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Painting Animals in Watercolour

By Liz Chaderton

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ISBN: 9781785007873
PUBLISHED: 09/11/2020
PAGES: 112
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 242x172 mm
INSIDE: 153 colour photos

Artists seem compelled to try to capture the amazing variety of the animal kingdom; the challenge remains how to breathe energy into your paintings and make the animals jump off the paper. This deeply practical book offers an accessible introduction to sketching animals from life, to try to capture that essence.

Painting Animals in Watercolour gives:

  • Instruction on how to approach drawing
  • Ideas for materials and supplies to make sketching from life a joy
  • Step-by-step demonstrations of different watercolour techniques
  • Specific advice on using colour and painting, fur, feathers and features
  • Ideas for mixed-media experimentation



Reprint available 16 June 2021

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Latest Reviews
" Liz Chaderton will need little introduction to Leisure Painter readers. Liz has written numerous articles for the magazine and here she shares her passion for the medium in Painting Animals in Watercolour. This is a practical guide, full of helpful information, tips and techniques that teach you how to capture the animal's character as well as its likeness. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Leisure Painter

" This is a compact book, both in format and extent, but it is genuinely surprising how much Liz manages to pack in. Liz's style is pleasantly loose, but by no means lacking in detail, and her explanations, concise as they are, are complete and easy to follow. Examples, exercises, hints and tips complement a good variety of species and details including textures and features. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: The Artist

" This is a small and slim volume and you would be forgiven for thinking it can't have much to say. Look inside, though, and there's a remarkable amount of variety, both in subject matter as well as approaches and techniques. A genuinely worthwhile addition to the bookshelf. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: artbookreview.net

" This utterly delightful book packs the most enormous amount of information into a small space. This is a book that's not just amazingly instructive but enjoyable too. Liz is a confident and proficient teacher, who's a pleasure to work with and whose style is one you'll want to emulate. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Paint magazine of the SAA

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