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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.

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Draw 50 Airplanes, Aircraft, and Spacecraft
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8570-5 (0-8230-8570-8)

Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skills and build a repertoire of subjects, particularly those relating to aircraft.
     Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw a range of aircraft with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. His distinctive drawing method has proven to be successful for... Read more






Draw 50 Aliens
Written by Lee J. Ames and Ric Estrada
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8616-0 (0-8230-8616-X)

Alien fever is running high: the Alien movies and reissue of the Star Wars trilogy have made outer space fascinating to a whole new generation of children. And who better to help budding artists master their drawings of the friendly folk from the final frontier than Lee Ames--creator of the phenomenally... Read more






Draw 50 Animal 'Toons
Written by Lee J. Ames and Bob Singer
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8577-4 (0-8230-8577-5)

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... Read more






Draw 50 Animals
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8578-1 (0-8230-8578-3)

Fifty furry, scaly and feathered friends are here for aspiring young artists to draw. Read more






Draw 50 Athletes
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8572-9 (0-8230-8572-4)

Favorite athletes from sports such as baseball,  basketball, football, tennis, skiing, gymnastics  and track-and-field are presented here.

An American  Bookseller Pick of the Lists, New York Public  Library -- Books for the Teen Age. Read more






Draw 50 Baby Animals
Written by Lee J. Ames and Murray Zak
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8573-6 (0-8230-8573-2)

Revisiting the animal theme that kicked off the series more than twenty-five years ago, Draw 50 Baby Animals brings you an amazing array of the most adorable critters on earth. This latest installment in the Lee J. Ames illustration dynasty features darling baby animals from the wild, the barnyard, and even... Read more






Draw 50 Beasties
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8582-8 (0-8230-8582-1)

"With its popular subject of imaginative  monsters and other nightmare inhabitants, [this]  will be a sure-fire circulator." --  Publisher's Weekly. Read more






Draw 50 Birds
Written by Lee J. Ames and Tony D'Adamo
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8598-9 (0-8230-8598-8)

Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skills and build a repertoire of subjects, particularly animals. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of the most beautiful and fascinating birds from around the world with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. His distinctive drawing method has proven... Read more






Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8602-3 (0-8230-8602-X)

Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks, and Trains teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of modes of transportation from throughout history, such as a Viking ship and the Santa Maria, as well as a... Read more






Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8604-7 (0-8230-8604-6)

Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw famous structures from all over the world, as well as an igloo, a barn and silo, a windmill, and even a teepee... Read more






Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8576-7 (0-8230-8576-7)

Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles shows artists of all levels how to draw with ease by following simple step-by-step examples. Celebrated author Lee J. Ames shows you how to draw your favorite hot rods, sports cars, and clunkers, including Rolls-Royces, Bentleys, dump trucks, tandem bikes, and Harley-Davidsons, with drawings of... Read more






Draw 50 Cats
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8575-0 (0-8230-8575-9)

This book brings to life Siamese, Persians, lions, tigers, panthers and such celebrity felines as Felix, Top Cat and Snaggle Puss. Read more






Draw 50 Creepy Crawlies
Written by Lee J. Ames and Ray Burns
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8614-6 (0-8230-8614-3)

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... Read more






Draw 50 Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Animals
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8574-3 (0-8230-8574-0)

The tyrannosaurus rex, brachiosaurus, triceratops  and moa burst out in terrifying splendor to the  delight of all dinosaur fans. With a foreword by  George Zappler, Director of the Staten Island  Zoological Society.

An American Bookseller Pick of the  Lists. Read more






Draw 50 Dogs
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8583-5 (0-8230-8583-X)

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.

An American Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Read more






Draw 50 Endangered Animals
Written by Lee J. Ames and Warren Budd
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8608-5 (0-8230-8608-9)

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... Read more






Draw 50 Famous Cartoons
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8568-2 (0-8230-8568-6)

A barrel of laughs is what aspiring cartoonists of all ages will have while they learn to draw their favorite characters from the funny pages. Read more






Draw 50 Flowers, Trees, and Other Plants
Written by Lee J. Ames and P. Lee Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8579-8 (0-8230-8579-1)

Targeted at young aspiring artists seeking to develop their technical skill and build a repertoire of subjects, especially those in nature.
     Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows readers how to draw dozens of plants with a comprehensive, step-by-step approach. His distinctive drawing method has proven to be successful for children and adults... Read more






Draw 50 Horses
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8581-1 (0-8230-8581-3)

Arabians, Pintos, Morgans and Clydesdales: jumping, bucking, rearing, grazing and kicking -- all are in this collection of 50 drawings. Read more






Draw 50 Magical Creatures
Written by Lee J. Ames and Andrew Mitchell
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | February 2013
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8610-8 (0-8230-8610-0)

Learn to Draw 50 Magical Creatures


Draw 50 Magical Creatures teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Acclaimed author and illustrator Lee J. Ames shows you how to draw an enchanting variety of mystical creatures and legendary beasts, including a stately centaur, a frightening Cyclops, a... Read more






Draw 50 Monsters
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8584-2 (0-8230-8584-8)

Lee Ames has come up with 50 creepy creatures  that young people can learn to draw.

An American  Bookseller Pick of the Lists. Read more






Draw 50 People
Written by Lee J. Ames and Creig Flessel
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8596-5 (0-8230-8596-1)

Draw 50 People teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows you how to draw a wondrous diversity of people from around the world and throughout history. Included here are people from ancient times, like an Egyptian mathematician, a medieval... Read more






Draw 50 Princesses
Written by Lee J. Ames and Holly Handler Moylan
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | September 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8585-9 (0-8230-8585-6)

Draw 50 Princesses teaches aspiring artists how to draw with ease by following simple, step-by-step instructions. Acclaimed author Lee J. Ames shows us how to draw an enchanting variety of beautiful princesses, including beloved favorites from fairy tales like Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, and Snow White as well as princesses from around... Read more






Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures
Written by Lee J. Ames and Warren Budd
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8571-2 (0-8230-8571-6)

Lee Ames, together with Warren Budd, present 50 inhabitants of the deep in step-by-step sketches. "Includes no less than 11 kinds of sharks and 13 animals of the whale family." -- School Library Journal. Read more






Draw 50 Vehicles
Written by Lee J. Ames
Watson-Guptill | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$9.99/11.99(Canada) | 978-0-8230-8569-9 (0-8230-8569-4)

Includes sections from two of the most popular Lee Ames titles: Draw 50 Boats, Ships, Trucks & Trains and Draw 50 Airplanes. Read more





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