Your Mutt, the Muse: An Introduction to Illustrated Pet Portraits | Jenny Williams | Skillshare

Your Mutt, the Muse: An Introduction to Illustrated Pet Portraits

Jenny Williams, Writer, Editor, Artist

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9 Videos (37m)
    • Introduction

      2:11
    • Choosing reference photographs

      3:30
    • Creating a values sketch

      5:27
    • Tips and tricks for dogs

      3:55
    • Ideas and inspiration

      2:09
    • Digital collage

      10:34
    • Cultivating themes

      2:00
    • Expanding your line

      6:25
    • Wrapping up

      0:51

About This Class

This class will guide you step by step in the creation of a distinctive series of pet portraits, using your very own dog (or cat, or parakeet, or llama...) as inspiration. You can work in any medium, from painting to collage to digital illustration. Beginners are welcome! Expand your creative comfort zone while you learn how to choose the best reference photographs, capture an animal’s personality, and craft a cohesive “look” that connects your portraits thematically. You can expand your final project into a full line of prints or launch a custom pet portrait business. Plus you’ll have a meaningful collection of images that pay homage to your favorite pet!

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Jenny Williams

Writer, Editor, Artist

Hi! I'm a writer, editor, illustrator, designer, and all-around maker with particular passions for education, animal rights, travel and adventure, literature and poetry, music, soccer, and antique typewriters. My debut novel, THE ATLAS OF FORGOTTEN PLACES, will be published by Thomas Dunne/St. Martin's Press in 2017, and my award-winning fiction, essays, poems, photographs, and illustrations have appeared in numerous print and online publications, including Elephant Journal, Huffington Post, ...

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