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Wrong item Totally
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on November 16, 2020
I ordered a how to draw wild animals book and I received a hob scraper which is no use at all to someone who is on self isolating and wants to improve their sketching skills. Not happy😡
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Angela Davis
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Learn to Draw
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on May 29, 2020
Brought as a birthday gift for my grandson. His enjoying learning to draw these animals.
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jeanette. LONDON
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Not sure
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on February 1, 2020
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Natalie R.
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Good
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on January 1, 2020
Fascinating how easy this book is to understand and how quickly you learn to draw some lovely animals. My daughter loves it
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Shows how to render sixty of Lee J. Ames’s most popular examples, step-by-step, with clear visual explanations to help aspiring and seasoned artists alike master the Draw 50 Way! A compendium of step-by-step drawing exercises from the best-selling Draw 50 series that features easy-to-follow lessons for rendering animals including cats, dogs, horses, prehistoric creatures, and more. The tyrannosaurus rex, brachiosaurus, triceratops and moa burst out in terrifying splendor to the delight of all dinosaur fans The step-by-step guide to draw things that go bump in the night. Lee Ames has come up with 50 creepy creatures that people of any ages can learn to draw. Old English sheep dogs, German Shepherds and Malamutes are just a few of the fun-loving, furry breeds that anyone can create by following these sketches.

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Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

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Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

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Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

Draw 50 Animals: The Step-by-Step sale Way to Draw Elephants, Tigers, Dogs, Fish, Birds, and popular Many More... outlet sale

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