Jen’s Picks: Paint Realistic Wildlife

Capture the Essence of Wildlife!
Painting Realistic Wildlife in Acrylic
30 Step-by-Step Demonstrations

By William Silvers

One measure of a painting’s success is the emotion it elicits from its viewer; William Silvers’ wildlife scenes make your pulse quicken and your breath catch as you witness some of nature’s most miraculous everyday moments. The midnight prowl of a wolf…a sea lion diving into choppy surf…a pride of elephants at a watering hole in the thick, dusty air. In Painting Realistic Wildlife in Acrylic, William shares his secrets for capturing the drama, the atmosphere and the very essence of wildlife.

Full of rich colors, a gripping sense of life and masterful advice and instruction for achieving the same, Painting Realistic Wildlife in Acrylic will help intermediate artists and advanced beginners achieve new levels of success and expression.

Special Features
•    William’s style is an accessible “whole painting” approach using limited materials and multiple acrylic washes
•    Initial chapters help you get started, covering such topics as materials, painting techniques, fieldwork, composition and color
•    15 mini-demonstrations illustrate key acrylic techniques and how to use them to best effect
•    15 complete step-by-step demonstrations feature a stunning range of animals, including golden eagles, swans, wolves, foxes, giraffes, deer, elk, black bears, polar bears, alligators and various big cats

Click here to download instruction on painting a wolf eye from Painting Realistic Wildlife in Acrylic.

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About William
William Silvers is an experienced artist with twenty years of success both commercially and as a fine artist. He has worked for Disney feature animation as a background artist on films such as Mulan, Tarzan, Lilo & Stitch and Brother Bear; for Industrial Light & Magic where he worked on The Day After Tomorrow and Star Wars: Episode III as a matte painter; and for EA Sports as Associate Art Director where he worked on titles such as the award-winning game, NCAA Football.

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For more about William and his work visit www.williamsilvers.com.

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Pelican, 30" × 15" (76cm × 38cm)
Acrylic on canvas board
From Painting Realistic Wildlife in Acrylic.

 

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