Charley Harper Sketchbook: How to Draw 28 Birds in Harper's Style
Includes the following:
Introduction with instructions and brief essay about Charley Harper and his art
Full-color insert showing all the birds in the book
Three sequential line drawings that show how to draw each bird plus two blank, uncoated pages for drawing Harper's original image in full color.
At the end of the book: thirty blank, uncoated pages for further sketching
Size: 8.25 x 10.25 in.
Charley Harper masterfully portrayed a host of species using simple lines and shapes. This sketchbook gives you the opportunity to learn how Harper captured his subjects with the fewest possible visual elements. For each of the 28 birds featured herein, we’ve included a four-page presentation. On the first page, you will find line drawings that show a three-stage process for re-creating Harper’s image. The line drawings build on each other: the first one presents the most basic shapes, the second further develops the form of the bird, and the third completes the image with all the details. Following the line drawings are two uncoated sheets on which you can mimic these lines and shapes. Harper’s original full-color bird image completes each sequence. The sketchbook progresses from the simpler of Harper’s bird images to the more complex. In some cases, the line drawings present a slightly modified version of the original art.
At the end of this book, you will find thirty pages for your continued sketching, be it using Harper’s style or your own bold and unique approach. Happy bird sketching!