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by Denny Rodgers
Invaluable for anyone who carves, draws or paints birds, this comprehensive reference offers a visual study of three well-known North American birds of prey — the red-tailed hawk, American kestrel and peregrine falcon.
Rodgers presents over 200 detailed scale drawings, all meticulously drawn for anatomical accuracy. They include measured drawings of the birds in a wide range of poses and actions, each from various angles, as well as detailed anatomical studies of the feet, head, skeletal views, flight and contour feathers, and more. There are proportion charts to aid in adapting the scaled drawings to a range of sizes, as well as color charts, color photographs of live birds, and color photo galleries of award-winning carvings by leading artists.
Softcover, 8-1/2" x 11", 238 pages, 2007.