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Drawing: Birds: Learn to draw a variety of amazing birds step by step (How to Draw and Paint) [Paperback]

Maury Aaseng
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15 Mar 2013 How to Draw and Paint

Birds are an intriguing subject for artists of all skill levels, and aspiring illustrators and bird enthusiasts alike will find creative inspiration and valuable drawing instruction in Drawing: Birds. This comprehensive book 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. Aspiring artists will also discover helpful tips for creating composition, understanding and seeing value, transferring photo references, and taking artistic liberties. Professional artist and nature enthusiast, Maury Aaseng, offers simple, 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 that start with basic shapes and progress to detailed final drawings, artists will learn to draw many birds of a feather, from the common to the exotic. Artists will explore the sizes and shapes of birdlife, including a golden eagle, crane, finch, pelican, and more. Easy-to-follow instruction and art tips throughout make Drawing: Birds a complete guide for artists desiring to create realistic and detailed drawings of their flighty feathered friends. For the aspiring avian artist, Drawing Birds is a must-have art-instruction reference.

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  • Paperback: 32 pages
  • Publisher: Walter Foster (15 Mar 2013)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1600583407
  • ISBN-13: 978-1600583407
  • Product Dimensions: 34.3 x 25.4 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 2.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 295,613 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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The books in the How to Draw & Paint series feature progressive visual demonstrations, expert advice, and easy-to-understand step-by-step lessons that teach beginning artists how to create beautiful artwork in a variety of media. In this comprehensive series, professional artists share their expertise on everything from setting up a studio and selecting tools and materials to tips, tricks, and techniques for rendering an assortment of interesting and engaging subjects. Organized into six categories, these helpful guides provide a wealth of knowledge and insight into the wonderful world of quality art instruction.

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Discover how to draw stunningly realistic birds in graphite pencil with talented artist Maury Aaseng. Inside you’ll find information about the tools and materials you need to get started, as well as basic drawing techniques and how to render textures. Follow along with the step-by-step instructions to draw six birds, including an owl, a woodpecker, and a parrot. You’ll also learn tips for working with reference photos and taking artistic license to create a compelling composition. You’re only steps away from being a master in drawing your favorite feathered friends!

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pretty but disappointing 26 Feb 2014
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It's a beautiful book with elegant illustrations of what the author has done but it doesn't take you through any steps of how to make the shapes of the bird which, oddly enough is what is required. The book is also impractically large - I have no where to store it and it's going to get bent very easily. Also most of the instruction is just, "here I added detail". Not as informative as I needed it to be unfortunately.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Not a book, more like a brochure 15 Jan 2014
I was very disappointed when I received this "book". It was ment to be a christmas present to a person who really wanted to learn how to draw birds. I read some reviews, found the price appelative, and went for it. When it arrived I though it was a mistake and someone had sent me a brochure instead of the real thing! And when I openned it... well, one can't really learn how to draw birds from scratch from this "brochure"...
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Not worth the 2.52 i paid for it 18 Dec 2013
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If Danny Dyre was a book, this would probably be it!, as its just as bad as his acting! also its pointless, boring and outdated!
Probably the worst 'how to draw' book ive ever brought! only shows about 5 different birds to draw. there is no base instruction on drawing the shape of the bird. within step 1 you are meant to have an outline of a bird from thin air! what a dick!
PS... Danny Dyre is also a dick
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars art tastic 20 Oct 2013
By Dawn
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Recently discovered i can draw, so now want to draw lots of different things to find which is my best talent this really helped
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1 of 8 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars big disappointment 6 April 2013
By fluffy
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Book far too big. Bought it as a gift now cannot give it to them . Also due to its size , 12" x 13 1/2" slightly bent on arrival .
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