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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 11 November 2008
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781844483549
  • Stock: 18 in stock
  • Size: 216x292 mm
  • Illustrations: 150
  • Pages: 32
  • RRP: $14.99
  • Series: How to Draw
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How to Draw: Birds


in simple steps by Polly Pinder

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Book Description

This easy-to-follow book teaches how to draw a wonderful variety of birds using very simple shapes and stage by stage sequences. Polly Pinder includes a good selection of all the popular birds including a song thrush, robin, penguin, pelican, golden eagle and more.
Absolute beginners will soon be able to create great drawings using these illustrations as a guide.

Table of Contents

Includes a great variety of known and lesser known birds
Extremely simple step-by-step drawing method
Great for beginners or any artist wanting to brush up their drawing skills

About the Author

About Polly Pinder

Polly Pinder studied graphics at Leeds Art College. Her first job was with a Yorkshire newspaper, and she subsequently worked as a lecturer in graphic design at Wakefield District College. She has written and illustrated a number of books on a variety of other subjects including cake decoration and growing herbs, papermaking and paper crafts. Her illustrations in Muck and Magic were commended when that book won the 1993 Sir Peter Kent Conservation Book Prize. She has also designed bed linen and wallpapers, and the graphics for a wallpaper book based on newly-discovered eighteenth-century wallpapers.


Jan 09

Want to draw but not sure how to go about it? Here is a book that cuts through the jargon by not having any words in it at all! There may be a parrot on the cover but drawing is about doing, not talking or reading and the easy-to-follow diagrams just say it all.

I was impressed with this book, which reminded me of the Walter Foster series I learnt to draw with. Start by breaking down the bird into its most basic shapes, then add a bit more, begin to sketch in the details, and by step five you have a pencil drawing of it. Step six shows it in color, and after you have worked though all the studies you will have a good working knowledge of how to draw most bird shapes. Aimed predominantly at the UK market you can find a robin, song thrush, puffin, mallard, golden eagle and gray heron but also gray parrot, emperor penguin, kiwi, rooster and Canada goose. One destined to remain on my keeper shelf, and at under £5 (0r $10) inexpensive and rather compulsive.

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