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Pet Portraits in Colored Pencils

A course by Camila Correa Castro , Visual Artist

Visual Artist. Cali, Colombia.
Joined April 2020

Learn the techniques you need to create stunning pet portraits with colored pencils.

  • Best seller English, Spanish
  • 96% positive reviews (209)
  • 9003 students

Learn the techniques you need to create stunning pet portraits with colored pencils.

In this online course, you will learn the necessary techniques to reproduce animals realistically using colored pencils. Led by Camila Correa, a visual artist specializing in hyper-realistic animal portraits, you will discover how to interpret textures and colors to capture the essence and life of your subjects.

You will explore different fundamental aspects to create realistic illustrations. You will start by knowing the materials and preparing your workspace properly. Then, you'll dive into color theory and learn how to select a good reference image for your illustrations.

Next, Camila will guide you through the process of making precise and detailed sketches. You will discover techniques to represent eyes with reflections, spherical perspective and crystallinity. You will also learn to portray different types of noses and to recreate different coats with colored pencils.

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What will you learn in this online course?

20 lessons & 22 downloads

Color theory 1
10 minutes, 58 seconds
Color theory 2
9 minutes, 41 seconds
Technique for drawing eyes 1
11 minutes, 30 seconds
Eyes on the project
12 minutes, 30 seconds
English, Spanish
  • 96% positive reviews (209)
  • 9003 students
  • 20 lessons (3h 25m)
  • 22 additional resources (9 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English, Spanish
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

The final project of this course consists of drawing the pet of your choice using the techniques and knowledge acquired throughout the lessons. You will be able to apply realistic reproduction techniques with colored pencils to create an illustration that captures the essence and unique personality of your pet.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is aimed at all people interested in developing the ability to draw animals realistically using colored pencils. If you have a passion for art and want to delve into the world of animal illustration, this course will provide you with the necessary foundations and techniques to begin your creative journey.

Discover how to portray happiness through your pencils and charm pet lovers with your detailed and realistic illustrations. No matter what your level of experience, this course will give you the tools and knowledge to bring your creations to life.

Requirements and materials

To complete this course, you will need colored pencils, masking tape, and paper.
Do not worry about the duration of the course, since you will be able to learn at your own pace and from the comfort of your home. No previous illustration experience is required, just a desire to learn and explore your creativity!


9003 Students
209 Reviews
96% Positive ratings
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Camila Correa Castro

A course by Camila Correa Castro

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Visual Artist

Camila Correa is a renowned visual artist specializing in hyper-realistic animal portraits. Born in a small seaside town, she developed her passion for art from an early age and dedicated herself to honing her skills over the years.

After completing his studies in Fine Arts, he specialized in the technique of colored pencils and found his greatest source of inspiration in the illustration of animals. His meticulous and detailed approach has allowed him to capture the essence and life of each of his subjects, conveying emotions and personalities through his works.

Camila has exhibited her work in art galleries and has participated in various exhibitions nationwide. In addition to her artistic career, she has also taught workshops and online courses, sharing her knowledge and passion with students from all over the world.

His work has been recognized and praised for his ability to capture the texture, color and detail of each animal, creating portraits that seem to come alive on paper. Camila has become a reference in the world of animal illustration and continues to inspire other artists with her talent and dedication.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • influences
  • U2

    First steps

    • Materials and space organization
    • color theory 1
    • color theory 2
    • What is a good picture?
  • U3

    Techniques and development

    • the skit
    • Technique for drawing eyes 1
    • Technique for drawing eyes 2
    • eyes on the project
    • Technique to make different noses
    • The nose in the project
  • U4

    techniques continued

    • Techniques for different coats 1
    • Techniques for different coats 2
    • The fur in project 1
    • The fur in the project 2
    • Techniques for different ears
    • finished
  • U5

    Register and self-assess

    • Photographic record
    • Self appraisal
  • FP

    Final project

    • Pet portraits with colored pencils

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    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

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    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

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Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

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Pet Portraits in Colored Pencils. Illustration course by Camila Correa Castro Best seller

Pet Portraits in Colored Pencils

A course by Camila Correa Castro
Visual Artist. Cali, Colombia.
Joined April 2020
  • 96% positive reviews (209)
  • 9003 students