With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Animals is the perfect resource for aspiring artists interested in painting with acrylic.
Animals teaches the aspiring artist everything they need to know to get started painting a variety of animals in acrylic. From choosing paper and brushes to beginning painting techniques to composition and development, this book is bursting with valuable skills and lessons to help beginning artists master this approachable medium. Talented artists guide the readers through an exploration of the medium and the subject matter, covering basic animal painting concepts and techniques including how to render fur, feathers, texture, and more. Building on these basic techniques, artists can practice their craft with step-by-step projects that cover a variety of animal subjects, including horses, cats, dogs, and more. With comprehensive instruction and artist tips and tricks, Animals is the perfect resource for aspiring artists interested in painting with acrylic.
Rod Lawrence graduated magna cum laude with a degree in fine art from the University of Michigan in 1973. Since then, he has worked full time as a professional artist. Rod is an active artists' workshop instructor, and his art has appeared in many outdoor magazines. Rod and his family live in a log cabin in the hardwoods of northern Michigan.
Toni Watts is a former doctor who gave up medicine to follow her dream of being an artist. Her award-winning work is now held in private collections worldwide, and she splits her time between painting, teaching, and watching the wildlife she loves. Visit www.toniwatts.com to learn more.
Kate Tugwell is a professional portrait artist and art tutor based in Sussex, UK. She is a qualified graphic designer, but in 2002 she began to develop her love of painting full-time. She now divides her time between private commission work and teaching drawing and painting courses and workshops for adults and children. For her commission work, Kate's aim is to capture the personality or essence of the person or animal. She paints with acrylics, pastels, and other mediums and works from life and from photographs. Her artwork is found in private collections worldwide.