Drawing Animals: From Anatomy to Rendering Premium class

Geoffrey Jacobs, Drawing Expert

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45 Videos (8h 13m)
    • Introduction

      0:46
    • General Drawing Fundamentals

      14:56
    • Observation Skills - Exercise 1

      5:35
    • Observation Skills - Exercise 2

      12:52
    • Observation Skills - Exercise 3

      7:48
    • Observation Skills - Exercise 4

      6:49
    • Understanding 3D Objects - Part 1

      4:53
    • Understanding 3D Objects - Part 2

      3:08
    • General Animal Anatomy & Proportions

      10:36
    • Big Cat - Head - Front View

      16:48
    • Small Cat - Head - Front View

      12:21
    • Big Cat & Small Cat - Head - Profile View

      10:05
    • Big Cat - Head - Three Quarter View

      17:32
    • Small Cat - Head - Three Quarter View

      13:26
    • Big Cat - Body - Side View

      14:07
    • Small Cat - Body - Sitting Position

      6:52
    • Horse - Head - Profile View

      9:38
    • Horse - Head - Front View

      7:03
    • Horse - Head - Three Quarter View

      8:32
    • Horse - Body - Side View

      21:14
    • Horse - Body - 3D Angle

      13:48
    • Wolf - Head - Front View

      16:56
    • Wolf - Head - Side View

      12:47
    • Wolf - Head - Three Quarter View

      17:03
    • Wolf - Body - Side View

      14:32
    • Cow - Head - Profile View

      7:56
    • Cow - Head - Front View

      9:44
    • Cow - Body - Side View

      13:49
    • Bird Wing Anatomy

      8:59
    • Eagle - Head - Profile View

      8:18
    • Eagle - Head - Front View

      10:56
    • Eagle - Head - Three Quarter View

      15:27
    • Eagle - Body - Flying

      15:45
    • Eagle - Body - Perched

      18:38
    • Duck - Head - Profile

      4:17
    • Duck - Head - Front

      6:10
    • Rendering - Lighting - Part 1

      2:23
    • Rendering - Lighting - Part 2

      23:12
    • Rendering - Lighting - Part 3

      3:21
    • Rendering - Eyes

      8:51
    • Rendering - Fur - Part 1

      7:46
    • Rendering - Fur - Part 2

      5:03
    • FREE BONUS CONTENT - Rendering - Small cat's facial patterns

      11:05
    • FREE BONUS CONTENT - Rendering - Tiger's facial patterns

      30:31
    • Conclusion

      0:50

About This Class

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This course teaches you the essentials of drawing animals. There are over 7 hours of high definition, high quality content covering drawing skills, animal anatomy, and rendering.

In Part 1 you'll learn valuable exercises to:

- Develop your observation skills and

- Improve your ability to draw 3D objects.

These skills will set you in good stead for mastering the rest of the course.

In Part 2 we go through general animal anatomy. You will learn about the anatomical features common to most animals, making it easier for you to learn how to draw any animal. I discuss the different parts of an animal's body, it's skeleton and muscles, and how size affects animal anatomy.

Then there is the main body of the course. Here you will learn how draw individual species. In easy, step-by-step tutorials you will be guided through steps to drawing animals' heads and bodies from a variety of views. These tutorials are where you will apply the knowledge you have learned in parts 1 & 2.

Species you will learn to draw include:
- horses
- eagles
- big cats (like lions, tigers and leopards)
- small cats (like your friendly house cat)
- wolves
- and more...

Finally you will finish the course learning how to render your animal drawings. Here you will learn the basics of drawing light and shadow. You will also learn how to render animals' eyes, fur and feathers.

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This class by Geoffrey was a great learning experience. It gives you a lot to practice on. Gary
great job! I think now I can draw better horses!!! Thanks

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Geoffrey Jacobs

Drawing Expert

 Hi, my name is Geoff and I'm a professional illustrator.

From a young age I have had a passion for drawing, inspired by cartoons, comics and the animal world. I taught myself to draw, and now I want to teach you!

Whether you want to draw for fun, or professionally, I want your drawing experience to be as easy as possible. I do this by pointing out simple observations that most students miss, and by sharing lessons from my 27 years of drawing experience.

I'll give you tips I learned when studying a Bachelor of Design at the College of Fine Arts in Sydney, Australia and knowledge I gained while working professionally in animation and illustration.