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Whimsical and Wild

Creature Creating
Workshop

My Dear Wolverine
Want to add more LIFE to your art?

I love animals and live my fantasy of being able to talk to, befriend and understand them through my art.

In the new ‘Whimsical & Wild’ book I created a world of equals as I explored feminine spirits interacting with all manner of wild creatures. In this workshop I want to show you how I did it, and how you can draw the girls and creatures of your dreams too!

Connect to your beautiful imagination

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Lesson Plan
As well as lessons that include specific drawing lessons for figures, we also have fun lessons on:

12

Impactful Lessons
Lesson One

Lesson 1

Warm up & Chalk Pastels

Grab a colored pencil and draw along with our whimsical face sktechercise and learn how to make your own chalk pastels!

Lesson 2

Lesson 2

My Dear Wolverine

In this video, I take the Warm Up Sketchercise and start to add colour with the INKredible chalk pastels. I also start a journey in drawing her wild friend.

Lesson 3

Lesson 3

Whimsical Face Linework 1

In this part of the lesson, I introduce you to the methods I used to create the artwork in my ‘Whimsical and Wild’ book.

Lesson 4

Lesson 4

The Details: Eyes, Nose, Mouth and Print and Play

Toto is Dorothy’s trusty little sidekick! This is how I created my version of Toto ( who looks a lot like Tinsel, my smallest Pomeranian!)

Lesson 5

Lesson 5

Divine Equine

Did you long for a pony as a child? I did! In lieu of getting a pony, I learned how to draw them instead!

Lesson 6

Lesson 6

The Moose is Loose!

In this lesson, I create a quick and loose study of a moose! I used my methods from the ‘Divine Equine’ lesson as a starting point, and went on a little journey.

Lesson 7

Lesson 7

Beauty and the Pig

In this lesson we start with creating a turned face from a random beginning! We then add in a sidekick!

Lesson 8

Lesson 8

Perfect Palette

YIn this lesson, you’ll learn how to create your own paint palette out of clay! I’ll show you my Cheshire cat, flower, Frida and foam stamp palettes.

Lesson 9

Lesson 9

Buddy Study

This lesson is in three parts. They all started with the same seed and grew in different directions! I have selected hedgehogs, koalas and foxes. What will you pick?

Lesson 10

Lesson 7

Ears & Eyes

Eyes are the window to the soul. We can learn so much from studying them! We then look at animal ears.

Lesson 11

Lesson 8

Whimsical Face Linework 2

Building on from The Whimsical Linework lesson earlier in the workshop, let’s add a friend!

Lesson 12

Lesson 9

Party Animals

Let’s pull all the lessons from this workshop together! Have fun creating your Party Animal (or AnimalS!).

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Do you love animals? Me too!

Penguins

When you add animal friends to your drawings, it opens up a whole new realm to draw! In the workshop, I will delightfully delve into creating such artwork. You will be shown and encouraged how to capture your own response to the animal kingdom, as well as whimsical women, and draw the connections between them. We will also be adding colour, volume shading and backgrounds.

I hope you join today, as this is going to be a wonderful arty party and celebration of life and art!

Who is it for?

If you already enjoy drawing, and perhaps have done some of my other workshops and would love to incorporate animals into your art, then this workshop is for you!

Who is it not suited for?

If you’re just getting started with your art, either the Draw Happy workshop or Supplies Me workshop would be a great starting place.

Who is it for?

If you already enjoy drawing, and perhaps have done some of my other workshops and would love to incorporate animals into your art, then this workshop is for you!

Who is it not suited for?

If you’re just getting started with your art, either the Draw Happy workshop or Supplies Me workshop would be a great starting place.

How the Workshop is Delivered

Magical Moose
  • Lifetime Access
  • Pause, rewind and review each lesson as often as you like.
  • Private Community to meet with other artists!
  • Log into a private area of the JD website to access your workshop!
  • I have created this class so you can take all the time you need and let the magic happen!

    All sessions for the Self-guided study classes are up when you arrive. This means there’s no waiting for projects to be posted and you can take the course at whatever pace works for you.

    You can revisit, rewatch, recharge and remind yourself of all the art supplies, all the drawing lessons, all the mixed media inspiration whenever you want.

    You need never feel embarrassed about not ‘clicking’ with a new skill straightaway. It’s a terrible feeling when you feel left behind, or that you dont ‘get it’ and everyone else does in a learning situation! But you will NEVER feel that way in my classroom because you can pause and rewind, and ask questions.

    Full instructions are on the site if this is your first online class experience. You are in safe hands!

    What you Get

    Whimsical and Wild VIdeo
    Videos

    The classes are video based and typically between 7 and 20 minutes long each. Intense creative nuggets! I talk you through each of the art supplies, what they do and show you how to use them through a variety of drawing projects and exercises.

    Private Facebook Group
    Private Facebook Group
    I will ask you to upload your drawings and experiments into our private Facebook Group. It may be nerve-wracking the first time you do it, but trust that you and your creative soul will benefit exponentially by being courageous and sharing your work!

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    Whimsical and Wild Bundle

    What you’ll need for the workshop

    • You will need a copy of ‘Whimsical and Wild‘ for the workshop.
    • A decent internet service to watch the videos. If you are regularly able to watch Youtube videos of up to 15 minutes in length you should be just fine!

    Let me just emphasise that you don’t need all the art supplies in the universe to complete your assignments! You can use whatever art tools you have. You will learn new ways of using what you do have, and be able to pinpoint what you may like to add to your creative life in the future without expensive trial and error.

    If you would like to get some new art supplies, I have created the Whimsical And Wild Bundle especially for this workshop! This bundle groups some of our fabulous supplies that you will love using in the workshop and beyond! When you get the Bundle we include the Whimsical and Wild book with a HUGE discount – yay!

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    The school is a safe and loving space
    full of creative-minded spirits where you can feel free to be your arty self.
    Fun, fun, fun!
    Natalie

    “Buddy study-love making these otters! This lesson made me realize a whole new way to look at drawing animals! This was a great workshop and I learned so many new tips! Thanks Jane, you are the best”

    Natalie
    Cheryl USA

    “I haven’t drawn or painted anything in a week. I was in a car accident last Sunday. I love this workshop! And love all the amazing work everyone is posting. It helped me survive this past week!“

    Cheryl, USA
    Camilla

    “Aww. I truly enjoyed working with this lesson. Drawing cute animals makes me feel really good and I have a smile on my face all the time as I create, must be the best art therapy ever. This method is by far the best I’ve tried when it comes to managing drawing animals! And I learned a lot by watching the reference photo as you draw, it was easier to see how you interpreted the image of the animal. So thank you again Jane!! You really are the best!”

    Camilla, Norway

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