you always wanted to paint lifelike pictures of birds? Inside
these covers are staged instructions on how to paint twenty-seven
of them in acrylics.
You know when Search Press gives a book a hard cover instead
of a paper one to expect something special and this is no
exception. Self taught wildlife artist Andrew Forkner sets
out his love of birds and acrylics in a user friendly manner,
ranging from what you need to buy to painting tips. Learn
how to capture feathers on paper as well as birds; feet and
beaks, get to grips with the unique properties of acrylics
and think about how to compose your picture. Each project
has a drawing to trace with instructions on how to do this,
plus what paint and brushes to use and even the type of paper.
This is not a step-by-step book in the usual Search Press
sense, as the instructions are remarkably brief. But it does
not state anywhere that this is a beginner's book and it is
not; aimed more at existing artists who want to try their
hand at using acrylics and painting birds. There is a wide
choice of these to paint, with British and American species
being the main ones represented. Choose from favourites like
a golden eagle, robin, kookaburra, bald eagle and mourning
dove to name a few; the end results are handsomely displayed
as whole page illustrations in this large format book. This
ought to appeal to any bird lover with a bit of painting experience
who wants to try something new.
If you cannot find a good range of acrylic painting materials
locally try www.searchpress.com for a list of suppliers.
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