Draw 50 Endangered Animals teaches artists of all levels how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step examples. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames has brought together an assortment of animals whose numbers are threatened, including classic favorites such as the giant panda, the humpback whale, and the Asian elephant. However, you'll also find animals you may never have heard of, like the vicuña, Przewalski's horse, and the Everglade snail kite. Ames's drawing method has proven successful for children and adults of all ages over the past 40 years. The 31 books in the Draw 50 series have sold more than three million copies and have shown artists, from the beginner to advanced levels, how to draw everything from animals to airplanes. It's easy to cherish our feathered, furry, and scaly friends when it's done the Draw 50 way.
In this world of glorious things to see, some may not be with us for long. Among these are many wonderful living creatures. These are the endangered animals with whom, as long as we've existed, we've shared this earth. Let's learn to draw these friends before they may leave us forever.
Warren Budd, whom I've known and worked with for many years, did a lion's share of the research and the art for this book. I've watched him develop from a raw, insecure art school student to the accomplished artist with whom I'm delighted to share coauthorship.
Excerpted from Draw 50 Endangered Animals by Lee J. Ames with Warren Budd. Copyright © 2013 by Lee J. Ames with Warren Budd. Excerpted by permission of Watson-Guptill, a division of Random House LLC. All rights reserved. No part of this excerpt may be reproduced or reprinted without permission in writing from the publisher.
About Lee J. Ames
LEE J. AMES has created more than 27 books in the Draw 50 series, including, most recently The Draw 50 Way. He lives in Mission Viejo, California.