Andrew Forkner's book provides you with all you need to paint a range of birds in acrylics; taking in birds of prey, songbirds and waterbirds from all over the world. It contains information on the materials and preparation you will need to capture the delicacy and majesty of the subjects.
* Twenty-six striking and characterful bird species
* Clear and easy-to-follow step by step projects
* Includes guidance on composition, reference and important bird features
Andrew Forkner is a keen naturalist and has travelled the world in search of wildlife. His artwork has also travelled widely, with examples of his art in collections in the UK, Europe, Kenya, Canada, USA and Nepal. A self-taught wildlife artist, he works in a variety of media, including graphite pencil, acrylics and pastel to complete his originals. Andrew lives in Oxfordshire. Andrew is a signature member of The Artists for Conservation Foundation and also a member of The Wildlife Art Society International. He has produced several commissions for the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds, of which he has been a member for over thirty years.
Introduction 6 Materials 8 Colours 10 Composition 12 Basic techniques 18 Features of birds 24 Projects 34 Alcedo atthis Common Kingfisher 36 Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle 40 Bombicylla garrulus Bohemian Waxwings 44 Cinclus cinclus White-throated Dipper 48 Dacelo novaeguineae Laughing Kookaburra 52 Egretta garzetta Little Egret 56 Erithacus rubecula European Robin 60 Falco tinnunculus Common Kestrel 64 Fratercula arctica Atlantic Puffin 68 Garrulus glandarius Eurasian Jay 72 Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle 76 Icterus galbula Baltimore Oriole 80 Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed Junco 84 Lanius excubitor Great Grey Shrike 88 Merops apiaster European Bee-eater 92 Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night Heron 96 Oenanthe oenanthe Northern Wheatear 100 Picus viridis Green Woodpecker 104 Quelea quelea Red-billed Quelea 108 Recurvirostra avosetta Pied Avocet 112 Sitta Europea Eurasian Nuthatch 116 Troglodytes troglodytes Eurasian Wren 120 Tyto alba Barn Owl 124 Upupa epops Eurasian Hoopoe 128 Vanellus vanellus Northern Lapwing 132 Xanthocephalus xanthocephalus Yellow-headed Blackbird 136 Zenada macroura Mourning Dove 140 Index 144