Painting Animals
Create expressive depictions of your favorite furry friends.
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Take the next steps in your watercolor journey with three nature-inspired paintings.
Kateri Ewing
Kateri Ewing
Paint lifelike watercolor portraits of any dog or cat! Capture all the personality of pets with gorgeous washes, realistic details and tremendous textures.
Deb Watson
Deb Watson
Learn mixed media techniques to bring the beauty of wildlife to your canvas!
Sharlena Wood
Sharlena Wood
Capture the breathtaking beauty of birds in graphite and ink. Achieve accurate proportions, realistic features, colorful ink washes and more.
George  Boorujy
George Boorujy
Use acrylic or oil paints to capture the grace, power and personality of horses in portrait. Learn how to paint these magnificent animals using simple techniques.
Andrea Gianchiglia
Andrea Gianchiglia
Learn to paint a personality-filled portrait of your furry best friend with fun, simple steps using acrylics!
Pat Weaver
Pat Weaver
So you're comfy with the watercolor basics, and now you're looking around for something to paint. We've gotchu. These fave projects range from sweetly simple to ahhh-mazing, and we love every single one. Time to wet your brushes!
Bluprint
A pet portrait is an excellent way to honor your fur baby, BFF (best feathered friend) or other beloved critter. Painting one is easier than it may look; in fact, you might be surprised to learn that capturing a pet’s likeness on canvas actually uses many of the same techniques as painting any portrait.
Jessie Oleson Moore
Maker Projects
Everyone knows the best projects are the ones you make yourself. Get inspired by your fellow crafters and find your next creation!
Diane P 50
Diane P 50
Mal Somerville
Mal Somerville
Becca Gowdy
Becca Gowdy
PamT60
PamT60
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