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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Matt laminate cover
  • Publication: 31 October 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921283
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: Paint 50

Paint 50: Watercolour Animals


From basic shapes to amazing paintings in super-easy steps by Marina Bakasova

Book Description

Award-winning artist Marina Bakasova brings you her latest book in how to paint watercolour animals in just seven simple steps.

Paint 50 Watercolour Animals is a new beginner-friendly 'how-to-paint' series, echoing the success of the original How to Draw series. This book will focus on a range of animals, from popular pets to wild creatures; from fun flamingos and doting dogs to mischievous monkeys. 

This title will teach you how to paint, over the course of 50 simple painting projects. Each project can be completed in just 7 simple steps from initial line drawing to finished creation, using a small selection of colours and a handful of easy-to-follow watercolour techniques.

Whether you want to create a hand-painted card, decorate your wall or maybe you simply want to learn the relaxing art of painting with watercolours, with 50 cute motifs to choose from, you’ll not fail to find something to inspire you.

No prior knowledge of watercolour techniques needed This book contains a short list of tools and materials needed to get started and a clear and informative guide on the basic techniques needed to paint this varied collection of animals.

No drawing skills required The line drawings are provided at full size, ready to copy or trace and all the information on how to do so is also included. The line drawings are also available for free download from Bookmarked Hub.

Suitable for beginners of all varieties Marina’s clear instructions guide the reader from beginning to end in a way that makes it easy for anyone to pick up a brush and learn how to paint in her loose, characterful style.

Table of Contents


Drawing 5,

Materials for painting 6,

Painting techniques 8,

Useful tips and tricks 10,

Colours 11


Llama 12, Giraffe 14, Baby deer, 16, Hippopotamus 18, Cow 20, Dog 22, Polar bear 24, Camel 26, Panda 28, Deer 30, Woodpecker 32, Frog 34, Shark 36, Gecko 38, Seal 40, Goat, Koi carp 44, Sloth 46, Meerkat 48, Beaver 50, Crab 52, Seagull 54, Stork 56, Lion 58, Tiger 60, Zebra 62, Hamster 64, Squirrel 66, Toucan 68, Gopher 70, Elephant 72, Monkey 74, Pig 76, Wolf 78, Skunk 80, Swan 82, Rabbit 84, Flamingo 86, Fox 88, Rhinoceros 90, Crocodile 92, Pufferfish 94, Peacock 96, Lemur 98, Bird 100, Butterfly 102, Owl 104, Ram 106, Mouse 108, Ostrich 110.

About the Author

About Marina Bakasova

Marina Bakasova is an award winning artist in her early 20s, born in Bryansk, Russia. Fond of drawing and painting from early childhood, she recently graduated from Moscow State Stroganov Art University. Now working as a freelance illustrator, Marina is obsessed with art and painting. 

Marina's first book, Four-Step Watercolour, was published through Search Press in 2020 and won the Most Inspiring Crafty Read category in the Best of Craft Awards 2020. 

Marina has over 14,000 followers on Instagram, where her handle is @marinabksv

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