Tag: Animal Projects

  • Picasso Rooster “Le Coq”

    I needed a animal drawing for one of our programs and I came across this fabulous Picasso Rooster from 1938. I fell in love with the line, shape and color of the this Picasso pastel. Pablo Picasso was one of the most famous and prolific artists ever. Picasso had tremendous diversity and abundance to his… Read More

  • Artist Ron Burns Dog Portrait

    Ron Burns is an Ohio native whose professional life started in Los Angeles where he founded the graphic design company, Ron Burns Design. Burns is advocate for animal shelters and donates to many animal causes. Ron is known for his colorful dog portraits. Ron begins each portrait with the eyes. “Their eyes hold nothing back,… Read More

  • Senufo Spirit Drawing

    I like to mix geography and cultures into some of my lessons. The Senufo Spirit Drawing project is perfect to learn about the small Ivory Coast county of Cote d’Ivore. The Senufo people of West Africa’s Ivory Coast are renowned for their cloth paintings. They believe their artwork has special meaning and helps protect them… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Giraffe

    I have always liked giraffes, i got sketch them last summer when visiting the LA Zoo. The giraffe is an African even-toed ungulate mammal, the tallest living terrestrial animal. Its specific name refers to its camel-like face and patches of color on a light background, which bear a vague resemblance to a leopard‘s spots. The… Read More

  • Animal Project: Wysocki “Sugarplum”

    One of my favorite artists for animal projects is Charles Wysocki. Wysocki (1928 – 2002) who was born in Detroit Michigan. From the time he was little, he always wanted to be an artist. He loved using cats and other animals in his whimsical paintings and prints. You may not have heard of Charles Wysocki,… Read More

  • Animal Project: Miniature Dachshunds

    Its been dog week here at the Rumriver Art Center, we have been inspired by dog artist George Rodrigue. The favorite dog has been the miniature dachshund with long body, head and short legs. Materials: heavyweight paper, sketching pencil, sharpie and your choice of materials to finish. Step #1: Draw light guidelines acroos the center… Read More

  • Animal Project: King Cobra

    The King Cobra can inject huge amounts of poison in a single bite, enough to kill a large elephant. The king cobra is the world’s longest venomous snake, with a length up to 5.6 m (18.5 ft). This species is found predominantly in forests from India through Southeast Asia to the Philippines and Indonesia. In this… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Roadrunner

    The legendary Roadrunner is famous for its distinctive appearance, its ability to eat rattlesnakes and its preference for scooting across the American deserts. The Roadrunner is a large, black-and-white, mottled ground bird with a distinctive head crest. It has strong feet, a long, white-tipped tail and an oversized bill. When the Roadrunner senses danger or… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Killer Whale Orca

    The killer whale, commonly referred to as the orca is a toothed whale belonging to the oceanic dolphin family. Killer whales are found in all oceans, from the frigid Arctic and Antarctic regions to tropical seas. Killer whales are highly social; some populations are composed of matrilineal family groups which are the most stable of… Read More

  • Animal Drawing: Koala Bear

    Animal drawing is a favorite of kids and Koala bear with baby is always a hit. The koala is found in coastal regions of eastern and southern Australia, from Adelaide to the southern part of Cape York Peninsula. Populations also extend for considerable distances inland in regions with enough moisture to support suitable woodlands. The… Read More