Pet Portraits 101: How to Draw Pets in Pencil

Laura Williams, Pet & Animal Artist

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9 Lessons (1h 24m)
    • 1. Welcome to Pet Portraits 101

    • 2. Drawing Supplies for Pencil Pet Portraits

    • 3. How to Choose good Pet Portrait reference photos

    • 4. Drawing 101: Basic drawing skills

    • 5. Techniques for Drawing Realistic Fur

    • 6. How to draw an accurate pencil outline

    • 7. How to draw a Pet Portrait outline using the Grid Method

    • 8. Complete Dog Drawing Project Demo

    • 9. Thank you for watching


About This Class

Learn how to draw realistic pet portraits using graphite pencils with professional pet portrait artist Laura Williams.

Created for new artists, and those looking to develop their pencil drawing skills, this class will teach you the fundamental drawing and observational skills required to draw realistic pets.

Plus you’ll be able to apply what you learn to other drawing projects too!

You will learn:

  • The tools and materials you need
  • How to choose a reference photo
  • Fundamental drawing techniques for realism in graphite pencil
  • How to draw realistic fur
  • Observation skills that will help you draw accurately
  • How to use a grid for an accurate outline

At the end of the class, I take you step-by-step through the class project; a drawing of a dog.

Simply follow along as I demonstrate exactly how I use the techniques I teach in the class to draw a complete pet portrait from start to finish.

Practice the techniques and follow along with the project drawing and you’ll be drawing realistic pets in no time!

So, grab your pencils and paper, enrol now, and I’ll see you soon