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Painting Wildlife Step by Step by Rod Lawrence

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Scales

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Rainbow Trout Acrylic, 7″ × 9¾″ (18cm × 25cm), The Lang Collection

SCALES make most of us think of snakes and fish. But there is a much larger variety of wildlife with scales or scale-like coverings, such as armadillos, turtles, alligators, and lizards, just to name a few. Like fur and feathers, scales provide the important outside covering for the animal. They come in a wide variety of sizes, shapes and thicknesses. Compare the large, thick scales of a fish like the carp with those of the trout, whose scales are very tiny and thin. Scales ...

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