With their gossamer wings and poetic movements, butterflies have inspired artists throughout the ages. Watercolor is the perfect medium to capture the transparency of their delicate wings. Bringing to life the alluring spirit of some of the world’s most beautiful creatures,Identify and Paint Butterfliesprovides step-by-step instructions, templates, and color palettes for producing accurate, colorful butterflies in watercolor.
The lessons begin with a basic tutorial in watercolor: selecting paints, tools and materials, color theory and mixing, and paint techniques. Then 47 projects featuring butterflies from around the world are presented, from sketch outline to completed painting. Every butterfly project is complemented by a guide to the species, including information on genus, size, conservation status, habitat, and zone of origin. A full-color photograph of each butterfly brings the “model” right to your studio. Celebrating the spectacular beauty of butterflies found around the world and within your own backyard,Identify and Paint Butterfliesis a treasure for artists and nature enthusiasts alike.
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More than 85 years ago, Walter Foster-a well-known artist, instructor, and collector-began producing art instruction books from his home in Laguna Beach, CA.nbsp;nbsp; He originally wrote, illustrated, printed, bound, packaged, shipped, and distributed them himself. Although Walter passed away in 1981 at the age of 90, his legacy continues in a growing product line. Walter Foster Publishing now provides how-to books and kits to millions of enthusiastic artists worldwide who enjoy the rewards of learning how to draw and paint. People who have never before picked up a paintbrush or drawing pencil have discovered their artistic talents through his easy-to-follow instruction books.