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Animals from life

Part 2 Ready for your first steps? Take a sketchbook and pen and head to the zoo with Liz Chaderton


How to sketch moving animals from life

Practise different sketching techniques

How to look for and capture repetitive movement0

Flamingo, ink, watercolour and gold leaf on canvas, 10x10in. (25x25cm). This small flamingo painting celebrates my subject’s exuberant colour. Find out how to combine gold leaf with watercolour in LP, December 2018 issue.

In the previous issue of Leisure Painter we explored some of the practicalities of zoo sketching; why do it, what materials you need and how to overcome nerves. Hopefully this inspired you to give it a go. Remember this is meant to be fun. You are unlikely to come back with a perfect drawing, but this is the start of an adventure.

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Welcome to the April issue of Leisure Painter. From experimenting with watercolour and gouache to paint a winter landscape and a beginner's guide to acrylic painting to sketching animals from life and drawing trees using ink, this issue is packed with practical advice and information for the amateur painter. There is a plethora of demonstrations to paint in watercolour, acrylic, water-mixable oils, pastels and more to help build confidence and skills along with projects from photographs, tips and techniques and inspiration. Enjoy your month of painting with Leisure Painter.