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Painting Wildlife Step by Step by Rod Lawrence

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Antlers & Horns

illustration

illustration

Along the Creek (White-Tailed Deer) Acrylic, 14″ × 18″ (36cm × 46cm), Collection of Philip and Barbara Lawrence

ANTLERS are a key part of many wildlife paintings. A large majestic rack of antlers seems to hold a certain romantic fascination for many people, and consequently, such animals are frequently painted. The importance of antlers to a painting is obviously decided by their relative size and shape as they appear in the painting. Antlers have a unique texture, due in part to the way they grow and by the way the animal uses them. ...

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