Animal Portraits

animal portrait examples

You don’t have to be a professional artist to have fun and learn about pastels – how to paint with them, get details and create a one-of-a-kind portrait of an animal you love. There’s nothing like the clear, immediate color you get in one stroke of a soft pastel (see my examples of pastel portraits above). I will have plenty of photos to work from, but you may prefer to bring a photo of an animal or pet you’d like to paint. The photograph should be a head and shoulders portrait, in focus and printed up to A3 in size. Please email me a copy of the photo you plan to use in the class, so I may advise you further if necessary. 

We’ll begin by choosing the best photos to work from and then sketch in the basic features and begin to use the pastels to create your very own animal portrait. This class is a ‘Special’ 2 day course, please call/email for a programme schedule.

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