Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes: Animals in Watercolour by Matthew Palmer is a fanastic book if you're looking to learn watercolour painting but are short on time. Build your skills with quick and easy painting projects on a small scale.
This is a complete beginners guide to painting animals and birds in watercolour. The book is broken down into 32 quick projects measuring just 15 x 10cm (6 x 4"). Matthew Palmer's basic crash course will teach you all the skills you need to paint your own animals and birds in nature or domestic settings. Projects include a parrot, cat, dog, zebra, stag, cow, swan and more! The step-by-step instructions guide you through painting realistic markings, fur and feathers and how to create character and personality. Tracings are provided for all the paintings, including for the three larger projects at the end of the book. All you need to do is trace them onto watercolour paper and you're ready to paint!
Each project should take around 30 minutes to complete, with each one teaching you a new skill in watercolour. By the end of the projects you'll be armed with all the skills you need to complete one of the three larger finishing projects: a King Charles cavalier spaniel, a snow leopard and a hummingbird.
128 page paperback. 216 x 280 mm