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Friday, April 11, 2014

"The Simplest Sketch is more valuable than a photograph" (Sibley, 2014)

Couple of weekends ago, David Allen Sibley visited Colorado to document the 810th  North American bird in his register and the one he had not yet seen in the real life, Gunnison Sage-Grouse. D. A. Sibley is the author and illustrator of THE bird guide for North American Birds. He included more than 6600 illustrations in his guide published first time in 2000 and had its 11th printing in 2011. The second edition came out this year.
Colorado Public Radio met with him and aired the interview in Colorado Matters. During the interview Sibley discusses the value of sketching, how it compares to photography and the importance of observation. For him sketching equals birdwatching.
Please enjoy the slideshow and the highly interesting audio of the interview.

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