Course Summary

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


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Introduction to using pastels

Basics shading techniques
Drawing fur
Layout your drawing


Adding features

Drawing eyes
Drawing nose
Drawing mouth
Add shading and definition


Finishing details

Refine highlights and lowlights


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.

Last updated: September 22, 2021 04:49pm