How to guides.

How to mark up a canvas
This guide shows you how to grid up and draw your design on the canvas.
By doing it this way, you ensure that the picture is an accurate representation of the photograph and in perfect perspective.

How to paint a jungle
This guide shows you how I set about painting in a jungle background for my lemur painting.  It gives tips on how to make leaves look accurate and what range of colours to go for.

How to paint short grass
This guide shows you the techniques to paint grass, as part of my greyhound painting.

How to paint long grass
This guide shows you how I painted long grass for my golden retriever painting.

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How to paint a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel
This guide shows you how I painted Bertie the Spaniel. It gives techniques to create curly-haired ears, and tips on getting a realistic collar.

Bertie and painting

How to paint a lemur
This guide shows you how I painted my lemur painting. It gives tips into using colours, which tools to use and how to create fluffy looking fur.

How to paint a tawny owl
This guide shows you how I painted Nelson the Tawny Owl. It gives hints about which colours to chose and how to get feathers to look realistic.
Nelson ARTbyIMI

How to paint a penguin
This guide shows you how to paint a Jackass Penguin, who I called Philip.
It also gives excellent tips on how to paint sea and sand.
Penguin ARTbyIMI

How to paint a greyhound
This guide shows you how I painted Frosts the greyhound, including which colours to chose and where to put areas of shadow to create the characteristic muscular physique.

Frosts ARTbyIMI

How to paint a Golden Retriever
This guide shows you how I painted Annie the Golden Retriever, with photographs showing you different stages of progress.

Annie ARTbyIMI

How to paint a fluffy cat
This guide shows you how I painted Spike the cat. It tells you which colours I used, and the painting technique I used to create lifelike fluffy fur.

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How to paint a Cairn Terrier
This guide shows you how I painted Rosie the terrier. It gives hints and tips about the ideal brush strokes and brushes to use to create each individual hair.

Rosie ARTbyIMI

How to paint a golden pheasant
This guide shows you how I painted a golden pheasant for the Wildlife Artist of the year competition.

Golden pheasant IW

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