Saturday, July 19, 2008

Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Weirdos

Ed Emberley is an artist and illustrator (official website here) who has authored several books that teach children how to draw all kinds of people, places and things using the basic shapes of the line, square, triangle, circle, scribble and dot.

Not only are they great books for young budding artists still learning to conceptualize, they are also a lot of fun to browse just to enjoy the charmingly simple designs of Mr. Emberley.

His books have been in print in various incarnations for over 30 years. Currently on store shelves is the latest repackaging of his "Drawing Book of Weirdos", which is all about classic monsters and scary characters.





"VAMPIRE" (various poses and states of being)


(Hey--he looks kind of like Godzilla, but he isn't. He's an original
creation who only happens to resemble Godzilla.)

If you'd like to learn how to draw these monsters and more using only a few simple shapes, please do pick up a copy Ed Emberley's Drawing Book of Weirdos here. Check out his Drawing Book of Halloween, Big Green Drawing Book, and Big Orange Drawing Book for more monsters, aliens, and creatures.

1 comment:

Will Errickson said...

Glorious books! Thanks for scanning and posting.