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    DescriptionInspired by "The Daily Zoo", Chris Ayers' "Keeping the Doctor at Bay with a Drawing a Day" provides page upon page of exercises that will provide you with ample opportunities to create your own personal zoo of characters. This activity book of artistic challenges features step-by-step renderings showing a line by line (shape by shape) progression of drawing a "Daily Zoo" character - provided with blank spaces next to each step for one to follow along.

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    The Daily Zoo: Keeping the Doctor at Bay with a Drawing a Day
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris Ayers, Foreword by J.J. Abrams
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 203 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 508 g
    ISBN 13: 9781933492346
    ISBN 10: 1933492341

    Abridged Dewey: 709
    LC classification: N
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T General Subject: 140
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: CRA
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T11.6
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: VFJB
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: ART016000
    BIC subject category V2: WFA
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: AKLC
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 06
    DC22: 741.5
    Ingram Subject Code: AT
    Libri: I-AT
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25840
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A03402000
    BISAC V2.8: ART050030
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: ART010000
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 03
    B&T Approval Code: A03401000
    DC23: 741.5
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: VFJB, WFA, AKLC
    Edition statement
    Design Studio Press
    Imprint name
    Design Studio Press
    Publication date
    20 December 2008
    Publication City/Country
    Culver City
    Author Information
    Chris Ayers popped out onto this Planet Earth scene on a sweltering July afternoon in 1975. Shortly thereafter he discovered a groovy magic wand made of wood called a "pencil." Through trial and error, and lots of practice, he learned that these nifty little things gave him the means to unlock the worlds of his imagination and give them visual form on paper. During these early formative years his spongy gray matter soaked up as much as it could about the fascinating world around him, especially in regards to the animal kingdom, dinosaurs, Sesame Street, Star Wars, Disney, art, mythology, monsters in closets, spaceships, Robin Hood, Ray Harryhausen, pirates, extra-terrestrial friends and foes, Jules Verne, Dr. Seuss, Bill Peet, comic book heroes and villains, animation, cartoons... Fast-forward about twenty years to the spring of 2000. With his Toyota Tercel literally packed to the ceiling, he drove westward from Minneapolis to Los Angeles. He had long dreamt of someday working in the movies and, at age 24, it seemed like the right time in his life to give it a shot. Fast forward another eight years and he is still driving a Toyota Tercel around the bustling freeways of the City of Angels. His dream of working in the film industry has come true - and then some. Working as a character designer and concept artist he has been involved in some challenging and fun projects such as Men In Black II, Fantastic Four, Incredible Hulk and The Santa Clause 2. In 2006, on the one-year anniversary of his diagnosis, he started a sketchbook called The Daily Zoo and set out to draw one animal each day for a year. His hope, in addition to being challenging and fun, was that it would help his healing process and give him a focused opportunity to appreciate the gift of each healthy day.