Draw the personality of your pet: Easy subtractive method in charcoal

Jennifer Moorhead, Artist, Art Professor, Entrepreneur

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12 Lessons (39m)
    • 1. Introduction

      3:17
    • 2. Tips to choosing your pet photograph

      2:40
    • 3. Preparing your paper

      2:56
    • 4. Have fun practicing with charcoal

      1:33
    • 5. How to draw eyes with charcoal (part one)

      4:54
    • 6. How to draw eyes with charcoal (part two)

      2:53
    • 7. Shapes

      3:08
    • 8. Eyes

      4:12
    • 9. Value and Volume

      4:36
    • 10. Texture (part one)

      4:33
    • 11. Texture (part two)

      2:12
    • 12. Final Thoughts

      1:52

About This Class

This class is about drawing the personality of your pet from a photograph(s) with charcoal. The subtractive method will be used because it is an easy and fast way to learn to draw value and form. This is a fun and rewarding class that is simple to follow! This class is designed for the beginner to intermediate. The class project is creating one charcoal drawing of your pet using the subtractive and additive method.

The basic skills you will be learning are:

  1. Selecting your pet photographs to use for the drawing project
  2. Shape
  3. Proportion
  4. Drawings eyes - to reflect the “spirit” of your pet
  5. Value
  6. Volume using the subtractive/additive method
  7. Texture
  8. Pet portraiture