Charles Harper’s Birds & Words: A Review of a Classic Reborn

10,000 Birds

I didn’t see scapulars, auriculars, primaries, tail coverts, tarsi—none of that. I reduced all lines and edges to straights and curves (that’s all there are) and began to render with mechanical drawing instruments¬ ruling pen, compass, French curve, T-square, triangle. Is there a birder in the United States who is not familiar with the art of Charley Harper?

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