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Ready To Paint Wild Animals in Acrylics
Ready To Paint Series
Angela Gaughan

Search Press
18 October 2013 (US 1 March 2014) / ISBN: 9781844488933
How-To Books/Paint
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Reviewed by Rachel A Hyde

Wild animals are a popular subject for painting, and one of my own favorites. Even if your drawing skills are not quite equal to the task, you can paint six wildlife paintings with this useful book.

I’m glad to see this title as an addition to the award winning and revolutionary Ready To Paint series. As with all the titles, the tracings take away that tricky first step to a painting by providing a drawing and instructions on how to transfer it to your surface. As usual there are six tracings and five step-by-step projects, each in over thirty (over forty on some cases) photographic captioned stages so you know what to add to your work each time. You can also learn the various attributes of acrylics, from laying washes to painting fur and fine details. The sixth tracing has no instructions; you are on your own to work it all out with the aid of a large picture of the finished work.

Choose from a tiger cub, young Amur leopard, tufted ducks, alpaca, red panda and zebra head. The tracings are reusable, so you can use them over and over to get the right look if you need to. There is even a link to a Facebook page where you can share your paintings with other fans of this series, the finishing touch to a truly great series of art books.

UK Reviewer: Rachel Hyde's work can be found in Sewing World, Sew Hip, Popular Crafts and other magazines. Her craft blog is Green Thoughts
Reviewed 2013