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The Illustrated Owl: Barn, Barred, & Great Horned: The Ultimate Reference Guide for Bird Lovers, Artists, and Woodcarvers (Denny Rogers Visual Reference)by Denny Rogers
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THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE GUIDE FOR BIRD LOVERS, WOODCARVERS, AND ARTISTS Wth its wide-eyed, intense stare and fierce predatory nature, the owl is one of nature's moe intriguing subjects for wildlife artists. However, because of its nocturnal habits, an accurate reference of this fascinating bird of prey has been hard to find-until now. In this second volume of reference drawings from renowned illustrator, sculptor, and wildlife enthusiast Denny Rogers, you'll find over 200 pages of meticulous anatomical drawings for both the screech and snowy owls. The drawings are compiled from extensive photographs taken while the author had access to numerous specimens of both species. Every angle is covered-in detail and with multiple poses-and each documents the natural behavior of the owl. Inside The Illustrated Owl, you'll find: *74 drawings for the snowy owl *115 drawings for the screech owl *Detailed line drawings of flight and contour feathers *Convenient scale charts to adapt the drawings to other sizes *Exclusive underside and topside color charts with paint patterns created by award-winning bird carver Lori Corbett The Illustrated Owl is a visual study that over-delivers detail and is a must have for any artist! "I honestly believe that, without the reference provided to me by Denny, the quality of my work and my skill level wouldn't be where it is today." - Award-winning and internationally acclaimed bird carver, John Strutt
Featuring 200 meticulous and anatomically accurate drawings that capture each magnificent owl in multiple poses and from every angle, this reference provides wildlife artists with the tools to draw, paint, sculpt, carve, and study these majestic birds. The comprehensive drawings and color graphs capture the essence of the owls' watchful and predatory nature, and scaled charts allow carvers to create their desired dimensions without sacrificing proportion. With the combination of in-flight and still photographs, everyone from wildlife artists and bird watchers to nature enthusiasts can create these formidable nighttime hunters in minute detail-down to the stripes, speckles, and streaks of their feathers.
The ultimate reference guide for bird lovers or artists, this final volume in the Denny Rogers Visual Reference Series presents 200 meticulous and anatomically accurate drawings that capture each magnificent owl from every angle and in multiple poses. Along with comprehensive drawings, you'll find color charts and photographs - both in-flight and still — to help recreate these formidable night-time hunters down to the stripes, speckles, and streaks of their feathers. Also included are scale-charts for matching your desired dimensions without sacrificing proportion.
A visual study with exact drawings in multiple dimensions for the Great Horned Owl, Barn Owl and Barred Owl. Paint patterns included.
About the Author
Denny Rogers is a lifelong outdoorsman and wilderness enthusiast. He is a graphic designer and sculptor and works as a museum exhibits artist. He is the author of The Denny Rogers Visual Reference series and lives in Bloomington, Illinois. Lori Corbett is an award-winning bird carver and a carving instructor. She is the author of Carving Award-Winning Songbirds and is a frequent contributor to Woodcarving Illustrated. She lives in St. Anthony, Idaho.
Table of Contents
The Barn Owl ... 1 Barn Owl Facts ... 2 Drawings ... 4 Measurements ... 4-9,18,20-21,26-27 Feathers ... 10-11,23-25 Color Specifications ... 12-13 Glide Patterns ... 14-17 Anatomy ... 19-20,22 Poses ... 28-66 Reference ... 67 Color Charts ... 68-74 Gallery ... 75-79 Reference Photographs ... 80-81 The Barred Owl ... 83 Barred Owl Facts... 84 Drawings ... 86 Measurements ... 86-87, 89-91,112-113 Anatomy ... 88,100-101,114 Feathers ... 92-93,102-11 Color Specifications ... 94-95 Glide Patterns ... 96-99 Poses ... 115-149 Reference ... 150 Color Charts ... 151-156 Gallery ... 157-161 Reference Photographs ... 162-165 The Great Horned Owl ... 167 Great Horned Owl Facts ... 168 Drawings ... 170 Measurement ... 170-175,184,187,190,194-195 Feathers ... 176-177,191 Dolor Specifications ... 178-179 Glide Patterns ... 180-183 Anatomy ... 185-186,188-189,192-193 Poses ... 196-212 Reference ... 213 Color Charts ... 214-220 Gallery ... 221-226 Reference Photographs ... 227-231 The Science of Flight ... 232-237 Listing of Featured Artists and Contributors ... 238
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