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Painting Wildlife Step by Step by Rod Lawrence

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Feet & Tails

illustration

illustration

Ice Palace (Snow Leopard) Acrylic, 22″ × 48″ (56cm × 122cm), Collection of Philip and Barbara Lawrence

FEET in many instances do not appear in a painting of wildlife. They are often hidden by the habitat, such as grass, snow, water or even the body of the species. However, sometimes artists purposely hide the feet in their paintings. They apparently do not know how to paint them or feel it would be easier just to hide them. Often this avoidance of painting feet is painfully obvious to the viewer; the painting looks contrived around the ...

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