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With Kaaren Poole as teacher, learning to draw colorful birds becomes an enjoyable experience.
In Drawing Birds with Colored Pencils, Poole reveals the secrets of creating her beautiful, realistic, and richly detailed pictures, showing how she builds them step-by-step, in layers of color.
Poole explains her chosen medium (colored pencils) and how to use it, gives tips on bird anatomy, provides color theory basics, and then illustrates her technique with 27 popular avian subjects, including the robin, goldfinch, chickadee, and quail.
When you master Poole’s easily-learned method, it’s simple to recreate her lovely projects exactly or to use her ideas to enhance your own work. To finish the at-home course in style: a quick lesson on pairing colored pencils with watercolor, iridescent inks, and graphite.
Author — Kaaren Poole.
Paperback. 144 pages. 8½” × 10”.
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Thank you, Kaaren Poole!
from Stony Brook, NY
Comments about Drawing Birds with Colored Pencils:
I hadn't picked up a colored pencil since the 80's, so when I wanted to draw birds to help cope with the loss of a beloved pet rabbit (and to distract me from the annoyances of the work world), this book gave me my start to draw a little happiness into every day.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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"Take your style to another level"
from Phoenix, AZ
This instruction book is beautifully illustrasted with clear instructions. Learn these basics and more to enhance your own style.
(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
Filled with information
from Sanders county,MT.
Good suggestions about the availability of different drawing materials and the uses of them, with that information preceding the artist/ authors methods of drawing.I found the book both interesting and helpful.
(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Really poor book for drawing birds
from Raleigh, NC
I received this book as a gift from a dear friend who was well aware of my love of birds. And this book looks okay at first glance - but the birds are poorly rendered, the art is of average quality, and the instruction is lacking. There is very little attention paid to the natural history or scientific aspects of drawing living creatures. I was highly disappointed with this book when I wanted to learn how to draw birds. There is a MUCH better book - I mean better by leaps and bounds - The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds. Just full of realistic detail and drawings that not only inspire the beauty of birds but pays warranted attention to getting proportions correct. If you are truly interested in drawing birds, and want to do so with a level of skill and drawing the various avian species as they truly are (paying attention to feather placement, differences in tail:wing feather length, etc) then don't waste your money on this book.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
Drawing Birds with colored Pencils
from Kodak, TN
I am not a professional Artist, but I love to draw, make my own greeting cards digital and and lately by hand again. I love birds and flowers and needed help (big time help)with the drawing and coloring of birds. This little book has helped me tremendously already. The simple and direct explaining does it. I can only reccomend this book to anyone. And the price also is great. Thank you to the Artist and thank You to Blick.Regina
Drawing Birds with Colored Pencils
from Vancouver,BC Canada
Great bird illustrations and pallette choices
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