German Shepherd Dog Tutorial


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Join me for this inspiring German Shepherd Dog Tutorial.  Includes 4 additional fur studies!   See below for more details.


If you are struggling with fur then this is the tutorial for you!  there will be 4 fur video demos (to be released next week) to get you warmed up followed by the LIVE tutorial.

I'll show you:
⭐️How to create long realistic fur in a variety of GSD (German Shepherd Dog) colours
⭐️How to choose colours with 3 pastel brands Jaxell / Koh-i-noor and Unison
⭐️Create the form under the fur
⭐️How to pastel realistic grass
⭐️Create different textures and colours of fur – (4 separate tutorials included)
⭐️How to fix a bad reference photo (video guide)
⭐️Includes 2 size options 8x12 and 12x16 inches

After purchasing, download your PDF's  with tutorial links on page 2, ref photo, a gridded version, line drawing for tracing and materials list suggestions.
You get to keep and re-watch this tutorial for as long as you need!  There is no time limit.
Need help? Art Club Evening Sessions ON Zoom
All details in the Additional Info PDF.
⭐️Materials You'll Need: 
Paper: Pastelmat Card A4 (8x12 inches) or A3 (12x16inches) I'll be using Dark Grey
Soft pastels and pastel pencils.  You don't need the exact same colours as me or the same brand - there is a video guide for choosing colours
Full list of materials in the PDF

4 reviews for German Shepherd Dog Tutorial

  1. MARILYN RUNZER (verified owner)

    Hi Sue, I have just finished this German Shephard that looks so much like my girl. I learned so much and also had some challenges. I did it on Mi-Teintes Touch. This is such difficult paper to work on. The pastels do not stay on and also scratch off when using a pastel pencil. Very frustrating. I did learn the importance of tracing the picture properly. You cannot trace without looking at the reference picture. I also think using a coloured pencil would help. You can then see where you have already traced. Lastly I battled with the pastel colours. I do not have any of the pastels you used and should have marked which of mine I was using to your colour numbers. Anyway I have a very nice finished picture but am planning on doing it again on Pastelmat. Once I have finished doing all the fur tutorials as well I intend to go onto doing the tutorials for white and black fur. Thank you so much. I have loved every minute of doing this picture even with the problems I had – the only way to learn. Marilyn

  2. Gillian Riley (verified owner)

    Another superb tutorial from Sue I enjoyed every second of drawing this. Sue puts so much effort and information into her tutorials once again I’ve learnt so much from this one I absolutely loved doing the out of focus grass background and Sue made it so easy to do once again thank you Sue for everything you do

  3. Sonia Keen

    Thank you Sue for such an in depth tutorial and exploration of colour. It’s amazing how many subtle colours there are in this painting. I’ve worked this one on A3 pastelmat and used all the materials recommended by Sue. It was a massive project and I found it very challenging and suffered quite a few wobbles working on this, but am so glad I saw it through. It has taught me to look deeper into colours and how to use this in other work.

  4. Tracey smallman

    I’ve just finished this beautiful dog,, It took several days to complete, and was quite hard in places, as a beginner I liked to be able to pause the tutorials, they’re very good to follow and Sue is a great teacher explaining all the way through,

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