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- Watercolor Pet Portraits: Likeness, Composition and Costuming -


So excited to share my first Skillshare course!

You can get it, and all-you-can-learn FREE for TWO MONTHS by clicking this link

Check out the trailer below:



About This Class

Have you ever wanted to create a pet portrait that captures your pet’s purrfect personality? Maybe make a gift for that pet lover in your life or start a new side hustle? You’re in the right place! 

In this class, I’ll be teaching you how to create a fabulous pet portrait in watercolor, capturing your pet’s unique personality through costuming and composition.

Throughout the process, you’ll learn how to: 

  • Choose the perfect reference photo
  • Capture your pet’s personality through costume accessories
  • Draw your pet by building up from basic shapes
  • Transfer the finished drawing to watercolor paper
  • Paint your furry friend using different watercolor techniques
  • Bonus: you’ll also learn how to shoot your finished painting in a professional flat lay composition — purrfect for showing off on social media or in your own online shop!

This class is geared towards beginner artists, or seasoned illustrators who want to learn a new technique for painting pets and capturing their likeness. 

With the skills learned in this class, you can paint gifts for family and friends, or maybe even start your own business. You'll become more confident in drawing cats and dogs from memory by breaking down their anatomy into simple shapes and you'll learn how to bring a uniqueness to your work that reflects your furry friend's personality. We’ll be focusing on some pet-specific techniques such as painting fur and making your pet’s eye’s look lifelike, though the general art and watercolor skills that you’ll learn in this class are easily transferable to any subject. You’ll learn how to let the watercolor paint take the lead, how to avoid and quickly fix mistakes when they come, and alternatively when to accept them as happy accidents. 

So let’s get started — see you in class!

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