Course Summary

Capture your beloved dog or cat in a lifelike work of art.  Using charcoal or pencil, learn how to accurately sketch your pet from a photo, draw fur and facial features such as eyes, nose and mouth, and add shading, definition, highlights and lowlights.


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Course Sessions

Sunday, 16th January - 3 classes

Session ID HXAW5601C
16 Jan - 30 Jan 10:00am - 12:00pm
Location CBD
Session Fees
$195 / $185 (conc)
Carolyn Large


Basic techniques

  • Introduction
  • Shading basics
  • Drawing fur
  • Layout your drawing



Adding features

  • Drawing eyes
  • Drawing nose
  • Drawing mouth
  • Add shading and definition



Finishing details

  • Refine highlights and lowlights
  • Background


Carolyn Large is a practising artist located in the beautiful Macedon Ranges. As a member of the Sunbury Art Society, Macedon Ranges Art Trail and the Woodend Art Group she has participated in a number of exhibitions including Trentham, Woodend, Sunbury and the Melbourne City Council. Carolyn specialises in pet portrait commission work, portraits and landscapes, working primarily in pastel, charcoal and acrylic paint mediums. Carolyn also works as a textile artist, specialising in needle felting. She has achieved commercial success in both 3-D and 2-D felting and continues to expand her skills in “painting” with wool to produce works of beauty that reflect the natural environment.

Please bring the follown materials to your session:

A4 Black and White photo of cat or dog you wish to draw

Charcoal pencils 2B, 4B and H


Graphite pencils 2B, 4B and HB

Paper stumps (blending stumps), tissues

Erasers, ruler, felt pen (with point); kneadable eraser and rectangular eraser eg. Faber-Castell dust free eraser

A3 size sketchpad/book, minimum 110 gsm weight paper. 150-200 gsm provides a stronger base.

Last updated: September 22, 2021 04:46pm