Drawing: Birds: Learn To Draw A Variety Of Amazing Birds Step By Step

Paperback | March 15, 2013

byMaury Aaseng

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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 Drawing: 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 Drawing: Birds a complete guide for artists desiring to create realistic and detailed drawings of their flighty feathered friends. For the aspiring avian artist, Drawing Birds is a must-have art-instruction reference.

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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 Drawing: Birds. This comprehensive book opens by introducing pencil artists to the essential drawing tools, including graphite pencils, erasers, paper, ...

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Discover how to draw stunningly realistic birds in graphite pencil with talented artist Maury Aaseng. Inside you’ll find information about the tools and materials you need to get started, as well as basic drawing techniques and how to render textures. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions to draw six birds, including an owl, ...

Maury Aaseng has always been excited about drawing and art. After graduating with a BFA in graphic design from the University of Minnesota--Duluth, he moved to San Diego to begin an illustration career. His freelance work over the last eight years has spanned a variety of subject matter and styles. The range of his work has included an...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 13.75 × 10.25 × 0.12 inPublished:March 15, 2013Publisher:Walter Foster PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1600583407

ISBN - 13:9781600583407

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Overlapping feathers are often found on the neck, back, chest, and shoulders. They give the impression of a bird’s volume, and rendering them realistically requires honing some skills in drawing negative space. The focus isn’t on drawing the feathers, so much as the space
between them.

Table of Contents

Tools & Materials
Basic Techniques
Creating Form
Rendering Trees
Defining Bird Features
Owl
Blue Heron
Ruby-Throated Hummingbird
Gray Parrot
Pileated Woodpecker
Chickadee
Closing Thoughts