Gemma Gylling

Colored Pencil Techniques for Wild Animals

Gemma Gylling
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Meet colored pencil artist Gemma Gylling and get started by drawing two different-colored animal eyes: one amber and the other grey. Find out how to layer colors to accurately portray their form and texture. Plus get tips on achieving highlights that pop on a suede mat board.
Move onto drawing noses as you work on two types of textured surfaces. You'll pick up useful brushing and blending techniques to create features with realistic depth.
Focus your attention on mouths and whiskers. Follow along as Gemma shares a dark-to-light approach that will help you depict the space in an open mouth. And, see how to subtly layer colors for realistic-looking teeth, before drawing whiskers on a variety of different surfaces.
It's time to tackle fur. From short and long to spotted and white, discover the key layering techniques to successfully depict the shape, texture and fur direction of the various types.
In this lesson you'll work on drawing skin. Learn how to use solvent as an underpainting to speed up the process. After that, find out how to blur and blend your layers, and build a variety of textures within one subject.
Finish class by learning to draw ears. Gemma shows you how to create clumps of fur and added depth for a hyper-realistic finish.
6 Lessons
2  hrs 8  mins

Re-create your favorite wild animals in colored pencil!

Ready to expand your colored pencil animal drawing skills? Join award-winning artist Gemma Gylling and discover new mark-making, layering and texturing techniques to create a variety of realistic wild animal features, including eyes, ears, fur and more. Watch as your wildlife portraits come to life!

Gemma Gylling

Gemma Gylling developed her love of nature, animals and creativity while growing up on a small ranch in Southern California. Today, Gemma has been creating art in colored pencils for over 15 years, and she loves to draw animals of all types. Her award-winning work has been widely exhibited and featured in a variety of books and publications. Gemma enjoys teaching colored pencil workshops at the University of the Pacific, throughout the U.S. and on Craftsy.

Gemma Gylling

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