Category: Painting Exercises

Welcome to the Paws By Zann pet portrait blog! Here you’ll find a wealth of information on painting with oils, painting animals, how to take reference photos, art videos and more. Enjoy!

Dog Art Tutorials

How to Paint Fur – Quick Guide for Realistic Results [+ video]

Focus on Form, not Detail If you want to learn how to paint fur realistically, you’re probably thinking about rendering every single hair. But focusing on fine details won’t actually help you make your artwork more realistic! And it especially won’t help you make realistic fur. Take a look at

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Painting Exercises

How To Make Oil Paintings With Different Paint Thinners

Start with a Demo: How to Make Oil Paintings using Thinners Thinners, thickeners, oils and other mediums open up all sorts of artistic opportunities. This month I’ve been focusing on using mineral spirits as a thinner in my dog paintings and portraits, working wet-on wet. In the video below, you can

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