Drawing Birds

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Timber Press, 2004 - Art - 143 pages
4 Reviews
Birds are inspirational subjects for any artist: the variety of shapes, colors, sizes, movements, and contexts means that anyone with an interest in drawing or painting from life will find birds challenging and deserving of their time. This book is written for a range of people — for beginners taking their first steps in a knotty subject, for more experienced artists wishing to tackle birds in flight, and for anyone who simply wants to see birds afresh. This book is published in association with the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB). As Europe's biggest wildlife conservation charity, with over 170 nature reserves, the RSPB brings the spectacular beauty of wild birds to millions of people. The business of conservation is often scientific and political — matters largely for the head. But birds enrich our lives in many ways. Drawing them is perfect for clearing the clutter of our daily lives, reconnecting with nature and reaffirming the purpose of nature conservation.

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User Review  - MatteoGrilli - LibraryThing

You won't find a step by step tutorial on how to draw birds, but a collection of works from many artists and the way they work. Exellent to find the right mood, inspiration and motivation to get out there and draw birds from life. Read full review

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User Review  - Kate Bandzmer - Goodreads

John Busby has a well-balanced, realistic approach to drawing and appreciating art from the field. There's no doubt that the techniques he shares will be helpful when the moment strikes. Until then, I ... Read full review

About the author (2004)

John Busby has been drawing birds for over 60 years. As a former lecturer at Edinburgh Art College and a founding member of the Society of Wildlife Artists, his unique talent and understanding of bird art have inspired many. As well as John's own drawings and paintings, this book contains pieces from 37 other bird artists-including many of the world's foremost figures. Their work, informed by hard-earned field skills, embraces a wide range of styles and approaches, making this book not only a tool for learning, but also a display of the best in bird art today.

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