Join illustrator and art instructor Lee Hammond as she teaches how to paint realistic animals using this popular medium.
Whether demonstrating how to capture the animated features of our "small, furry friends" such as cats and dogs, or more exotic breeds including giraffes, lions, and iguanas, Hammond's friendly, step-by-step approach gives beginning artists the tools to create realistic works of art.
A "Getting Started" section covers the basics about types and properties of acrylic paint, brushes and brush maintenance, painting surfaces, and tools of the trade. A detailed discussion about mixing colors offers an economical approach to expanding a palette from just seven basic colors.
Subsequent chapters teach how to paint eyes, mouths, ears, noses, fur, and feathers for a wide variety of animals in a wide variety of settings — from the home to the barnyard, in the zoo or in the wild.
Also included in each project is a whimsical but useful paragraph called "The Awkward Stage" that encourages beginning artists to stick with their paintings from beginning to end without giving up somewhere in the middle!
Author — Lee Hammond.
Paperback. 128 pages. 8½" × 11".