artwork by Linda Feltner
Sonoran Desert Birds - Linda Feltner, Instructor
"Throughout history, birds have been the subjects of poetry and myth, celebrated as stirring creatures whose ability to soar in midair symbolizes freedom, power, and wonder." -The Sibley Guide
Good nature illustration begins with a good foundation, so we will begin with some anatomy basics of Sonoran Desert bird species (non-raptors). Those physical characteristics show us the distinguishing forms and gestures in well-represented bird illustrations. We'll compare types of birds, their color and physical adaptations that allow them to survive and flourish in their habitat. Sketches, drawings and paintings combine to provide evidence of our journey to a deeper understanding of these poetic creatures. This class will be spent both indoors and in the flight aviaries of the Desert Museum.
PREREQUISITE: Pencil I
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Dates: Jan 11, 2013 - Jan 13, 2013
Course ID: 1679 (SDBS13)