Draw and Paint Your Pet

Draw and Paint Your Pet

by Susie Wynne
     
 

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What doting owner wouldn’t want to create a permanent record of their pet? Now a professional watercolor artist shows them how! Susie Wynne specializes in painting animals, and over the years she has perfected her drawing and watercolor techniques to demonstrate how anyone can capture the unique character and personality of their pet. She believes that you

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What doting owner wouldn’t want to create a permanent record of their pet? Now a professional watercolor artist shows them how! Susie Wynne specializes in painting animals, and over the years she has perfected her drawing and watercolor techniques to demonstrate how anyone can capture the unique character and personality of their pet. She believes that you really have to get to know an animal well before you can portray its essential character, which is why pet owners often do the best portraits. In Draw and Paint Your Pet, she demonstrates, step by step, how every reader can paint just about any animal—including dogs, cats, horses, guinea pigs, even birds—in gorgeous color and detail. She begins by showing readers how to take photographs to use for making pencil sketches. Next, she shows ways to determine the right body proportions and capture the texture of fur and markings with watercolor and watercolor pencil. The 150 color photographs show these successful techniques in action, making it simple for all devoted animal lovers and artists to reproduce their beloved pets on paper and canvas. For any artist who loves animals, Draw and Paint Your Pet is an indispensable resource.

• Capturing one's pet on canvas or paper has always had wide appeal

• Very affordable price

• Features detailed, step-by-step drawings of a range of popular pets—including birds, cats, dogs, and horses

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Library Journal
Having trouble keeping your ferret still for a portrait? Here are three books for capturing small critters, Hammond's in colored pencils, Scott's in paints, and Wynne's in both. Hammond is a highly accomplished artist with several North Light books to her credit. Here she has developed a special graphing system for beginners, primarily for drawing cats, dogs, horses, and squirrels but for a few bears and tigers, too. It's an excellent system for those intimidated by the variations of eyes, mouths, ears, and feet found on our furry companions. Scott's approach is for the advanced student who wants a more classically based style for painting rabbits, ferrets, mice, raccoons, and foxes. The influence of the Old Masters can be detected in her 41 mini-demonstrations and 16 full treatments in oil, acrylic, gouache, and pencil. Wynne is a British artist who has painted many well-known and royal pets, including the horses at the Royal Mews of Buckingham Palace. Hers is a lovely, loose style using either pencils or watercolors for cats, dogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, and horses. All three books are recommended and should prove popular. For large wild animals, see Cynthie Fisher's Wildlife Painting Basics: Deer, Antelope & Other Hooved Animals; for more narrow detail, see Rachel Rubin Wolf's Keys to Painting: Fur & Feathers. Copyright 2002 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780823013777
Publisher:
Crown Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
7.64(w) x 10.46(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Susie Wynne has painted many well-known and royal pets, including the horses at the Royal Mews in Buckingham Palace. She has also written articles for Leisure Painter and Artist’s & Illustrator’s Magazine. She lives in London, England.

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