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with Gemma Gylling
Online Class

Colored Pencil Techniques for Wild Animals

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Ready to expand your colored pencil animal drawing skills? Join award-winning artist Gemma Gylling and discover new mark-making, layering and texturing techniques to create a variety of realistic wild animal features, including eyes, ears, fur and more. Watch as your wildlife portraits come to life!


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 2h7m

Included in this Class

1. Eyes

1. Eyes

Meet colored pencil artist Gemma Gylling and get started by drawing two different-colored animal eyes: one amber and the other grey. Find out how to layer colors to accurately portray their form and texture. Plus get tips on achieving highlights that pop on a suede mat board.

2. Noses

2. Noses

Move onto drawing noses as you work on two types of textured surfaces. You'll pick up useful brushing and blending techniques to create features with realistic depth.

3. Mouth & Whiskers

3. Mouth & Whiskers

Focus your attention on mouths and whiskers. Follow along as Gemma shares a dark-to-light approach that will help you depict the space in an open mouth. And, see how to subtly layer colors for realistic-looking teeth, before drawing whiskers on a variety of different surfaces.

Recommended with this class

  • Colored pencils (Gemma prefers Prismacolor)
  • Graphite transfer paper, wax-free in a dark color
  • Colorless blender pencil
  • Solvent such as Gamsol
  • Paper, suede mat board and Pastelboard