Win a Copy of ‘The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds’

Win a Copy of ‘The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds’

A new book offers a novel array of tips that are easy and rewarding to follow.

By the Audubon Editors
Published: 08/15/2013

I wish this book had been available to me when I was starting out, because it is filled with tips and tricks that took me decades to learn. It is detailed and thorough enough to be helpful to an experienced artist, but the explanations are so clear and intuitive, and the text so encouraging, that it should be truly empowering for beginners. Browse this book, try a few drawings, observe, browse some more. Don't worry about how your drawings look; with this book as your guide I guarantee they will get better. Just enjoy the excitement that comes from engaging your curiosity about birds, and the satisfaction of learning.

David Allen Sibley

Concord, Massachusetts





1) Sponsor: Audubon Magazine, an operating unit of National Audubon Society, Inc., 225 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014 ("Audubon Magazine" or "Audubon"). 

2) No purchase necessary.

3) The "Laws Guide to Drawing Birds Giveaway" ("Contest") is open from 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time ("ET") on August 21, 2013 through 11:59 p.m. ET on August 30, 2013.

4) Eligible entrants must be at least 18 years old as of August 21, 2013 and a resident of the contiguous 48 United States.  Employees, officers, and directors of Sponsor and any and all entities directly associated with the Contest, including immediate family members and members of the same household, are not eligible to participate (collectively with Sponsor, the "Contest Entities"). Void where prohibited by law. Contest is governed by U.S. law and subject to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations. By entering the Contest, entrants agree to accept and be bound by all the terms of these Official Rules and Regulations ("Official Rules"). 

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6) Only one entry permitted per person.

7) Odds of winning depend on the number of entries received.

8) Five winners will each receive one copy of the book The Laws Guide to Drawing Birds, by John Muir Laws, Heyday 2013 (value: $24.95) (Total value of all prizes: $249.50).

9) Winners will be selected by a random drawing conducted by Audubon Magazine on September 5, 2013 and notified by Audubon Magazine via email on or before September 13, 2013.  If within five (5) business days using Audubon Magazine's reasonable effort, any winner does not respond to Audubon Magazine's notification email, or otherwise cannot be contacted, or is found to be ineligible, an alternate winner may be selected.

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Birds are fascinating! I

Birds are fascinating! I would love to learn more about how to draw them for the children's books I'm writing :) feels so wonderful to have an opportunity to win a book by John Muir!

Looks like an awesome book.

Looks like an awesome book.

(Sorry for the double post!)

(Sorry for the double post!)

Would so love to win this

Would so love to win this book!

Would love to share this with

Would love to share this with my students!

I used to draw all the time

I used to draw all the time in high school but got into photography in college and then (addicted) to photographing birds. At the same time still missing the theraputic action of drawing. Then just recently a good friend said she wanted to learn how to draw and asked me to teach her. Despite not having done it in so long, and not sure of my "teaching skills," I was so inspired that we've been talking about it and drawing every week since. And yes I am trying to capture, yet feeling very challenged by, the beauty of birds. Just from the foreword alone, I can see this book would be just perfect!

birds are cool

birds are cool

I was born an artist! I've

I was born an artist! I've always been drawn to the outdoors and the beauty of nature! I now live in Wyoming and our summer's are much shorter than in Utah! The birds are my most favorite, and it has been much more difficult to enjoy the outdoors in such the short season we have! So...I'd love to have this book to enhance my talents and while I'm indoors during our long winter months, I can get a better knowledge and understanding of the process of drawing as well as a guide to a much more thoughtful study of birds! Which is my greatest desire! It would be an utmost honor to be the winner of this fabulous book! Thank you!

I have loved drawing and

I have loved drawing and birds my whole life. And I agree, drawing, like birding, is about the intricacies and beauty of the process, not the end result.

would love to have a copy of

would love to have a copy of this!

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