Watercolor Animals (Colorways)
Tips, techniques, and step-by-step lessons for learning to paint
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Colorways: Watercolor Animals shows artists of any skill level how to use color to create innovative and inspired animal artwork in watercolor.
Discover how to create vibrant, colorful watercolor paintings of a range of animals! With Colorways: Watercolor Animals, learn to paint all your favorite animals, from an elephant and a rhinoceros to a dog, cat, songbird, and more. Each step-by-step demonstration shows not only how to capture the animal's likeness, but also how to use color to create magical, otherworldly, and whimsical paintings. In these tutorials, you will also learn how to use watercolor paint to suggest texture—as well as add fanciful embellishments like wreaths, florals, and dreamy landscapes—to your animal subjects. Along the way, you will find technique instruction and tips for using different types of strokes, working with various brush shapes and sizes and using washes and underpaintings. The Colorways series teaches artists of all skill levels how to employ color across a variety of media in unique and imaginary ways to create innovative and inspired artwork. Focusing less on realistic artistic representations and more on creating expressive art, this series invites you to break the standard rules of color and let your imagination and artwork soar to new heights in order to create unconventional, whimsical, and fanciful works of art. Learn the customary rules of color, and then bypass them, with the help of Colorways: Watercolor Animals, a book that encourages you to use color for interpretive means and personal expression while painting your favorite animals.
Shaunna Russell is a watercolor artist near Buffalo, New York. She paints animals using her signature style consisting of seemingly chaotic drips and splashes of bright colors on brilliant white backgrounds. Best known for her animal portraits, Shaunna is commissioned by pet owners around the world and also sells her artwork online. Learn more at www.shaunnarussell.com
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