Lesson 3 of 17
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Stage 1: Gathering reference materials – The Importance of Research

When painting any scene that includes wildlife, unless you are painting it abstractly, it is vitally important to do a little research before you begin.  The anatomy, behaviours and environment all become part of the story you are telling.  And for your painting to be accurate, as well as engaging, becoming familiar with your subject is critical.


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