I can't draw at all. I've always been jealous of people that can doodle while on hold with the cable company or the IRS or whatever. I can't doodle. When I try to doodle my brain freezes up and I usually just end up writing my name in cursive over and over. I've read that excessive name signing means that I have an identity problem. Maybe. But honestly I think it's just because I can't draw anything else.
Emberley's books break down each drawing piece by piece. If you can draw circles, straight lines, and squiggles, then you can draw all the Weirdos in the book. Each step tells you what to draw and where to put it.Say I wanted to draw a goblin. I'd start at the beginnning:Follow all the steps until the end:Voila! My goblin:Okay. I guess he's not quite as menacing as the one in the book. I am pretty pleased with my Evil Eva though:She's damn scary.
There are quite a few different versions of the Ed Emberley drawing books. Around here though, we just happen to be partial to weirdos.