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Identify and Paint Butterflies: A Field Guide for the Artist and Naturalist

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With their gossamer wings and poetic movements, butterflies have inspired artists throughout the ages. Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the transparency of their delicate wings. Bringing to life the alluring spirit of some of the world’s most beautiful creatures, Identify and Paint Butterflies provides step-by-step instructions, templates, and color palettes for producing accurate, colorful butterflies in watercolor.

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Overview

With their gossamer wings and poetic movements, butterflies have inspired artists throughout the ages. Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the transparency of their delicate wings. Bringing to life the alluring spirit of some of the world’s most beautiful creatures, Identify and Paint Butterflies provides step-by-step instructions, templates, and color palettes for producing accurate, colorful butterflies in watercolor.

The lessons begin with a basic tutorial in watercolor: selecting paints, tools and materials, color theory and mixing, and paint techniques. Then 47 projects featuring butterflies from around the world are presented, from sketch outline to completed painting. Every butterfly project is complemented by a guide to the species, including information on genus, size, conservation status, habitat, and zone of origin. A full-color photograph of each butterfly brings the “model” right to your studio.

Celebrating the spectacular beauty of butterflies found around the world and within your own backyard, Identify and Paint Butterflies is a treasure for artists and nature enthusiasts alike.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780785829416
  • Publisher: Chartwell Books
  • Publication date: 8/10/2012
  • Format: Spiral Bound
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Founded in 1922 by artist Walter T. Foster, Walter Foster Publishing, a division of Quarto Publishing Group USA and a subsidiary of the London-based Quarto Group, Inc., is the world's leading publisher of instructional art books and kits for adults and children. Walter Foster's diverse selection of drawing, painting, doodling and mixed media art books and kits have created a foundation for millions of beginning, intermediate, and advanced artists looking to hone their talents, learn new techniques, and discover different mediums. From color mixing recipes and art tools to the fundamentals of drawing and painting, Walter Foster's books cover a wide variety of topics and mediums across a broad spectrum of traditional and eclectic subject matter for artists of all skill levels. Walter Foster Publishing continues to expand its offerings every year, producing cutting-edge art-instruction books and kits for a worldwide audience.

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