Drawing Birds with Colored Pencils by Kaaren Poole, Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Drawing Birds with Colored Pencils

Drawing Birds with Colored Pencils

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by Kaaren Poole
     
 
With Kaaren Poole as teacher, learning to draw colorful birds becomes an enjoyable experience. She reveals the secrets of creating her beautiful, realistic, and richly detailed pictures, showing how she builds them step-by-step, in layers of color. Poole explains her chosen medium (colored pencils) and how to use it, gives tips on bird anatomy, provides color theory

Overview

With Kaaren Poole as teacher, learning to draw colorful birds becomes an enjoyable experience. She reveals the secrets of creating her beautiful, realistic, and richly detailed pictures, showing how she builds them step-by-step, in layers of color. Poole explains her chosen medium (colored pencils) and how to use it, gives tips on bird anatomy, provides color theory basics, and then illustrates her technique with 27 popular avian subjects, including the robin, goldfinch, chickadee, and quail. When you master Poole’s easily-learned method, it’s simple to recreate her lovely projects exactly or to use her ideas to enhance your own work. To finish the at-home course in style: a quick lesson on pairing colored pencils with watercolor, iridescent inks, and graphite.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal

The varieties of shapes, surface features, colors, and movements necessary to master the depiction of birds can be daunting. Poole (How To Sketch Animals) guides the novice artist with a conversational style borne of her own origins as a self-taught artist. She follows brief sections on supplies and drawing techniques with detailed instructions on drawing a dozen common North American birds-backyard birds like robins, bluebirds, and warblers. Her crisp listing of every phase of each drawing will ease the way for hesitant artists. Recommended for public libraries; advanced students will want to consult John Busby's Drawing Birds, which places the genre within the context of art history and expands the coverage to water birds and birds in flight.
—Daniel Lombardo

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781402752636
Publisher:
Sterling
Publication date:
10/07/2008
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
171,903
Product dimensions:
8.40(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.40(d)

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