Draw Like an Artist: 100 Birds, Butterflies, and Other Insects

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Melissa Washburn

Featuring more than 600 sketches depicting a vast array of beautiful winged forms, Draw Like an Artist: 100 Birds, Butterflies, and Other Insects is a must-have visual reference for student and aspiring artists, fantasy and scientific illustrators, urban sketchers—anyone who’s seeking to improve their realistic drawing skills.

This contemporary, step-by-step guidebook demonstrates fundamental art concepts like proportion, anatomy, and spatial relationships as you learn to draw a full range of winged creatures, all shown from a variety of perspectives. Each set of illustrations takes you from beginning sketch lines to a finished drawing. Author Melissa Washburn’s clear and elegant drawing stylewill make this a go-to sourcebook for years to come.

Learn how to:

  • Establish basic shapes and symmetry
  • Articulate lines for body shapes, wing forms, and shading
  • Add defining details

Draw Like an Artist: 100 Birds, Butterflies, and Other Insects is a library essential for any artist interested in learning how to draw the fascinating forms of birds and winged insects.

The books in the Draw Like an Artist series are richly visual references for learning how to draw classic subjects realistically through hundreds of step-by-step images created by expert artists and illustrators.

PRICE: $19.99 / Can$25.99 / £14.99

MEDIUM: Drawing & Illustration, Pencil

SERIES: Draw Like an Artist

FORMAT: Paperback

ISBN: 9781631599477

SIZE: 8.5 in x 11in / 215.9mm x 279.4 mm

PUBLISHED: November 3, 2020

Melissa Washburn is an artist/illustrator/graphic designer and the author of two books in Quarry's Draw Like an Artist series: 100 Flowers and Plants and 100 Realistic Animals. She grew up in upstate New York, in the foothills of the Adirondacks, but has lived in the Midwest since 1996. Her fascination with things that run, fly, and grow has led to editorial commissions for publications such as Charlotte Home and Garden, Spirituality & Health magazine, and Smithsonian Magazine. She continues to exhibit her work throughout Northwest Indiana as well as illustrate and design for advertising, editorial, surface design, and package design. Her background includes a bachelor of fine arts in painting and printmaking from Binghamton University, a master's degree in arts administration from Indiana University, coursework at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and experience as Art Director at the advertising firm Group 7even. She was a 2012–2013 recipient of an Individual Artist Program grant from the Indiana Arts Commission. She lives just outside Chicago in Northwest Indiana. You can see more of her work at melissawashburn.com.

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