Wednesday, December 30, 2009

DRAW 50 MAGICAL CREATURES: PREVIEW AND "SPEEDY" GIVEAWAY

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DRAW 50 MAGICAL CREATURES:

The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Unicorns,
Elves, Cherubs, Trolls, and Many More
by LEE J. AMES
and ANDREW MITCHELL

ABOUT THE BOOK:

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 playful fairy, a bashful mermaid, and so much more. Lee J. Ames’s drawing method has proven successful for children and adults alike over the past thirty years. The thirty books in the Draw 50 series have more than five million copies in print and have shown everyone from amateurs to experts how to draw everything from animals to airplanes. Even the youngest artists can make these mythical beasts look great. It’s easy when you do it the Draw 50 way.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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. Ames says, "I’ve been married to Jocelyn for sixty-four years (either I’m lucky or I must have been doing something right). I have a son, Jonathan (his wife’s name is Cynthia), and a daughter, Alison (her husband is Marty). I have three grand kids named Mark, Lauren, and Hilary. And I dare not omit our two magnificent hybrid canines, Missy and Rosie. All of the above are the makings of my lovely adventure! Me? At eighteen I got my first job, at the Walt Disney Studios. Counting travel time across the country, that job lasted three months. I’ve been cashing in on the glory ever since! I’ve worked in animation, advertising, comic books, teaching, and illustrating books (about 150). I’m the author of more than thirty-five books (mostly the Draw 50 series). All have helped me happily avoid facing reality. We now live in the paradise of Southern California, but I still maintain membership in the Berndt Toast Gang, New York’s chapter of the National Cartoonists Society."

GIVEAWAY

THANKS TO THE GREAT PEOPLE
AT BROADWAY BOOKS, I HAVE ONE
COPY OF THIS FUN BOOK TO GIVE AWAY!

RULES:
--U.S. RESIDENTS ONLY
--NO P. O. BOXES
---INCLUDE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS
IN CASE YOU WIN!

HOW TO ENTER:

50 CREATURES? BUT....
ONLY ONE SIMPLE WAY TO
WIN A COPY OF THIS FUN
AND CREATIVE BOOK!

COMMENT ON WHY YOU WANT
TO WIN THIS BOOK AND BE SURE
AND LEAVE YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS!

DEADLINE TO ENTER IS
6 PM, EST, JANUARY 3

36 comments:

Jane said...

What a cool book. I want this book because I think it can help me draw.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

thetruebookaddict said...

My sons have several of these "drawing" books and my oldest son is somewhat of an aspiring artist so I would like to win it for them =O)

Thanks for the giveaway!

miller4plusmore(at)bellsouth(dot)net

Renee said...

this would make a great gift for my middle dd's birthday coming up in Feb

reneesuz82@msn(dot)com

Margay said...

My younger daughter is really into manga and anime and is constantly drawing the characters in her favorite ones. I would love to win this for her to encourage her to create her own.
Margay

Margay1122(at)aol(dot)com

Zia said...

I want to win this book for my daughter who loves to draw and is getting pretty good and freehand drawing now.

Zia
ziaria(at)gmail(dot)com

Winning Readings said...

I am drawing challenged, but am looking for resources to help teach my daughter art, since I intend to homeschool her... I've got a few books on drawing animals, etc, but nothing on magical creatures!

janemaritz at yahoo dot com

We posted about this giveaway at Winning Readings: http://winningreadings.blogspot.com/2009/12/draw-50-magical-creatures.html

rhapsodyinbooks said...

I would like to win this for my niece, who loves to draw!

nbmars AT yahoo DOT com

throuthehaze said...

I would love to win this because I enjoy drawing!

Raelena
throuthehaze at gmail dot com

Esme said...

This looks like a fun book-I am a stick person drawer at best-so for me it would be a fun way to learn to draw.

chocolate and croissants at yahoo dot com

valerie2350 said...

This looks like it would be fun for my artistic kid.

valerie2350 at hotmail

Bethie said...

I would love to win this for my son, he loves to draw. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Pricilla said...

I would like to win this book for my niece - she loves to draw.
thank you
kaiminani at gmail dot com

LoveMyCoffee said...

I used to draw quite a bit when I was in junior high school. Perhaps a book like this would get me back into drawing.
Thanks for the giveaway.

Dutchlvr1(at)aol(dot)com

Giveaway Roundup said...

I am not a good drawer, and I wish I could draw better. Maybe with a step by step book like this I could actually draw something recognizable! Please enter me.
ludeluh(at)yahoo(dot)com

Linda K said...

My DIL loves to draw and I think she would like this.

lkish77123 at gmail dot com

Anonymous said...

This would be a perfect gift for my nephew! He loves to draw.

Wendy
ebeandebe at gmail dot com

Janel said...

I have always wanted to draw better and magical creatures sound like a fun way to practice!

jgbeads(at)gmail(dot)com

Angie said...

My youngest son, age 14 sits in his room and draws people and cars for hours. This would give him something different to try.

aksimmo@brainerd(dot)net

justpeachy36 said...

justpeachy36@yahoo.com

Please enter me in the giveaway. My daughter is a budding artist and she would love this.

holdenj said...

I would like to win this because I think my son would love it!
Thanks.
JHolden955(at)gmail(dot)com

Jane said...

I would love to win this book and hopefully it'll teach to be a better drawer.

janie1215 AT excite DOT com

LoveMy2Dogs said...

I would love to win this because I have 3 daycare boys who are 7, 8 and 12 who love to draw animals, this would be great for the 7 and 12 year old's.

jrandtam[at]columbus.rr.com

Benita said...

I think this would make a great gift for my niece who's an aspiring artist.

bgcchs(at)yahoo(dot)com

Jaime said...

I would love to win this for my daughter, she is such a good artist and I love to encourage her art
copperllama at yahoo dot com

Margie said...

I would give this to my daughter. Even though she is an adult, she always liked to draw and I think she would enjoy this for her coffee table collection.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

rubynreba said...

I am the world's worst artist! I think it would be fun to be able to draw something that looked like it should!
pbclark(at)netins(dot)net

Ticia said...

because I love magical creatures and would love ideas to teach my kids to draw them.

pucktricks6802(at)yahoo.com

bison61 said...

I'd like this for my grandson-he enjoys drawing

tiramisu392 (at) yahoo.com

Debbie said...

I have two sons who would dearly love this book. My only problem would be deciding which one to give it to!
fourkidsrgreat@gmail(dot)com

Searcher said...

Kids love to draw and all of our library's drawing books are tattered to bits. They could use a new one.

Thanks for the chance. LooseEnds AT Snet DOT net

Nancye said...

I would like to win this for my kids because they both like to draw. Thanks for the chance!

nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

pixie13 said...

I have 2 children who l ike drawing & would love to have this for them. Thanks for the great giveaway!

gevin13{at}gmail{dot}com

ParaJunkee said...

I've got to brush up on my griffen illustrations. Not to mention I've got to prep my daughter for her future artistic endeavors. - Parajunkee

parajunkee at gmail dot com

Sue said...

My ten year old son would love it! Thanks for the giveaway. Happy New Year!

s.mickelson at gmail dot com

Sarah said...

I'd love to win this for my sister. She's a great artist!

faithinhim(at)gmail(dot)com

Heidi V said...

My teenage son loves to draw and loves to draw fantasy dragons and monsters he would love this one.

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