Painting with Ink: Create An Ink Portrait of your Favorite Wild Animal | Skillshare Projects

SP Van der Merwe

Illustrator & Videographer



Painting with Ink: Create An Ink Portrait of your Favorite Wild Animal

UPDATE!! - 31-08-2016

My latest class is live! Unfortunately I didn't achieve my goal of completing three classes for the summer bootcamp, but at least I managed to finish one!

This new class is all about how to create your very own Super Doodle! In this class I will go over a few handy tips and tricks on how to create these intimidating art pieces. 


I decided to base my Super Doodle on Pokemon, as I had been playing Pokemon GO intensely while working on it. 

If you'd like to join the class, hit this LINK!

Thank you so much!

UPDATE!! - 28-05-2016

I've just released my latest class, called Augmented Reality Animation! In this class I will teach you how to film yourself and animate yourself a Super Power! 


This is my first time really working with screen recording, so it was a bit of a beast to conquer if I'm honest. But overall I beleive the class is fairly rounded off, and I really hope it does well!

So if you'd like to learn a new skill, or would just like to see me making a fool of myself, click HERE!


In this class I will be showing you how to paint your very own ink portrait of your favourite wild animal. 

I will be guiding you through a process which has helped me create these intricate and detailed paintings. It may seem like a daunting task, but by using the methods I will be providing, your wild life illustration will be finished in no time.

This project is great for people wanting to improve their inking abilities, as well as those who love the beauty of nature and would like to capture it on paper.

Below are some images of the ink portraits I have made. The first is an african elephant and the second an african buffalo.



UPDATE: Hi guys, I just updated my Class Outline! You can check it out here:

I'm really looking forward to buidling this class and sharing my skills with all of you!

UPDATE: I've just uploaded my Intro Video to Youtube! You can check it out by clicking here!

UPDATE: I'm coming down the home stretch! Filming was a tad more difficult than I expected it would be, but I'm putting the finishing touches on everything and hopefully I will be publishing my class by tomorrow!

UPDATE: It's finished! I'm really glad how it turned out! I will definitely make a few changes in my next class, but I learnt a lot and now its time to cross my fingers and hope people like it! You can check it out by clicking here!

UPDATE - 13/05/2016:

Hi Guys, I've been a bit busy the previous month, but I'm currently working on my next class - Animation with Augmented Reality! I'm really looking forward to publishing this class, animation is a lot of fun! But for now, back to work!



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