01 March 2021

£12.99

BC Paperback + 32 tracing sheets

216x280 mm

9781782216858

9781782216858

128 pages

Search Press

Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes

Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Animals in Watercolour

by Matthew Palmer

This complete beginner's guide to painting animals and birds is ideal if you want to learn to paint in watercolour but are short on time. Broken down into 32 quick and easy paintings measuring just 15 x 10cm (6 x 4in) plus short studies of essential techniques, this basic course will teach you all the skills you need to paint domestic and wild animals and birds, in home settings or in nature.


Each painting takes just 30 minutes to complete and teaches you a different technique, so by the end of the book you will be equipped with all the skills you need to complete one of the three full-size projects. 

Written by best-selling author Matthew Palmer, Matt shows you how to paint a diverse range of animals and birds, including a parrot, cat, dog, zebra, stag, cow and swan, and teaches you how to paint realistic markings, fur and feathers, and how to create faces filled with character and personality.

Tracings are provided for all the paintings, including the three projects at the end of the book. Simply trace them off onto your watercolour paper and paint with confidence, without the need to make an initial drawing.

Book Contents

Tracings
Introduction
Basic painting equipment

BASIC TECHNIQUES
Parrot at sunset
Bird in flight
Koi carp
Zebra
Stag in winter
Asian elephant
Swan

ANIMALS IN THE LANDSCAPE
Sheep in a field
Cat on the lookout
Stag in woodland
Flamingos paddling
Penguins
Robin on a branch
Giraffe

PAINTING THE DETAILS
Cat’s eyes
Tabby cat
Tiger
Dog’s eyes
Jack Russell puppy
Highland cow
Cockerel’s head and neck

TEXTURES AND MARKINGS
Curious kitten
Penguin’s wing
African elephant
Lamb
Ram

PORTRAITS
Drawing a portrait from a photograph
Checking proportions
Grey tit
Alsatian
Rabbit
Monkey
Meerkat

Kingfisher
Snow Leopard
Pack of Dogs

Index

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