Draw and Paint 50 Animals: Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses and More

Draw and Paint 50 Animals: Dogs, Cats, Birds, Horses and More

Jeanne Filler Scott

Language: English

Pages: 272

ISBN: 1440321116

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

Turn your love of animals into art you adore!

From her family farm in Kentucky, artist Jeanne Filler Scott spends her days joyfully surrounded by pets, barnyard animals and wildlife. In this book, she shares her love of animals and her easy techniques for capturing their beauty and charm in acrylics, oils and pencil.

  • 50 paint-along projects--complete with reference photos, color lists and illustrated step-by-step directions.
  • Simple methods for realistic results.
  • A wide range of subjects ranging from pets and farm animals to wildlife and exotics.
  • Tips for achieving convincing fur textures, lifelike expressions and a variety of natural settings.

A tremendous value for artists of every age and skill level, this big collection features the best instruction on a menagerie of subjects for your creative enjoyment--from loveable dogs, proud felines and cute bunnies to magnificent stallions and regal peacocks.

With the help of this book, you can turn inspiration from your favorite animals into rewarding artwork.

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dark color from Step 1. Mix a pinkish color for the nose, mouth and inside the ears with Titanium White, Scarlet Red and Raw Sienna. Paint the nose and mouth with a no. 1 round, then blend with the dark color. Paint inside the ears with a no. 3 round. 3 Paint Shadows and Fur Detail Paint the cat’s front legs and forehead with the buff color and the dark color using a fresh no. 5 round for each mixture. Mix the blue-gray shadow color for the cat’s fur with Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue

the black mixture with more Burnt Umber added. To paint the shadows under the belly, between the toes and under the neck, use Burnt Umber and a no. 1 round. Dip your brush in Liquin only when the paint seems too thick. 3 Paint the Shadows and Begin the Details For whatever background you choose, be sure to soften the edges of the dark fur color against it using a no. 2 filbert. Next mix the bluish shadow color for the white part of the fur with Titanium White, Ultramarine Blue and a small

Titanium White and a small amount of Hansa Yellow Light. Paint with a no. 10 round, blending with a separate brush and yellow-orange. Begin to add detail to the beaks and feathers with blue-black and a no. 10 round. Paint parallel, light-pressured strokes. Tip To achieve a semi-dry brush, wipe the brush lightly on a paper towel after dipping it into the paint. AFFECTIONATE PAIR Acrylic on Gessobord 8” × 10” (20cm × 25cm) 5 Add the Finishing Details Mix some of the blue

an artist who paints animals in a realistic, detailed style, photography is an important tool. Since animals move constantly, getting good photos is a challenge. While you can capture only a few lines in a sketch, photographs can preserve a moment in great detail. This gives you a lot more information to work from and more flexibility as an artist. MANUAL CAMERA EQUIPMENT For basic photography, I use a 35mm camera with a normal lens and a telephoto zoom lens. The zoom lens is the most

is coming from the same direction. If all of your photos were taken on a bright overcast day (which is the lighting preferred by many photographers), you don’t have to worry about the light source. FILING YOUR PHOTOS It is important to keep your photos in organized files, either in your studio (or close to where you paint) or on your computer. The more specific your files, the more useful they will be to you. SKETCHING Sketching is a great way to observe animals and have fun at the

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