This guide takes the mystery out of painting fur and feathers, showing decorative painters how to paint a forest of beautiful and majestic animals. From tigers and bobcats to squirrels, chipmunks and birds, each project focuses on a different animal. Within each project, step-by-step demonstrations illustrate important techniques, such as how to: Paint distinctive markings, such as the striped fur of a tiger "Color weave" - the author's proven technique for creating soft and realistic fur Render expressive eyes that sparkle with life Close-up photos, color swatch charts, and fur or feather growth diagrams make it easy to get started, and each project is painted on an appropriate surface with simple, natural backgrounds.
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Sharon Stansifer has been teaching decorative painting classes since 1991. She has designed many project packets and has articles published in several decorative painting magazines, including the Decorative Artist's Workbook Recently, she received her MDA certification in strokework. She is the author of The Complete Book of Basic Brushstrokes for Decorative Painters. She lives in Trabuco Canyon, California.From Library Journal:
Decorative artists will be interested in these two new volumes, each of which takes a unique view. Active artists and teachers in the folk arts, Diephouse and Deptula are primarily landscape artists who concentrate on seasonal illustrations for boxes, floor cloths, picnic baskets, and the like. Their highly usable book comes with traceable patterns, detailed instructions, and step-by-step photos. Stansifer, a decorative arts teacher and writer, shows decorative painters how to depict baby bobcats, Siberian tigers, cottontail rabbits, blue jays, and chipmunks. She provides close-up photos, color swatch charts, fur and feather growth diagrams, and a list of suppliers, with e-mail addresses and web sites. Both books are recommended for public libraries of any size.
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