Watercolor Animals. Pets

Learn to create realistic animal portraits and convey the unique character of each pet with Irina Kukrusova

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Animalistics, or animal painting, is one of the most favorite genres of thousands of artists. Soft, fluffy, and so cute, animals just can't leave us indifferent!

Together with Irina Kukrusova, you will study the nuances of painting different animals and learn how to show their character. You will be able to create soft realistic fur without too much detailing, make lively eyes and wet noses

During the course, you will paint 3 delightful portraits – of a rabbit, a cat, and a dog. In separate lessons, you will learn the basics of making a pencil drawing, and then step by step perform the watercolor part. Under Irina’s able guidance, you will receive a lot of positive emotions and useful tips!

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Meet your instructor

Irina Kukrusova

  • Animal artist who collaborates with experts in the field of cynology and felinology.
  • Specializes in pastel technique and in Alla Prima watercolor technique.
  • Participant and laureate of numerous exhibitions of watercolors and pastels in Italy, Czech Republic, Ukraine, Canada, the USA, Japan, etc.
  • Author of more than 20 courses about watercolor and pastel painting. Irina's students live all over the world – from Canada to New Zealand.
  • Irina firmly believes that everyone can learn to paint. The most important thing is perseverance and love for what you portray.
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Certificate of completion (in Elite Plan)

Upon completion of the course for the students of Elite plan we issue a certificate. The certificate could be used as a proof of your qualification's upgrade at work (if it is related to arts) and for your private affairs as a recognition of your mastery in painting. 

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Which materials do you need for the course?

  •  Watercolor paints
  •  100% cotton watercolor paper, fin, 28х38 cm.
  •  Brushes: a round brush with a sharp tip, a flat brush (not very wide, made of synthetic or mixed squirrel), a liner, a thin brush for details, a flute for wetting the paper, a flute for big washes, fan/big soft brush/flute/flat soft brush for leveling washes
  •  Kneaded eraser
  •  НВ pencil
  •  Paper towels
  •  Waterproof tablet
  •  Plastic palette
  •  Container for water
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