- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd; First edition (14 Dec. 2010)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847972241
- ISBN-13: 978-1847972248
- Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1 x 27.9 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 201,701 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Drawing and Painting Birds Paperback – Illustrated, 14 Dec 2010
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My childhood was spent watching wildlife and climbing trees. I still do this as much as possible.
Following my foundation year at Barnsley Scool of Art and Design, I embarked upon a four-year Scientific Illustration Degree course at Middlesex Polytechnic (now probably called something much grander) but it (the course) and I did not see things the same way, so I finally graduated with a Ba(hons) in 1986 from Manchester. My fellow students will not like being reminded of the smelly corner of the studio where my dead birds were investigated during post-mortem studies (I once returned from a visit home to see my current project - a little owl - hanging outside of an 8th Floor window of Chatham Building, Oxford Road. The stench of which had raised mutiny.)
In 1991 I was shortlisted for the Young European Bird Artist of the Year. In 2008, I was winner of Wildscape Magazine's Wildlife Artist of the Year - editor's category, and winner of World Birds category, BBC Wildlife Magazine Wildlife Artist of the Year, 2010. The same year I also won the PJC award for Drawing at the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition.
In 2011 I was amazed to be named as winner of the Birdwatch / Swarovski Artist of the Year and during the same event (the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition) I was elected Associate Member Society of Wildlife Artists.
I have written and illustrated articles on birdwatching and general wildlife and country issues.
I am the Author and (main) illustrator of Drawing & Painting Birds - by The Crowood Press, 2010.
I am married to Sally and live in the Northern Isles of Orkney with our two girls, Savannah and Edie . . . and a couple of ponies, chickens, a dog, a cat, etc . . .
Through eight chapters Tim Wootton has skilfully pulled together a very readable text and a plethora of artworks by over 30 (mainly current) artists delivering a fine mixture of artwork (usually three or four examples per page) in a broad array of styles, which makes page-turning a pleasurable expectation. All in all this book contains very solid and tested advice on all aspects of bird drawing and will, I believe, prove to be of real use not only to the novice bird artist but also to those already with experience. --British Birds
About the Author
Tim Wootton has been watching and drawing birds since childhood. He now lives in the Orkney Islands where he works directly from observational drawings in the field, usually painting and completing the piece in the studio. His work has been exhibited across Britain and is held in private collections throughout the world. In 2008 he was awarded a gold medal from Wildscape Magazine's Wildlife Artist of the Year.
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There's enough beautiful art to keep anyone drooling over the pages for hours, it's full of inspiring imagery that will make you want to get out and paint and draw for yourself.
A classic that easily deserves its place alongside John Busby's `drawing birds' on anyone's bookshelf.
If you don't have this book yet, do yourself a massive favour and get it!
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This is the book for learning to paint birds. Others are really good but this book goes the extra mile in all ways. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Pebbles The Ginger Cat
It is a lovely book in very manageable, inspirational ways. I have been painting and drawing birds every day since I bought it and am so involved that work is starting to get in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Ms. Y. C. Austen
This is a very good book for those interested in drawing birds. It is full of beautiful images from pencil sketches to watercolours to oil paintings. Read morePublished 13 months ago by celeocanth