DVD Class

Pet Portraits in Colored Pencil (DVD + Streaming)


Item: W0197Q


Learn to draw colored pencil pet portraits with instructor Gemma Gylling. From lifelike eyes to dynamic depth, capture the details of your furry friend with extraordinary accuracy!

NOTE: If you’d like to purchase only the DVD for this class, you may do so through this link. (Please note, any class PDF materials are not on the DVD itself. You must have streaming access to download those materials associated with the class.)

Class Sessions

The Contour Drawing (16:17)
Join pet artist Gemma Gylling for a class overview, then see how to use a grid method to break an image into fundamental shapes and lines that will help you create a contour drawing. Gemma discusses drawing surfaces and shows you how to create an out-of-focus background for your portrait.

Cat Eyes & Fur (32:52)
Begin your cat portrait by adding layers of color to the eyes. Gemma shows how to capture the depth, texture and highlights of the iris, pupil and eyelids. Then sketch in the fur around the eyes and on the top of the head using Gemma’s tips for achieving a natural look.

Cat Noses, Muzzles & Ears (34:57)
Even cats’ tiny noses are highly textured. See how to replicate those textures and complex colors with Gemma’s guidance. Add fur around the muzzle and detail to the ears. Learn to use a colorless blending pencil and blending brush, and see how to vary pencil strokes and pressure for a natural look.

Cat Mouths, Chins & Chest Fur (22:59)
Define the cat’s mouth and add hair to the chin and chest, using a clumping technique to mimic longer fur. Gemma shows you how to add realistic whiskers and discusses the importance of recreating the tonal values of your reference photo to achieve convincing depth in your drawing.

Dog Eyes & Fur (26:56)
Begin your dog portrait by capturing the color and highlights of the expressive eyes. Gemma demonstrates with a portrait of a boxer, showing you how to add the fur around the eyes, including subtle eyelashes and the white blaze in middle of its forehead.

Dog Noses, Muzzles & Ears (29:19)
Replicate the unique texture and shine of a dog’s nose with Gemma’s techniques, using warm and cool colors. Continue mixing colors and varying strokes to add hair to the dog’s muzzle and ears. Gemma shows how to create smooth transitions and tackle the challenge of a variegated coat.

Your Instructor

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.

Bonus Materials

Supplies and Resources


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. Your purchase also includes access to a streaming version of the class and downloadable PDF class materials. After your purchase, you can find your streaming class and your PDF class materials by logging into your Craftsy account using the user name and password you established.

How do I access the companion materials for my DVD class?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” area, select the “Classes” content. On this page, you’ll see all classes you’ve purchased from Craftsy. Simply select the desired class from your content list, and you’ll be presented with your selected class page. From the class page you can easily view, download or print the companion class materials, which are in the “Bonus Materials” tab on the class page. You can log in any time, and download or print the companion materials as many times as you like. Companion class materials are not shipped in the mail with your DVD, and must be accessed on Craftsy.com.

How do I stream my class on Craftsy.com?
Come to Craftsy.com and log into your account using the username and password you set up when establishing your Craftsy account or purchasing your DVD. In your “My Account” content, select the desired class. Stream the video on-demand from the class page any time you like; your viewing access is unlimited. You can stream your class from any computer, tablet or mobile device with Internet access.

Do I have to purchase a Craftsy Membership to get my class?
No, you do not. Every DVD purchased on Craftsy.com includes both the physical DVD in the mail and unlimited on-demand streaming access at Craftsy.com. These benefits are yours with or without a Craftsy membership.

Are DVDs included in a Craftsy Membership?
No, they are not. DVDs can only be purchased on an individual basis and are not included in Craftsy memberships. For non-members, DVDs are a flexible way to purchase only the classes you love best. For members, DVDs are a great choice to build an at-home library you can keep forever and enjoy any time, with or without Internet access.

Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we do ship most physical products, including DVDs, to several International destinations. In addition to the USA and Canada, we ship to Australia, Brazil, India, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, South Africa, and most Western European countries. If you live outside these countries, you can still purchase digital items including memberships, individual streaming classes, and pattern downloads.

Do your DVDs work on international players?
Yes, our DVDs should be compatible with any DVD player in use today. All our videos have been created with all current Region Codes (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, and 8). If you have trouble viewing a DVD purchased from Craftsy.com, please contact Customer Service.

What is your return policy?
We want to be sure you’re satisfied. If you have trouble playing your DVD, if the content is not correctly presented on the DVD, or you are dissatisfied with the content of your class, we will work with you. Contact Craftsy customer service via email or phone. Upon your request, and upon your return of the DVD to us, we will refund your purchase price or send you another DVD to replace a damaged or incorrect DVD, whichever is your preference. If you do receive a full refund, your streaming video class will also be removed from your Craftsy account, so on-demand video access will no longer be available to you.