Sketching wildlife is all about the process of looking and thinking of shapes and movement. In this one-day workshop we study wild dogs, also often called... Read more
Date20 Apr - 20 Apr 2022
Location(s)Virtual Art Safari workshopVIRTUAL
Workshop content Drawing, watercolours
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Sketching wildlife is all about the process of looking and thinking of shapes and movement. In this one-day workshop we study wild dogs, also often called Painted Dogs. We spend a day painting them in watercolour; learning about the curves and angles that make up their bodies and working quickly to capture the illusion of movement as we draw and paint and sketch. Every sketch is a learning process!
Painted Dogs are some of the most exhilarating animals to see in the African bush. Rare and endangered, with amazing hearing and elusive shy personalities, they have been tricky to find until the recent Carnivore research projects which has made them slightly more habituated to human presence. We still get soooo excited when we see them.
We will pack the day with the same excitement and wonder that we have on safari.
Mary-Anne will show examples of her own sketches and paintings and guide you through exercises to help your wildlife sketching and watercolour technique as we draw from stills and video footage. She will share starting techniques that help you find the wild dog’s form such as looking for external and internal shapes, building from the backbone, and focus on fast drawing practice to capture moving animals and develop your visual knowledge and memory of the animal.
Tracking the dogs through the bush landscape is something only the best guides can do. We will spot them in different vegetation areas as well as by the river.
Feedback and advise on your work are available during the workshop via your webcam and after the workshop in the private Art Safari Facebook Group.
The workshop will also be recorded so you will be able to watch the video online afterwards.
WHAT YOU WILL NEED:
VIRTUAL WORKSHOP COST:
This virtual painting workshop costs £75pp
The joining point for your workshop is wherever you have internet and feel ready and comfortable to paint.
OUR PRICE INCLUDES:
All online Zoom tuition, resource material and ideas, and email contact.
OUR PRICES EXCLUDE:
Art materials, internet access, personal expenses.
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