Bird Anatomy for Artists Comprehensive Guide to Drawing Birds for Artists and Bird Lovers 9780987337313

This informative textbook for bird artists is a comprehensive survey of the complete bird from head to tail. The book is

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Bird Anatomy for Artists Comprehensive Guide to Drawing Birds for Artists and Bird Lovers
 9780987337313

Table of contents :
Contents
Foreword
About the Artist – Dr Natalia Balo

Introduction

Chapter 1
Sketching Birds
The Importance of Sketching

Chapter 2
Bird Body – A Structural Analysis
Structural Approach to Drawing
Three Dimensional System in Scientific Anatomy
Artists’ Vocabulary of Graphic Construction
Analysis of Proportions
What Makes a Bird – General Construction
Bird Topography
Feathers

Chapter 3
Construction of the Head
Construction of the Skull
Types of Beaks – Form and Function
Construction of the Eye
Topography of the Head

Chapter 4
Construction of the Neck and Trunk
Skeleton of the Neck and Trunk
Musculature of the Neck and Trunk

Chapter 5
Construction of the Wings
Skeleton of the Wing
Musculature and Movements
Movements of the Wing
Topography of the Wing
Feather Configurations of Open and Closed Wings
Wing Shapes – Form and Function

Chapter 6
Construction of the Tail
Architecture of the Tail
Tail Feathers
Tail Shapes

Chapter 7
Construction of the Legs and Feet
General Characteristics of the Leg
Skeleton of the Leg
Muscles and Tendons
Construction of the Feet
Types of Feet – Form and Function
Surface Structures of the Feet

Chapter 8
Drawing the Complete Bird
Methodology of Drawing Birds Structurally
Drawing Birds in Flight

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