Charley Harper Sketchbook: How to Draw 28 Birds in Harper's Style

By Charley Harper


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This step-by-step visual guide progresses from simple to complex images, from cardinals through owls to a roadrunner. As an avid naturalist, Charley Harper particularly liked to paint birds. He masterfully portrayed a host of species using simple lines and shapes. From the smallest songbird to the largest seabird, Harper conveyed not only the form and coloration of his avian subjects but also their personalities. This sketchbook gives you the opportunity to learn how Harper captured his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. Each of the 28 birds featured in this sketchbook is given a four-page presentation.

At the end of this book, you will find 30 pages for your continued sketching, using Harper's style or your own bold and unique approach. Happy bird sketching!







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