These two books offer complementary approaches. Tilton, former Disney and Columbia studio artist and columnist for the Artist's Magazine, takes the student by the hand for easy, comfortable lessons. In a radical approach, he encourages tracing and copying as beginning teaching aids. An excellent appendix of books, magazines, and video recommendations leads one to the next level. Lawrence's Painting Wildlife can be the next logical step, with its sophisticated treatment of fur, feathers, scale, antlers, etc. Both are highly recommended for libraries whose clientele include both amateurs and professionals.
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Rod Lawrence has exhibited at the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum and is a popular teacher at the Zemsky-Hines Workshops in Montana. He is the only artist to have won the prestigious Michigan Duck Stamp and Trout Stamp design contests seven times. He lives in rural Kalkaska, Michigan with his wife and children. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.