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


8 of 8 students recommendSee All

Excellent class. Proportion is one of my weaknesses. Jennifer shows you how to get them right.
Brenda Reeves

Artist and Writer

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

SP Designer, Owner of Tiger Tale Designs

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

Art Director & Freelance Designer





Jennifer Moorhead

Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

Hello, I'm Jennifer Moorhead

I want to 'open the door' for you to learn the important art essentials and creative process that I have taught in college for over 35 years. I teach you with the same passion for art that I taught in college. I want you to understand the essential basics of art which have not changed for centuries...maybe the tools have... but are just as important to know today.

My classes are 'hands-on' to experience the phys...

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