[CONTEST] Your Mutt the Muse: Pet Portraits 101
Last year many of you met Jenny Williams, my friend and fellow Team DINOS member, here on my blog when she gave the world her brilliant “Should I Leash My Dog?” flowchart. But you may not know that Jenny is also the brains and talent behind the generous and gorgeous 66 Dogs Project.
For the past year, Jenny has been drawing portraits of long term shelter and rescue dogs. Her portraits show off the special, individual qualities of these dogs and the images help their organizations market the dogs in a whole new way.
Here’s one of my favorites (the portrait AND the dog’s name):
Lucky us: Jenny just launched a new Skillshare class, Your Mutt The Muse, so that all of us can learn how to draw pet portraits too!
In her class, which is offered on-demand so you can do the work at your own pace, she covers some general tips and tricks for drawing dogs, but the main focus of the class is to walk us through the creation of a portrait step by step, with the goal of creating a unique line of portraits that are thematically connected. The portraits are different than her 66 Dogs style, but equally beautiful.
Take a look:
So here’s the scoop! You can sign up for a free 2 week trial on Skillshare and take Jenny’s class at no charge for 14 days, which is plenty of time to do all the lessons.
After the 2 weeks, it’s 10 bucks a month to be a member of Skillshare (you can cancel any time – even before your free 2 weeks are up so you don’t get charged). If you’re ready to get started: go here now!
But for funsies:
I’ve got 5 FREE passes for Your Mutt The Muse to give away this weekend!
The winners will get free access to Jenny’s class for life – there’s no expiration date on the free enrollment.
I don’t know about you, but I’m trapped under 2 bajillion feet of snow right now, so drawing sounds like the only way I’ll survive the rest of this winter. I’ve already signed up!
If you want a chance to win a freebie pass to join me in Jenny’s class, here’s what you have to do:
1. In the comments tell me: Your dog just had their portrait painted. What is the title of this masterpiece?
Boogie’s would be Still Life With Shredded Orange Balls.
While Birdie’s would be Portrait of a Lunch Licker.
2. The deadline to leave your comment is Sunday 2/8/15 at midnight EST.
3. On Monday 2/9 I’ll announce the 5 winners (winners will be chosen using a randomizer) who will receive a special link to enter the class for free, for life!
So go, one tell me: What is the title of your dog’s portrait?