This 2-day course will cover basic bird anatomy, sketching methods and techniques, the use and handling of watercolour and composing a picture.
For the more ambitious, there will be the opportunity to have a go at sketching birds in flight, which is more of a challenge.
This course is aimed at a range of ability levels, with Trevor on hand to demonstrate particular techniques and to help you develop and
improve your skills.
Materials List A range a B grade pencils (eg 2b – 6b)
An A4 or A3 cartridge paper pad or sheets
Watercolour pad or block (A4 or A3)
An eraser and sharpener
A selection of watercolour paint (a field box is fine) plus with a few small, medium, and larger brushes
Artist’s Profile Trevor’s deep interest in wildlife dates back to childhood and grew with a desire to record the birds and animals he encountered on his visits to local nature reserves and wild corners of Worcestershire. Mastering and developing sketching skills was important!
Trevor has been teaching students the essentials of bird art for over twenty years, but still get a kick from seeing people thrill to the subject and often surprise themselves with hidden latent ability.
In 2001 he published a book Sketching Wild Birds, which was received to high acclaim, as a means of encapsulating his experiences of recording images from life and encouraging others.