Painting Dogs, Cats, and Other Animals
Horse Painting Demo
Using glazes to build up layers of rich color is ideal for painting a horse. In this step by step demo equine artist Patricia Vaz Dias explains how she paints an Arab stallion from start to finish.
Wildlife Painting Step-by-Step Demo: Orangutan
See how wildlife artist Leigh Rust creates a pastel painting of an orangutan from start to finish.
Wildlife Painting Step-by-Step Demonstration: Zebra
Watch the development of a painting of a zebra in this 10 step wildlife painting demonstration.
Top 10 Tips for Painting Dogs
Tips to make your life a little easier when painting dogs (not known for their ability to sit still and pose!).
Painting Cats: Fur Map
A fur map is a useful tool when painting cats as it helps you paint the fur accurately and realistically.
Painting Cats: Whiskers
Helpful tips for how to paint realistic and accurate whiskers on a cat's face.
Sketchbook Safari with Wildlife Artist Katie Lee
My artistic experiences on a Sketchbook Safari in Botswana led by wildlife artist Katie Lee.
Your Favorite Wildlife or Animal Painting
Which wildlife or animal painting of yours is your all-time favorite, and why? Share it here.
Painting Video Demo: Creating Wrinkles on an Elephant
Watch wildlife artist Leigh Rust as he adds wrinkles to a pastel painting of a baby elephant.
Painting Cats: Step by Step Demonstration
Follow the development of a painting of a cat, step by step, from a promising start to overworked disaster to digital watercolor.
Book Review: Painting Wildlife with John Seerey-Lester
If you want to know what it takes to become a top wildlife artist, read this book and be inspired by the time, effort, and dedication of John Seerey-Lester.
Reference Photos: Artist's Cats
A collection of photos of cats living with artists in all sorts of poses to use as reference when painting. You're invited to submit your own photos to add to the gallery.
More Cat Reference Photos
Enjoy the variety of photo galleries compiled by About.com's Cats Guide, including kittens and children with cats.
An article from About.com's Drawing Guide on how to sketch cats and capture a cat in action.
Step-by-Step Drawing a Cat in Pencil
About.com's Drawing Guide shows step by step how she turned a photo (from About.com's Cats Guide) of Joey, a grey-and-white tabby kitten, into a beautiful pencil drawing.
A long, detailed article on how to draw horses, starting with the anatomy of a horse. Will provide a good basis for painting a horse.
Horse Painting Demonstration in Oils
An article illustrated with photos showing various stages in the development of a painting of a horse and explaining the artist's intentions as the painting develops (slow to download).
Wildlife Artist Robert Bateman
Well-known Canadian wildlife artist Robert Batemen writes about his inspiration and techniques (and what's generally wrong with beginner's paintings).