Looking at Birds: An antidote to Field Guides
Birds are inspirational subjects for any artist: the variety of shapes, colours, sizes, movements and contexts means that anyone with an interest in drawing or painting from life will find birds challenging and deserving of their time. This title features in the series Wildlife Art Techniques, books by Langford Press in which masters of wildlife art share many of their techniques with readers . In this volume, John explains by examples how important it is to gather information direct from birds in the field. These vital characteristic elements ('jizz') of the bird have the power to change a few lines on paper into an exciting representation of a living, moving and behaving bird.
John Busby lives in East Lothian, Scotland, and has had a lifelong passion for painting landscapes and wildlife. He taught at Edinburgh College of Art for 30 years, and has illustrated over 35 books about birds and animals, ranging from seabirds to tigers, penguins to otters. He is an elected member of the Royal Scottish Academy and the Society of Wildlife Artists.