Drawing: Birds 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. Artists will also discover tips for creating composition, understanding and seeing value, and taking artistic liberties. Artist and nature enthusiast Maury Aaseng offers 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, artists will learn to draw many birds of a feather, from the common to the exotic.
Dimensions: 32 pages, 10.25" x 13.75"