A-Z of Bird Portraits: An Illustrated Guide to Painting Beautiful Birds in Acrylics
By: Andrew Forkner (author)Hardback
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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
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