Draw Like an Artist: 100 Birds, Butterflies, and Other Insects

Draw Like an Artist: 100 Birds, Butterflies, and Other Insects : Step-by-Step Realistic Line Drawing - A Sourcebook for Aspiring Artists and Designers

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Featuring more than 600 sketches depicting a vast array of beautiful winged forms, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Birds, Butterflies, and Other Insects is a must-have visual reference for student and aspiring artists, fantasy and scientific illustrators, urban sketchers-anyone who's seeking to improve their realistic drawing skills.

This contemporary, step-by-step guidebook demonstrates fundamental art concepts like proportion, anatomy, and spatial relationships as you learn to draw a full range of winged creatures, all shown from a variety of perspectives. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. Author Melissa Washburn's clear and elegant drawing stylewill make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.

Learn how to:

Establish basic shapes and symmetry
Articulate lines for body shapes, wing forms, and shading
Add defining details

Draw Like an Artist: 100 Birds, Butterflies, and Other Insects is a library essential for any artist interested in learning how to draw the fascinating forms of birds and winged insects.

The books in the Draw Like an Artist series are richly visual references for learning how to draw classic subjects realistically through hundreds of step-by-step images created by expert artists and illustrators.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 7.62mm | 476.27g
  • United States
  • English
  • 163159947X
  • 9781631599477

Table of contents

How to Use This Book

Eagle, Hawk, Peregrine Falcon, Gull, Sandpiper
Cormorant, Tern, Pelican, Cuckoo, Emu, Spoonbill
Stork, Turkey, Pheasant, Wood Duck, Canada Goose
Loon, Puffin, Swan, Barn Owl, Toucan, Macaw, Cockatoo
Cassowary, Kakapo, Bird of Paradise, Weaverbird, Honeycreeper
Green Heron, Thrush, Cardinal, Cedar Waxwing, Quail
Finch, Sparrow, Titmouse, Oriole, Scissor-Tailed Flycatcher
Swallow, Peacock, Downy Woodpecker, Wren, Nuthatch
Kingfisher, Warbler, Blue Jay, Crow, Mockingbird, Dove
Vulture, Whip-Poor-Will, Feathers, Songbird Wing, Hawk/Raptor Wing
Feet: Songbird, Feet: Shorebird/Water Bird, Feet: Bird of Prey
Feet: Woodpecker, Hawk in Flight, Songbird in Flight

Monarch Butterfly, Swallowtail Butterfly, Blue Butterfly, Question Mark Butterfly
Skipper Butterfly, Buckeye Butterfly, Checkerspot Butterfly, Birdwing Butterfly
Fritillary Butterfly, Sulphur Butterfly

Cecropia Moth, Luna Moth, Tiger Moth, Underwing Moth
Sphinx Moth, Flannel Moth

Honeybee, Bumblebee, Sweat Bee, Wasp

Ladybug, Longhorn Beetle, Scarab Beetle, Flower Beetle, Leatherwing Beetle
Firefly, Rhinoceros Beetle, June Bug/Chafer Beetle, Weevil

Leaf-Footed Bug, Lacewing, Cricket, Grasshopper
Dragonfly, Damselfly, Housefly, Praying Mantis
Katydid, Cicada, Stick Insect

About the Author
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About Melissa Washburn

Melissa Washburn is an artist/illustrator/graphic designer and the author of two books in Quarry's Draw Like an Artist series: 100 Flowers and Plants and 100 Realistic Animals. She grew up in upstate New York, in the foothills of the Adirondacks, but has lived in the Midwest since 1996. Her fascination with things that run, fly, and grow has led to editorial commissions for publications such as Charlotte Home and Garden, Spirituality & Health magazine, and Smithsonian Magazine. She continues to exhibit her work throughout Northwest Indiana as well as illustrate and design for advertising, editorial, surface design, and package design. Her background includes a bachelor of fine arts in painting and printmaking from Binghamton University, a master's degree in arts administration from Indiana University, coursework at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and experience as Art Director at the advertising firm Group 7even. She was a 2012-2013 recipient of an Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. She lives just outside Chicago in Northwest Indiana. You can see more of her work at melissawashburn.com.
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