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Painting Wildlife Step by Step by Rod Lawrence

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Eyes & Ears

illustration

illustration

Face to Face (Gray Wolf) Acrylic, 16″ × 24″ (41cm × 61cm), Collection of Heatherlee and Gregory Gosnick

EYES are not just another element of wildlife painting. They are crucial in making your wildlife subject come alive. If the eyes in a painting look dull and dead, then the animal itself appears to be lifeless. A good eye should look moist, rounded, and it will reflect the world around it. This is what can truly give a wildlife subject the spark of life.

Good reference is important, especially in those instances in which you will be painting ...

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