Animal Drawing and Painting Tutorials

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Below you'll find a collection of tutorials in which the subject of the drawing or painting is an animal or an interesting wildlife specimen. The tutorials vary in media and technique so the approach is different according to the material. Have an animal or wildlife specimen that you'd like to see? Post a message over on the forum.

 

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How to draw animal furHow to Draw Animal Fur
Learn two different approaches to drawing animal fur texture in this lesson.

How to Draw a Horse with PastelsHow to Draw a Horse With Pastels
Learn how to draw a horse with pastels by layering multiple applications of tones and colors.
How to draw a lion with Graphitint pencilsHow to Draw a Lion with Colored Graphite
Graphitint pencils are used to sketch a lion in this tutorial.
Bald Eagle Drawing TutorialDrawing of a Bald Eagle
Learn how to draw a bald eagle with white charcoal on black paper.

Watercolor Painting of a Bird
A quick watercolor sketch of a bird is developed by layering progressively darker values and slightly more intense applications of color.

Elephant Drawing TutorialTime Lapse Drawing of an Elephant with White Charcoal
Time lapse of a tutorial on drawing an elephant with white charcoal.

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Inktense Pencils DemonstrationMacaw Bird Demonstration - Full Length Video (55:46)
Learn how to use Inktense pencils to draw a Macaw. Recorded Live Lesson.

Ruby Throated Hummingbird Drawing TutorialRuby Throated Hummingbird - Excerpts
Learn how to draw a Ruby Throated Hummingbird with colored pencils in this tutorial that features excerpts from a 2 part tutorial.
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Colorful Bird with Watercolor Pencils - Full Length Video (54:54)
Watercolor pencils are used in this recorded live demonstration in which a bird is painted.

How to Draw a Tree FrogTree Frog Tutorial with Colored Pencils - Excerpts
Use colored pencils to draw a tree frog with these excerpts from a live 1 hour recorded tutorial.
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Sea Turtle Drawing TutorialSea Turtle - The Secrets to Drawing
Learn how to draw a sea turtle with colored pencils in this tutorial from the video series, "The Secrets to Drawing".
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How to Draw a Realistic BirdHow to Draw a Realistic Bird - Full Length Video (1:05:05)
Learn how to draw a bird with graphite in this full length video tutorial.
How to Draw a DogHow to Draw a Realistic Dog
Watch step by step as a drawing of a dog is developed.
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Pencil Drawing of a DogHow to Draw a Dog Full Length Video (55:58)
Learn how to draw collie in this full length video demonstration recorded from a live lesson.
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How to Draw a Dog with Colored Pencils - Part 2
Complete a realistic drawing of a dog using colored pencils in this lesson.
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Creating Texture Colored PencilsHow to Draw a Dog with Colored Pencils - Part 1
Learn how draw a realistic dog in this lesson.  The eyes and snout are addressed in this module.
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How to Draw a Puppy with Scratchboard - Two Full Length Videos (2:06:00)
Use scratchboard to create an image of a puppy in this two part series. Part One (59:03) Part Two (55:35)
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How to Draw a Realistic GorillaHow to Draw a Gorilla Using the Grid Technique
Learn how to draw a realistic gorilla using the grid technique in this module from "The Secrets to Drawing" video course.
How to Paint a HummingbirdHow to Paint a Hummingbird
Learn how to paint a Hummingbird using gouache. (Opaque Watercolor).

How to paint a troutTime Lapse of a Painting of a Trout - Excerpts
Learn how to paint a trout with watercolor in this time lapse from a recorded live demonstration.
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How to draw a bird with conteHow to Draw a Bird with Conte - Excerpts
Time lapse of a drawing of a bird using conte.
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Dog Portrait Oil PastelsHow to Draw a Dog Portrait with Oil Pastels - Excerpts
Learn how to draw a dog portrait using oil pastels in this tutorial that features excerpts from a 2 hour lesson.

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