Animal Art: Drawing & Painting Birds Horses Dogs & More

If you love to draw or paint animal art, you know how helpful expert advice and lessons can be. Discover tips and techniques for animal painting, including specific step-by-step instruction on how to paint fur, how to paint feathers, how to draw animals and much more; as well as find inspiring artwork from expert animal artists.

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Pastel Menagerie | Lara Scouller Gallery

Scottish artist Lara Scouller finds her greatest inspiration for her animal paintings not in the wild, or even at the zoo, but among the taxidermy collections in European museums. “What happened was that I won a three-month residency in Florence, at the end of my final year of college,” Scouller explains. “One day I walked...

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Pastel Pencil Drawing Techniques for Beginners

Improve your Drawing and Painting Techniques with Pastel Pencils Get drawing and painting tips for finishing a portrait, working on a landscape painting, or capturing the exotic expressions of your favorite animals with the art videos of Colin Bradley, on ArtistsNetwork.tv. In Tips and Techniques for Pastel Pencils, you can improve your art with...

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Small, Pale and Watery? I Don’t Think So

I’m constantly being reminded that pastels, oils and watercolors can be manipulated to raise an eyebrow and the question, “Is that really…?” Transparent watercolor falls within this category as well, as Linda Stevens Moyer can attest. Moyer is the author of Light Up Your Watercolors Layer By Layer: Transparent Glazing Techniques for Luminous Paintings,...

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The Potent Power of Using Colored Paper

Sandra Angelo, a well-known instructor with Artists Network, has offered to share three ways that she likes to use colored paper to make her colored pencil paintings pop. See what she has to say, and consider which technique you might take advantage of in your next drawing.

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Paint Zoo Animals in Oil

Let’s Go to the Zoo I love going to the zoo and having a chance to see, up close and personal, the kinds of animals that would likely either run away from or that would eat me in the wild. I have great memories of visiting the zoos in different cities, from the London Zoo, where...