Drawing Animals: From Anatomy to Rendering


Last updated on September 30, 2022 8:31 pm



What you’ll learn

  • Learn basic observation skills and techniques for visualising 3D forms
  • Learn and understand the fundamental elements of animal anatomy
  • Develop the knowledge and skills to draw a wide variety of animal species including cats, horses, wolves, eagles and more
  • Develop an understanding of lighting, and skills for rendering your animal illustrations

>>Over 4,000 students!<<

This course teaches you the essentials of drawing animals. There’s over 8 hours of high definition, high quality content covering drawing skills, animal anatomy, and rendering.

In Part 1 you’ll learn valuable exercises to: 

  – Develop your observation skills and 

  – Improve your ability to draw 3D objects. 

  These skills will set you in good stead for mastering the rest of the course. 

In Part 2 we go through general animal anatomy. You will learn about the anatomical features common to most animals, making it easier for you to learn how to draw any animal. I discuss the different parts of an animal’s body, it’s skeleton and muscles, and how size affects animal anatomy. 

Then there is the main body of the course. Here you will learn how draw individual species. In easy, step-by-step tutorials you will be guided through steps to drawing animals’ heads and bodies from a variety of views. These tutorials are where you will apply the knowledge you have learned in parts 1 & 2. 

Species you will learn to draw include:

  • horses

  • eagles

  • big cats (like lions, tigers and leopards)

  • small cats (like your friendly house cat)

  • wolves

  • and more…

Finally you will finish the course learning how to render your animal drawings. Here you will learn the basics of drawing light and shadow. You will also learn how to render animals’ eyes, fur and feathers

Who this course is for:

  • Anyone who wants to draw animals – great for people with no drawing skills, basic drawing skills, or intermediate drawing skills

Course content

  • Introduction
  • General Drawing Fundamentals
  • General Animal Anatomy & Proportions
  • Big Cats and Small Cats
  • Horses
  • Wolves
  • Cows/Cattle
  • Bird Wing Anatomy
  • Eagles
  • Ducks