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Oil & Acrylic

Pet Portraits

Oil & Acrylic
Format: Paperback, 32 Pages
ISBN: 9781600583049
Illustrations: 120
Size: 10.25 x 13.75
Published: Dec. 15, 2012
Price: $8.95
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Featuring all of your favorite pets, including a dog, puppy, cat, horse, bird, and more, this dynamic book includes easy-to-understand, step-by-step instructions for creating beautiful pet portraits in oil and acrylic. Artists also will find useful information on rendering fur, feathers, hair, and other textures, as well as the basics of painting technique and color theory.

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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Tools & Materials
Basic Techniques
Rendering Fur
Ears, Eyes & Noses
Lhasa Poo Mix
Tabby Cat
Closing Thoughts
Oil and acrylic are both wonderful mediums for creating realistic pet portraits. While oils are slow-drying and acrylics dry quickly, you can achieve nearly the same result in either medium. Follow along as I introduce you to the tools and techniques I use in my own paintings. You’ll find a step-by-step guide to rendering texture, plus six step-by-step pet portrait projects for popular pets including dogs, a cat, a horse, a rabbit, and a bird. Each project will demonstrate the techniques used to achieve realistic fur and feathers and to bring life into the eyes. Let’s get started! —Lorraine Gray