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, New York. He directed his own advertising agency and 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.
Acclaim for Draw 50 Titles: Draw 50 Cars, Trucks, and Motorcycles Nominated for the 1988 Kentucky Bluegrass Award "Another sure-fire success in a popular series." -School Library Journal Draw 50 Monsters Winner of the 1986 Garden State Children's Book Award "A natural choice for young artists." -Booklist Draw 50 Famous Cartoons "As you add a line here and a circle there, the drawing will start to take shape. In a little while, you will have drawn your very own version of a popular character...This book is helpful to beginning artists, and it's also lots of fun." -Pennywhistle Press "With a little care, even the most reluctant artist can create cartoons." -Nashville Banner Draw 50 Athletes "Gives beginners a simple starting point so that they won't be overwhelmed." -School Library Journal Draw 50 Sharks, Whales, and Other Sea Creatures "Young aspiring artists couldn't find a more absorbing starting point than with these denizens of the sea...an important tool for learning the basic movements and procedures of drawing." -Midwest Book Review From the Hardcover edition.