Learn how to draw Cheetahs with a particular emphasis on proportions and drawing the head from the front, side, and 3/4 view. Meet conservationists who are working with farmers and ranchers in Botswana to protect and preserve this wonderful species. If you would like to donate to support Cheetah Conservation Botswana, you can make donations
Do you have a pet guinea pig, hamster, or rat? These pets are great resources to help you practice moving animal forms. We will start with the basics of how to construct the rodent body and then learn how to show fur texture, from short hair to the fluffy tail of a squirrel. Bring Your
Dog anatomy and hair patterns for artists! Learn the structures under the fur to help you draw domestic and wild dogs. Explore fur masses on the wolf and learn the “Bill Berry” trick to help you draw long dense fur. You may download the wolf skeleton worksheet and follow along with the demonstration.
An extended explanation of the major muscles on a lion. This video emphasizes the muscles that form visible bumps and lines making them relevant to the artist. This material is also covered in the video How to Draw Cats but here you will find more detail and context. You may print out the lion skeleton
Explore the similarities and differences between house cats and big cats while learning tricks and techniques to help you draw them. Study the head from the front, side, and 3/4 view and key anatomical points of the body. Download and print the cat skeleton worksheet to follow along with the demonstration.
Learn how to draw wildebeest, hyena, and vultures. Studying these oddly shaped animals gives you insight into the structure and form that will help any animal drawing. Plus a bonus tips on how to draw large herds and the stripes of the zebra.
Here are a few simple tricks to block in the shape of the giraffe’s head from the side and 3/4 view.
Learn how to draw really big critters. Here we focus on the giraffe and elephant, showing anatomical structure and side, front and 3/4 views. In the video, we draw over skeletal studies by the great biologist and conservationist Jonathan Kingdon. You can download your own worksheet here so you can follow along. Note: I shot
At once creepy and fascinating, the wonderful world of skulls and skeletons lies just below the surface of the living world. With the Halloween spirit still haunting us, and the dark winter nights setting in, now’s the time to face our fears and seek out new insights from the realm of bony relics! In this
When you encounter whales in nature, you will not see the entire body exposed at one time, except in a rare dramatic breach. The rest of the time you will see some portion of the back or tail exposed above the water’s surface. Draw what you see, Capture the dark form of the whale against