The Bird King

The Bird King

An Artist's Notebook

Book - 2013
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A new book of sketches, artwork, and personal reflection from the brilliant mind of award-winning, bestselling author and illustrator Tan. Full color
Publisher: New York : Arthur A. Levine Books, 2013
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780545465137
0545465133
Branch Call Number: J 741.6409 Tan
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (some col.) ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Tan, Shaun Works

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andreareads
Apr 30, 2019

This collection didn't quite come together for me, not sure why. Favourites include: "self-awareness" sketch, real-life portraits and the sketches of pre-Columbian pottery.

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librarianguish
Nov 24, 2016

What comes before the final product? An enjoyable behind the scenes peek at Shaun Tan's work - sketches, doodles, and other bits from his notebooks.

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CraigTheLibrarian
Jun 20, 2016

Sadly, my doodles are usually better than my paintings.

In this book, Tan shows that doodling can be real art. The sketches in this notebook are like a first draft of Tan's amazing imagination.

The book also has fully developed drawings but no narrative. Even so, he creates a kind of cohesive alternative world.

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andreareads
Apr 30, 2019

the practice of drawing is about learning to see

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andreareads
Apr 30, 2019

drawing is its own form of thinking

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