A Deep Dive Into Bird Illustration
Sitka Center for Art and Ecology
Among the most beautiful creatures in the world, birds offer an infinite variety of sizes, shapes and colors. This workshop focuses on understanding bird anatomy on a detailed level and using that knowledge to render accurate and loving bird portraits. We will cover various avian features, including their unique characteristics and distinguishing traits. Drawing both form and detail, we will compare types, coloration and adaptations that allow birds to survive and flourish. We will also consider how to create a composition that helps the viewer learn more about the species. We will use taxidermy specimens, photographs, video and live observation, and work in graphite and watercolor.