Few creatures symbolise the beauty of the natural world better than birds. Their delicacy, poise and power combine to create an irresistible subject for the artist. In this his first book, award-winning artist Alan Woollett captures perfectly, in breathtaking detail, the exquisite beauty of birds in their natural environments using graphite and coloured pencils, often combining both media in the same composition. More than a teaching guide, this book is a sumptuous source of ideas and inspiration that covers everything from observing birds in the wild to photography, composition and setting. With clear, step-by-step demonstrations and projects to work through as well as numerous examples of the author's stunning artworks, this book represents a true masterclass in the art of drawing birds.
Using Graphite and Coloured Pencils
Author: Alan Woollett
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
Category: Birds in art
To ensure that baby gets the best, most wholesome and natural food possible, go homemade! The newest entry in the acclaimed Great Expectations series focuses on easy preparation of nutritious baby and toddler meals at home - from the first finger-foods to more than 130 delicious kid-tested recipes that will lay the foundation for a lifetime of healthy eating. The book teaches parents how to select the right food, set up a pantry (with a guide to key kitchen equipment), establish smart eating routines and introduce a wide variety of tastes and textures. It also explores today's most pressing nutrition issues: Should you buy only organic food? Is a vegetarian diet good for a very young child? Additional resources include information on breastfeeding and food allergies, as well as a comprehensive listing of products that make healthy eating faster and easier.
Author: Kaaren Poole
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
Draw and paint beautiful, vibrant, and realistic birds and botanicals with The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration. Take a sketch and transform it into fine art! The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration is a guide for contemporary artists aspiring to master shape, color, and texture and render beautiful, realistic, and vibrant botanical artwork! An expert botanical artist educates you about the tools and materials traditionally used in botanical illustration, including pencils, colored pencils, watercolor, gouache, and pastels. This thorough yet easily digestible guide includes overviews of key illustration techniques and basic color theory and mixing and is loaded with exercises designed to help you learn to see shape, value, and form. By learning to understand plant life and anatomy, you can craft elegant flowers, leaves, trees, and much more in no time! To bring it all together, The Art of Botanical & Bird Illustration includes step-by-step demonstrations to follow along with as you practice taking sketches and transforming them into fully rendered, colorful pieces of fine art.
An artist's guide to drawing and illustrating realistic flora, fauna, and botanical scenes from nature
Author: Mindy Lighthipe
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
The Book of the Bird celebrates the bird in art with an elegant, international collection of paintings, illustrations, and photographs, featuring all kinds of birds from the smallest tits and wrens to colourful exotics. Interspersed though the illustrations are short texts giving background to the pictures and information on bird species. This is the perfect gift for all bird lovers.
Birds in Art
Author: Angus Hyland
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
This practical guide covers all aspects of cake decorating and icing. It takes the reader step by step through all of the stages and methods involved. There are tried and tested recipes for a variety of classic sponge and fruit cakes, as well as simple icings and frostings for quick, easy baking. Decorating techniques are also covered, along with essential cake making skills.
Author: Hazel Harrison
Publisher: Anness Pub Limited
Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide - by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists - to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches,photographs and other field observations. The author takes the reader through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural history subjects, the concentration is very much on birds. Painting or drawing any subject well, gives great satisfaction. In this book the author hopes to help the reader become competent at drawing and painting birds, or at least to enjoy trying!
Techniques for Bird Artists
Author: William T. Cooper
Publisher: CSIRO PUBLISHING
Presents instructions for drawing a variety of birds, including barred owl, great blue heron, and ruby-throated hummingbird, along with information on choosing tools and creating textures.
Learn to Draw a Variety of Amazing Birds Step by Step
Author: Maury Aaseng
Publisher: Walter Foster Pub
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.
A Field Guide for the Artist and Naturalist
Author: Walter Foster Creative Team
Publisher: Chartwell Books
Drawing with graphite and colored pencils enables the artist to capture every detail of a plant, and to enjoy, study, and celebrate their wonderful forms. Whether the illustration is a striking monotone or vibrant with color, pencils give you absolute precision. The book, written and illustrated by an award-winning botanical artist, introduces and explains the drawing skills behind the art. Each chapter concentrates on a different aspect of the plant, working upwards from the root system to include the stem, leaves, flowers, and fruit. Fungi have also been included due to their close association with plants. With tips and advice throughout, the techniques are supported by step-by-step projects, clear exercises, and more than 300 color illustrations.
Author: Sue Vize
Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)
Get a feel for your art--literally! 101 Textures in Colored Pencil teaches you every technique you’ll need to give your colored-pencil drawings realistic, palpable texture. There has never been a better time to master textures! Knowing how to make your surfaces and textures look real is one of the most challenging aspects of creating art in colored pencil, even for experienced artists. 101 Textures in Colored Pencil provides artists with step-by-step instructions for drawing a wide variety of the most common textures and surfaces, including sand, water, metals, foliage, wood, fabrics, stone, grass, hair, and many more. Each page is a comprehensive resource on how to create a specific texture, complete with two to three easy-to-follow steps and a final, detailed image of the finished artwork. Plus, the book is organized into sections based on subject matter, making finding what exactly you need a breeze. Don’t put your artistic endeavors on hold!
Practical step-by-step drawing techniques for rendering a variety of surfaces & textures
Author: Denise J. Howard
Publisher: Walter Foster Publishing
Give your colored pencil paintings that extra glow! Capture the qualities and textures of light! Create the light-filled quality of oil painting with the ease of colored pencils—one of the safest, most convenient and easy-to-use mediums available to artists today. Whether you're a beginner or a more experienced artist, your colored pencil paintings will take on new life with the guidance of author Cecile Baird. Using her simple burnishing technique, Baird will show you how to transform an ordinary colored pencil painting into a light-filled masterpiece. Capturing light is one of painting's most common quests—no matter what your medium of choice is. Cecile Baird, a signature member of the Colored Pencil Society of America, provides 20 easy step-by-step demonstrations that show you how to create beautiful luminescent paintings with colored pencil on a wide variety of subjects, such as fruit, flowers, water, light, and glass. Put your skills to work in two extended demonstrations that lead you through the painting process from start to finish to create your own refined, detailed paintings. Start creating your own realistic, light-filled paintings using colored pencils today!
Author: Cecile Baird
Publisher: North Light Books
Examples and illustrations feature over three dozen different artists and their varied sketching styles. Detailed step-by-step drawing instructions are helpful for both beginning and experienced artists.
Publisher: Timber Press (OR)
Animals are one of the most popular subjects for amateur painters -- but not the easiest. This book takes the artist through the pleasures and pitfalls of depicting live animals, both as individual studies and placed in a setting. Linda Birch draws on years of experience to teach readers how to capture these often elusive subjects. Starting with the basics of simple anatomy, proportion and form, Linda shows through her thorough, text and abundant use of step-by-step drawings, sketches, studies and finished paintings how to build up the skills and powers of observation which are crucial to successful animal drawing and painting.
In Pencil, Charcoal, Line and Watercolor
Author: Linda Birch
Publisher: North Light Books
Join the colored pencil painting revolution with acclaimed artist Alyona Nickelsen, who reveals how to use the medium to push the limits of realistic portraiture. In this truly comprehensive guide, Nickelsen presents new layering tools and techniques that allow colored pencil artists to achieve luminously lifelike portraits. Along with guidance on planning and composing a portrait, choosing materials, capturing gesture and expression, and rendering specific facial and body features of a wide range of subjects, this book is also packed with step-by-step demonstrations that demystify Nickelsen’s incredible process in a way that any artist can achieve.
Master a Revolutionary Method for Rendering Depth and Imitating Life
Author: Alyona Nickelsen
Category: Colored pencil drawing
Original title: Botanical paintings with colored pencils.
Author: Ann Swan
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series Incorporated
A mesmerizing surface for colored pencils... but do you feel intimidated by the idea of drawing on such a dark background? Artist Amy Lindenberger will shatter your fears. The truth is, much less colored pencil layering is required on black paper, so it goes quick and easy! Bright colors appear brighter on the extreme contrast of a black background. A colored pencil pioneer, Amy presents a comprehensive guide on how to master this exciting new surface. Book Includes: Four step-by-step tutorials PLUS an extra mini demo! Full Color images and line drawings Tips to help you avoid all mistakes on black paper
A Complete Guide to Using Colored Pencils on Black Paper
Author: Amy Lindenberger
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
An expert guide to producing beautiful lifelike drawings of birds in their natural habitat. Artists of all interests will find a lot to inspire them in this detailed, practical and beautiful guide on drawing birds. The book includes sections on materials, basic techniques and reference gathering, as well as how to draw the key features of birds such as beaks, eyes, claws, wings and feathers. A special section will focus on birds in flight, and this will be followed by chapters on the main bird families including: Water birds and waders, Wildfowl, Birds of prey, Garden and woodland birds and Sea birds. Each chapter will cover the techniques specific to the group as well as numerous examples and a full step-by-step demo. The absence of colour means that Andrew uses other aspects such as pattern, shading and shape to give his paintings life and interest. Written for artists who wish to apply their skills to drawing birds, as well as experienced artists who want to improve their drawing skills, this is an expert guide to producing exquisitely rendered, lifelike drawings of birds in their natural habitats and nothing could be more inspirational than Andrew's accurately observed and truly beautiful drawings.
Author: Andrew Forkner
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
There has until now been no proper study of the bird in art, despite our fascination with birds, and despite the wealth of complex meanings associated with them in different cultures. A number of pagan gods are linked with birds, and dynasties and empires have adopted powerful birds as their symbols. Birds feature in numerous creation myths, and represent the human soul in many religions. We can trace bird imagery from the cave paintings of the Paleolithic era to the present day, and across all world cultures: there are painted, drawn, mosaic, sculpted, embroidered and ceramic birds, and birds as marginal illuminations or the subject of meticulous ornithological studies. This exquisite new book investigates the significance of the bird in 250 beautifully reproduced works of art, both ancient and modern. Nine chapters – on such themes as the mythical bird, the Eastern bird and the domestic bird – explore in detail a rich and rewarding collection of paintings, prints, drawings and sculptures, creating a book that will enchant art lovers and anyone interested in ornithology.
Author: Caroline Bugler
Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited