Review: Draw 50 Sea Creatures by Lee J. Ames

Draw 50 SeaThis is a really neat guide! My teen daughter, who has had a lot of art training and is very artistic really liked this book. She enjoyed drawing a few of the creatures right away and plans to work on more of the lessons in this book. She said that it is important to be very detail oriented as you work from picture guide to picture guide. Here are the sketches that she ended up with:


I also tried my hand at a sketch. I have no art training, so I chose to try a sketch that seemed on the simpler side. I tried to pay attention to detail. I think it went well for someone without art training. Here is my sketch:


I am going to have my elementary aged daughters try to draw from this book, but I think it may be a bit advanced for them. My recommendation is for children or adults who enjoy drawing and are very detail oriented, this book will probably be a fun resource!

(4 stars)

I received a complimentary copy of this book. All opinions are my own.


Draw 50 SeaPart of the best-selling Draw 50 series this step-by-step guide to drawing various fish, sharks, oysters, bottlenose dolphins, crabs, polar bears, coral, and other ocean life is for artists of all levels.

In this new installment of Lee J. Ames’s beloved Draw 50 series, readers will find easy-to-follow, step-by-step visual lessons on sketching and rendering all kinds of sea and ocean-dwelling creatures. Animals and plants from in and near the water featured in the book include clownfish, whale sharks, sea otters, dolphins, turtles and more.

Purchase your own copy here.


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.


About Brittany

I am a homeschooling mother of four children. I am an avid reader and have been for as long as I can remember. I truly enjoy reading and reviewing books I focus my reading and my reviews on Christian fiction, primarily Christian romantic fiction. I hope you will find my reviews helpful in your decisions on what books to read.
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2 Responses to Review: Draw 50 Sea Creatures by Lee J. Ames

  1. Paula Shreckhise says:

    Those look awesome! Great job girls! I need these books when I was homeschooling many years ago. Fortunately all three of my boys are artistically inclined and one has an art degree and is using it in his profession. He is the art director of an ad agency. My only girl alas cannot draw very well! I guess she takes after me. My hubby does and my mother and my father could all draw very well! Thanks for a fun post!

  2. emilee says:

    Nice review, I like to draw pictures of the animals, I teach K-3. I will draw on the chalkboard and the kids love it.

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