From familiar birds like sparrows, owls, and woodpeckers to more exotic creatures like parrots and hummingbirds, Walter Foster's How to Draw Birds shows pencil artists everything they need to know to draw beautiful birds with breathtaking realism.
Join artist and nature enthusiast Maury Aaseng for clear, step-by-step demonstrations with special emphasis on capturing textures such as feathers, bark, nests, and water. She begins by introducing various types of drawing pencils and the strokes they produce, as well as suggestions for ways of handling them to achieve different effects. Techniques such as shading, stippling, hatching, crosshatching, and more are covered in depth.
Aaseng also reveals tips for achieving accurate proportions, capturing motion, building up form, creating compositions, understanding and seeing value, and taking artistic liberties.
Author — Maury Aaseng.
Paperback. 32 pages. 10¼" × 13¾" (25 cm × 36 cm).
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