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Illustrate & analyze the animal form
Animal Drawing emphasizes developing an understanding of the anatomy of wildlife and domestic animals. Students will learn to construct quadruped skeletons as well as rendering fur and reptilian skin. Furthermore, there is an exploration of form and perspective with an analysis on gestures and expression. Learning to draw animals is a vital step in creating populated landscapes as well as building a foundation that strengthens believability when developing creature designs.
Animal Drawing WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
The more you know, the better.
Bringing out the best in talent
Lectures by Shannon Beaumont
Shannon Beaumont is an independent freelance illustrator specializing the drawing and painting animals. Her client list includes Munich Zoo - Tierpark Hellabrunn, the Missouri Department of Conservation, Bournemouth University, SAE Institute Munich, along with various game and film companies.
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Jul 29, 2019 - Oct 14, 2019
Very enthusiastic and engaging. Listening to her lectures and her live Q&A was always a pleasure.
Shannon was very informative and engaged in everyone's work with wonderful feedback.
Very knowledgeable of the content taught within the class. Great at clearly conveying ideas and concepts to the students, even without direct contact or interaction during the lectures.
Awesome instructor! She's really nice and even takes the extra time to post additional resources. Also quite patient and understanding.
Shannon is a wonderful person and teacher. Her love for her craft does nothing but inspire to be better and I will ALWAYS be thankful to her for that!
Shannon goes above and beyond. She visibly puts more time, effort and energy into each student's work and critique than anyone else. Her critique and QAs are always lengthy (in a good way), she explains things in simple terms, and she is constantly sharing resources, whether on the forums or in the QAs or your critiques. Her caring and commitment to her students shows through in all she does.
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Receive personal individual feedback on all submitted assignments from the industries best artist.
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Enjoy over 365 days of full course access. This includes all lectures, feedback, and Live Q&A recordings.
Certificate of Completion
Earn a Certificate of Completion when you complete and turn in 80% of course assignments.
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