Drawing the Animal Kingdom - One Day Workshop
Learn how to approach drawing animals in this new drawing workshop. Students will draw a variety of animals, from man’s best friend to any animal of your choosing. In this workshop, students will learn with reference to classical drawings techniques of Leonardo Da Vinci, Albrecht Durer and Thomas Gainsborough how to articulate the overall masses of any animal, how to depict the texture of hair, fur, scales and feathers and more.
The workshop will take the following structure:
- An Equestrian Horse (Leonardo da Vinci) - Starting with the horse, learn about identifying the basic masses of the horse and how to convey the muscle structure of the animal in your drawing.
- Get an introduction to drawing hair, fur, feathers and scales
- A Greyhound (Albrecht Durer) - Moving onto the dog, students will learn about rendering form and texture. Students may bring in images of either their own dog, or a photo of a dog.
- A Playful Cat by Thomas Gainsborough - Students will will observe Gainsborough’s use of black and white chalk on yellow-brown buff paper. Students may bring in images of either their own cat, or a photo of a cat. Students will learn about tone and conveying a sense of rom and texture of the animals fur.
- Oil based hard sanguine red, black and white chalk pencils.
- Kneadable eraser
- Stanley knife for sharpening pencils.
- A3 sketch book
- Two metal paper clips for support
- 1 sheet of either light blue-grey or buff coloured paper
- Photos of pets or other animals from home (recommended but optional)
- Pen and ink – nibs, holder and ink (optional)
Sunday 13 January 2019
9.30 AM - 3.30 PM
Art Est. Art School (Main Studios)
Unit 4/67-69 Lords Road, Leichhardt 2040
Previous student feedback:
'Dominique chose exercises relevant to beginners, which we mostly were but also offered intermediate students scope to improve skills. He offers constructive feedback individually and promotes a friendly and interactive studio approach.'