Howdy All... this is my first post to this group! I recently was enamored by the book Why Paint Cats, as was my dog Url! He wants to get a lightning bolt on his side but I can't seem to find the right paints. The artists' in the book use "vegetable dye" based paints, but my local stores (not many as I'm in a small town) don't carry them and my web-searches have come up short. Anyone have any links, tips, recipes, thoughts, experiences, etc?
It's quite possible that the artists, if they are trained, as opposed to "just doing it", made their own paints using the vegetable dyes .. They likely would have had some training or have resources to learn the techniques. You might also try artists supply companies... gotta be a zillion of them on the web.. Maybe some library reserch?

I have known a few whacky young groomers who used food coloring on their white (standard poodles) to "decorate" for holidays. And regular hair dye of the "rinse" variety has been used to intensify brown and black markings on white dogs with spots, and cover undesired white spots...
Jo Wolf
Martinez, Georgia
Yes, this is what I figured. Anyone know any recipes?
I don't recall anyone who frequents this board or any of the other dog boards saying s/he was a graphic artist.. either professional or hobbyist... I do some craft painting, but have No Clue about what you could use. Maybe find a news group or emai list of artists?? Google can be your best friend...
Jo Wolf
Martinez, Georgia