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Fur and Feathers (Keys to Painting) Paperback – 1 Mar 2001

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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: F&W (1 Mar. 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0891349146
  • ISBN-13: 978-0891349143
  • Product Dimensions: 21.6 x 1.3 x 27.9 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 451,226 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Rachel Rubin Wolf is the longtime editor of North Light's popular Splash book series as well as Strokes of Genius. She has edited dozens of other art books and also writes for Art Connoisseur Magazine.


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I really love this book; it doesn't concentrate on just one medium - techniques are given for whatever your preferred materials. It shows the picture building up through the different layers until a perfect and very lifelike finish is achieved.
Great.
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everybody should see this book, it is worth buying just to look at but it also packed with helpful advice and colour photographs. as a beginner i found this book very easy to understand.
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I'm not sure why I don't like this book.

Perhaps because it's not really a how-to book, nor is it a book of fabulously inspirational paintings.

It's a bit sparse on its instruction: p.12-13 has you draw a cat "from simple shapes". The start is good: basic shapes; then refine the shapes and add some detail; then start marking directional strokes for the fur ... then the lesson just stops, with only the bare minimum of shading. The eye isn't even filled in. I thought a page was missing.
p.14-15 "Drawing a Cat in Charcoal" has simple sketches on the one page, and a finished sketch on the other. No in-betweens, no step-by-step or how-to pictures.
The same with the squirrel, the lion, the heron and the deer that follow: quick sketches and basic shapes, then straight to the finished drawing.

There's only one painting that I really like in this book: Lesley Harrison's otters in water, they are gorgeous and the blue water looks so real. Actually, Dee Smith's spoonbills are fab too. I like Carol Rochelle's green cheeked conure (p.78) because I have one as a pet.

Most of the paintings are what you might find on greetings cards: if that's a style you like, then you'll enjoy this book, but for a really great animal painter, look up Christophe Drochon.
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Beautifully produced, great explanations and examples, the ideal 'how to paint fur and feather'.
Recommended to all artists, new and experienced, as every book can teach us something about techniques...and this one can !
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I bought this book for my wife and she says it is quite useful. It begins with drawing general animal shapes then moves on to describe how to paint and draw details of fur and feathers using various media. It ends by giving a couple of worked examples. The only minor negative is that some examples do not match the example paintings - the article being by one person and a sample painting by another person.
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This book is excellent, its very well done with step by step instructions on all the projects, there is loads of mini demo's for you to do before you start trying the main projects.
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Fur and Feathers , Great book with simple tips really pleased with the purchase , I would reccommend this to anyone who likes to paint fur and feathery animals .
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A reasonable book if you only wish to view paintings and pictures, not recommended for techniques or to progress in painting animal fur. The book should stick to one artist.
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