Learn To Draw Animals.
August 18, 2007 3:47 PM   Subscribe

I'm guessing they're not going to cover "making a Thanksgiving turkey by tracing your hand".
posted by mr_crash_davis at 3:52 PM on August 18, 2007

There is no pleasure in drawing an anatomically correct animal, unless someone is paying you to do so.
posted by fire&wings at 4:14 PM on August 18, 2007

On the contrary, fire & wings; I've been inspired by this to design a tattoo.

Cool link, feelinglistless.
posted by figment of my conation at 4:45 PM on August 18, 2007

Thank god my bison-drawing needs are taken care of!
posted by beaucoupkevin at 4:57 PM on August 18, 2007

Oh wow, I remember this guy. Isn't he the one who had all of those Draw 50 (fill in the blank) books? I used to check those out of the library all the time when I was a kid.
posted by jennybaxter at 5:09 PM on August 18, 2007

I think you may be thinking of Ed Emberly.
posted by DU at 5:26 PM on August 18, 2007

DU - No, I remember Ed Emberly, his books were a bit more simplistic. I looked up Lee J. Ames on Amazon and the books seem to be what I remember -- even if they have changed all the covers.
posted by jennybaxter at 5:32 PM on August 18, 2007

I wish I could remember the comic that riffed on this idea. The first panel indicated that they were going to teach you to draw one of the characters, it advised you to draw a circle. In the second panel it instructed you to bisect the circle with a line.

In the last frame, was a beautifully illustrated version of the strip's main character holding a circle with a line through it, suggesting that you should have been able to figure all the rest out on your own.
posted by quin at 5:38 PM on August 18, 2007 [2 favorites]

jennybaxter: It was Lee J. [something]. Might have been Ames. I used to get those out all the time, too.
posted by dilettante at 5:58 PM on August 18, 2007

That's what I get for not reading the whole thread first. Damn it.
posted by dilettante at 5:59 PM on August 18, 2007

Also known as: The Furry starter kit.
posted by basicchannel at 8:12 PM on August 18, 2007 [1 favorite]

quin, It was: "Now draw the Tick, holding a bisected sphere."

Although in truth, the Tick's cartoonist was just dusting off a very old joke.

Incedentally, Scott Kurtz got in a bit of trouble for plagarizing the Tick's version, back in his earlier days. an error he's acknowledged and apologized for.
posted by sebastienbailard at 2:23 AM on August 19, 2007 [1 favorite]

I already draw animals. My pheremones are unresistable.
posted by Eideteker at 7:21 AM on August 19, 2007 [2 favorites]

The Tick! Yes! That was it. Thanks sebastienbailard, that was bugging me.
posted by quin at 10:24 AM on August 19, 2007

I just drew a (rather terrifying) giraffe. Thanks.
posted by coolhappysteve at 4:08 PM on August 19, 2007

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