The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds (Paperback)

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John Muir Laws's guide to drawing birds is itself winged, soaring between a devotion not only to art but also to the lives, forms, and postures of the birds themselves.

Here, artistic technique and the exquisite details of natural history intertwine, and drawing becomes the vehicle for seeing. As Laws writes, "To draw feathers, you must understand how feathers grow, overlap, and insert into the body. To create the body, you must have an understanding of the bird's skeletal structure. To pose this skeleton, you must be able to perceive the energy, intention, and life of the bird."

This how-to guide will perfect the technique of serious artists but also, perhaps more importantly, it will provide guidance for those who insist they can't draw. Leading the mind and hand through a series of detailed exercises, Laws delivers what he promises: that "drawing birds opens you to the beauty of the world." An Audubon Book.

More journaling titles by John Muir Laws:

  • The Laws Guide to Nature Drawing and Journaling
  • How to Teach Nature Journaling
  • The Laws Sketchbook for Nature Journaling
Product Details
ISBN: 9781597141956
ISBN-10: 159714195X
Publisher: Heyday Books
Publication Date: April 1st, 2015
Pages: 128
Language: English