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Illustrate & analyze the animal form
Animal drawing emphasizes on developing an understanding of the anatomy of wildlife and domestic animals. Students will learn to construct quadruped skeletons as well as rendering fur and reptilian skin. Furthermore, there is an exploration on form and perspective with an analysis on gestures and expression. Learning to draw animals is vital step in creating populated landscapes as well as building a foundation that strengthens believability when developing creature designs.
Environment design WHAT YOU’LL LEARN
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Bringing out the best in talent
Lectures by Shannon Beaumont
Shannon Beaumont is an independent freelance illustrator specializing the drawing and painting animals. Her client list includes Munich Zoo - Tierpark Hellabrunn, the Missouri Department of Conservation, Bournemouth University, SAE Institute Munich, along with various game and film companies.
Animal Drawing Student gallery
May 14th - July 23rd
fall TERM Registration
Ian Froud/ Spring 2017
Very enthusiastic and engaging. Listening to her lectures and her live Q&A was always a pleasure.
Alyssa Veysey / Spring 2017
Shannon was very informative and engaged in everyone's work with wonderful feedback.
Cody Rose/ Summer 2017
Very knowledgeable of the content taught within the class. Great at clearly conveying ideas and concepts to the students, even without direct contact or interaction during the lectures.
Eric Ng/ Fall 2017
Awesome instructor, really nice, and even takes the extra time to post additional resources. Also quite patient, and understanding.
Antonio Díaz/ Summer 2017
Shannon is a wonderful person and teacher. Her love for her craft does nothing but inspire to be better and I will ALWAYS be thankful to her for that!
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