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Anatomy of a Waterfowl for Carvers and Painters

Frank, Charles W. Jr.

Published by Pelican Publishing Co., Gretna, La., 1982
ISBN 10: 0882892908 / ISBN 13: 9780882892900
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Title: Anatomy of a Waterfowl for Carvers and ...

Publisher: Pelican Publishing Co., Gretna, La.

Publication Date: 1982

Binding: Yellow Pebbled Cloth

Illustrator: Fully Illustrated in Color

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

Book Type: Hard Cover


128 pages plus a final page fold-out with 2 illustrations showing the 4 positions in which birds can be sighted; standing, swimming, and flying from both top and bottom views. These illustrations are by CharlesHutchison a nationally recognized carver and painter did these illustrations. All other pages contain color illustratons. A brodart-type plastic covers the book. Bookseller Inventory # 001721

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Instructions for carving and painting waterfowl. Every waterfowl artist, whether novice or professional, experiences moments of frustration, confounded by nature's ingenuity, and wonders how best to proceed. This essential reference, accompanied by color photographs, offers detailed instructions on carving and painting ducks and geese, paying particular attention to anatomy and coloration.

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Waterfowl artistry, whether created by carver or painter, is incredibly difficult to master. From the distinctive bill and almond-shaped eye of the hen mallard to the magnificent back pattern of the pintail drake, nature exhibits an unrivaled creativity, rife with subtlety, which artists can only crudely re-create.

As one of America's premier authorities on the carving and painting of waterfowl, Charles W. Frank, Jr., understands the daunting task carvers and painters of ducks and geese undertake, whether they engage in the realistic or decorative, whether they are amateurs or professionals. Organized by chapters, each devoted to drake and hen of a particular species, including the mallard, pintail, hooded merganser, wood duck, and snow goose, this book offers detailed instructions on carving and painting techniques. Frank demonstrates, with over 250 color photographs, his unparalleled knowledge of each species' peculiar anatomy, vermiculation, and coloration.

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