"A stunning collection of photographs by Patrick Gries of the skeletal structure of both common and uncommon species. Beautifully lit white skeletons on black backgrounds, the animals span from snakes to giraffes, to hippopotomi and orchas, lizards and frogs, deep sea creatures and ponies. This book literally takes my breathe away."
"This book contains a beautifully displayed assortment of creatures from the archipelago islands. All of the images are photographs taken of the animal against a pure white background, which is great for drawing because you can focus on all of the aspects of the creature without distraction. The images are large and clear and the images of the nudibranchs are glorious, FYI."
"A fantastic collection of the prints of Karl Blossfeldt- a photographer that would arrange stunning specimin of plants into ornate designs. All the images are soft greys because of the developing process, and range from extreme closeups to several plants"
"This book is small, but beautiful. It not only discusses the history of drawing birds but has beautiful images of prints and paintings spanning the 1500s through the 1800s. A must have for any artist or ornithologist."
"This book tries to give an image for every bird in existence; there are literally thousands of images. It's both general, in the sense that there's only room to give you a small amount of information about each, but extensive for the sheer number of birds it discusses. Great for finding new and interesting species that you can further research in other books."
"A variety of pictures that show birds in unique positions making dynamic shapes. This is great for drawing. Covers a large sampling of species but not so many that the pictures are too small to visually reference."