Animal and Wildlife Art Lessons

Welcome to the Animal and Wildlife section of We have invested a great deal of time in bringing you the very best in free animal and wildlife painting and drawing lessons, demonstrations and techniques. The art instruction on the following pages has been generously donated by professional artists from all over the world. We are most grateful for their generosity and we hope you enjoy!

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  • Wildlife Drawing Lesson- Learn How To Draw a Cougar

    Cougar Drawing Lesson

    By Pablo Dominguez

    Presented here is a DRAWING demo. The story so far: I am working upright on an easel. The DRAWING surface is a sheet of tinted charcoal paper taped to a sturdy board with a thick sheet of paper sandwiched between the two (to provide some cushion). Several sticks of compressed charcoal (from 2-4 inches long), a white pastel stick, Paper stumps, a single edge razor, and a kneadable eraser are the tools. The image here has been laid out, but I feel the proportion is off on the length of the cougarís nose/muzzle, I feel itís bridge is too long...

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  • Wildlife Painting Techniques - Learn How To Paint a Gorilla

    Wildlife Painting Techniques By Jason Morgan

    By Jason Morgan

    My love of animals has been there for as long as I can remember, along with my desire to draw and paint, so looking back it now seems inevitable that I would become a Professional wildlife artist I strive to paint wildlife as accurately as I can, so where possible I like to see the animals in their natural environment, and this has, of course, lead to some very exciting journeys and experiences. Itís these exhilarating and very personal experiences that I believe help me so much in my portrayal of wildlife in itís natural environment. Itís the hidden things that you can truly only experience by being there in person....

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  • Wolf - Acrylic Painting Demonstration

    Acrylic Painting Demonstration by Rod Lawrence

    By Rod Lawrence

    Rod Lawrence graduated with a fine arts degree, magna cum laude, from the University of Michigan in 1973. Since then he has been working full time as a professional artist. Lawrence has exhibited in many group and one-man shows, including the prestigious Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum’s “Birds in Art” and “Wildlife: The artist’s View” shows. From these shows, his work has been chosen several times for their national tour. His art has also appeared as covers, illustrations and features in many outdoor magazines...

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  • Kes - Dog Portrait Demonstration

    Dog Portrait Demonstration by Leslie Pease

    By Leslie Pease

    I would like to share my technique for painting fur in acrylic paints; in this case, white fur. Painting fur takes time and patience. With practice, it can also be fun...

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  • Lion Painting Demonstration

    Lion Painting Demonstration by G.Heaton

    By G. Heaton

    See how this wildlife painting of a lion develops from the preliminary sketches to the finished result.

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  • Cienega

    Cienega By Julie Chapman

    By Julie T. Chapman

    Julie T. Chapman is a Signature Member of the Society of Animal Artists and the American Academy of Women Artists. She has shown in numerous national and international juried and invitational exhibitions, won some terrific awards, and offers a yearly artist workshop for aspiring animal artists..

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  • Stanley

    Stanley by Lesllie Pease

    By Leslie Pease

    I would like to share my technique for painting a pet portrait, from a poor photograph, In this article, I will be painting brown fur, in acrylic paints. The method is painting in layers; many many layers.

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  • Painting Wildlife In Oils

    Painting Wildlife in Oils

    By Jason Morgan

    Do you get frustrated when art technique books jump too many stages, and never show you the real techniques you need to know to paint wildlife realistically in oils?

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  • Lion Cubs

    Lion Cubs Painting Tutorial

    By Jason Morgan

    Wildlife art can seem terribly difficult for the beginner artist and often their first question to me is - "everything looks so complicated and detailed, I just don't know where to start".

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  • Sandy and Charlie - Pastel Demonstration

    Dog Pastel Painting Techniques

    By Leslie Ann Hartman

    In response to many enquiries I have put together this demonstration page which gives a little information regarding how to build up pastel artwork. The picture itself is of a commission which is now in Ontario Canada and is of two much loved family dogs.

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  • Lioness

    Lioness Painting Demonstration

    By Jason Morgan

    After deciding on the composition and size, I sketch the major lines, paying particular attention to getting the proportions correct by constantly comparing one part of the Lioness with another (you can still just see my measuring lines on the head).

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  • Lion of Juda -wildlife painting demo

    Lion of Juda Wildlife Painting Demo

    By Spencer Williams

    Painting Techniques & Demonstration: Lion of Judah Painting

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