01 March 2021

£31.99

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), 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.

Best-selling author Matthew Palmer 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.

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: a King Charles cavalier spaniel, a snow leopard and a hummingbird. 

Book Contents

Tracings
Introduction6
Basic painting equipment8

Basic techniques10
Parrot at sunset16
Bird in flight18
Koi carp20
Zebra22
Swan24

Key features26
Cat’s eyes28
Peering tabby 30
Curious kitten32
Tiger34
Dog’s eyes36
Puppy 38
Highland cow’s muzzle40
Cockerel’s head42

Textures and markings44
Penguin’s wing46
African elephant48
Lamb50
Ram52
Great tit54

Portraits56
Drawing a portrait from a photograph60
Alsatian62
Rabbit64
Chimpanzee66
Meerkat68

Animals in the landscape70
Cat on the lookout72
Sheep in a field74
Flamingos paddling76
Penguins78
Asian elephant80
Stag in woodland82
Robin on a branch84
Stag in winter86
Giraffe88

Max’, Cavalier King Charles Spaniel90
Snow Leopard92
Hummingbird94

Index96

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