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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 of gestures and expressions. 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
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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Spring TERM Registration
Feb 8, 2021 - Apr 26, 2021
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.
The course helped me on how to read references since I can now look out for bony landmarks and analyze the poses and perspective distortion based on those. During the course I also learnt that not everything can be found on the internet when it comes to anatomy, books and replicas are your friend and my vocabulary on animal anatomy also grew tremendously. I also learnt to gather more references before trying to tackle species for the first time.
It helped me look at animals differently and how I draw them starting from simple shapes to learning the boney landmarks, skeletal structure, and muscle anatomy. It's become easier to draw animals after studying them more carefully and knowing what to look for before drawing. I'm really proud if my journey in this course and I'm feeling more comfortable drawing again.
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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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