Many of us enjoy watching birds
and would perhaps like to take our hobby a stage
further by sketching and recording the every day
encounters we share with them. If only we knew where
"How is it possible to
draw such active creatures as birds?"
This is the question I am
frequently asked, to many it seems a daunting
prospect when faced with the task for the first time.
Drawing is a means of communication and like any
other communicative skill there are lessons to be
learned before we can fully and effectively express
This book will equip the reader
with these skills and the confidence to go into the
countryside and sketch from life. Nature itself is
the best teacher, while confidence and ability will
grow with practise. I know from experience that in
the early stages of working from life it is good to
have a guiding hand to steer the budding artist
around the pitfalls and maximise progress.
Sketching Wild Birds features full
colour reproductions of approximately 56 watercolour
paintings and 240 pencil sketches illustrating the
fundamental methods and techniques that anyone can
follow. This hard back book (in a handy A5 landscape
format) of 160 pages presents both the bird watcher,
beginner and experienced artist with a wealth of
The text, simply presented, is easily
understood and covers sketching techniques, bird
behaviour, anatomy, scale, perspective and
Would you like to order
a copy of "Sketching Wild Birds"?