Capture the personality of your pet: Draw a customized portrait

Jennifer Moorhead, Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

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10 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction

    • Choosing your pet photographs

    • Drawing techniques

    • Shapes

    • Proportions

    • Eyes (part one)

    • Eyes (part two)

    • Values (part one)

    • Value (part two)

    • Final thoughts


About This Class

This class is about drawing the personality of your pet from a photograph(s) using pencil. Not only will the results be rewarding but the process of creating will be fun! There are simple steps to learn to draw a pet's face to create a portrait. Your drawing skill level can be a beginner to intermediate. The class project is creating one pencil portrait drawing of your pet. 

The basic skills you will be learning are:

  1.  Selecting your pet photographs to use for the drawing project
  2. Drawing techniques
  3.  Shape
  4.  Proportion
  5. Drawings eyes - to reflect the “spirit” of your pet
  6. Value


4 of 4 students recommendSee All

It's so fun to watch Jennifer work. I learned a lot and am excited to draw one of my pets!
Danielle Kinley Ryland

Surface Pattern Designer, Artist

Great class and techniques! Look forward to drawing a portrait of my pug Diego.
Anthony Zubia

Art Director & Freelance Designer

What a wonderful course! I really like the way you turned the drawing and photo upside down to look at it from a different perspective. Also, the tips for blocking out the drawing were really great. I look forward for more classes.
Laura Staudacher

Art is about the process





Jennifer Moorhead

Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

Hello, I'm Jennifer Moorhead. I am a Professional Artist, Fine Art Professor and Entrepreneur. I grew up in Michigan and lived in Texas, Colorado and now just moved to Kentucky this year. In December 2016, I retired from teaching college for over 35 years. My plans were to retire the same time my husband Jack, retired then move to a ranch and enjoy a relaxing farm life. For me it was difficult to stop teaching because I still had the yearning to share my art knowledge and skills with others. ...

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