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Capturing the Essence

Techniques for Bird Artists
Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists. Yale Univ. 2011. 128p. illus. ISBN 9780300176261. pap. $42. ART INSTRUCTION
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Cooper, a seasoned professional artist, offers here a concise yet complete discussion of all aspects of drawing and painting birds. Basics like bird anatomy, materials, and sketching are covered in the first half of the book, while the latter half provides several finished painting projects. This book will be useful for experienced and beginner artists alike. Birdwatchers may also be interested, whether they wish to take up a related hobby or simply enjoy the book's lushly detailed illustrations.

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