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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Matt laminate cover
  • Publication: 06 October 2023
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781800921283
  • Stock: 50+
  • Hurt Stock: £6.50 (4 available)
  • Size: 216x280 mm
  • Illustrations: 350
  • Pages: 112
  • RRP: £12.99
  • Series: Paint 50
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Paint 50: Watercolour Animals

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

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Book Description

Learn to paint 50 vibrant watercolour animals in seven simple stages, with award-winning artist Marina Bakasova.

Paint 50 Watercolour Animals is the first title in a new beginner-friendly 'how-to-paint' 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. 

Over the course of 50 simple watercolour projects, this title will teach you how to paint! Each project can be completed in just seven 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 easily 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 to 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 included. The line drawings are also available to download for free from Bookmarked (www.bookmarkedhub.com).

Suitable for artists of all levels Marina’s clear instructions guide the reader from start to finish 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

Introduction 4, Drawing 5, Materials for painting 6, Painting techniques 8, Useful tips and tricks 10, Colours 11

Projects
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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Customer Review

This is another lovely book by the talented Niina Latinen. I already own her previous sock book so couldnt wait to get my hands on this one. Another 20 beautiful sock patterns inspired by all four corners of the globe.

There are different skill levels required but all have very clear instructions and charts which could be photocopied, enlarged and marked when using if necessary.

I think my favourites so far are Hanami cherry blossom socks, the Taj Mahal ones knitted in double knitting yarn, Skyfall and The Eiffel Tower socks named Under Parisian Skies. Too many to choose from really.

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