Drawing Animals with Graphite Pencil

37 TUTOR: Jonathan Newey

This course will show you how to draw domestic and wild animal portraits with the easy and versatile medium of graphite lead pencil on paper. No previous drawing experience is necessary as the tutor will be demonstrating and guiding you through each exercise in a relaxed and friendly manner. Using the photographs supplied, you will learn how to draw animals such as dogs, cats, birds and elephants and there will be an opportunity to draw your own pet. Techniques covered will include tracing, shading, blending, smudging and rubbing out. By the end of the week, you will produce five different drawings. The course is classroom based and all tools and materials are supplied.

1 Full Day
Full day course

Course Notes

(The following agenda is flexible and includes time for students to practice the exercises)


Introduction to course, tools and materials including basic techniques

Drawing of a dog


Drawing of a cat


Drawing of a bird of prey


Drawing of an elephant


Drawing of your own pet

You will need to bring in a good quality photograph of your pet that can be photocopied to the right size. Other photographs will be available if you do not have a photograph of your own pet.

Exhibition in Court

For more information on Jonathan's work, please visit his website: www.jonathannewey.com

Course Tutor

Jonathan Newey

Jonathan Newey

About Jonathan

Jonathan Newey is an award winning artist with over 20 years of experience in many different types of mediums and subjects including coloured pencil, watercolour and acrylic. He is well known in the coloured pencil artist community as one of the top coloured pencil wildlife artists in the country and is a founder member of the UK Coloured Pencil Society. He has a number of his drawings and paintings in collections both in the UK and abroad and has exhibited at the Mall Galleries in London, the West of England Academy, RBSA in Birmingham, The Affordable Art Fair and is a member of the David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation. He has published two books 'Drawing with Coloured Pencil' (New Holland Publishers) and Drawing and Painting Buildings (Crowood Publishing) and has written articles for the UKCPS and The Artist magazine. His work can be viewed on his website: https://www.jonathannewey.com/

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