The Trace & Color series invites artists to discover the world of coloring and painting as they use transferable sketches to create and color beautiful, finished works of art.
Pets come in all shapes and sizes and can be furry, feathered, and anything in between.Now anyone can discover how to create realistic pet portraits in vibrant color with this delightful trace-and-color guide. Inside, six detailed templates are provided to help the beginning artist get started with a line drawing that they can color or paint in the medium of their choice. Artists can simply transfer the template line drawings to paper or canvas with the included graphite paper. Then, using the color references and tips in the book, they can add color and create their own pet portrait masterpiece! The book includes 32 pages of instruction and inspiration, providing basic information about color theory, as well as an introduction to several different color mediums - colored pencil, oil, acrylic, watercolor, pastel, and marker. The overview for each medium covers the essential tools and materials an artist may need, including what types of paper or canvas can be used and any other special materials, as well as how to use various techniques to achieve effects. With a variety of animals and settings, art enthusiasts will find everything they need to create their own lifelike portraits. Includes six removable templates featuring detailed pet artwork and four reusable sheets of graphite paper for transferring.
Lorraine Gray is a pet portrait artist, working in pastels, oil, and acrylic, in Berkshire, England. Lorraine's love for art and animals started as a young girl, when she spent many hours painting her beloved pet dog and cat. Her pet portraits hang in the USA, Japan, Canada, Switzerland, Malta, France, Holland, and Dubai, as well as the UK. Visit www.pastelpetportraits.co.uk
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