Draw this lovely long haired German Shepherd with Peggy Osborne and get a feel for working on suede board.
Have you never tried suede board before? Don’t worry! Peggy guides you step by step through the process of drawing bright, shining eyes and luxurious fur on this beautiful mat board.
She also shares a few of the lessons she learned while working on suede board, as well as the detailed step-by-step instructions you’ve come to expect.
Long Haired German Shepherd Tutorial
“Working on suede mat board can be a challenge, but the end result can be very rewarding. The first few times that I drew on it, I didn’t care for it and had several struggles. I am now a huge fan after some trial and error. One thing I love about the suede is the softness it adds to the image that cannot be achieved with other papers.” – Peggy Osborne
The model for this tutorial is a stunningly beautiful long-haired German shepherd. Peggy shows you how to draw long and short hair, a wet looking nose, and shining eyes, all on suede board.
The tutorial includes a full supply list and a line drawing. Download it and start this delightful project today.
Learn How to:
Create a beautiful dog portrait with the unique softness that only suede board can produce
Blend by layering
Create complicated-looking fur colors, and eyes, and a nose that looks real
How to blend colors without solvents
Peggy’s unique method for checking color and value accuracy
And much more
Intermediate and higher.
Are you a beginner? You can successfully complete this tutorial if you have a basic understanding of layering.
Don’t have the same pencils or paper Peggy used? That’s okay! The tutorial includes color swatches so you can match colors. You can successfully complete this tutorial with any brand of pencils.
It’s more important to use suede board, because one purpose of this tutorial is to show you how to use suede board’s unique surface texture to create soft, realistic portraits. However, you can complete the tutorial on traditional drawing papers if you don’t have suede board, though your results will vary depending on the paper you use.
All tutorials are available as digital downloads only.
About Peggy Osborne: Peggy is an accomplished self-taught artist living in Canada specializing in creating beautiful realistic portraits of pets and family members. She’s had an on going love affair with colored pencils, loving their simplicity, for as long as she can remember. She started out using graphite pencil so it was an easy transition to carry on with colored pencils. Love of animals and art go hand in hand. Peggy is in awe of what can be accomplished with colored pencils. See more of Peggy’s work at Pet Portraits by Peggy. You can also meet Peggy in the January issue of CP Magic.