Pet Portraits in Colored Pencil DVD


Item: W0282R


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: Any PDF materials associated with this class are not provided with the DVD-only purchase. You must have streaming access to download those materials. To purchase the combination DVD + Streaming form of this class, click here.

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.


How will I receive my DVD class?
Your class DVD will be shipped in the mail using the address you provide at checkout. You will not have streaming access to this class in your Craftsy Account unless you purchase(d) it separately. If you’d like to own this class in BOTH on-demand streaming form and DVD, we recommend you purchase that combination item on Craftsy.com.

Will the companion materials come with my DVD class?
Any downloadable class PDF materials are not included on the DVD, so you will not have access to those materials. While the video instruction on your DVD is complete, you must have streaming access to download the PDF materials associated with the class. You can purchase streaming access or a combination DVD + Streaming access on Craftsy.com.

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