The Elephant in the Room
Online Animal Life Drawing
If you're feeling sad that you missed out on a drawing session, or you'd just like another chance to spend longer on a piece, then happy days for Session Replays are here! If you don't want to miss out on a session in the future, sign up to the Newsletter below to make sure you get new session updates.
If you are a subscriber to the Draw Wildly app then you have free access to the Replays and will find a code in the Animal Life Drawing tab.
One of our lovely artists described this as "the best two hours ever spent on zoom", and well, I'm not going to argue with that!
Drawing and learning all about Support Dogs was definitely the midweek tonic we all needed so I'm thrilled to be able to share the Replay with you here.
Another chance to join Vicky @theloveofass_ at Longhopes Donkey Shelter as she chats to us whilst introducing the various long-term, long-eared residents of this very special place.
This is the full recording of the Live session with the odd connection wobble due to high winds but it's not enough to spoil your drawing enjoyment.
Happiness is drawing a Hippo
You better believe it, hippos bring smiles all round...unless you're being chased by one of course!
This recording includes the photography part of the live session and has titles & timers to keep you straight. You can pause to give yourself more time of course...noone will ever know!
Harpy Eagles & Beavers
Harpy Eagles are extraordinarily huge with talons the size of grizzly bear claws. They also sport one of the best avian hair do's around which makes for a winning model combination! This session is full of gorgeous imagery of these, as well as completely gorgeous beavers, both moving and still imagery by Keith Freeburn.
It's brilliant. Enjoy!
with Eve Coy
This session is full to the brim of brilliant advice and tips from the exception Eve Coy. Eve is a master of drawing children and here she shares her process before answering questions whilst you get the chance to put advice into practice by drawing from some gorgeous reference videos (don't worry, I've slowed them down!).
A really reeeeallly helpful resource for anyone wanting to better their drawing of tiny humans.
Never was there such a gorgeous motley crew of animal life models than in this guided session!
Such wonderful characters to draw and to illustrate with special thanks to the wonderful @bethspencerart for sharing her fur-family with us!
This session has the addition of a view of my drawing board as I work through observational drawing, and, illustrative drawing.
I loved drawing from this session! Lots and lots of gorgeous equine imagery with behind the scenes footage and photography of polo ponies being prepped for action.
There's also some ridden game footage to challenge your observational skills (you can press pause if you want to, it will be our little secret!).
Toucan Rescue Ranch - LIVE (again!)
If you are passionate about wildlife and love learning solid gold facts about animals then this is the Replay for you!
This live drawing session was hosted by one of the most enthusiastic and knowledgable guides around and her generous sharing of facts & insights makes this such an enjoyable session. Even if you don't draw, this is so interesting!
We drew tamandua, sloths, toucans, owls and so much more. Some were very busy moving, and some were very sleepy!
More than half of all the ticket sales for the live session went directly to TRR.
Hot off the Nest!
My favourite take-away from this live session...Peacocks are the cats of the avian world! Completely fabulous and will do exactly as they please...love it!
We join the wonderful Danielle Live with her fabulous flock to draw a variety of pheasants, peafowl and more. Expect lovely chat and a mixture of very busy birds and then Royal & Timmy who need to seriously consider a professional career in modelling!
All about the Ass!
You're going to love this session and completely fall in love with donkeys!
We join Vicky at Longhopes Donkey Shelter Live for one hour of live donkey action and chat and then there is a gorgeous selection of photographs of our new donkey friends to spend as little or as long as you would like with. ENJOY!
LEMURS LIVE - Duke Lemur Centre
Enjoy lots of lemur facts and chat as we watch gorgeous Ring-Tailed Lemurs & Coquerel's Sifaka feeding & grooming in beautiful forested enclosures.
There's also gorgeous still imagery accompanying this download for those who would prefer to spend longer studying different species. The live recording is done on a hand-held mobile device so these bonus images from the Duke Lemur centre give you the option to listen to the audio whist drawing from stills if that's preferable to you. ENJOY!
Animal Artist in Action - TRACY ROBERTS
Excited to be able to bring some 3D action to the party with this brilliantly insightful live session! Tracy Roberts is an incredible animal sculptor and during this two hour replay you'll be able to watch her turn clay into a basset hound! It really is magic.
You will also have access to a juicy catalogue of reference imagery so that you can sculpt, draw or create along in your own way.
You can also just sit back and watch the magic happen - ENJOY!
A BIRD IN THE HAND
Super gorgeous, close-up, vibrant imagery of wild birds taken by the brilliant Jocelyn Anderson.
Such a treat to be able to get the opportunity to draw birds eating out of the hand and seeing their characters in action!
This session has a mix of still and moving imagery, plus a little bit of split screen action at the beginning showing both reference and a wee drawing demo incase you're not sure where to start!
KLIP KLOP & FRIENDS
Meet Klip who is going to provide you with brilliant reference material for drawing still AND moving horses!
He's also got some pretty gorgeous friends which makes this a jam-packed full to the brim drawing video. So saddle up and get ready to flex those drawing muscles - this is a fun one!
Worried about drawing horses? Don't be! There's a little demo at the start of this video, PLUS, is you sign up to the Newsletter on the homepage, you get access to another FREE drawing video to help you!
Animal Artist in Action - STEPH FIZER COLEMAN!
This recording is from a gorgeous live & relaxed chatty drawing session and includes the audio chat between host Holly Surplice and featured artist, Steph Fizer Coleman.
You'll view both the reference imagery and Steph's workspace on an equally split screen so you can draw along or just listen and watch. Steph gives a lovely intro chat about her colour selection before drawing a selection of birds from both moving imagery and still photography.
This is not a 'how to draw' video but an opportunity to peer over the shoulder of the professional and hear about their practice.
Caenhill Farm again -
The wonderfully kind and generous Chris has provided a selection of fabulous photographs to support the live drawing session.
There is no charge for the use of these however if you feel able, please offer a token of thanks, however small, to the charity which is simple to do on their website. I know it would be received with gratitude https://www.caenhillcc.org.uk
Caenhill Farm -
Live & Chatty Again!
Get ready for another action-packed and gloriously fun drawing session with Chris at Caenhill Countryside Centre.
From piglets to peafowl, emus to owls, sheep, cows and everything in between! It's full of movement and big characters and it is completely joyful!!
Animal Artist in Action - KATE SLATER!
This recording is from a live session and includes the audio chat between host Holly Surplice and featured artist, Kate Slater.
You will see the reference material as the main image and Kate's working space in a smaller window. We're drawing European White Storks & Hummingbirds!
You can listen to all the creative chat whilst creating along under your own steam!
Daisy & Modjadji, Live with Care For Wild
Be warned, if you watch this recording, you WILL fall in love with a tiny rhino & her stripy friend with the gravity-defying super-long mane!
This was streamed live from South Africa which to me is amazing. There are a few lags in the sound here and there so I have reduced the cost of this replay. Enjoy.
Caenhill Farm - Supporting Photos
The wonderfully kind and generous Chris has provided a selection of 17 fabulous photographs to support the live drawing session.
There is no charge for the use of these however if you feel able, please offer a token of thanks to the charity which is simple to do on their website. I know it would be received with gratitude https://www.caenhillcc.org.uk