Kitty & Friends
An Online Pastel Workshop
How Do Draw Animals?
We may be focused on drawing animals but it would be wise to remember that we are still drawing shapes. There are no lines in nature, just shapes with color against one another.
How Do I Paint Fur?
The first thing to realize is that there are a lot of different kinds of fur that will require different techniques and different strokes. Just in one painting, there might be short smooth fur, long wispy fur, thick clumpy fur, etc.
Demo 1 - Mabel
How cute is Mabel? I decided to paint the straight-on gaze in order to highlight her different colored eyes.
Demo 2 - Kitty
This is a great opportunity to practice painting fur in pastel. Kitty has thick fur with variegated and subtle color shifts.
Demo 3 - Hummingbird
I love encountering these fascinating birds in my garden, especially their sound when they come close by.
Demo 4 - Duck
The Mandarin Duck is considered the most colorful duck in the world, so we will have to dig deep into our palette to capture him.
Demo 5 - Bunny
I’m going to create a full value dry under-painting in black conte’ and apply the color with pastel over the top.
PDF - Instructional Guide
Follow a beautifully made step by step instructional PDF guide written and produced by Marla
Kitty & Friends
If you’re here, you must have an interest in painting animals that bark, meow and quack! In this course I’ll show you methods on how to capture these very special beings in pastel. Animals are an important and often, central part of our lives. Our pets love us unconditionally and we love them without question. Think about the world without them…
I got my start as an artist by being attracted to drawing animals. My favorite subjects were wild cats. Later in my career as an illustrator, I had the opportunity to work on a series of videos for Clifford the Big Red Dog and luckily was tasked with plenty of other projects that included animals.
I’m excited to introduce this workshop …Kitty and friends. Mabel and Kitty will be taking center stage along with a Mandarin duck, a sweet little bunny and a lovely hummingbird. This is a chance to have a fun, paint our best friends or our best friends, best friends…maybe even end up with a lovely gift to give someone special. Mostly, I want to step outside of our norm and play. Let’s paint some furry fluffy critters, some sparking eyes and some warm puppy bellies!!
We’ll be busting out our pastels to express our love for our friends and their unique beauty. As usual the fundamentals of painting and the elements of art, line, shape, value, color, texture and will be a part of our play and study of these lovely and familiar critters.
Five video demonstrations, study and suggestions for independent assignments make this a full and rich five-week study of our four legged and winged friends. You’ll get to see the best friends of your fellow students and share in the love! I hope you’ll join in the pastel fun!
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Meet Your Teacher
Who is Marla Baggetta?
Marla is an incredibly talented fine artist who works with galleries throughout the US. Every year she travels the globe teaching workshops, speaking at art events to inspire other painters.
Recently she launched a new website to the public with the purpose of helping thousands of struggling artists to succeed.
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The workshop assignments are online accessible 24×7 – you can take the lessons any time you want. You are not required to complete the course in a specified amount of time. You get access to all the assignments in the workshop at once in a secure member’s area on PaintingLessonsWithMarla.com
When you register for the workshop, you’ll get a Student Account which gives you access to the My Courses area on the PaintingLessonsWithMarla.com website. Your Student Account will allow you take lessons and complete assignments any time you want.
You get lifetime access to the workshop and lessons you pay for so you can finish your painting any time. It’s fun to keep up with your fellow artists and see how they are doing too but you can stop and come back to it any time, 24×7. Assignment reminders are sent via email but you can complete them at your own pace – no problem at all!