Release Date: 2012
This is more than a guide to drawing birds it is also an introduction to the lives, forms, and postures of the birds themselves.An imaginative field instruction book for really seeing and drawing birds by the bestselling author of the innovative field guides on the Sierra and San Francisco Bay.
Author: John Muir Laws
Publisher: Heyday Books
Release Date: 2016-03
A potent combination of art, science, and boundless enthusiasm, the latestart instruction book from John Muir Laws (The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds)is a how-to guide for becoming a better artist and a more attentive naturalist. In straightforward text complemented by step-by-step illustrations, dozens of exercises lead the hand and mind through creatingaccurate reproductions of plants and animals as well as landscapes, skies,and more. Laws provides clear, practical advice for every step of the process for artists at every level, from the basics of choosing supplies to advanced techniques. While the book s advice will improve the skills of already accomplished artists, the emphasis on seeing, learning, and feeling will make this book valuable even revelatory to anyone interested in the natural world, no matter how rudimentary their artistic abilities. A sketchbook, constructed to withstand excursions in the field and containing several exercises from The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling, is also available.
Examples and illustrations feature over three dozen different artists and their varied sketching styles. Detailed step-by-step drawing instructions are helpful for both beginning and experienced artists.
Author: Kaaren Poole
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Release Date: 2008
To ensure that baby gets the best, most wholesome and natural food possible, go homemade! The newest entry in the acclaimed Great Expectations series focuses on easy preparation of nutritious baby and toddler meals at home - from the first finger-foods to more than 130 delicious kid-tested recipes that will lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating. The book teaches parents how to select the right food, set up a pantry (with a guide to key kitchen equipment), establish smart eating routines and introduce a wide variety of tastes and textures. It also explores today's most pressing nutrition issues: Should you buy only organic food? Is a vegetarian diet good for a very young child? Additional resources include information on breastfeeding and food allergies, as well as a comprehensive listing of products that make healthy eating faster and easier.
Author: Frank Lohan
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Release Date: 2012-12-19
A renowned artist and expert instructor shows how to depictbirds of all kinds, from a baby robin to a flying osprey.Accompanied by more than 350 easy-to-follow illustrations,the nearly 60 lessons begin with basic line drawings, advancingto the use of pen, pencil, and ink wash techniques to producetexture and movement in realistic sketches.Reprint of the Contemporary Books, Inc., Chicago, 1990 edition
Birds are much admired, revered and envied. They have featured in art for many thousands of years and our fascination with them continues. They do though pose a challenge to paint and are not always the most cooperative of models. This practical book explains in detail how to go about drawing and painting birds. By understanding their anatomy and recognising their type, the artist can learn a shorthand way to capture movement and attitude. With technique and colour mastered, style develops and a special scene can be captured uniquely forever. In this book, Tim Wootton explains bird types and how identifying specific similarities can help the artist; advises on painting in the field, using photographs and working in the studio; describes how to paint plumage and birds in flight; demonstrates how to compose a painting with emphasis on the birds' habitat; and gives insights into painting birds from 30 leading artists, as well as illustrations of their work, including John Busby, Robert Bateman and Charles Tuncliffe. Beautifully illustrated with 423 colour illustrations.
Author: Walter Foster Creative Team
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Release Date: 2011-07-11
The first book to combine two powerhouse subjects and popular pastimes – bird watching and drawing. In this unique guide, readers will be instructed how to identify and attract over 45 popular species of North American birds, as well as learn how to draw them with step-by-step instructions. Each bird’s profile includes the following information: Range (including range map for each profile) Plumage for both male and female Length (in inches and centimeters) Weight (in pounds and grams) Wingspan (in inches and centimeters) Habitat Food Feeder food to attract Full-color photograph Following each profile, there are complete instructions for drawing the bird with colored pencils. The drawings can begin using the basic outline provide, or by freehand, allowing the book to be used by artists of all skill levels. An overview lesson on colored pencils, including basic color theory concepts and techniques, is included as well. Identify and Draw North American Birds features 47 of the most popular birds found in our backyards as well as along our seashores. It will delight artists and naturalist alike.
Author: Mindy Lighthipe
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Release Date: 2017-10-31
Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration. Take a sketch and transform it into fine art! The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork! An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.
A conveniently sized reference by the author of Sierra Birds: A Hiker's Guide provides comprehensive coverage of more than 1,700 plant and animal species complemented by quick-reference tabs, range maps, coverage of lesser-known characteristics and more than 2,800 watercolor illustrations.
Author: William T. Cooper
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Release Date: 2011
Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide - by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists - to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches,photographs and other field observations. The author takes the reader through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural history subjects, the concentration is very much on birds. Painting or drawing any subject well, gives great satisfaction. In this book the author hopes to help the reader become competent at drawing and painting birds, or at least to enjoy trying!
Author: Laura Jacobs
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: 2009-06-09
Margret Snow is the quintessential New York woman. She dresses the windows of Saks Fifth Avenue by day and mingles in the downtown art world by night, always searching for her niche in a city intent on capturing The Next Big Thing as it flies into view. Married to Charles, a professor at Columbia, and living on the Upper West Side, the backdrop to Margret's life is made up of the poetic rhythms and colors of the Manhattan day: slow-running buses, the gray morning light striking the Hudson, the winter landscape of Riverside Park, the endless round of gallery openings, cocktail parties and grand dinners in the palatial apartments on Manhattan's upper east side. Against this metropolitan whirl, Margret and Charles pursue a lifelong hobby of bird watching, a passion for which was kindled by her grandfather during long-past summers near the shore in Gloucester, Massachusetts. As they shuttle between their Manhattan apartment, birding in the city's parks, and weekends out of town in their house near Cape May, a violent upheaval pushes Margret beyond the boundaries of her hobby. Overnight, she becomes an art world sensation and just as suddenly has fame ripped from her. As Laura Jacobs proved in her first novel, "Women About Town", she understands the natural habitat of the New York Woman in all its complexity. In The Bird Catcher, her second, she moves deeper into that territory with the story of a remarkable woman who is as rare and special as the birds that fill the skies above her.
Author: John Muir Laws
Publisher: Heyday Books
Release Date: 2016-04-20
Created with the beginning nature journalist in mind, The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling hardcover blank journal is the perfect starting point for anyone interested in the practice and joy of getting out, observing, and recording nature. Including tips, advice, and practical information from master nature journalist John Muir Laws from what makes up a well-stocked nature journaling field kit to how to estimate the degrees of an arc The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling is the ideal companion when out in the field.