Second edition including the work of more artists and with a foreword by Bill Oddie

published 2004

"This is a fully revised and updated new version of a popular RSPB handbook to the art and joy of drawing birds. John Busby beautifully conveys his own remarkable ability to capture the grace and notion of living birds, illustrating his ideas and suggestions with many examples of his own work.

He uses illustrations from over 45 other talented birds artists to demonstrate a variety of principles and techniques. The text covers a wealth of topics, including choice of media, sketching from life, composition and different ways of interpreting the subject matter. This is a beautiful and inspiring book which will appeal to aspiring artists and anyone who has ever been entranced by the beauty of birds" 

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