Identify and Draw North American Birds: A Field Guide for the Artist and Naturalist

Identify and Draw North American Birds: A Field Guide for the Artist and Naturalist

by Walter Foster Creative Team
     
 

The first book to combine two powerhouse subjects and popular pastimes – bird watching and drawing. In this unique guide, readers will be instructed how to identify and attract over 45 popular species of North American birds, as well as learn how to draw them with step-by-step instructions.

Each bird’s profile includes the following

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Overview

The first book to combine two powerhouse subjects and popular pastimes – bird watching and drawing. In this unique guide, readers will be instructed how to identify and attract over 45 popular species of North American birds, as well as learn how to draw them with step-by-step instructions.

Each bird’s profile includes the following information:

  • Range (including range map for each profile)
  • Plumage for both male and female
  • Length (in inches and centimeters)
  • Weight (in pounds and grams)
  • Wingspan (in inches and centimeters)
  • Habitat
  • Food
  • Feeder food to attract
  • Full-color photograph
Following each profile, there are complete instructions for drawing the bird with colored pencils. The drawings can begin using the basic outline provide, or by freehand, allowing the book to be used by artists of all skill levels. An overview lesson on colored pencils, including basic color theory concepts and techniques, is included as well.

Identify and Draw North American Birds features 47 of the most popular birds found in our backyards as well as along our seashores. It will delight artists and naturalist alike.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780785827993
Publisher:
Chartwell Books
Publication date:
07/11/2011
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.42(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.79(d)

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