Online Class

Drawing Wild Animals

$19.99$39.99

Simplify the steps for drawing iconic animals. Depict wild animals with true-to-life proportions, dimension, textures and features.

Skill Level

Intermediate

What You Get

  • 7 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Sharlena Wood
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Learn how to draw wild animals with dramatic detail and dynamic depth alongside artist Sharlena Wood. You'll get step-by-step guidance for depicting three beloved animals in black and white: the elephant, the panda and the leopard. Throughout class, Sharlena will teach you to work with PanPastel and charcoal mediums that make vivid animal portraits easier and faster to draw. Start by blocking in your animal's main shapes and get tips for drawing them with accurate form and proportion. Move on to rendering value shifts with confidence to create drawings with remarkable dimension. Then, bring your work to life as you find out how to accurately draw animal skin, fur, spots, eyes and more. Discover new techniques and mediums as you draw powerful portraits of these amazing animals.

Lesson Breakdown

1. Realistic Value & Texture
32:24
Meet visual artist Sharlena Wood as she highlights the techniques covered in class. Then warm up your creative juices by playing around with pastels and charcoal pencils! Start training your eye to see subtle differences in value by creating value scales. You'll also learn a variety of essential mark-making techniques for creating interesting and lifelike textures.
2. The Elephant: Form & Value
29:16
3. The Elephant: Texture
35:06
4. The Panda: Fur
31:30
5. The Panda: Facial Features
19:38
6. The Leopard: Value & Features
31:23
7. The Leopard: Fur & Final Details
26:09

Taught by

Sharlena Wood
Sharlena Wood
Sharlena is a visual artist and art educator whose work has been published, commissioned and privately collected. Her “Endangered Animals” series has recently been featured by the David Suzuki Foundation. In 2004, Sharlena developed an art school for Curry's Art Supplies in Toronto. She went on to work at TriArt Acrylics, where she was an art products specialist and educator, lecturing and presenting at art trade shows throughout the US and Canada. She's also the founder of Shared Palette — a unique interactive art entertainment venture.

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