Tag: Video

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!

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Art Shows

Painting Pets with Zann Episode 4

In this episode Zann will show you an easy way to paint a cat. Use tools you already have (like your fingers) to figure out where your subject will be sitting on canvas. Full video demo!

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All About Pet Memorials and Ashes

How to paint with ashes – make art you’ll treasure forever

How to Paint Memorials with Ashes in the Paint – two options In this post I’ll show you how to use ash remains in memorial paintings. In this example, I’ll be working on a portrait of Libby, a beloved pet, but these techniques work just as well for memorials of

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Cat Art Tutorials

How to Paint Perfect Cat Whiskers [with video]

How do you get whiskers to look right when you paint them? How do you paint the whiskers on a cat without lumps, bumps, or chunkiness? I’m Zann, and I’m a professional pet portrait artist. Painting whiskers is challenging, but I believe you can do it! The key is to

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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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Cat Art Tutorials

How A Black Background Improved This Cat Painting [Video]

Cat Painting Before the Black Firstly, let’s take a look at how this cat painting, featuring Mimou (what a cutie) got started. I started by working on white fur in the shadows. While I knew in my head these were white, my eyes couldn’t help but read “Brown and Blue”.

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Dog Eye Painting Oil Process Video
How to Paint Animals

How to Paint Dog and Cat Eyes Properly [4 Videos]

Learning How to Paint Dogs & Cats? It’s All About the Eyes Zann Hemphill is a professional pet portrait artist. Visit her gallery here. People often remind me that the eyes are the most important part of any portrait. Done well, they bring the subject to life! Done poorly, and

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Dog Art Tutorials

Watch this Beautiful Sunny Dog Painting in a 6-Minute Video

Oliver’s Sunny Dog Painting: 2 Days in 6 Minutes Pet Portraits by Zann This beautiful golden dog was a perfect sun-drenched subject for a dog painting that went on to become a beloved Christmas gift. In the reference photo, I loved how the greens of the water contrasted Oliver’s warm

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Get a Painting of Your Cat

Cat Portrait Process: Oil Painting Video of Pooh the Kitty

Cat Portrait Painting Video This quick 5 minute video goes through some of the painting stages for taking a cat portrsit from blank canvas—to fine art. Want to learn how to paint that little kitty nose? See my complete guide to drawing cat noses here > https://youtu.be/-KeALs3q7zA A few Notes

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Dog Art Tutorials

How to Paint German Shepherd Fur: Full Process Video

How to Paint German Shepherd Fur This video gives a step-by-steo breakdown of the alla-prima (wet-on-wet) painting technique I use to create the textures, colours and shading in German Shepherd’s beautiful fur. These techniques are some of my favourites to use in all my breed portraits! I love how the

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