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Painting Wildlife Step by Step by Rod Lawrence

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Fur

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Breath of Winter (Gray Wolf) Acrylic, 18″ × 27″ (46cm × 69cm), Collection of Don and Lynda Lewis

FUR can be defined simply as the hairy coat grown by mammals. It provides many major functions for these animals. This covering of hair keeps some animals warm under harsh, cold conditions by acting as natural insulation. Yet it helps others stay cool in extremely hot climates. Fur can keep some animals waterproof and buoyant and aid in the drying process by shedding water. It offers some protection from insects and brush and serves as camouflage from ...

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