Drawing Birds

yhst-137970348157658_2512_2895553839Drawing Birds

Some people are born with a natural ability to draw. I am not one of these people. I need a bit of help from the experts. That is exactly what I get with “Drawing Birds” written by Raymond Sheppard. In the book, British illustrator, Sheppard, shows techniques to capture the true beauty of many different species of birds. Readers will learn about anatomy and construction as well as how to draw beaks, plumage, wings and more. If you want to delve into the beautiful art of “Drawing Birds” this book from Dover is a fabulous place to start.

Some of the Birds Included:

    • Oyster Catchers


  • Pheasant
  • Raven
  • Kingfisher
  • Domestic Fowl
  • Cassowary
  • and so many more…


Throughout history, people have been obsessed with bird imagery, from carvings on the temple walls of ancient Egypt to modern-day murals, posters, and even tattoos. This helpful instructional volume by a renowned artist and teacher offers a wealth of well-illustrated advice on depicting all manner of birds. British illustrator Raymond Sheppard was celebrated for his nature and animal studies, and this book combines two of his most valuable guides, How to Draw Birds (1940) and More Birds to Draw (1956).
Suitable for beginners as well as advanced artists, this single-volume edition of Sheppard’s two great guides provides in-depth studies of the shapes and visual construction of a variety of birds, from domestic fowl to birds on the wing. Topics include anatomy; the representation of wings, feathers, and flight; and details for drawing beaks, feet, and plumage. Common birds such as thrushes, redwings, blackbirds, and starlings appear here, along with many other species, in addition to ducks in and out of the water and birds of prey such as the barn owl, buzzard, and golden eagle. Written with clarity and infectious enthusiasm, Drawing Birds offers an abundance of pointers that will benefit amateur and professional artists alike.

Reprint of the Studio Publications, Inc., New York, 1943 and 1956 editions.

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