Beautiful Birds Coloring Book (Paperback)
Color and shade the birds of the world with this incredible coloring book, featuring original ornithological illustrations by Audubon and moreBeautiful Birds Coloring Book contains over 45 avian artworks to color. These designs include garden favorites such as wrens and woodpeckers, to more rarely glimpsed birds like owls and the jewel-like kingfisher. These illustrations have been selected from the ornithological classics The Birds of Europe and John James Audubon's world-famous Birds of America. Full-color images are shown beside the line drawings, should you wish to refer to the birds' original colors. The perfect gift for bird-lovers and budding artists alike. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Sirius Classic Nature Coloring series includes illustrations by some of history's most acclaimed naturalists, including Audubon, Pierre-Joseph Redoute and William Lizars. These original full-color illustrations are presented beside the black and white designs for inspiration.
Peter Gray is long established as an illustrator of books, magazines and newspapers with occasional forays into such fields as film storyboards and costume design, advertising and animation projects. He has written for publishers including Penguin, Longman and OUP. John James Audubon (1785-1851) was born in Haiti and raised in France, emigrating to North America when he was 18 years old to avoid conscription into the Napoleonic wars. For many years he worked as a trading merchant, before turning to his true passion: ornithology. Audubon spent many years traveling the North American continent, identifying and recording bird species. The Birds of America was an immediate success, with Audubon becoming a household name in the nineteenth century. It is still considered to be one of the greatest works of ornithology ever created.