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Tag: Animal Art: Drawing & Painting Birds Horses Dogs & More
There’s something intriguing about wild animals that make them a tempting subject for drawing. One reason is that wild animals are mysterious, especially those that seem exotic to us. Another reason is they’re simply beautiful. Sometimes their beauty puts a high price on them, which brings up a third reason: conservation awareness. And we can’t leave out the unique challenge that drawing wildlife presents in that often one has to use either only reference photos or limited face-time with the subjects.
Patricia Traub’s work, featured in The Artist’s Magazine (September 2013) moved me and left me feeling introspective. I’ll let you read the article for yourself to learn how she “depicts humans as protectors alongside endangered species and unwanted pets,” but until you do, I’d like to share some of her painting and composition techniques.
Watercolor artist Anni Crouter has spent her entire life surrounded by animals. Growing up, she lived in an apartment above her dad’s veterinary clinic in Flint, Michigan. Today she calls that same city home, but she now spends many of …
Congratulations to artist Amy Roy who was a finalist in The Artist’s Magazine’s 29th Annual Art Competition. Roy’s oil painting The Adoptive Parent caught our attention right away. Read on to learn more about her inspiration and techniques.
The best thing about online and video education is that it’s so easy to follow along. You can pause and rewind over and over again, all while seeing how your favorite artist pulls off what seems so difficult–and they make …
It’s funny how animals can capture one’s love and attention, whether they live with us side-by-side, or if we just see glimpses of them by chance in nature. To watch them is rewarding. To draw them takes a studious eye and knowledge of their habitat, anatomy and even stereotypical features, such as the guarding nature of a dog.
Egg tempera artist Koo Schadler used a host of techniques to create Purple Finch and Bachelor Buttons. Learn how she approached her egg tempera painting process and achieved her many textural effects with this step-by-step demonstration.