Loose and Lively Animals in Watercolour, Inks & Mixed Media

Jo Allsopp


Animals are a perennial favourite amongst artists, but many struggle with capturing their form and character in a way that reflects the true spirit of the animal. In this bright, breezy and accessible book, Jo Allsopp’s genuine passion for wildlife is clear. That love is reflected in her art, and her loose, lively and dynamic style is one that many wish to emulate. Features include:

  • A section exploring inspiration and motivation
  • Short practical exercises help you loosen up and try things out
  • A close look at Jo's way of painting, which demystifies the process and includes drawing techniques
  • 3 pure watercolour projects and 9 incorporating mixed media
  • All the projects are fully illustrated and explained step-by-step, and show how you can make it personal to you

The author's technique is very wet into wet, with lots of blooms, vivid colours, and striking contrasts and texture achieved by the addition of wax resist, salt, spatter and scratching out. The main medium is watercolour, but to this she adds ink, water-soluble and permanent pens; bleach; isopropyl alcohol; bronzing powders; metallic leaf and acrylic inks. All are explored and explained to show the effects that can be achieved and when and how to use them.


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    280 x 215mm
  • Publisher
    Search Press
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