Doodle and Paint an Animal Portrait
All levels | 56 min 12 sec
Doodle and Paint an Animal Portrait
Taught by Jennifer Mercede
Buy For $29.95
Which Plan Works Best for You?
  • Explore our wide selection of classes with a Creativebug subscription
  • Or purchase just this class and enjoy it forever
Start Now
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
Class PDF
Your timecode tags and notes for this section
Doodle and Paint an Animal Portrait Reviews
549 users recommended this class to a friend
Jane Wetzel
More than 3 months ago
Suzanne Presinal
super fun and expressive. I have always loved blind contour and this keeps the validation going strong
More than 3 months ago
Rachel Ashmore
More than 3 months ago