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

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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 ...

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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: 7/11/2011
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 613,425
  • Product dimensions: 6.42 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.79 (d)

Meet the Author

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.

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