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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback
  • Publication: 30 October 2018
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782216179
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 300
  • Pages: 144
  • RRP Price: £17.99
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Painting Dog Portraits in Acrylics

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Creating Paintings with Character and Life by Dave White

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Book Description

Capture the spirit and character of dogs in portrait-painting using acrylics.

'This is a thorough and thoughtful guide that delivers on every count.' Artbookreview.net

With a passion for animals that is evident throughout, animal portrait artist Dave White,  also offers basic advice for beginners along with more advanced techniques suitable for experienced artists who wish to capture the spirit and character of dogs in their portraits. 

Beginning with detailed guidance on composition, colour and choosing your reference material, Dave White teaches you the essential painting techniques you'll need to start creating your own artworks from producing an outline and underpainting to capturing the three-dimensional qualities of your pet that will make your paintings truly stand out, such as realistic hair and whiskers, getting the shine on a nose and a glint in an eye, and whether to show ears up or down or the tongues in or out. To follow, the author then offers three step-by-step projects of varying subjects including a short-haired dog, a long-haired dog and a group portrait which have been specially designed to encourage you to tackle the essential poses you'll need to start painting your own pooches. The book ends with a short section providing practical advice on setting up and running your own pet portrait business. 

 

About the Author

About Dave White

After 30 years of being in finance, Dave White discovered he could paint, and recognising that we all have creative gifts inside us, bursting to get out, he embarked on a new road of painting people's animals and teaching students how to do it. He exhibits annually at Crufts Dog Show and the New Forest Show, and has done numerous commissions all over the world. Living in the New Forest in England allows an up-close encounter with a variety of animals, including horses and dogs.

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'This extensive study will tell you everything you could conceivably want to know about painting dogs.'

'Theres plenty of technical information about hair, fur, eyes, ears, noses and structure as well as the all-important methods of combining all those details into a result that looks like your subject. Dave is a professional dog painter and his audience the owners themselves is a demanding one. They dont want a dog, they want theirdog and Dave explains what to look for in order to capture the character of the subject as well as how to transfer that to canvas.'

'This is a thorough and thoughtful guide that delivers on every count.'

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