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.


Rick Pas: Acrylic Nature Paintings

Rick Pas specializes in painting nature and wildlife, but his focus is on the abstract patterns and textures visible in nature, such as in the veins of a leaf or the tracery on a moth’s wing

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Draw a Horse’s Face in 3 Steps

If you’re chomping at the bit (yes, I said it) to draw a realistic horse, it takes practice, as well as an understanding of the bone and muscle structure that lies beneath its coarse hair. With that in mind, here’s a mini-demo on how to draw a horse’s head.


How to Draw a Dog in Pastel Pencil

How to Draw a Dog I admit it: I’m one of those people whose Facebook is filled with pictures of my dog. But she has so many expressions and habits that really show her personality that it’s hard not to want to post another, even as she’s looking at me with an expression that...


Chinese Watercolor Painting: Techniques for Animals

If you love watercolor painting but want to try something a little different, why not mix it up with some Chinese inks and techniques? You can learn some new ways to add style to your work with Lian Quan Zhen’s Chinese Watercolor Techniques: Painting Animals. You’ll discover how to paint a dog, a tiger,...


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...


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 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,...