Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Bugs, Slugs, Spiders, Scorpions, Butterflies, and Many More...

Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Bugs, Slugs, Spiders, Scorpions, Butterflies, and Many More...

Lee J. Ames, Ray Burns

Language: English

Pages: 27

ISBN: 0823086143

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows you how to draw a swarm of flying and crawling creatures. Here, you'll find dozens of insects and spiders, such as the housefly, firefly, black widow, ladybug, caterpillar, butterfly, and others. There are even snails, fleas, and centipedes! Ames's illustration style and renowned drawing method has made him a leader in the step-by-step drawing manual, and the 31 books in his Draw 50 series have sold more than three million copies. Ames's instruction allows seasoned artists to refine their technique and guides amateurs to develop their own artistic abilities. Even the youngest artists can make these bugs look great. It's easy to learn all about these peculiar creatures when it's done the Draw 50 way.

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drawing do not turn out the way you’d like, it’s important to keep trying. Your efforts will eventually pay off and you’ll be pleased by what you can accomplish. I sincerely hope you will improve your drawing skills and have a great time working on these creepers and crawlers. LEE J. AMES TO THE PARENT OR TEACHER In fourth grade, many years ago, we were given an assignment to draw something to honor President Lincoln’s birthday. An immediate competition developed among the four or five

But we liked what we finally got. Our friends and classmates liked what we did and we were encouraged. We were on a roll, and that was of overriding importance. Later we were able to learn technique, theory, media, and much more with the gift of incentive provided by friends, classmates, and family. Early on we copied, then we found ways to do our own original things. Mimicry is prerequisite to creativity! It is my hope that my readers will be able to come up with drawings that will bring them

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flying creatures. 1. Insects in art—Juvenile literature. 2. Animals in art—Juvenile literature. 3. Drawing—Technique—Juvenile literature. [1. Insects in art. 2. Animals in art. 3. Drawing—Technique.] I. Burns, Raymond, 1924— . II. Title III. Title: Draw fifty creepy crawlies. NC 783.A44 1991 743’.6—dc20 90-19396 CIP AC eISBN: 978-0-8230-8615-3 v3.1 Thanks again, Ray, for sharing with me your wonderful talent. —L.J.A. To Lee Ames, a good friend these many years. —R.B. Contents

steps must be constructed with the greatest care. A mistake here could ruin the entire drawing. As you work, it’s a good idea to hold a mirror to your sketch from time to time. The image in the mirror frequently shows distortion you might not have noticed otherwise. In the book, new steps are printed darker than the previous steps. This is so they can be clearly seen. But you should keep your construction steps very light. Here’s where the kneaded eraser can be useful. You can use it to lighten

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