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  • Author:
    William T. Cooper
  • ISBN:
    064310156X
  • ISBN13:
    978-0643101562
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  • Publisher:
    CSIRO Publishing (April 1, 2011)
  • Pages:
    128 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Nature & Ecology
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    4.1
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William T. Cooper is a freelance artist specializing in birds. As a professional bird illustrator I have been amazed at how much I learned from "Capturing the Essence".

William T. For over forty years he has illustrated wildlife books and exhibited artworks to international acclaim. He lives in Queensland, Australia. Bill Cooper's 40 plus years in the field shine through from page 1, and each finished painting one finds reminds us just how good this master of Avian Art really is. Whether you are a rank beginner, a talented amateur, or a seasoned professional, you will learn a lot from this book, in fact the more you know the more surprised you will be at how much you didn't.

Автор:William T Cooper Название: Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists Издательство: Yale University Press ISBN: 0300176260 Год .

In this stunningly beautiful book, bird artist William T. Cooper explores and demonstrates all aspects of drawing and painting birds. Renowned for his gorgeous and accurate wildlife renderings, Cooper here explains in detail how to create a true impression of a bird's appearance.

Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide to observing, retaining the essential information and then .

Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches, photographs and other field observations. This books goes through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural history subjects, the concentration is very much on birds

Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide – by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists – to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches, photographs and other field observations.

Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide – by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists – to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches, photographs and other field observations. The author takes the reader through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural. Cooper explores and demonstrates all aspects of drawing and . Скачать с помощью Mediaget. com/Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists by William T Cooper. The author describes his own experiences among birds in the wild, discusses bird anatomy, and lays out the essential principles of realistic painting.

Capturing the Essence book. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Start by marking Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Renowned for his gorgeous and accurate wildlife renderings, Cooper here explains in detail how to create a true impression of a birds appearance. He guides both seasoned artists and enthusiastic beginners through all the techniques and processes involved in depicting birds anywhere in the world. Cooper explores and demonstrates all aspects of drawing . He guides both seasoned artists and enthusiastic beginners through all the techniques and processes involved in depicting birds anywhere in the world

In this stunningly beautiful book, bird artist William T. In the first part of the book, Cooper covers materials, bird anatomy, methods of working from captive birds (in zoos, for example), and methods for working in the field.

Back to Our Shelves . Capturing the Essence: Techniques for Bird Artists. In this stunningly beautiful book, bird artist William T.

Capturing the Essence is a step-by-step personal guide - by one of Australia's greatest living bird artists - to observing, retaining the essential information and then painting birds from field notes and sketches, photographs and other field observations. The author takes the reader through the processes involved in oil painting, watercolour and acrylic techniques, and a piece of art is built up in stages to demonstrate the skills required in each of these media. While the book covers some of the general basics relevant to various kinds of painting of natural history subjects, the concentration is very much on birds. Painting or drawing any subject well, gives great satisfaction. In this book the author hopes to help the reader become competent at drawing and painting birds, or at least to enjoy trying!

Thorgahuginn
Artist WT Cooper gives the benefit of his years of experience here in this accessible and delightfully presented beginners guide.

He gives details of materials and how best to use them, he recommends useful techniques and habits of observation that will sharpen your skills and awareness.

At all times his chatty writing style is engaging and easy to follow.

My only criticism is that I was hoping for more tips on the best ways with gouache, and also that it seems some of the information would either be common sense or come naturally to any practising artist.

All in all though its a very good starting point for anyone interested in bird illustration.
Oreavi
Fantastic book for any bird lover, birder, a begginner in drawing, an artist.

The treatment of how to master shadows, is great.

Also, how to achieve a 3D effect with simple measures.

Thank you W. Cooper
krot
A beautiful, thoughtful, and thoroughly helpful book! Highly recommend!
Cildorais
This book, though not as good as Law's book for anyone who wants to learn to draw and paint birds, is a fine suppliment to his book and worth having if one can afford the price. The weakness of this book is it does not go into the same level of detail as Law but it does cover some aspects lacking in Law's book. The aspiring artist may wish to review the book on his own to determine if he will find it useful.
Mori
This is one of the most beautiful how to draw books on the market from the recently deceased Bill Cooper, world class wildlife artist.
Altad
Lovely book, very easy to read and so inspirational. Well worth buying!
Endieyab
As a gift to a friend who works on illustration, it was perfect.
There are many books available on the subject of drawing birds, but very few are written by someone whose status in the practical field of bird art and illustration approaches that of William T Cooper. In the Fine Art area of avian representation only the likes of Bateman, Brenders, and Lars Johnsson can bring a similar imprimatur to the subject. However when it comes to Illustration, in particular the kind of scientifically accurate illustration found in monographic works, Bill Cooper has no living equal. Even Audubon and Gould could not provide the level of life and accuracy found in Cooper's work, although this was largely because they worked in an age when photographic reference was not available, and when Muybridge had not yet produced his seminal studies of animal locomotion which forever revolutionised the portrayal of lifelike animals.
Cooper's most famous works testify to his qualification in the field, and there would be very few natural history Illustrators who aren't familiar with these, particularly the great volumes dealing with the world's Parrots, written by Joseph M. Forshaw Parrots of the World.
Other monographs containing Coopers best work are The birds of paradise and bower birds,Kingfishers & Related Birds Vol. 1: Alcedinidae (Kingfishers) - Ceryle to Cittura and more recently the stunning Turacos: A Natural History of the Musophagidae
In these monolithic volumes one can follow Coopers style from the 1970's to the current decade in hundreds of spectacular illustrations, and I don't know of anyone who can put so much art into an illustration and still maintain scientific accuracy like Cooper can.
"Capturing the Essence" is quite a departure for Cooper, and an absolute must-have for anyone interested in any kind of portrayal of birds. The reader is treated not only to some of Cooper's stunning fine art paintings, but will also find a plethora of concepts, hints, insights, and tips on subjects ranging from sketching both wild & captive birds, to materials, techniques, and composition. The section on anatomy is particularly thorough, and everything is lavishly illustrated with dozens of gorgeous sketches, finished drawings, and watercolour paintings, the bulk of which appear to have been done especially for this volume.
As a professional bird illustrator I have been amazed at how much I learned from "Capturing the Essence". Bill Cooper's 40 plus years in the field shine through from page 1, and each finished painting one finds reminds us just how good this master of Avian Art really is. Whether you are a rank beginner, a talented amateur, or a seasoned professional, you will learn a lot from this book, in fact the more you know the more surprised you will be at how much you didn't. Even those who harbour no desire to create art will find plenty to admire; the illustrations alone are well worth the price of admission, as is the opportunity to peek behind the curtain and watch a true modern master at work.