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Learn To Draw a Pet Portrait in Graphite | Jessie Rose Ford

Learn To Draw a Pet Portrait in Graphite | Jessie Rose Ford

Learn to Draw a Realistic Pet Portrait in Graphite Pencil

You can bring in an image of your favourite pet to draw!

In this one day workshop, Melbourne based artist Jessie Ford will demonstrate how to draw a realistic pet portrait using grey lead pencil.

What will I learn?

We will specifically cover the following:

  • Drawing materials – what to use and when
  • Transferring your photograph into a line drawing onto your drawing paper
  • Observing tonal values and how demonstrate this using three pencils
  • Tricks of the trade such as how to show shine on hair and get that sparkle in the eyes
  • Basic understanding of animal anatomy (we will focus on dogs here)

Make sure to bring along on the day a printed photograph of the pet you would like to draw, whether it be a dog, cat or bird it doesn’t matter! Make sure the image is high resolution (300ppi) and roughly the size of half an A4 sheet of paper (so 21 × 15cm). It can be in black and white or colour (black and white will be easier!)

Who is this workshop suitable for?

Students of all experience levels, from beginners to advanced, are welcome to this workshop.

What do I need to bring?

Please bring your lunch and snacks or you can purchase from cafes close by. We do have a fridge and microwave at the studio for your convenience.

Ask our friendly team for advice if you are not sure if this workshop is for you.

What is provided?

All art materials will be provided.

• tea, coffee and biscuits (please bring your own mug)
• a friendly, supportive and encouraging learning environment
• connection to the Brisbane Painting Classes art community

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.