Draw a pet-portrait
Draw a full portrait of a cat and a dog together step by step
Bonus live session recording in real time of a cat portrait
8 bonus timelapse videos of other pets
in your own time
easy to follow steps
step by step sketch templates
learn to use alcohol marker and colour pencil
use what you learn to draw you own pets!
For only £45 you will paint 3 full animal portraits with me, plus 8 time lapse bonus video's.
you will get access to 6-8 hours of video material.
and if you don't complete the course in the 30 days, don't worry. You will keep access to all video materials.
I love it when people share their art with me and I will give feedback when you ask for it.
This course is for you:
If you have always wanted to make pet portraits
If you have alcohol markers and you are not sure on how to use them
if you think you cannot draw- I will show you how
if you have a phone full of pictures of your furry friend
if you don't know where to start and you would like to draw as part of a creative community
if you are looking for a creative, fun and artful month.
Do I need to be good at drawing to join?
This course is meant for people who have little drawing experience. If you are completely new to drawing I would recommend you start with my sketchbook course.
we all love our pets
And wouldn't it be great to use the pictures on your phone as references?
In this course I will talk you though what a good reference picture looks like, how to set up your sketch, how we use alcohol markers combined with colour pencils and how we add details to our final artwork.
Letting go of perfectionism
The technique that I use is great for those of us who are secret perfectionists. the underpainting in marker allows for a little messy-ness and then we use colour pencils to add realism to our drawings.
What my creatives say
I really enjoyed the 'Fill Your First Sketchbook in 30 Days' on line course with Irene from Makings & Musings. It was very motivating. There were lots of ideas for images to draw and resources for where to find them on line. We learned many new techniques. The videos were really helpful. The live sessions were really well presented and complemented the coursework perfectly. I would highly recommend Irene's on line art courses, both to beginners and more experienced artisits.
"Irene was an excellent teacher and would highly recommend her classes."
"Brilliant teacher. I found the class very relaxing and engaging as Irene patiently explained how-to paint. Appreciated the fact that she explains well the technique while also encouraging you and giving you the freedom to add your own touch."
Very enjoyable course and would definitely recommend.
I enjoy all of the classes and courses at Makings & Musings. I love the live Charcoal Drawing Classes on Sunday evenings, I have learnt so much about drawing with Charcoal in these sessions. I have just completed the Autumn Drawing with coloured pencils course on line. It was excellent and I now feel confident drawing with coloured pencils, using different techniques and different mediums.
Good drawing course.
I learned so much and was introduced to so many techniques that I never tried before . The option to draw along also helps to get going
What Materials Do I need?
The materials I recommend for the course are:
a sketch pencil and eraser.
You can find my favourite art materials in the FAQ
If you would like to draw as part of a fun and inclusive group, why not check out the Makings & Musings Community.
In the community we draw and paint together twice a month, you will find art tutorials and lots of inspiration.
The community is perfect if you want to experiment with materials, if you are looking for a reason to make time for art and it is the perfect place to share your work in a safe non-judgemental environment!
Hands on approach
I love a no-nonsense approach to art as the best way to learn is by creating.
we start with quick sketches and I invite you to draw along from the start.
My goal is to get you comfortable with drawing as the more you draw, the easier it gets.
You will learn a technique that you can later use for other artworks! I would love to see your own pet portraits!
How does it work?
During the course you can see what I do as if you are looking over my shoulder. I explain each step I take and you can see exactly what movements I make.
If you sign up today you will immediately have access to all video's
Share your work
after each session I ask you to share your artwork with me, if you do that in the course I am the only person who will see it and I can give feedback if you like.
You can also share your artwork in the discussion group where all course participants can see it. (This may sound scary but it's a great step towards sharing your artwork with the world eventually if that's something you want to do.)