The Ultimate Reference Guide for Bird Lovers, Woodcarvers, and Artists
For the first time in a single volume, renowned illustrator, sculptor, woodcarver, and wildlife enthusiast Denny Rogers presents his detailed and celebrated drawings of distinguished birds of prey: the red-tailed hawk, the American kestrel, and the peregrine falcon.
Based on the author's extensive research of live raptors, The Illustrated Birds of Prey features 200 meticulous and anatomically accurate drawings that capture each magnificent bird in multiple poses from every angle and in minute detail - while documenting their natural behavior and fierce predatory nature.
Inside The Illustrated Birds of Prey, you'll find:
- 47 drawings of the large red-tailed hawk, the most familiar hawk in North America.
- 65 drawings of the peregrine falcon, the world's fastest bird with diving speeds of up to 200 mph.
- 87 drawings of the American kestrel, considered the most colorful predator bird in the world.
- Proportion charts for adapting each drawing to various sizes.
You'll also discover comprehensive line drawings of flight and contour feathers, exclusive color charts created by award winning bird carver Lori Corbett, and a gorgeous gallery of artistic interpretations of the raptors by some of the world's finest artists.
No wildlife artist, woodcarver, or sculptor, should be without this complete, one-of-a-kind resource!