Drawing Animals Workshop
Since the dawn of humanity, animals have played a leading role in human creative expression. Whether it is the significance of the depiction of a herd of bison in prehistoric Cave art, or an Australian sulphur crested cockatoo conspicuously turning up in a late-fifteenth century Italian altarpiece by Andrea Mantegna; animals have allowed craftsman to depict a human empathy for non-human life, whilst being pivotal agents for conveying metaphors of universal meaning within our world. Learn how to draw a variety of animals, from man’s best friend, to any animal of your choosing.
This course is suitable for beginners and those with some previous drawing experience.
Some of the topics we will cover:
- A basic introduction to comparative anatomy
- An introduction to drawing hair, fur, feathers and scales
- Conveying the contours and musculature of a horse with Leonardo da Vinci
- Form, volume and colour – Flemish cows by Jacob Jordaens
- Drawing a dog inspired by the techniques of Albrecht Durer
- Drawing a cat inspired by Thomas Gainsborough
- 2H and H pencil
- Oil based hard PITT Faber Castel sanguine red, black and white chalk pencils or alternative.
- Kneadable eraser
- Stanley knife for sharpening pencils.
- A3 sketch book
- Two metal bulldog clips for support
- 2 sheets of buff coloured paper
- Images of animals, including cats and /or dogs.
Saturday 21 September 2019
9.30 AM - 3.30 PM
(Setup from 9.0o AM)
Ku-ring-gai Art Society,
West Lindfield Community Hall,
40 Moore Avenue, West Lindfield.
'Such a challenging day!'