Drawing Realistic Animals

First Name
Sadashiv
Last Name
Sawant
Course Summary

This course will train students to draw lifelike portraits of animals, taking into consideration their distinct skin texture such as fur on a cat or the cross lines on a zebra. This course will help students to add depth to their drawings applying the right effects through shading, light, contrast and shadows to make the animal drawing come to life. Students enrolling for the course can consider drawing animal portraits as the stepping stone towards becoming deft at drawing human faces. 

Course Duration
10 Weeks
Number of Students per section
2
Course Level
Professional
Instruction Language
English
Taught On
Skype
Individuals
US$30.00
per week per student
1 week =
2
sessions
1 session(s) =
75
minutes

Educator Profile

Educator Profile

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Instructor
First Name
Sadashiv
Last Name
Sawant
Number of years of relevant experience
5 Years
Teacher skill Keywords
Sketching
3D Impressions

Description

This course on drawing realistic animals further polishes the skills gained through the intermediate course. It helps the student to apply the understanding acquired about the use of different grades of pencils, light, shading, spheres, stumps and flat brush to practical use. This course will guide students to choose the referral image and make detailed observations of the animal in the image. Moving on, guidance on drawing the image on paper, keeping in mind the observations made will be provided, alongside training to help students plan on leaving empty spaces at the beginning. Furthermore, students will be trained on the use of the right pencil grade required for strokes in the drawing. Detailed attention will be given while rendering the eyes for them to look photoreal.  Touches on animals skin texture will be carried out using the flat brush and paper stumps used by artists to smudge or blend marks made with charcoal, Conté crayon, pencil or other drawing media. Final renditions to the drawing will be carried out using kneaded and pencil eraser before the penultimate effort of glazing and depth in the drawing is completed.Students enrolling for the course on drawing realistic animals can gain immensely through the experience, as creating lifelike photoreal portraits of animal is considered as a stepping stone before graduating to making portraits of the human face.

Other courses on Sketching by Sadashiv Sawant: (Intermediate Level) Pencil Sketching and Rendering and (Beginner Level) Sketching Classes For Beginners | Basics Of Pencil Portraits 

About Mr. Sadashiv Sawant: Sadashiv Sawant’s keen interest in photoreal rendering using graphite on paper or in simple terms pencils arose while doing architectural visualisations for his clients. Two decades of experience in the field of architectural visualisation sharpened his vision and understanding about the various aspects of an image such as the light contours, shades and shadows leading him to apply the very principles to his pencil drawings. In the past four years he has perfected the art and is adept at producing photoreal pencil drawings or renderings of any subject be it hollywood legend Sir Sean Connery, bollywood diva Katrina Kaif, a lifelike rendition of a cat or any object for that matter. 

Value Additions

Enrolling for this course on drawing portraits will give you command over hand movements when working on paper. Your minds would have evolved on the direction to take in order to make a portrait. The culmination of the course would ensure that you are well versed on the physical and mental attributes required to work using the medium of pencil on paper, as well as the tricks and guidelines to render photoreal portraits. By the end of this course you would be able to create a photoreal portrait of an animal to start your journey in making photoreal portraits of living beings.

The ipassio Edge

Students enrolling for this long term course on ipassio can be sure that they receive individual attention from the teacher, as the class strength is limited to 2 students. It also gives teachers the opportunity, to gauge their students progress in depth and make changes whenever and wherever required, to ensure the student gets the maximum out of this course. Since, long term courses are detailed, students get the advantage of learning intricate details about this art form. The limited strength of the class also ensures that there is a strong bond between the students and their teacher clearing out any inhibitions that the student might have. The sustained guidance available from the teacher ensures that the student does not deviate from set goals or targets. Learning from a revered, experienced exponent of this art form, through the long duration of this course, keeps the student inspired and motivated to achieve more.

Course Specific Benefits

This course on drawing or sketching photoreal animals is a must learn course for students interested to further their skills in pencil portraits. The detailed portrait drawing of an animal taking into consideration the different characteristics of an animal is the best way for students to practise observing an image and trying to render the exact on paper. This course enables students to understand the intricacies of shading and shadows, using the different grades of pencils as well as using the kneaded eraser which gives an edge to the students when trying to draw or sketch human portraits.

 

Prerequites

This professional course on drawing realistic animals requires each student to be aware of the basics of pencil sketching and shading and should have completed my intermediate course on pencil sketching and shading. 

The tangibles required for the course are listed below:

1) Brusto or Fabriano Accademia A4 size paper;

2) Staedtler pencils of grades H, B, 2B, 4B and 8B;

3) Kneaded Eraser;

4) Good pencil sharpener;

5) Paper stumps; and

6) Flat brush of half inch width.

Schedule Weekly

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FAQs

Question
Is it possible to draw realistic fur from the animal's skin?
Answer
Yes, with proper technical knowledge you can bring that effect in your drawing.
Question
Can someone with no knowledge about drawing or using pencil on paper as an artform enroll for this course?
Answer
Yes, it can be done if the student is keenly interested. It can be achieved by adhering to a scientific approach followed by the teacher imparting the course.
Question
What tools are required to learn the artform of pencil sketching and rendering?
Answer
In terms of the tangible requirements the student will need different grades of pencils, drawing paper, kneaded eraser, pencil eraser and a couple other stationery products that will be mentioned during the course.
Question
How much time should an individual spend everyday practising the artform?
Answer
A minimum of one hour of practice everyday is required for the student to make noticeable progress.
Question
As a teacher and mentor, are their some specific attributes you wish to see in your students?
Answer
As in any artform the students pursuing it should be dedicated, with a deep interest in the subject complemented by a can do attitude.
Question
Would students be getting additional resources to complement their learning apart from the live sessions?
Answer
Students will get links for images, videos and other course related content to improve their understanding on the subject.

Question
What if the student is unable to attend an upcoming class?
Answer
The teacher will provide the students with recordings for the missed class(es) and will be available to clarify doubts if any. However, the teacher will not share the same in real time.
Question
Will there be an assessment to judge the progress of a student?
Answer
Assessment will be part of the program and will be carried out after every class.
Question
Can the course be customized as per the requirement of a student or a group of students?
Answer
Yes, it can be customized on the discretion of the teacher. Accordingly, the duration and fee structure could vary.
Question
What if the teacher wishes to reschedule a class?
Answer
In case the teacher is unavailable for the scheduled class, he/she will inform the students two days prior to the class. The teacher will conduct the rescheduled class on or before the end (i.e. Saturday) of the ensuing week or such other time as may be mutually decided between the teacher and the student.
Question
Who do you think will find it tough to comprehend and complete the course?
Answer
Children below the age of 13 might find it tough to comprehend and progress.
Question
How much time does it take to complete a photoreal animal portrait?
Answer
It depends on the size of the portrait. An A3 size of drawing will take approximately 60 to 100 hours depending on the details available in the photograph.
Question
How much time does a student require to get to a proficient level?
Answer
Students require a minimum of one year of practice to get to a proficient level.

Question
What are the career prospects for skilled artists?
Answer
Students can start drawing or sketching portraits on commission. They can create drawings on different subjects and sell their creations to galleries .They can also start taking drawing tuitions.

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