Painting Animals

Painting Animals

300.00

2 Sundays, July 14 and 21
11am-4:00pm
Adina Yoon, Instructor

A Workshop in Two Parts, taught over Two Days

During this workshop students will learn how to paint animals in a traditional 2 -step, underpainting/overpainting manner. On Day 1, students will learn different methods and benefits of working in an underpainting layer first before beginning the color pass.  On Day 2, students will learn how to paint animal portraits in color, with special emphasis on rendering fur textures, and mixing paints accurately.

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An In-Depth Course Description

Part 1

Animal Drawing and Underpainting in Grisaille

 On the first day, students will learn different methods and benefits of working in an underpainting layer first before beginning the color pass.  To start, they will learn how to draw animals accurately and proportionately paying attention to key anatomical points. Then students will transfer the drawing to a canvas and complete a detailed grisaille underpainting using form theory and paying close attention to value hierarchies.

 

 Part 2

Animal Portrait Painting in Color 

 On Day 2, students will learn how to paint animal portraits in color, with special emphasis on rendering fur textures, and mixing paints accurately. Some concepts and techniques that we will be focusing on will be shape-matching, negative shapes, and modeling the form of the given animal. We will be discussing and using these techniques to bring about the animal portrait to a detailed completion and a high level of finish. 


Students may work from reference images of paintings of animals, photographs of animals, or work from our plaster casts collection of animals.

A supply list will be sent upon registration.

Images of the process taught in this workshop