Win a Copy of ‘The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds’

Win a Copy of ‘The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds’

A new book offers a novel array of tips that are easy and rewarding to follow.

By the Audubon Editors
Published: 08/15/2013
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Birds are what make the world

Birds are what make the world go round. Without them there would be no lovely flowers to beautify the landscape with. It would be nice to be able to sketch them for future reference and study.

We recently downsized to a

We recently downsized to a cond from an acre of gardens and wildlife. My current connect with nature has been bird feeders on our deck. This has been most pleasureable! To record this new passion on paper would complete the experience.

I have studied only

I have studied only rudimentary freehand drawing, and this only as background for digital 3d modeling, my favorite medium. So traditional artists inspire envy with their renderings of my favorite bird, the parrot.
The shape is simple enough to sculpt electronically, starting from silhouette tracings. It's the feathers that we are just now mastering in software, at about the same pace we're getting the translucency of human skin. You could probably model a feather from the barbs up, tuning the color/texture realism. Down filaments similar to hair modeling.....the issue is probably excess polgons.....

Birds have always fascinated

Birds have always fascinated me and I've recently rekindled a childhood passion for drawing and illustrating the natural world. It would be a privilege and a pleasure to have this wonderful book.

Recently rekindled my

Recently rekindled my childhood pastime of drawing animals and trees...I have been an avid bird watcher for the past decade and do my best to help others appreciate and love birds too. It would be a pleasure and a privilege to have a copy of this book, not only for myself but to share with others as well.

I have been drawing birds

I have been drawing birds once in a while. My drawings are decent when I have a model, but less so without one. A guide would surely help as I am self-taught.

what a wonderful book to have

what a wonderful book to have a chance to win. Love birds and to learn how to draw them would be amazing

I live in a forest and have

I live in a forest and have tons of feathered friends every morning at my feeders. I also have at least six bird books and binoculars handy, trying to identify them. A drawing book would come in handy as well. I am an artist from childhood as well.

I enjoy drawing and would

I enjoy drawing and would like to make my drawings of birds more recognizable. My favorite bird is the cardinal, would like to learn to draw it.

I've always wanted to learn

I've always wanted to learn how to draw but was always intimidated by the feeling that the finished drawing had to look like 'art'. Having read the introduction, I now understand that that isn't true. I would love to learn how to draw birds so that I could learn about drawing and learn about birds at the same time. Drawing birds represents the freedom of flight and the freedom to express my art.

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