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Drawing/Pastel: Kitten

Bring animals to life on paper! Animal drawings can be intimidating, but not when you know the proper drawing techniques to breathe life into your art. 

In this instructional video, Katie walks you through the importance of breaking your drawing down to shapes and utilizing blending, texture, shadows, and highlights to create a realistic kitten complete with an intricate fur coat. The only thing missing will be the “meow”!

Topics covered:

  • Simplify the drawing process; break it down into shapes
  • Layering, blending, and contrasting colors to create depth and realism
  • Learn to utilize the angle, sides, edge, and corner of pastels to get the desired results
  • The use of specific techniques to add fur texture
  • Bring life to eyes with highlight placement
  • Uses and techniques for pastel pencils
  • Finishing details and techniques to complete the realism of the kitten

Your Instructor

Katie Hemphill

Katie connects with her students in a way that allows them to express themselves freely as creative and confident individuals. Her goal is to guide each and every student through their artistic journey to unleash their own creative spirit.

While running an art studio for over 10 years, Katie has helped many students find their own individual self-expression. Studio H was started as a gathering place for learning the fine arts. It is not just about the art, as individuals will grow on their journey and come to learn more about themselves. Katie’s teaching is now available as online video lessons so that you can take your artistic journey from anywhere.

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Drawing/Pastel: Kitten

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