Doodle and Paint an Animal Portrait
Beginner | 56 min 12 sec
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In this fun and improvisational course, artist Jennifer Mercede shows you how to make expressive, exciting animal portraits in her signature style.  Self proclaimed fan of “scribbling, doodling, being silly and expressive” Jennifer walks you through how to pick the ideal pet portrait and using blind contour drawing to free you from the restrictions of perfection. You’ll learn how to intuitively pick colors and use lettering and playful mark-making to add textural depth to your portrait. 
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Sketchbook paper
  • 10x10” birch panel
  • Ballpoint pen
  • Acrylic paints
  • Colored pencils
  • Watercolor crayons (optional)
Learn how to:
  • Select an ideal photograph for replicating
  • Abstract an image through blind contour
  • Use decorative mark-making to enhance a portrait
  • Use doodling to add detail and dimension to your work
  • Paint and draw on a wood panel

What you'll get:
  • Detailed lesson how to draw and paint an animal portrait
  • 4 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Jennifer Mercede
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
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521 users recommended this class to a friend
Elizabeth Franklin
I can’t wait to try it with my cats! I like that the colors came about organically. Sometimes I feel like I can’t draw super realistically so this is a great way to draw and paint but with a whimsical touch. The instructor was so calming and very positive and encouraging. I’d love to see more classes taught by her!
5 days ago
Yvonne Laube
I'm inspired to make a portrait of a friend's cat to give as a gift. These are so fun to make.
November 16, 2022
Robert Dorbad
Love this class, have done with my mother and now with daughter and her friend.
October 20, 2022