Veterinarian, Lynne Faulconbridge, has just completed her online art course at the London Art College in Pet Portraits. It is tutored by professional pet portraits artist and tutor Gale Mason. Lynne’s final painting for the course is of two dogs in a landscape painted using pastels. Lynne sent the following testimonial to Gayle when she had completed the final set of work. We are thrilled that Lynne enjoyed her course!
My final painting is in Pastel, which is the medium I have enjoyed most throughout the course. I have learnt to use Paintshop Pro to create a composite photo to form the basis of the portrait. It is a challenge to depict paint shopped dogs realistically on a background. Particularly getting scale and outlines right. I hope it has worked ok! Thank you for supporting me along the course and for your detailed critiques – it has been enjoyable and I will miss it!
Lynne also sent another email when she started the course. Consequently it’s always great to receive feedback about our courses, in addition, to find out what our students hope to achieve during the course. Now Lynne has completed our Pet Portraits Diploma, she is ready to start taking commissions for pet portraits.
I think the course so far has been pitched perfectly. Going over basics to help refresh skills and being demanding enough to stimulate interest. I feel I have pushed myself more than I have previously to explore pencils beyond 6B softness and achieve better contrast in black and white. I’ve taken this course as an incentive to get drawing and painting after a long gap. I’m a vet and I am lucky enough to see animals every day. I hope to become competent at animal portraits, enjoy myself. Maybe accept commissions one day, if my work is of sufficient quality.
Are you are interested in becoming a pet portrait artist? Perhaps you wish to develop your animal drawings and painting further. If so, our Pet Portraits Diploma is for you. Prospective students can enroll on our website London Art College Online Art Courses. Start your course at any time and work around your daily job, just like Lynne has.