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How to Draw & Paint Birds: Learn to Draw a Variety of Amazing Birds Step by Step

Handbook / Manual
Artist Maury Aaseng offers comprehensive instruction for drawing a range of birds step by step

Series: How to Draw & Paint

By: Maury Aaseng (Author)

32 pages, b/w illustrations

Walter Foster Publishing

Paperback | Mar 2013 | #204604 | ISBN-13: 9781600583407
Availability: Usually dispatched within 48 hours
NHBS Price: £5.99 $7/€7 approx

About this book

Birds are an intriguing subject for artists of all skill levels, and aspiring illustrators and bird enthusiasts alike will find creative inspiration and valuable drawing instruction in How to Draw & Paint Birds. This comprehensive book opens by introducing pencil artists to the essential drawing tools, including graphite pencils, erasers, paper, and other materials. Valuable information on the different types of drawing pencils and the strokes they produce, as well as suggestions for ways to handle the pencil establishes the content to follow, including how to render a variety of techniques, such as shading, stippling, hatching, crosshatching, and others. Aspiring artists will also discover helpful tips for creating composition, understanding and seeing value, transferring photo references, and taking artistic liberties.

Professional artist and nature enthusiast, Maury Aaseng, offers simple, comprehensive instruction for drawing a range of lovely birds, as well as information for achieving accurate proportions, capturing motion, and building up form. Special attention is given to creating realistic textures, such as feathers, bark, nests, and water. With easy step-by-step projects that start with basic shapes and progress to detailed final drawings, artists will learn to draw many birds of a feather, from the common to the exotic. Artists will explore the sizes and shapes of birdlife, including a golden eagle, crane, finch, pelican, and more. Easy-to-follow instruction and art tips throughout make How to Draw & Paint Birds a complete guide for artists desiring to create realistic and detailed drawings of their flighty feathered friends. For the aspiring avian artist, How to Draw & Paint Birds is a must-have art-instruction reference.

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